NASA astronaut Anne McClain speaks out about allfemale spacewalk change

first_img 23 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Anne McClain during a spacewalk on the ISS on March 22. NASA Excitement turned to disappointment this week when NASA announced it had to shuffle astronaut assignments, scrubbing what would have been the first all-female spacewalk in history. The reason: There wouldn’t be enough medium-sized spacesuit torsos available in time for the Friday event.NASA astronaut Anne McClain, who just completed her first spacewalk at the International Space Station on March 22, spoke out in defense of the decision on Wednesday, saying it was based on her recommendation. “Leaders must make tough calls, and I am fortunate to work with a team who trusts my judgement. We must never accept a risk that can instead be mitigated,” McClain tweeted. “Safety of the crew and execution of the mission come first.” This decision was based on my recommendation. Leaders must make tough calls, and I am fortunate to work with a team who trusts my judgement. We must never accept a risk that can instead be mitigated. Safety of the crew and execution of the mission come first. https://t.co/VU9QNaHHlK— Anne McClain (@AstroAnnimal) March 27, 2019 NASA Space NASA’s wildest rides: Extreme vehicles for Earth and beyond SpaceX: Watch Crew Dragon capsule dock at ISS for the… Commentcenter_img Tags 1 NASA astronaut Christina Koch and McClain were originally slated to head out into the vacuum of space together to continue work on a project to upgrade the batteries for the station’s solar power system. Now Koch and NASA’s Nick Hague are set to share work duties outside the ISS on Friday.McClain made the call after her first spacewalk when she decided she would be more comfortable in a medium suit rather than a large. It takes time to properly prep a spacesuit and only one medium suit was ready to go, so Koch will wear it on Friday. A third spacewalk scheduled for April 8 is tentatively set for McClain and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. McClain had one more tweeted message for people who are bummed about the spacewalk adjustments: “Tune in — history is made every day up here!” 1:50 Sci-Tech Share your voicelast_img read more

Journalist Jahangir on life support

first_imgMuhammad JahangiMuhammad Jahangir, a journalist and executive director of Centre for Development Communication, was put on life support at a hospital in the city on Monday.He has been suffering from cancer and put on life support at Asgar Ali Hospital in the city, said Tanbirul Islam, assistant general manager of Yunus Centre.Jahangir is the editor of Monthly BINODAN, a magazine for the adolescent, being published since February 1998.He also teaches journalism at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). He also works as a part time teacher at University of Development Alternative (UODA).He Joined The Daily Dainik Bangla as university correspondent in 1970 and was promoted to staff reporter two years later. He later joined the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).Jahangir is the former Dhaka Correspondent of Daily ‘Aazkal’ of Kolkata.He was also involved with two TV channels.Jahangir is also a member of Bangla Academy, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, National Press Club, and Rotary Club, among others.last_img read more

Cardinals Host Lipscomb on Wednesday Night

first_img Game Program GAME 10Date: Dec. 12, 2018Time: 7:00 p.m.Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court, Louisville, Ky. (22,000) (136-21 in 9th year)Television: ACC Regional Sports Networks/ Fox Sports South in Louisville – Wes Durham, play-by-play; Mike Gminski, analyst.Radio: WHAS (840 AM) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Bob Valvano, analyst (XM channel 193, Internet 955)Only Previous Meeting: UofL 45, Lipscomb 32 (Feb. 8, 1936 in Nashville, Tenn.)Officials: Roger Ayers, Bert Smith, Tony HendersonNext UofL Game: Dec. 15 vs. Kent State, KFC Yum! Center, 4:05 p.m. ET (Regional Sports Networks/Fox Sports South in Louisville) Louisville, ranked 19th in the NCAA Men’s Basketball NET ratings through games of Dec. 9, plays its first of five straight at home in the KFC Yum! Center as the Cardinals face the Lipscomb Bisons on Wednesday. In its final non-conference road game of the season, Louisville fell 68-67 at Indiana last Saturday. Jordan Nwora totaled career highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds while Christen Cunningham added a season-high matching 16 points and three assists. The Cardinals led for more than 30 minutes of the game and held a 58-57 lead with 1:37 remaining. UofL made 11 three-pointers, committed just nine turnovers and held a 36-33 rebounding edge, but shot 38.3 percent from the field for the game. Louisville has a 78-5 record against nonconference opponents in the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals have won 34 of their last 36 home games against non-conference opponents. Louisville has made 22 more free throws (199-of-260, .765) than its opponents have attempted (126-of-177). Louisville is fourth in the nation in free throw attempts per field goal attempts (260/502, 51.8 percent) and is third in the nation with 27.1 percent of its points coming from free throws. UofL is 23rd in the nation in free throw percentage. Jordan Nwora has scored in double digits in eight of nine games this season, averaging 17.8 points per game (sixth in the ACC). He produced career highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds, his fifth game with 20 or more points and his sixth game with seven or more rebounds. UofL has scored over 80 points in six of its nine games and rank 51st in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 81.7 points per game. Louisville has a 39-8 record during the month of December over the last six years. Nearly half of Louisville’s points this year have come from its bench (35.1 points per game). The Cards’ bench produced a season-low 13 points in its last game at Indiana. Louisville’s 2019 signing class is ranked as the best in the nation by ESPN.com, third by Rivals.com and fourth by 247sports.com. All six individuals are ranked highly among the nation’s prospects, including five of the six among ESPN’s top 100. The impressive signing class includes Aidan Igiehon, David Johnson, Josh Nickelberry, Quinn Slazinski, Samuell Williamson and Jae’Lyn Withers.Print Friendly Version CARD FILES The Cardinals are very balanced on the offensive end, with six players averaging over eight points.  Sophomore Jordan Nwora leads the Cardinals in in scoring and rebounding with 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.  Steven Enoch ranks second on the team, averaging 9.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.   Ryan McMahon averages 9.2 points a game while Christen Cunningham averages 8.3 points per game. Dwayne Sutton rounds out the top scorers with 8.0 points per game. Louisville won its only previous meeting against Lipscomb 45-32 on Feb. 8, 1936 in Nashville. Forward Paul Doll led UofL with 12 points in the game, played in the Cardinals’ 23rd season of competiton. When the teams play Wednesday, it will have been 30,258 days since the teams last met, which is the longest gap in UofL history. The previous record was 23,681 days between games against William & Mary on Jan. 14, 1952, and Nov. 14, 2016. Live Stats Lipscomb (7-2) has won five of its last six games, including a 107-81 home victory over Navy last Sunday. Lipscomb is ranked seventh in the Dec. 3 CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25. ACC Network Watch Link Story Links Senior forward Rob Marberry is the Bison’s top scorer, averaging 16.9 points. Senior forward Eli Pepper is the top rebounder (7.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg). Garrison Mathews has been effective from three-point range and the free throw line (41-of-45 free throws, .911; 17 three-pointers), averaging 16.7 points. Louisville Game Notes last_img read more