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If all goes according to plan, Maezawa will take a lunar voyage on the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR: a launch system that SpaceX is developing to colonize Mars . SpaceX has already contributed to space ventures by privately developing a liquid-fuel launch vehicle that orbited the Earth in 2008. Maezawa has chartered a flight aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket, which is still being developed, for a slingshot trip around the Moon as soon as 2023.
  • Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 3 storm

    Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 3 storm

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    The hurricane center said, "All indications are that Florence will be an extremely risky Category 4 hurricane while it moves over the western Atlantic toward the southeastern United States". "This storm is too powerful and its path is too uncertain to take any chances", South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said in issuing his state's emergency declaration.
  • Florence gaining steam as it approaches the Carolinas

    Florence gaining steam as it approaches the Carolinas

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    North Carolina governor Roy Cooper said his state was "in the bullseye" of the storm. "We're liable to have a whole lot of flooding". As the eastern United States prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Florence , experts are warning that the storm may be the strongest to hit the region in decades and could pack a deadly punch.
  • Who is Donald Trump's 'controversial' Supreme Court nominee?

    Who is Donald Trump's 'controversial' Supreme Court nominee?

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    Pressed by Feinstein on his comment several years ago that USA v. Nixon might have been wrongly decided, he said his quote - shown on a poster above the senator - was "not in context" and "I have repeatedly called US v. Perabo's no stranger to political activism, and was one of thousands who turned out to protest at Trump Tower in support of the DACA Program which Donald Trump was attempting to close.
  • Trump administration moves to relax coal pollution rules

    Trump administration moves to relax coal pollution rules

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    During the conference, Wehrum also suggested that the new rule would keep the USA on track to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but the EPA's own documents also state that carbon dioxide emissions are expected to increase. For producers, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a trade group representing more than 900 local electric cooperatives, said unraveling federal oversight would lead to a bottom-up improvement for the nation's grid.
  • Hawaiian Islands on alert for possible Hurricane Lane impacts

    Hawaiian Islands on alert for possible Hurricane Lane impacts

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    Hawaii Governor David Ige is allowing non-essential state employees on the Big Island and Maui to go on administrative leave from Wednesday to Friday as the hurricane approaches. The storm is about 375 miles (605 km) south-southeast of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 km/h), the NHC said.
  • Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

    Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

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    Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency. Hours earlier, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders denied that Brennan and others are being singled out because they are critics of Trump. Brennan has repeatedly clashed with Trump on Twitter and on television, calling Trump's failure to denounce Russian interference in US elections at a recent summit ...
  • This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

    This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

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    EDT. Skies will be clear enough both of the nights this weekend to see them. "The shower is called the Perseids because the meteors look like they're coming from the constellation Perseus". That means, city dwellers, you're going to have to head out to the countryside - or at least as far away as you can from the city's bright lights - if you want a decent viewing.
  • NASA is About to Launch a Sun-Skimming Solar Probe

    NASA is About to Launch a Sun-Skimming Solar Probe

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    It is a fast-paced mission, with the first Venus encounter occurring less than two months after liftoff, in early October, and the first brush with the Sun in November. These disturbances can also create complications as we attempt to send astronauts and spacecraft farther away from the Earth. The Parker probe will be able to identify how these solar winds are formed, and perhaps explain the mechanism that allows the particles to escape.
  • Here's how to see the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

    Here's how to see the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

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    If you happen to miss Sunday night's peak display, the Perseids will still be visible - albeit at post-peak performance with fewer meteors per hour - through August 24th. The best time to view the meteor shower is between 1AM and 3AM. If you are in a city, try to get somewhere at least somewhat sheltered from lights, maybe a park or backyard.
  • UAE could partner with firms for commercial space flights

    UAE could partner with firms for commercial space flights

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    NASA has worked closely with the companies throughout design, development and testing to ensure the systems meet its safety and performance requirements. Earlier this year, NASA unveiled a commercial crew schedule that called for the first uncrewed test flights by SpaceX and Boeing this month. The process will begin with uncrewed flight tests as early as late 2018.
  • See Pics: Blood moon dazzles skygazers in 21st centurys longest eclipse

    See Pics: Blood moon dazzles skygazers in 21st centurys longest eclipse

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    The totality of this lunar eclipse will last about an hour and 43 minutes, but a partial eclipse before and after the total phase means the moon will spend almost four hours crossing the Earth's shadow. The moon travels to a similar position every month, but the tilt of its orbit means it normally passes above or below the Earth's shadow - so most months we have a full moon without an eclipse.
  • How Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could affect Roe v. Wade

    How Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could affect Roe v. Wade

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    She joins with other Democrats in opposing the nomination. His financial disclosures reveal that his assets are worth between $15,000 to $65,000, placing him at the lowest amongst Supreme Court Justices in terms of net worth - or about 10 times less than Justice Clarence Thomas , who now holds the title.