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Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth

BEIJING: A defunct Chinese space lab disintegrated under intense heat as it hurtled through Earth’s atmosphere on Monday and plunged to a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said. The Tiangong-1 “mostly” burnt up above the vast ocean’s central region at 8:15 a.m. Beijing time (0015 GMT), China’s Manned Space Engineering Office said. [...] The post Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netApr 2nd, 2018

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific

BEIJING, China – A defunct Chinese space lab plunged through Earth's atmosphere on Monday, April 2, breaking apart as it headed towards a watery grave in the South Pacific, Beijing said. The Tiangong-1 "mostly" burnt up above the vast ocean's central region at 8:15 am (0015 GMT), China's Manned Space Engineering ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

China says Earth-bound space lab to offer splendid show

BEIJING, China – A defunct space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said Thursday, March 29, that the roughly 8-ton Tiangong-1 will ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

WATCH: 4 fiery endings for spacecraft

BEIJING, China – Shortly after the Tiangong-1 space station re-entered Earth's atmosphere on Monday, April 2 most of it was vaporised, Chinese space officials said, with the remnants expected to have plopped harmlessly somewhere into the Pacific Ocean. The defunct space lab joins a long list of craft that have burned ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

‘Out of control’ space lab to become celestial fireball Monday — China

BEIJING, China --- A defunct space laboratory is set to become a celestial fireball as it re-enters earth's atmosphere in the next 24 hours, China's space authority said Sunday, hitting speeds of over 26,000 kilometers an hour before disintegrating. The Tiangong-1 is expected to make an uncontrolled earthbound plunge Monday Beijing time, China Manned Space said in a statement, an estimate roughly in line with European Space Agency projections. The abandoned eight-ton craft is unlikely to cause any damage when it comes down, but its fiery disintegration will offer a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower, Chinese authorities said previously. The re-entry window remains "high...Keep on reading: ‘Out of control’ space lab to become celestial fireball Monday — China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

5,000 days on Mars: NASA celebrates Opportunity rover’s extended stay

NASA stands proud as the space agency celebrated the continued operation of the Mars rover Opportunity after more than 5,000 days of exploration. Initially planned to work for only 90 days, the Opportunity Mars rover has since gone far beyond its mission parameters. The team didn't expect the rover to survive a Martian winter and continue sending pictures back to Earth, according to a statement. "Five thousand sols after the start of our 90-sol mission, this amazing rover is still showing us surprises on Mars," said Opportunity Project Manager John Callas, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Days are longer by 40 minutes on Mars compared with Earth d...Keep on reading: 5,000 days on Mars: NASA celebrates Opportunity rover’s extended stay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

PSG returns to French league comfort zone with 5-2 home win

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated PRess PARIS (AP) — After falling short in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain returned to its French league comfort zone and beat Strasbourg 5-2 on Saturday. Edinson Cavani netted twice, and Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, and Neymar also scored to ensure PSG stayed 12 points clear of second-place Monaco at the top. But not without a fright. Strasbourg took the lead in the sixth minute and pulled back to 3-2 as PSG continued to show alarming signs of weakness at the back. Strasbourg had a late goal incorrectly ruled out for offside after PSG's defense was again easily breached, although it was already 5-2 by then. PSG lost at Real Madrid 3-1 on Wednesday in the first leg of the last 16. The way PSG capitulated by giving away two late goals heaped pressure on coach Unai Emery over his team selection. "The atmosphere was a bit tense. That's normal," Cavani said. "We have to look forward now. We played well today, although at times we could have been better." Emery was booed by sections of the home crowd when his name was announced over the loudspeaker before the game. Later, Cavani stopped short of giving Emery his personal backing when asked if the under-fire coach has the full support of the players. "We're a team and big teams stick together in the important moments," Cavani said. "That's the only way you can win." Strasbourg beat PSG at home in December, and stunned the crowd at Parc des Princes by taking the lead when midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou was left completely unmarked near the penalty spot. PSG hit back hard and was 3-1 up after 23 minutes thanks to Draxler, Di Maria and Neymar's 19th in 19 league games. Stephane Bahoken scored against PSG for the second time this season after a quick counterattack. Strasbourg poured forward but the hope didn't last for long. Cavani gave PSG some breathing space with an assured finish in the 72nd, clipping the ball over goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja, then lobbed him for his league-leading 23rd goal. "It was important to win after Wednesday's match. We have to get our fans ready for the games to come against Marseille (next weekend) and Real Madrid," Emery said. "We have to show we can maintain this level of play against better sides, with all due respect to Strasbourg." To celebrate Chinese New Year, PSG players' names were written in Mandarin on the back of their shirts and a Chinese dragon paraded around the pitch. PSG says it has 1.3 million Chinese followers. In order to better serve the soccer market in Asia, the league match between Nice and PSG on March 18 has been moved forward to 1 p.m. local time (1200 GMT). Marseille players will also have their names in Mandarin for Sunday's home game against Bordeaux at Stade Velodrome. Marseille recently launched an account on Chinese social media site Weibo. ___ OTHER MATCHES Striker Giovanni Sio's second-half equalizer gave Montpellier the point it needed to take fifth place after drawing with Guingamp 1-1. Two goals from newly signed striker Diafra Sakho gave Rennes a 2-2 draw at Caen, which missed two penalties. Saint-Etienne won at Angers 1-0, Troyes beat last-place Metz 1-0, and Amiens drew with Toulouse 0-0 in another relegation scrap. In Sunday's other games, fourth-place Lyon goes to Lille, and Nice hosts Nantes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

