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Instead, the two astronauts landed safely a half-hour later, rescued by the capsule's "automated abort systems" that "is created to be effective", said Kenny Todd, the International Space Station manager. Roscosmos say they are forming a commission to investigate the launch failure. Rogozin tweeted shortly before Thursday's failed launch that he had signed a contract to send the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates to the ISS .
  • Here's how to help the victims of Hurricane Florence

    Here's how to help the victims of Hurricane Florence

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    The funds will support disaster response, including support for Red Cross shelters, volunteer training and mobilization of volunteers. The Red Cross is prepared to support those affected and asks for patience as the entire disaster response team - federal, state and local - works together to get everyone the help they need.
  • Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land

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    True to their name, stretch spiders are longer than your average spider. In 2015, a similar event was reported with Tetragnatha spiders in Dallas, Texas where webbing took over a "football-field" length area. Though those with phobias may find the sudden presence frightening, experts say these spiders aren't unsafe to humans and were likely just taking advantage of favorable mating conditions.
  • North Carolina football players donate meal money to Hurricane Florence victims

    North Carolina football players donate meal money to Hurricane Florence victims

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    September 19, 2018. Some 3.4 million poultry birds were killed in North Carolina, according to the state Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Winslow said that some patients have hurricane-related problems after going days without power or drinkable water. The storm will continue to sweep through southern New York, Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.
  • "Hunter planet" TESS gave to the Earth its first picture (photo, video)

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    The Kepler telescope has done a fantastic job since launching in 2009, but with that workhorse satellite reaching the end of its life , it's time for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to take over. The image includes parts of a dozen constellations according to NASA running the gamut from Capricornus to Pictor. Such passage causes the regular drop in brightness of a star.
  • SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

    SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

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    While Maezawa is relatively unknown outside the archipelago and the art world, he's guaranteed to become more famous with his plan to fly to Earth's biggest satellite with a cabal of artists. Maezawa said during an announcement Monday evening. But it is reliant on a rocket that has not been built yet, and Mr Musk cautioned: "It's not 100% certain we can bring this to flight".
  • Hurricane hunter to fly through Tropical Depression Isaac

    Hurricane hunter to fly through Tropical Depression Isaac

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    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... Moving west at around 21mph, the storm is expected to continue on that track for the next few days before it comes into the central Caribbean Sea at the weekend. The National Hurricane Center said up to 3 inches of rain could fall in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
  • Storm Florence kills five, dumps several inches of rain

    Storm Florence kills five, dumps several inches of rain

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    It's called Mother Nature, you never know, but we know". "We're ready. We're as ready as anybody has ever been". Florence was a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds on Thursday. She added that preliminary estimates show around 4,300 residences and 300 commercial buildings had been damaged but emphasized that count is expected to increase significantly.
  • Hurricane Florence batters North Carolina with wind, rain

    Hurricane Florence batters North Carolina with wind, rain

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    A mother and her baby died when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington, North Carolina . Firefighters pray at an operation to remove a tree that fell on a house injuring resident during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 14, 2018.
  • Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet

    Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet

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    While some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings that include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast, many weren't taking any chances. A search-and-rescue team is being deployed by FEMA from Montgomery County in Maryland to help in SC as the area braces for Hurricane Florence. Florence will unload up to 40 inches of rain in parts of North Carolina.
  • Hurricane Florence may hit North Carolina

    Hurricane Florence may hit North Carolina

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    The South Carolina Department of Corrections' Palmer Pre Release Center a Level 1 Minimum Custody Prison in Florence, South Carolina, was evacuated in advance of Hurricane Florence due to security reasons. The Florida Division of Emergency Management sent rescue teams from Pasco County, Temple Terrace and Hillsborough County to Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Hurricane Florence Storm Surge: The Craziest Videos & Photos

    Hurricane Florence Storm Surge: The Craziest Videos & Photos

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    Winds and rain will gradually increase as Florence moves inland. And when three feet of rain falls, sustained winds of 105 or 100 miles per hour can be brutal. "What we've seen as far as people actually evacuating, just from monitoring evacuation routes, seems there's been a pretty light amount of people evacuating", Ms.
  • Hundreds rescued in North Carolina city as waters rose

    Hundreds rescued in North Carolina city as waters rose

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    Utility companies said millions were expected to lose power and that restoring it could take weeks. The National Hurricane Center's latest 5-day rainfall map as of Friday morning showed 6 to 10 inches of rain for the Triangle area, with localized heavier amounts.
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos to start $2B USA charitable fund

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos to start $2B USA charitable fund

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    It is a contrast to the long view that Bezos has preached at Amazon and Blue Origin, the space-travel technology company he has been funding with $1 billion a year through the sale of Amazon stock. Geek Wire reports that as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Amazon has also rolled out a specially branded Prime Air jet and made charitable donations to two institutions working toward better awareness of childhood cancer.
  • Hurricane Florence: Travel Begins To Snarl As Storm Closes In

    Hurricane Florence: Travel Begins To Snarl As Storm Closes In

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    Florence was located about 325 miles east-southeast of Myrtle beach, South Carolina , with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour, the Miami-based weather forecaster said . Hurricane Helene and Subtropical Storm Joyce were off in the Atlantic, posing no threat. Isaac, along with Florence, Helene and two other systems increasingly likely to form, have set a hectic pace for the Atlantic - even busier than previous year when Harvey, Isaac and Maria made landfall within three weeks ...
  • Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas

    Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas

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    The storm is now about 950 miles from the Carolina coast line, but moving in that direction at about 15 mph. President Trump is receiving regular updates on the situation. But his partner, Emily Whisler, said she will remain behind at the university where she is a resident in the psychiatry program. I believe in preparation, ' Wright said.
  • Hurricane Florence gains strength; Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic states prepare for surge

    Hurricane Florence gains strength; Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic states prepare for surge

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    Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Friday evening, urging residents to use the weekend to prepare for the possibility of a natural disaster. The storm's maximum sustained winds are 65 miles per hour (100 kph) and it is moving west at 14 miles per hour (22 kph). The storm's winds will be at 74 miles per hour to 110 miles per hour when it reaches hurricane status.
  • Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence

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    The most recent update from the National Hurricane Center shows that Hurricane Florence is holding steady as a monster Category 4 storm with 130 miles per hour sustained winds, as of 1:36 a.m. Those two states, as well as Virginia, have declared a state of emergency while they prepare. The Navy said all ships in Virginia's coastal Hampton Roads area were preparing to leave port for open seas.
  • How Hurricane Florence could affect New England

    How Hurricane Florence could affect New England

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    Hurricane warnings have been issued by the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC ) for portions of SC and North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence , according to the agency's 5 p.m. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the evacuation to start at noon Tuesday as Hurricane Florence approaches . Scientists have also warned that the waters of the Atlantic have been unusually warm, which could ramp up the storm's winds to make it close to Category 5 intensity.