ISS: Commercial astronaut team heads back to Earth
27 April 2022 | 8:29 am
The four astronauts from American startup Axiom Space Inc. are expected to touch down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. They are the first all-private crew to have stayed on the International Space Station.
27 Oct 2020
Some 24 years ago, American alternative rock band The Eels released the song "Novocaine For The Soul", leading them into music charts across the world and making them hot favourites among indie lovers. Over the years they've continued to craft beautiful, sensitive pop songs and rock out on tour. Although live shows may be on hold for now because of Covid-19, the band are this week releasing "Earth To Dora": a thirteenth studio album which features their trademark melancholy pop tones as well as cheerleading bangers. We caught up with frontman Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, to find out more.
17 Nov 2020
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has already made his childhood dream come true and will soon relive it again. In the spring of 2021, he will return to space on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, headed for the International Space Station (ISS). In an interview with FRANCE 24, Pesquet told us more about his mission. He also reacted to the historic launch of the same Crew Dragon capsule from Florida on a flight to the ISS with four astronauts on board. Sunday's launch is NASA's first fully fledged mission sending a crew into orbit on board a privately owned spacecraft.
24 Apr 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says in an interview with AFP that US President Biden must show he is serious and committed to re-engaging the US in the fight against climate change, ahead of a virtual climate summit hosted by Biden on April 22 for Earth Day.
25 Apr 2021
Four astronauts have lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida for a 23-hour flight to the International Space Station. The crew, who met with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk before takeoff, will spend six months on the ISS.
2 May 2021
SpaceX lifted off on its third crewed mission to the International Space Station early Friday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Four astronauts were on board, including Frenchman Thomas Pesquet. le décollage de SpaceX vers la Station spatiale internationale
23 May 2021
Cement production is estimated to account for 8% of global CO2 emissions, but in Senegal one firm is turning to the soil for bricks that it says are more eco-friendly and make cooler homes.
23 May 2021
According to the estimation, there are at least six times more birds on the planet than people. The most common species are house sparrows and European starlings.
6 Jun 2021
Militaries around the world are under pressure to rapidly reduce their own outsized carbon "bootprint" to help limit global heating — and future climate conflict.
6 Jun 2021
Cosmonauts conduct spacewalk from the ISS
18 Jun 2021
Bullied and abused by his peers because he has cerebral palsy, 10-year-old Makoko resident, Ferdinand Jesuwame, has found an ingenious way to get back at his detractors with his uncanny prowess across the 64 squares of a chessboard. And it’s all thanks to a non-profit organization, Chess in Slums Africa, run by national chess master, Tunde Onakoya.
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The COVID effect didn't last. Earth Overshoot Day, the day humanity exceeds its yearly allotment of the planet's biological assets, is nearly back to its record high. What can be done to ease the burden?
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