NASA successfully fires Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years

WASHINGTON DC, USA – NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft – cruising interstellar space billions of miles from Earth – was back on the right track Friday, December 1, thanks to thrusters that were fired up for the first time in 37 years. The unmanned spaceship was launched along with its twin, Voyager ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

US, Russian, Japanese astronauts back to Earth from space station

US, Russian, Japanese astronauts back to Earth from space station.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 30th, 2016

Spinal muscles in astronauts shrink after months in space — study

WASHINGTON -- Astronauts on long space missions experience a weakening of the muscles supporting the spine, and they don't return to normal even after several weeks back on Earth, US researchers said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 26th, 2016

Tiangong-2 space lab enters preset orbit for docking with manned spacecraft

Chinese scientists on Sunday maneuvered the country's Tiangong-2 space lab to a preset orbit 393 kilometers above Earth's surface, in preparation for a planned docking with the Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft set to launch next month......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 26th, 2016

3 space station crew members back on Earth

A record-setting American and two Russians landed safely back on Earth Wednesday after a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 7th, 2016

The long and troubled road to healing Marawi

With government's tapping of Chinese firms questioned by the World Bank and potential conflicts of interests, helping Marawi back on its feet is proving to be a more brutal ordeal......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Peso plunges to new low ahead of ‘likely hawkish’ Fed minutes

The peso plunged against the dollar anew on Wednesday, May 23, on the back of President Donald J. Trump’s statement on the trade talks between the United States and China. The local currency closed at P52.47 versus the greenback, 19.5 centavos weaker than the P52.195-per-dollar finish on Tuesday. This was again the peso’s weakest finish […] The post Peso plunges to new low ahead of ‘likely hawkish’ Fed minutes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing

BEIJING: Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday. The announcement came after high-level talks in the US capital and followed months of tensions over what President Donald Trump has blasted as an unfair commercial relationship between the two [...] The post US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

‘War’ averted

US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing BEIJING -- Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday. The announcement came after high-level talks in the US capital and followed months of tensions over….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Meghan Markle Released a Statement About Her Father’s Wedding Attendance

The past few days were spent speculating if Meghan Markle's father will attend her wedding to Prince Harry. First it was because of a heart attack and a paparazzi scandal that stopped Thomas Markle from attending, then he took back his statement and said he couldn't miss this historical event, but in the end, health comes first---and that's confirmed by Meghan through Kensington Palace. A statement from Ms. Meghan Markle: pic.twitter.com/TjBNarmuBU --- Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 17, 2018 The statement read, "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health." ...Keep on reading: Meghan Markle Released a Statement About Her Father’s Wedding Attendance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Where are they now? Former Miss Earth PH contestants who shine in different fields

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Earth Philippines 2018 is almost upon us, but before we get to know the new batch of beauty queen hopefuls, here’s a look back at those who have been there, done that, and are now living their lives beyond their Miss Earth titles. Whether they wound up ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Jr Blu Girls rout Indians

Host Philippines bounced back from a tough loss to reigning champion Chinese Taipei with a 16-0 demolition of India but the Japanese stunned the Taiwanese, 5-4, in Day 3 of the Asian Junior Women&#.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Jr Blu Girls bounce back with 11-1 ripping of Malaysians

