After problems forced a delay from a scheduled launch this weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off later this month carrying nearly 5,000 pounds of precious cargo headed to the International Space Station, including the equipment for more than 150 experiments. Here’s a look at five of the more interesting projects that will be on board.
The Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science will use a laser to communicate with a NASA station on Earth. Laser beams can send data at a much higher rate than traditional radio frequency transmissions. Sending more data at faster rates will be essential as our exploration of the universe moves farther and farther away from Earth.
NASA’s main challenge will be accurately positioning the laser to point at its target. The agency will test OPALS by sending…
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(CNN) — The Malaysian Prime Minister stopped short of calling the disappearance of Flight 370 a hijacking, but he said Saturday that the jet veered off course, likely due to deliberate action taken by someone aboard.
With that revelation on Day 8, the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane refocused on the crew and passengers and widened to a larger swath of geography.
The passenger jetliner disappeared March 8, en route from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China.
“Evidence is consistent with someone acting deliberately from inside the plane,” Prime Minister Najib Razak said, officially confirming the plane’s disappearance was not caused by an accident.
“Despite media reports that the plane was hijacked, we are investigating all major possibilities on what caused MH370 to deviate,” he said.
Military radar showed the jetliner flew in a westerly direction back over the peninsula before turning northwest toward the Bay…
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CHICAGO (AP) _ The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $400 million.
No one matched all six numbers in Friday night’s drawing. The numbers were 7-20-40-54-69, with a Mega Ball of 12. Friday’s $353 million prize would have been the fifth-largest jackpot in the multistate lottery game’s history.
The next drawing is Tuesday.
The jackpot has been rolling since January 3. The biggest lottery prize in the U.S. was a $656 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot in 2012.
Mega Millions changed its rules in October to help increase jackpots by lowering the odds of winning the top prize. That means the chances of winning the jackpot are now about 1 in 259 million. It used to be about 1 in 176 million.
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I have lots of favourites but am a little choosy. I like to know what it contains and I like the ingredients to be the best, so my taste in sweet might be a little expensive. This wonderwork of desert in the photo was really made by me. My monthly cooking magazine had developed a new kind of mould for making waffles complete with book on “How to make”. They were manufactured from silicon, a sort of rubbery new development in backing forms, so I decided to try it out. With some stewed apples (from my tree of course) and whipped cream…
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MADISON COUNTY, Mississippi — More than a week ago, a 2-year-old girl with a wide grin and butterfly barrettes in her hair vanished in Mississippi.
Authorities hope she’s still alive, and are offering a $20,000 reward for her return.
Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said.
She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.
“Since her disappearance was reported, multiple state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies have participated in a massive, collaborative search effort,” the FBI Office in Jackson said.
“Significant resources have been dedicated to this investigation, including extensive ground and air searches, and utilization of specially trained search teams.”
Despite the effort, the toddler…
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(KTVI) – Do you get angry? Do you get angry often? Those outbursts may help you let off steam and perhaps make you feel better, but they may be doing more harm than good.
Dr. Michael Lim, a cardiologist with Saint Louis University Hospital, talked about how anger outbursts harm your heart.
For more information: www.heart.sluhospital.com
CANON CITY, Colo. — Police in Canon City are looking into a triple homicide after three bodies were found in a home Sunday night.
The Canon City Police Department said in a release it responded to a report of sexual assault by a teenage girl in the 1100 block of Phay Avenue.
The release adds “investigating officers found in the home the bodies of three persons.”
One person of interest was found at the home and was detained.
A news conference will be held later Monday morning.
The accident is on State Route B at Ridge Road just after 5 a.m. Authorities believe a man riding a motorcyclist was hit.
Unconfirmed reports indicate the motorcyclist was hit by a dump truck that left the scene. We will bring you more details as they become available.
LITCHFIELD, IL. (KTVI) – The Illinois State Police is going to conduct night enforcement patrols in March, looking for drivers operating cars unsafely, driving on suspended or revoked licenses, driving with open alcoholic beverages, driving under the influence and not wearing seat belts
Alcohol and drug use is suspected in nearly 40 percent of all fatal crashes in Illinois.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.
Navies from two of Malaysia’s neighbors were pursuing new leads as Sunday turned into Monday in southeast Asia.
Vietnam’s navy has spotted a floating object about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Vietnam’s Tho Chu Island, which is located off the country’s southwest coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Vietnam National Search and Rescue Committee Spokesman Hung Nguyen told CNN. The object was spotted by a Vietnamese navy rescue aircraft at about 7:30 a.m. ET Sunday (6:30 p.m. local time). Due to the dark, the navy aircraft could not get close enough to identify the floating object, and was recalled to base. Three search and rescue boats have since been…
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