Dragon Snared by Stations ‘Star Trek’ Crewmate, Delivers Science for 1 Year Mission

“There’s coffee in that nebula”… ehm, I mean… in that #Dragon. ISS Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency in Star Trek uniform as Dragon arrives at the International Space Station on April 17, 2015. Credit: NASA

Following the flawless blastoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster and Dragon cargo ship on Tuesday, April 17, the resupply vessel arrived at the International Space Station today, April 17, and was successful snared by the outposts resident ‘Star Trek’ crewmate, Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, donning her futuristic outfit from the famed TV show near and dear to space fans throughout the known galaxy!(…)
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Construction Of Thirty Meter Telescope On Hawaii Mountain Is Delayed Again

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige says a nonprofit company planning to build one of the world’s biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction.

This is the second time the Thirty Meter Telescope has extended a moratorium on building at the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest peak on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Ige didn’t say when construction would resume. He says further announcements about the construction schedule would come from the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Ige said in a statement Friday he’s used the time since the moratorium began on April 7 to listen and learn about Mauna Kea.

The company suspended building after law enforcement arrested protesters for blocking the road to the summit and refusing to leave the construction site.

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