Today's liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station might have come even sooner if it weren't for some moldy mouse food.
The CRS-16 mission launched supplies to the ISS on Wednesday, but the booster headed for the landing pad missed and landed in the water instead, ending SpaceX's ideal record of 12 previous successful landings.
The mission, from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, took off at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday after a last-minute rodent-related delay this week. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted into a clear, chilly sky; the first-stage booster was aiming for a touchdown back at the launch site, once its job was done.
AFM cases appear to have peaked for the year — CDC
Clark told me that as an epidemiologist, he understands that when the cause remains unknown, the disease is scarier. In the update, the agency said most AFM cases occur between August and October before declining in November.
Experiments onboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule include studies on wound healing in space, as well as two studies by students inspired by Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" will also launch to the orbiting laboratory. Other scientific payloads will provide high-resolution laser ranging observations to assess forest ecosystems and their role in Earth's carbon cycle, analyze crystals of antioxidant protein that will be grown in zero-G, serve as antioxidants, and test a system for refueling spacecraft in orbit. It's scheduled to arrive Saturday morning. The crew-carrying version of Dragon is schedule to fly a test mission next month, and if all goes well, will carry astronauts to the station later in the year in what would be the first crewed flight from US soil since the space shuttles retired in 2011. The private company expects to start launching station crews next year.
Musk also tweeted a video from on board the booster, showing the rocket spinning uncontrollably until it regained stability at the last moment, but missed the landing pad. But on the way down, one of the booster's titanium steering grids failed to work properly. The early Falcon 9 rocket stages proved that the model was viable, but the Block 5 is capable of being used up to 100 times before finally needing to be disposed of. As a result, the booster went into a spin, veered away from the pad and splashed down about 2 miles offshore instead. It appeared to be undamaged and was transmitting data, Musk said, adding that a recovery ship was sent to retrieve it.
Most recently, a Falcon 9 that launched from California included a booster with two previous launches under its belt. It was projected to land back at Landing Zone 1 in the Cape. During that mission, 64 satellites were successfully deployed in sun-synchronous orbit for the customers of Seattle-based Spaceflight, which handled pre-launch arrangements.
The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a fighter and attack aircraft and can carry a wide range of missiles and bombs. The Marine Corps said Japanese search-and-rescue aircraft immediately responded to aid in recovery efforts.
After a lengthy investigation into the program, Maryland's board of trustees chose to bring Durkin back as head coach. Our goal is to create an atmosphere and environment focused on the total development of our student-athletes.
It says investigators had received "multiple reports" about a network employee who was "on call" to perform oral sex on Moonves. His attorney told the NYT, "Moonves denies having any nonconsensual sexual relation" and cooperated with the investigation.
The actor has opened up about his mental health struggles many times before, and even made jokes about his anxiety. In the video, she shoves what appears to be a Davidson lookalike and also closes the book on their relationship.
Bryant went 16-2 as a starter for Clemson but was replaced as the Tigers' starter early this season by freshman Trevor Lawrence. He took official visits to Auburn, Arkansas, North Carolina, Mississippi State and Missouri before the decision.
The family of a British woman who went missing in New Zealand almost a week ago are appealing for information on her whereabouts. Tony McLeod, British High Commission Wellington consular manager, said the commission was aware of the missing person report.
It's worth noting that Giants safety Curtis Riley also missed a block, which allowed Brown to get free and recover the ball. Beckham was covered by Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller, who read the play perfectly and broke on the ball before Beckham did.
The sci-fi drama shows Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson .
Huawei's chief financial officer arrested in Canada
Canada has arrested a senior staff member on Huawei's global executive team on suspicion she violated U.S. sanctions against Iran. She will face a bail hearing on Friday, the spokesman for Canada's Department of Justice said.
MSDH reports first flu case of 2018
Those with a higher risk, such as the elderly or those with a chronic illness, should get the vaccine as early as possible. In serious cases, it can cause inflammation of the heart and brain in addition to direct injury to the lungs themselves.
Thousands march in Brussels climate change demonstration
Current levels of global emissions are on course to spur between 3 and 5 degrees Celsius of warming, the United Nations warned. Sea levels have already risen more than 8 inches in the last 140 years and extreme weather events are becoming more damaging.
XFL Officially Announces Franchise Cities & Venues
The XFL is now testing out elements of its format with junior college football teams to solidify a final on-field product. Luck said the XFL will air on multiple platforms, with details on media partners to come in the near future.
Virginia still in top 4, Maryland moves up in top-25 poll
The Seminoles moved up four spots to No. 11 while Wisconsin jumped 10 positions and are now the No. 12-ranked team in the nation. MI started at No. 19 before quickly leaping into the top 10 after a blowout win at reigning champ Villanova on November 14.
World's first baby born from transplanted womb of dead donor
In 2016, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic transplanted a uterus from a deceased donor, but it failed after an infection developed. They attached a stump of the donor's vagina to that of the recipient, as well as connecting blood vessels and ligaments.