close Video SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts into space SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts from Kennedy Space Center into space. NASA and SpaceX delayed the Crew-1 mission astronauts' return to Earth for a second time on Thursday. The undocking had been scheduled for Friday afternoon, with the splashdown on Saturday. ELON MUSK SAYS SPACEX STARSHIP SN15 LIKELY TO TEST-LAUNCH THIS WEEK However, following a review of the forecast weather conditions in the splashdown zones off the coast of Florida , NASA wrote that wind speeds were above the return criteria. "Mission teams from NASA and SpaceX will meet again on Friday to further review opportunities for the safe return of Crew-1. Crew Dragon is in great health on the space station, and teams will continue to look for the optimal conditions for both splashdown and recovery," in said in a blog post . The departure had previously been delayed … [Read more...] about SpaceX Crew-1 splashdown delayed again
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Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on Thursday said that 41 more rare blood clots have been reported following the administration of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine, but maintained that the benefits offered by the shots still outweighed the potential risks. The MHRA said in a weekly update that there were now a total of 209 reported blood clots that occurred after an AstraZeneca shot was administered, Reuters reports . There have also been 41 deaths that followed the clots the MHRA said. British officials have stressed that blood clots are extremely rare, saying an "extremely small” number of people have experienced this side effect. As Reuters reports, around 22 million first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered. Like the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, AstraZeneca's is administered in two doses spaced up to 12 weeks apart. The controversy surrounding the AstraZeneca blood clots caused many European countries to temporarily … [Read more...] about British regulator reports 41 more blood clots after AstraZeneca shot
close Video SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts into space SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts from Kennedy Space Center into space. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission Commander Michael Hopkins and project scientists at Florida's Kennedy Space Center have grown leafy greens aboard the International Space Station for 64 days, the longest duration to date. The four Vegetable Production System, or "Veggie," experiments included both the previously grown "Extra Dwarf" pak choi and the new "Amara" mustard. INGENUITY MARS HELICOPTER ACES FOURTH FLIGHT AT SECOND ATTEMPT, WILL ENTER NEW DEMONSTRATION PHASE In a release detailing the news , NASA wrote Tuesday that the pak choi had grown for so long that it began to flower as part of its reproduction cycle. In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, the space center's Matthew Romeyn said Amara is nutrient-rich and pak choi -- which was selected by middle school and … [Read more...] about NASA astronauts grow leafy greens for longest stint on ISS
Presented by Emergent BioSolutions Liz Cheney Elizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney Cheney at donor retreat says Trump's actions 'a line that cannot be crossed': report The Memo: Trump's critics face wrath of GOP base Allies of GOP leader vow to oust Liz Cheney MORE (R-Mont.)" width="580" height="387" data-delta="1" /> Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths as of each morning this week : Monday, 577,045; Tuesday, 577,523. The situation between House Republicans and House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) is reaching a breaking point as allies of House … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Emergent BioSolutions – Can Cheney defy the odds and survive again?