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SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon'

SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon'

He said he wanted the artists "to see the moon up close, and the earth in full view, and create work to reflect their experience". Maezawa, 42, whose net worth is US$2.3 billion, is the founder ...

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Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

Instead, Musk said , SpaceX would turn its focus to developing the BFR, which he deemed a better option for tourism missions. Our correspondent, Mary MacCarthy, joins us from Los Angeles. Musk sai...

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Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

It was downgraded Friday afternoon to a tropical storm with winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph). Hurricane-force winds extended 90 miles (150 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force w...

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NHC says Florence has weakened to a tropical storm

NHC says Florence has weakened to a tropical storm

Almost one year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, killing more than 1,400 Americans and leaving the island largely powerless for months, President Donald Trump issued a message on Hurricane...

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'Monster' Florence to pummel USA southeast

'Monster' Florence to pummel USA southeast

Major storms and flooding hit the Carolinas in 2015 and 2016. Florence is packing maximum sustained winds near 130 miles per hour, with higher gusts - and it's getting both larger and better-organiz...

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Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac

Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac

The Met Office said: "Storm Helene is expected to push north-east towards the United Kingdom late Monday, before clearing quickly to the north of Scotland through Tuesday morning". Some forecasting mo...

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SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

The company said the programme is an important step towards making recreational space travel a reality for people. The space exploration startup tweeted this morning that it had signed its first pas...

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Hurricane Florence, Isaac, Helene Tropical Update

Hurricane Florence, Isaac, Helene Tropical Update

North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast. "It's going to destroy homes", said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hurricane conditions are pos...

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Gov. McMaster to order mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties

Gov. McMaster to order mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties

The hurricane is poised to make landfall early Thursday somewhere around North and SC, and is likely to strengthen as it approaches. The current projected path takes Florence toward the USA coast,...

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One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

The NHC issued a hurricane watch for the coastal area stretching from SC up through North Carolina and into southern Virginia . It added that the hurricane should approach the U.S. Forecasters sa...

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Hurricane Florence Could Be East Coast's Strongest Storm In Decades

Hurricane Florence Could Be East Coast's Strongest Storm In Decades

He told The Chronicle Sunday that once Florence hits land, destructive winds and huge rainfall flooding may take hold of the area. The National Hurricane Center is now expecting the center of the s...

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Tropical Storm Florence A

Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

Gov. Roy Cooper announced the declaration in a news release Friday evening as the storm neared Bermuda. At noon, the National Hurricane Centre in the United States reported that wind shear, which ha...

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Hurricane warning issued for South MS

Hurricane warning issued for South MS

A storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds and risky tides, the National Hurricane Center said. T...

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Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

Amid the nearly continuous disruption, Texas Republican John Cornyn said it was "the first confirmation hearing for a Supreme Court justice I've seen basically according to mob rule". The presid...

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Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to Gulf Coast

The storm has already begun lashing South Florida with high winds and heavy rains as it moved west-northwest at 16 miles per hour. A tropical storm whipped the southern tip of Florida with high wind...

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1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai National News

1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai National News

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Norman is looking quite impressive. On Aug. 29, 2018 at 4:45 a.m. EDT (0845 UTC) NASA's Aqua satellite found the coldest temperatures of the strongest thunderstorms (yellow...

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USA plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

USA plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the new Affordable Clean Energy rule - distinctive from the Clean Power Plan of the Obama years in how it defers any rule-making to the states. T...

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NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

A NASA spacecraft has taken off on an historic mission towards the Sun in a delayed launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Solar Probe Cup, dubbed "the bravest little instrument", is a s...

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Perseid meteor shower: Incredible timelapse shows 300 shooting stars an hour

Perseid meteor shower: Incredible timelapse shows 300 shooting stars an hour

The meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the sky and hence the name Perseids. The Perseids were called the "Tears of St. Lawrence" in medieval Europe because they occur around...

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Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower

Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower can be seen with the naked eye from places without light and environment pollution (clear sky), and darker places, from midnight to dawn. They will appear to be coming from t...

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NASA Taps Astronauts for Commercial Flights

NASA Taps Astronauts for Commercial Flights

If those missions go well, astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover will fly the first operational Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station, while astronauts Sunita Williams and Jos...

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Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday

Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday

However the one hour 43 minute duration of the eclipse is just four minutes off the maximum possible length, according to NASA . The partial eclipses that lead up to and follow the total eclipse will...

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Strong to severe storms moving through this evening into overnight

Strong to severe storms moving through this evening into overnight

REST OF THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: An upper-level trough will settle over the state by Sunday , with temperatures taking a slight tumble. If heading to the beach Wednesday , ocean conditions look...

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Jupiter has 12 more moons, scientists found while looking for Planet X

Jupiter has 12 more moons, scientists found while looking for Planet X

The moon, tentatively named Valetudo , also has a more inclined orbit than other prograde moons and is one of the smallest moons of Jupiter discovered to date, measuring less than 1 kilometer in ...

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Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt resigns

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt resigns

He was a major player in the president's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, he ended President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan and aggressively cut government red tape. Coal giant Mur...

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Tropical Storm Beryl could become hurricane on Friday -NHC

Tropical Storm Beryl could become hurricane on Friday -NHC

It will stay mainly stationary off the coast of North Carolina the next 2 days, then quickly jog towards the northeast. However, this still does raise rip current and rough surf risks through the end ...

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Canada is investigating US Border Patrol's maritime immigration checks

Canada is investigating US Border Patrol's maritime immigration checks

Canada is contacting U.S. agencies about the encounters, said John Babcock, a spokesman for Global Affairs Canada. Chris Mills, a former lightkeeper in the Canadian coast guard, said he never saw a...

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By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

Highlighting the theme, "It Takes a Nation to Beat Plastic Pollution ", the minister said that "with strong support from all parties, the initiative will succeed in raising public awareness in addr...

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Rocks on Mars still harbour organic molecules after billions of years

Rocks on Mars still harbour organic molecules after billions of years

NASA will host a discussion and announce a discovery made by its Mars rover Curiosity on Thursday. Water-rock chemistry might have generated the methane, but scientists can not rule out the possi...

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Big cats swim out of pens at German zoo

Big cats swim out of pens at German zoo

Police told The Sun that the animals broke out of the Eifel Zoo, located near the borders of Luxembourg and Belgium. The animals were able to escape after flooding from an overnight storm that c...

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Canadian government to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

Canadian government to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

McMillan said if a pipeline that meets a high regulatory standard, has all the approvals, support from a majority of Canadians and the backing of the federal government can not get built, it sends a c...

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US States Declare Emergency Ahead of Subtropical Storm

US States Declare Emergency Ahead of Subtropical Storm

Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to make landfall Monday in the Florida panhandle . Isolated areas could see as much as 15 inches. Alberto is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flooding...

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Samsung Galaxy J6 Release Date Announced

Samsung Galaxy J6 Release Date Announced

Yes, the Galaxy J6 will go on sale in India right from the next day of its launch . "It's coming to take you #ToInfinityAndMore ". The teaser video in the tweet also confirms the presence of a...

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OnePlus 6 launch today

OnePlus 6 launch today

Despite coming as a blow to the still highly popular OnePlus 5T , which saw itself being phased out barely months after its launch, the OnePlus 6 will be received with much fanfare. Last week, we s...

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Jumbo jet-size asteroid to give Earth a close shave

Jumbo jet-size asteroid to give Earth a close shave

We're about to have a close encounter of a rocky kind, but don't worry, the Earth is safe. There have been several instances where an asteroid has skimmed past Earth . Astronomers have rediscovered...

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