Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station today, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. "Ships en route to rescue Falcon", he tweeted.
Groans filled SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, as live video showed the first-stage booster spinning out of control, still high above Cape Canaveral.
The mission had been a complete success until the aborted landing. While the deployment of the Dragon spacecraft was successful, the first stage booster did not make it back to the landing pad.
SpaceX successfully launched ISS cargo from Cape Canaveral in Florida this afternoon, and as it has 26 times in the past, planned to land its Falcon 9 rocket for reuse.
The current International Space Station crew includes two Americans, two Russians, one German and one Canadian. CEO Elon Musk further noted that Falcon 9 B1050 - despite landing in the ocean - was intact and still transmitting telemetry, potentially allowing SpaceX to still recovery the forlorn rocket.
"What a great day for a launch", said Kennedy Space Center director Bob Cabana.
The failed landing was a first for a return-to-launch-site landing.
SpaceX is already the leading name in the realm of private space flight with many firsts to its name, but the company's most recent launch landed it in the record books multiple times over.
Apart from the mice, worms, too, made the trip to space Wednesday for a study on muscle loss in space, with the hope of helping treat muscular conditions on Earth. Scientists expect a tenfold increase in the worm population. It turns out their muscles are similar to ours in structure and function, making them flawless lab substitutes, said lead scientist Timothy Etheridge of the University of Exeter in England. The company's next launch, of the first Global Positioning System 3 satellite for the U.S. Air Force, is scheduled for no earlier than December 18, followed by the launch of the final 10 Iridium Next satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California no earlier than December 30.
The rocket was initially meant to take off on Tuesday, but was delayed for a day after engineers discovered moldy mouse food in one of the science investigations created to study the effect of microgravity on the immune system. Three of the crew members arrived earlier this week and they'll remain there for the next six months. The newest residents will remain on board for six months, while the others will return to Earth on December 20.
Watch on NASA TV below, or at NASA's website, or via SpaceX's own webcast.
The aircraft were identified as a KC-130-a plane involved in aerial refueling-and an F/A-18 Hornet-a twin engine fighter jet. A search and rescue operation is under way in Japan after an incident involving two US Marine Corps aircraft.
Tom Cruise is doing his part to make your movie-watching experience the best it can be (and promote his latest film). In the video, they suggest googling "turn off motion smoothing [your brand of TV here]".
Also, working on his North Korea diplomacy, the president met with the leaders of the Netherlands and South Afirca. Trade is also likely to feature, following New Zealand and South Korea signing a free trade agreement in 2015.
The Seattle Seahawks defense didn't allow a touchdown until the third quarter and the offense was on fire the entire game. Sherman saw plenty of that from opposting QBs when he played in Seattle for seven seasons.
At the same time, there has been an accelerated response within the CDC and a push for the task force to bring in outside experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is helping the public understand the facts as it discovers them.
HDTVs that have the feature insert (i.e., interpolate) frames that didn't exist in the source video to smooth out the action. The video sent ripples through Hollywood , with many praising Cruise and McQuarrie for their efforts.
Cape Town - The "Voice of Cycling", Phil Liggett , has paid tribute to his former commentator colleague Paul Sherwen who passed away on Sunday.
Nokia 7.1 up for pre-orders in India; Price, offers and more
Nokia 5.1 Plus features a pure design with 2.5D curved front and rear glass, complemented by curved edges and a high-gloss finish. Offers on the device include 1TB of 4G data on plans starting from Rs 199 for Airtel prepaid users buying the Nokia 7 .1.
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to Host 2019 Golden Globes
According to E! the 2019 show will debut a new award 'measuring 11.5 inches tall, 3.75 inches wide and 3.75 inches deep. Samberg hosted the Emmy Awards in 2015, but it will be Oh's first time hosting a major awards show.
Canada arrests CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies
McLeod says as there is a publication ban in effect and he could not provide any further details. "The ban was sought by Ms Meng". The Wall Street Journal notes that US authorities want to bring Meng to federal court in the Eastern District of NY .
As Gun Violence Grows, US Life Expectancy Drops
In terms of deaths from suicide , Bernstein writes that there is a huge disparity between urban and rural Americans. To date, the overdose epidemic has wrought the most devastation in Northeast, Midwest and mid-Atlantic states.
How to Watch Wolves vs. Chelsea
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is confident that Chelsea FC will secure three points against Wolves on Wednesday night. According to the Evening Standard , Willian, Alvaro Morata and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are set to come back into the side.
Seattle among 8 cities awarded XFL team
Murphy confirmed that a third football team will be utilizing the stadium when the XFL returns in 2020. The host cities were actually leaked by the XFL last week prior to the official announcement today.
Baby born after womb transplant from dead donor
A mother has given birth to a healthy baby girl after surgeons implanted a womb in her body taken from a dead person. Fifteen were fertilised, with 8 resulting in embryos that were subsequently preserved for later implantation.