SpaceX Dragon en route back to Earth, splashdown expected near Pensacola, Florida

first_imgiStock/ilbuscaBy: EMILY SHAPIRO, GINA SUNSERI and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(PENSACOLA, Fla.) — The first NASA-SpaceX astronauts are en route back to Earth, with the Crew Dragon capsule expected to splashdown near Pensacola, Florida, at 2:48 p.m. ET.The weather conditions appear “great” for the splashdown, tweeted NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.Crew Dragon Endeavour’s deorbit burn began at 1:56 p.m. and was completed at about 2:13 p.m. ET. As the capsule nears Earth, there will be a communications blackout lasting about six minutes.Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, who left Earth on May 30, undocked from the International Space Station at about 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.Stakes are high as the astronauts only have 48 hours of oxygen in their capsule after undocking.A recovery boat with several dozen crew members, including NASA flight surgeons, is waiting in the Gulf of Mexico.Once the astronauts reach the port in Pensacola, they will board the NASA Gulfstream and head to Houston for a ceremony at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base.Behnken said Friday he was most excited to see his family and his 6-year-old son, saying, “He’s changed a lot in the couple of months that we’ve been up here.”On Sunday morning Hurley and Behnken woke up to a message from their children who were all excited for their return.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

SUB consults students, anticipates spring

first_imgSenior Kaitlyn Keelin, executive director of the Student Union Board (SUB), said the group strongly emphasized consulting students to determine the organization’s offerings this semester. “We’ve been focusing on getting more student input and collecting a lot of data so that we can plan events that students want to see on campus,” Keelin said. SUB’s most-attended event of the semester was Comedy on the Quad, in which comedian Jim Gaffigan drew approximately 4,000 students to his performance on South Quad, Keelin said. She said other popular SUB events included a presentation by “Breaking Bad” star R.J. Mitte, a Legends stand-up comedy performance by SNL’s Nasim Pedrad and a Legends concert featuring Eric Hutchinson. Keelin said SUB’s biggest challenge was a lack of participation in the Purdue Ticket Lottery. She said SUB purchased the tickets from the Athletic Department at face value last spring, so they lost out when reduced-price tickets became widely available from other sources, such as StubHub. The final SUB event of the semester, Stress Relievers, will take place Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room and the ballroom of the LaFortune Student Center, Keelin said. The event will feature free food, energy drinks and massages, she said. Keelin said the spring semester will feature several large-scale events, including the Collegiate Jazz Festival, the Notre Dame Literary Festival, the Holy Half, The SUB Concert and AnTostal week.  Next semester, SUB will also distribute frequent moviegoer passes that enable students who regularly attend SUB movies to earn free admission, Keelin said.  Keelin said the spring’s kick-off event will be a fireside talk and a networking reception with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Grade: B+ SUB brought some interesting acts to campus so far, but the money they lost in the Purdue Ticket Lottery may affect next semester’s programming. Contact Christian Myers at [email protected]last_img read more

No. 5 Argonauts Rebound With Shutout Over Tigers

first_img March 28, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – One day after their 10-match winning streak came to an end against top-ranked BYU-Hawaii, fifth-ranked West Florida was back in action on Wednesday. West Florida (13-5, 4-1 GSC) returned to Gulf South Conference action with a 7-0 shutout of West Alabama (3-9, 1-6 GSC) at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.West Florida only lost two games in sweeping the doubles competition. The Argonauts were equally as impressive in singles, only losing six games in the four singles matches that were completed.West Florida will return to the courts on Friday against 11th ranked Georgia College and State University. The match will begin at 9 a.m.RESULTS#1 Singles: #4 Suzana Cavalcante (UWF) def. Adanys Clerch (UWA), 6-0, 6-1#2 Singles: Mandy Septoe (UWF) vs. Amy Cole (UWA), Did not finish#3 Singles: #35 Renata Mattos (UWF) def. Amy Frazier (UWA), 6-1, 6-1#4 Singles: Paola Arevalo (UWF) def. Rama Siby (UWA), 6-0, 6-2#5 Singles: Cristina Mardones (UWF) vs. Rachel Hardaway (UWA), Did not finish#6 Singles: Tatiana Rodrigues (UWF) def. Amanda Morgan (UWA), 6-0, 6-1#1 Doubles: #14 P. Arevalo/S. Cavalcante (UWF) def. A. Clerch/A. Cole (UWA), 8-1#2 Doubles: M. Septoe/T. Rodrigues (UWF) def. A. Frazier/R. Siby (UWA), 8-0#3 Doubles: Anne Claire Beard/C. Mardones (UWF) def. R. Hardaway/A. Morgan (UWA), 8-1<>Print Friendly Version No. 5 Argonauts Rebound With Shutout Over Tigers Sharelast_img read more

Ask the Mayor — May 1, 2019 — “Logan’s Law”

first_imgOur “Ask the Mayor” topic on May 1, 2019 was “Logan’s Law”, a bill unanimously passed by the Iowa Legislature that allows those purchasing hunting and fishing licenses to declare they want to be organ, tissue and skin donors. Among those heard on the program are House Minority Leader Todd Prichard (D-Charles City), and Wendy Luft, the mother of Logan Luft, who died after an ATV accident in July 2017. Logan family donated five major organs.last_img