first_img Tags Post a comment Sci-Tech NASA says the reviews included discussions of the flight plan, procedures and redundancies built into the spacecraft systems.”This is a big milestone for us today,” ISS program manager Kirk Shireman said. “We think this vehicle is in excellent shape and we’re ready to have it on board the International Space Station.”Crew Dragon is scheduled to spend five days docked at the ISS and then return to Earth carrying research samples. If everything works out, it will land in the Atlantic Ocean for recovery.If SpaceX’s crew capsule passes all of its tests, it will be used to take actual astronauts into orbit as soon as mid-2019. This would signal the start of a new era of spaceflight for the US. 16 Photos Share your voice A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft attached, rolls out of the hangar at NASA Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX NASA and SpaceX got together on Friday and scrutinized the Crew Dragon Demo-1 mission to determine if it’s truly ready to launch to the International Space Station in March. So far, so good.The result of the flight readiness reviews is that NASA is confirming the targeted launch time of 11:48 p.m. Pacific on Friday, Mar. 1 (2:48 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, Mar. 2) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The capsule will ride to space on a Falcon 9 rocket.Crew Dragon won’t have any humans on board for this initial test flight, but it will carry supplies and equipment to the ISS. The mission was previously delayed several times.The Crew Dragon is part of the NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which involves SpaceX and Boeing developing spacecraft capable of taking astronauts to orbit from US soil. NASA has been paying for rides to the ISS on Russian Soyuz spacecraft since the space shuttle program ended in 2011.center_img 0 SpaceX readies Crew Dragon Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship NASA, SpaceX look ready to finally launch Crew Dragon capsule to ISS SpaceX’s Crew Dragon suffers third straight setback NASA Space SpaceXlast_img read more

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore EditorThere are thousands of people in Baltimore, many of them among the most disenfranchised communities of the city, who dread this week because they will have to bid farewell to Chief Melvin Russell, a man who embodied the term “public servant” as a member of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), for 39 years.Russell, the former chief of the Community Collaboration Division and a deputy commissioner, will officially step down from his posts on April 24, the first day sweeping changes to the BPD are scheduled to begin; much of the restructuring is aimed at BPD command staff, which Russell was a part of.However, there is a massive celebration planned in honor of Russell that will take place in front of City Hall on the 25th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Allegedly, the send off for Russell is being spearheaded by new Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. Several members of the BPD command staff will also reportedly be in attendance to honor Russell and his work, which some argue has been transcendent in many communities.Several influential members of Baltimore’s clergy allegedly pushed hard to make sure Russell, an ordained minister and an elder at New Beginnings Ministries, under Pastor Terry Love, was feted properly and publicly.“The clergy of the city has been working with Chief Russell for many years, even before the Freddie Gray incident…we’ve worked with Russell for many, many years, building relationships between the community and the police department,” said Bishop Angel Nunez, senior pastor of the Bilingual Christian Church of Baltimore. Although Nunez will not reveal specifics of the confidential meeting between Baltimore clergy members and Commissioner Harrison (who is also an ordained minister), Nunez did suggest that Russell will continue to serve the city he loves.“In my mind I think there are other avenues we need to approach to make sure that there is not a loss,” Nunez said. “We are excited for what the future is to bring. I will not elaborate at this moment, but we are in expectation of a better police department … and our beloved chief will be involved one way or another.”last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Twenty five officers of eight constituted state services will be sent for in-service training programme on Public FinanceManagement.Out of the two phases in the training, the domestic leg of the training will be held in Haryana, while the foreign leg in Singapore.The eight state services include West Bengal Revenue Service, West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service, West Bengal Food and Supplies Service, West Bengal Employment Service, West Bengal Co-operative Service, West Bengal Labour Service, West Bengal Information and Cultural Service and West Bengal Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeForest Service.The domestic leg of the training programme will be held at OP Jindal Global University in Haryana. It will be held from November 19 to 23.Meanhwile, the second part of the training that will take place in Singapore will be held at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy where the officers will undergo training from November 26 to 30.The officers will be leaving Kolkata on November 18 and return only after their training programme in Singapore.All the expenses in connection with the training, logistics, accomodation, airfare, etc for both the domestic and foreign legs of the training programme will be borne by the state government.The head of offices of all the respective state services have been requested to release the officers for the training from November 18 toDecember 2.last_img read more

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 1 min read January 31, 2014 Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Box, the online storage startup that counts Dropbox among its rivals, has secretly filed for its initial public offering, according to reports.Box, which is run by 29-year-old Aaron Levie and valued at more than $1 billion, raised more than $100 million in 2012. It’s since taken cash from several major banks to underwrite its IPO. The company could be looking to raise about $500 million in going public, Quartz reported.Related: Why Box’s Co-founder Turned Down a $550 Million Offer That Would Have Made Him ‘Phenomenally Wealthy’ At 26Under a new law, companies that earn less than $1 billion in revenue a year are allowed to file their IPO drafts with the Securities and Exchange Commission in secret. Box told Quartz it has nothing new to share at this time.Earlier this month, competitor Dropbox closed a $250 million funding round at a $10 billion valuation, fueling ongoing rumors that the company is positioning itself to go public.Related: Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billionlast_img read more