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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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SpaceX, NASA set for first operational astronaut mission to space

SpaceX, the rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, was due on Sunday (November 15) to launch four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station, NASA's first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard...

Brad Pitt to ISS astronaut: “Who is more believable Clooney or Pitt?”

Pitt peppered astronaut Nick Hague with dozens of questions about what life was like in space. "Most important question: Who controls the jam box?" Pitt asked, referring to the space station's music. "We have a rotating playlist, we take turns. And...

NASA’s TESS satellite discovers ‘super earth’ planet

Located in the star's habitable zone, the exoplanet receives about the same amount of stellar energy from its star as Mars does from the Sun, according to NASA. At 31 light years away, the planet weighs at least 6.1 times...

Soyuz MS-13 blasts off to space station on 50th anniversary of moon landing

The rocket lifted off atop a bed of fire at 9:28 pm local time (1228 EDT/1628GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space...

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 this weekend

By: Alexandra Varkarotas Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission launch. To commemorate the Eagle landing on the moon on July 20, 1969, the Houston area will be buzzing with plenty of cosmic and lunar activities...

Space station crew enters SpaceX’s Dragon spaceship after successful docking

Making the long journey to the Space Station aboard Crew Dragon was a test dummy nicknamed 'Ripley,' has been embedded with sensors around its head, neck, and spine to monitor how a flight would feel for a human. During its...
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Biden to block Trump’s plan to lift COVID-19 European travel restrictions

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring travel by most people who have...
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Snow blankets sand in the Sahara desert after temperatures in Algeria fall below zero

Ice and snow were seen on desert sands in Ain Sefra, Algeria on Wednesday (January 13). Temperatures in the...

Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for the week of January 18

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of...

Pedestrian killed in a hit and run crash on Thornton Road

HOUSTON - A pedestrian has been killed in a hit-and-run crash on the north side of Houston.

Spire nightclub shut down after crowded concert violates COVID guidelines

HOUSTON - A popular Houston nightclub was forced to close after video footage showed an excessively crowded venue over the weekend.