NASA launches a rocket that can take humans to the moon

NASA launches a rocket that can take humans to the moon

NASA launches a rocket that can take humans to the moon

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Good morning.

For the first time in 50 years, NASA plans to launch a rocket capable of ferrying humans to the moon on Monday.

The giant Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is expected to take off from Nasa’s Cape Canaveral complex in Florida at 8:33 am ET (1:33 pm UK time) aboard an unmanned Orion spaceship designed to carry up to six astronauts on the moon and beyond.

The 1.3m test mission Artemis I – which will last 42 days – aims to take the Orion vehicle 40,000 miles beyond the moon’s opposite side, starting from the same facility that organized the Apollo lunar missions half a century ago.

NASA’s Space Shuttle program in the middle launched manned missions orbiting Earth in relatively close space prior to its disruption in 2011. American private space companies such as Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX have since carried out missions similar to the shuttle program. But Artemis I’s job is to start informing NASA if the moon can serve as a stepping stone to finally send astronauts to Mars, which would really bring science fiction to life.

  • How much will it cost? US taxpayers are expected to make $ 93 billion available to finance the Artemis program. But in the days leading up to Monday’s launch, NASA administrators said the Americans would think the cost was justified.

“The United States could lose the right to vote in a few months”: a senior official warns of the threat to democracy

Jena Griswold, Colorado Secretary of State:

Jena Griswold, Secretary of State of Colorado: “We are trying to save democracy”. Photography: David Zalubowski / AP

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said the fate of free and fair elections in the United States hangs in the balance in November’s midterm races.

In many of the most competitive contests for positions with authority over US elections, Republicans have nominated candidates who have embraced or echoed Donald Trump’s myth of a stolen election in 2020.

Griswold, who chairs the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State (DASS) and is running for re-election, is urging Americans to pay attention to the once sleepy contests for the negative vote for the Secretary of State, so as not to lose their democracy.

“What we can expect from the extremist Republicans running in this country is to undermine free and fair elections for the American people, deprive Americans of the right to vote, refuse to address security breaches and, unfortunately, be more tied to Mar-a. – Lake than the American people, “Griswold, 37, said in an interview with the Guardian.

He added: “For us, we are trying to save democracy”.

  • Having failed to overturn the 2020 vote, Trump and his loyalists are now strategically targeting positions that will play a vital role in overseeing the upcoming presidential election.turning many of this year’s 27 contests for Secretary of State into costly partisan fights.

In other news …

  • Taylor Swift took home the night’s biggest prize – and announced a new album – during the 2022 MTV Video Music Awardsa chaotic, beep-filled show that hinted at past and present musical phenomena and featured a surprise appearance by Johnny Depp.

  • Senator Bernie Sanders scolded Republicans yesterday for supporting tax breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans while criticizing Joe Biden’s student debt cancellation plan. “I don’t hear any of these Republicans scream when we give huge tax breaks to billionaires,” says the Vermont senator.

  • An unidentified and charismatic indigenous man thought to be the last of his tribe died in the Brazilian Amazon, causing consternation among activists who lament the loss of another ethnic language and culture. The lonely and mysterious man was known only as the Indio do Buracoor “the indigenous man of the pit”.

  • Boris Johnson “hopes to make a Berlusconi” and make a “populist return” to Downing Street after being ousted by his own MPs, according to a former Conservative minister. Rory Stewart said people need to be reminded that Johnson was forced to resign due to a series of scandals.

Statistic of the day: call for help amid fears that the monsoon could put a third of Pakistan under water

The women affected by the floods bring drinking water

The foreign minister urges countries and the IMF to help Pakistan after the minister spoke of a climate “catastrophe”. Photograph: Fida Hussain / AFP / Getty Images

The Pakistani government has asked for international help to deal with the flood emergency that has killed more than 1,000 people and threatens to leave a third of the country – an area roughly the size of Great Britain – under water. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said last night that floods caused by weeks of extreme monsoon rain and melting glaciers would worsen Pakistan’s already dire economic situation and that financial aid was needed. “I haven’t seen a destruction of this magnitude, I find it very difficult to put into words … it’s overwhelming,” he said.

Don’t miss this: people who can’t stop daydreaming

Every day, Kyla * travels to an imaginary universe with advanced space travel. It’s not real, of course, but an incredibly vivid daydream centered around a protagonist with a detailed story. “It covers 79 years of my main character’s life,” she says. “I know how the whole thing turns out and I can get into it anytime I want to experience.” Reports like Kyla’s are of growing interest to psychologists, who have begun to identify a subset of the population marked for their unusually engaging daydreams. Psychiatrists may soon recognize “maladaptive daydreaming” as a clinical disorder. But what is it and how is it treated?

… or this: meet the “liveaboards” that set sail for a new life

As a girl growing up in landlocked Kunming in southern China, Nadiyana Na heard the story of a woman living alone on a boat in the Caribbean. “For years I’ve wanted to be that girl.” When Nadiyana met and fell in love with Mark Farnworth, 31, a British teacher, a sticker on her headboard brought to mind Nadiyana’s childhood concerns. The sticker said, “Do you want to sail the world with me?” Five years later, Nadiyana and Mark are permanent “liveaboards” residing at sea in a “previously decaying” 1975 34-foot catamaran, which they restored with the help of online tutorials.

Climate control: How the US government dietary guidelines ignore the climate crisis

To keep the climate habitable, most scientists agree that switching to renewable energy alone is not enough: Americans also need to change the way they eat. Environmental and public health advocates are pushing a new strategy to achieve this: including climate breakdown in official U.S. dietary guidelines, which shape what is turned into billions of meals eaten across the country. every year. The current 150-page edition for 2020-2025 does not mention the role of food in the climate crisis at all. Climate groups say this is an abdication of responsibility.

Last thing: two Air France pilots suspended after the combat in the cockpit require the intervention of the cabin crew

FILE PHOTO: An Air France Boeing 777-300 airplane is seen on the runway of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, near Paris, France, September 29, 2021. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / file Photo

An Air France Boeing 777-300. Two airline pilots were suspended after fighting in the cockpit on a Geneva-Paris flight in June. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters

Two Air France pilots were suspended after physically fighting in the cockpit on a Geneva-Paris flight in June, Air France confirmed. The flight continued and landed safely and the dispute did not affect the rest of the flight, an official said, emphasizing the airline’s commitment to safety. Swiss La Tribune reported that the pilot and co-pilot had an argument shortly after takeoff and grabbed each other by the neck after one apparently hit the other. The cabin crew intervened and one crew member spent the flight in the cockpit with the pilots, the report said.

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