NASA sets Oct. 23 as target launch date for first operational Crew Dragon mission

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 crew members are seen seated in the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft during crew equipment interface training. From left to right are NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, mission specialist; Victor Glover, pilot; and Mike Hopkins, Crew Dragon commander; and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialist. Credit: SpaceXThe first operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon…

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Department of Justice accuses Yale University of discriminating against Asian and White applicants

Department of Justice accuses Yale University of discriminating against Asian and White applicants

A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and White applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. Yale denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.” The findings, detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday, mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed…

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‘Canary in the coal mine’: Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds

‘Canary in the coal mine’: Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds

(Reuters) – Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests. A fishing vessel sails in the ice fjord near Ilulissat, Greenland September 12, 2017. Picture taken September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jacob Gronholt-PedersenScientists studied data…

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