The Latest: Virgin Galactic sending rocket to edge of spaceMOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on scheduled test flight of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship (all times local):Virgin Galactic plans to fly a rocket ship Thursday to the edge of space. The company says two test pilots will fly the craft early Thursday above the Mojave Desert at an altitude of more than 50 miles (80.4 kilometers), which it regards as the boundary of space. A company statement says the...
Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket John Antczak, Associated Press Updated 12:46 pm PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 This May 29, 2018 photo provided by Virgin Galactic shows the VSS Unity craft during a supersonic flight test. (Virgin Galactic via AP) less This May 29, 2018 photo provided by Virgin Galactic shows the VSS Unity craft during a supersonic flight test. The spaceship isn’t launched from the ground but is carried beneath a special aircraft to an...
Views from atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, high above the heat of the island state's beaches and even above much of the lower atmosphere. Views from atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, high above the heat of the island state's beaches and even above much of the lower atmosphere. Photo: Joel Connelly / SeattlePI Photo: Joel Connelly / SeattlePI Views from atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, high above the heat of the island state's beaches and even above much of the lower atmosphere. Views...
'Champions of Europe/You'll never sing that,' echoed around Stamford Bridge at the weekend as Manchester City fell to their first Premier League defeat of the season. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri described City as the 'best team in Europe' after the game and few could make a stronger case over the past three months: Barcelona and Juventus might but Real Madrid and Bayern Munich couldn't on the basis of current form. But collecting the big trophy some day seems inevitable for...
Six suspected migrants have been picked up by Border Force officials this morning after they dialled 999 for help, bringing the total rescued in the last six weeks to 155. A Kent Police spokeswoman said: 'We received a call regarding suspected migrants in a boat off the coast of Dover at 6.21am.' It comes after 14 migrants - who also all claimed to be Iranian - were picked up in two dinghies off the Dover coast yesterdayThe incidents follow a...
The first luxury safari camp in eastern Rwanda opens to guests while another in South Africa that pioneered safari vacations gets a rebuild. Situated on a 30,000-acre private reserve replete with wildlife on the border of Kruger National Park, MalaMala first opened in 1964 and pioneered the idea of the photographic safari in South Africa. Nightly rates from $925 a person, inclusive of meals, alcoholic beverages, laundry and game viewing. From the eco-tourism operator Wilderness Safaris, the six-tent Magashi will...
However, some d-list reality stars have taken spruiking to a whole new level by sharing eyebrow-raising posts including a fake engagement and teasing pregnancy - all in an effort to make quick cash. Last month, Love Island Australia couple Tayla Damir and Dom Thomas sent fans into a frenzy after posting what looked like an engagement announcement. The Perth model shared a photo to Instagram which showed her wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger and a beaming Dom...
Lara continues to juggle her modelling career with managing a beauty business and also being a wife and mum. In July, Lara, who shares sons Rocket, three, and Racer, one, with husband Sam Worthington, 42, said motherhood forced her to grow up quickly after previously living a life that revolved around 'parties' in her twenties. 'As a mum, you can doubt yourself, so it's good to talk to others going through the same thing,' she told Harper's BAZAAR Australia this month....
For a young president who swept to power with a resounding majority a scant 19 months ago at the head of a movement that promised to put the republic "on the move," it was a painful moment, especially since it remained unclear whether his concessions would defuse the revolt of the "Yellow Vests" (whom he never mentioned). Mr. Macron came to power as the antithesis of the populists, a young, self-assured, highly educated, well-off whiz kid who believed in the...
Virgin Galactic could send one of its rockets into space for the first time this week. Richard Branson's space firm says its next test flight, currently scheduled for Thursday, will  'burn the rocket motor for durations which will see our pilots and spaceship reach a space altitude for the first time.' Branson has previously said his space tourism firm will carry passengers beyond orbit 'not too long after' that - with him on the first flight. 'We also plan to...
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