Team Philippines got back on its feet in the Asian Junior Women's Softball Championship on Monday, ripping Malaysia to shreds, 11-1, even as defending champion Chinese Taipei continued to flau.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Liverpool into Champions League, Man City reaches 100 points

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool qualified for the Champions League at the expense of Chelsea, Swansea was relegated, and champion Manchester City made it to 100 points as the loose ends were tied up on a typically high-scoring final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. It was also the end of an era in England's top flight, with Arsene Wenger taking charge of his final game as Arsenal manager after 22 seasons. He went out with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield. Liverpool only needed to draw with Brighton to secure another season in the Champions League, but manager Juergen Klopp fielded an attacking team and was rewarded with a 4-0 victory at Anfield. Mohamed Salah scored one of the goals, taking the Egyptian to a league-high 32 goals for the campaign — the most in a 38-game Premier League season. That meant Chelsea will not be playing in Europe's elite competition for the second season in three years. The London club finished fifth after a 3-0 loss at Newcastle, in what could prove to be Antonio Conte's last league game as manager. The final-day "miracle" that Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal required didn't happen, with the Welsh club losing 2-1 to Stoke to end its seven-year stay in the league and ensure Southampton stayed up. Swansea had needed to win and Southampton to lose to Man City, with a 10-goal swing in goal difference. So it didn't matter that Southampton conceded late to lose 1-0 to City, although that did mean Pep Guardiola's side became the first team to post 100 points in a Premier League season. It is the latest milestone reached by City, which has also claimed the most total wins (32), goals (106), victories in a row (18) and away wins (16) in this record-breaking season. The 19-point margin to second place Manchester United is also a record, as is the goal difference of plus 79. Tottenham beat Leicester 5-4 in the highest-scoring game of the day to secure third place above Liverpool. United was already assured of second place before its 1-0 win over Watford, in Michael Carrick's final game for the club. ANOTHER TROPHY FOR SALAH Fittingly, it was Salah who guided Liverpool back into the Champions League and he ended a sun-kissed afternoon at Anfield lifting the Golden Boot for being the Premier League's top scorer this season. His 32-goal haul was two more than Harry Kane, the winner for the past two seasons. There were wonderful scenes soon after as Liverpool's fans cheered Salah's daughter, Makka, as she kicked about a ball on the field. Dejan Lovren added a second before Dominic Solanke and Andrew Robertson scored their first goals for Liverpool to complete a routine victory in its last match before playing the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26. Liverpool ended up in fourth place for the second straight season. Chelsea ended the season without even a whimper, and in the Europa League. Four days after drawing 1-1 at home, the deposed champions looked bedraggled in losing to Newcastle thanks to goals by Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez, who scored twice in the second half. SWANSEA DOWN Swansea fans channeled their anger toward chairman Huw Jenkins and the club's American majority shareholders, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, after the team's relegation was confirmed with a loss to a team that started the day in last place. Jenkins was conspicuous by his absence from his customary seat in the directors' box but that did not prevent Swansea supporters urging Jenkins to "get out of our club" from the first minute. Andy King's goal gave Swansea hope of an unlikely final-day comeback, but Badou Ndiaye and Peter Crouch scored to ensure already relegated Stoke would not end the season bottom. That position went to West Bromwich Albion, which lost 2-0 at Crystal Palace. WENGER'S FAREWELL In the 22nd minute, Huddersfield fans joined Arsenal supporters in rising to their feet inside the John Smith's Stadium to applaud Wenger in his 1,235th game in charge of the Gunners. A plane flew over the stadium, carrying the message "Merci Arsene, we will miss you too" in response to Wenger's goodbye speech last week at the Emirates Stadium. "I should have announced every week my goodbye," Wenger said, "because people have been so nice with me." Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the final scorer of the Wenger era, sliding in to convert Aaron Ramsey's cross in the 38th minute for the only goal. Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League — the lowest under Wenger, who will stay working. "Whether that is managing or not... I am addicted and I don't think that can be cured," Wenger said. CITY'S CENTURY City left it to virtually the last kick of its last match to reach the magical 100-point barrier. Gabriel Jesus, on as a substitute, found space to lift the ball over goalkeeper Alex McCarthy in the fourth minute of additional time, prompting wild celebrations among City's players. Pep Guardiola reacted to the team's 106th league goal of the season by leaping out of his seat in the dugout and punching the air. Jesus removed his shirt and twirled it in celebration in front of City's supporters. The players were still on the field 20 minutes after the final whistle. City will celebrate on the streets of Manchester on Monday with an open-top bus parade......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018