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    Thanks To Putin, Space Travel Is About American Prestige Again
    Sep17

    Thanks To Putin, Space Travel Is About American Prestige Again

    On Tuesday afternoon, NASA administrator Charlie Bolden announced that SpaceX and Boeing would be testing a manned spacecraft by the end of the year, a vehicle capable of delivering humans to the International Space Station or any other point within low-earth orbit. SpaceX’s Dragon 2, or Boeing’s CST-100, would be the first...

    Canadians won’t know cost of Ukraine mission until 2015
    Sep17

    Canadians won’t know cost of Ukraine mission until 2015

    Taxpayers will have to wait until next year before they find out how much Canada’s military contribution to deal with the crisis in Ukraine is costing them. Figures will not be available until the end of March, 2105, almost a year after the first military units were sent overseas, according to the Canadian Forces. Even estimates of what it...

    Ukrainian Parliament Member Tossed In Trash Bin By Angry Protesters [VIDEO]
    Sep17

    Ukrainian Parliament Member Tossed In Trash Bin By Angry Protesters [VIDEO]

    A Ukrainian member of the Verkhovna Rada, or Parliament, was thrown into a garbage bin Tuesday by angry protesters upset about his connections to former President Viktor Yanukovych. Vitaliy Zhuravskiy is a deputy in the Rada and a member of Yanukovych’s Party of Regions. The Rada approved a bill Tuesday that would throw out all of...

    Watch: Ukrainian protesters toss unpopular MP into dumpster
    Sep16

    Watch: Ukrainian protesters toss unpopular MP into dumpster

    A Ukrainian member of parliament was tossed into a dumpster Tuesday in Kyiv. Videos of the incident shows Vitaly Zhuravsky, a former cabinet minister in the government of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, walking past protesters outside parliament when he is seized by members of the crowd and tossed into a metal trash bin. According to NBC...

    Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine
    Sep16

    Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    Liliya Menasheva Sadovski and Kim Boruchovitch were among 19 couples wed in Jewish ceremonies in Dnepropetrovsk’s Menora Center, Sept. 14, 2014. (Courtesy of the Jewish Community of Dnepropetrovsk) (JTA) — The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples. Most of the couples that wed...

    LIVE: NASA Announces Boeing, SpaceX As Winners Of Commercial Crew Shuttling Contracts
    Sep16

    LIVE: NASA Announces Boeing, SpaceX As Winners Of Commercial Crew Shuttling Contracts

    Watch the announcement live here at 4pm EST: Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream At 4 p.m. ET today, NASA announced the winners of the contract for its Commercial Crew program, in a teleconference with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders, and Astronaut...

    Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
    Sep16

    Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging picture of a new Ukraine, where a determined pivot toward...

    Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer
    Sep16

    Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer

    Syria, Ukraine, Gaza, Iraq, ISIS, Ebola—the list of this past summer’s disasters is long. But buried among the tragic headlines and breaking news are other events that attracted less attention but could be just as consequential for global affairs. Here are five to watch. 1) The fall of oil prices. Over the summer oil prices dropped to the...

    Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, autonomy and amnesty for rebels
    Sep16

    Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, autonomy and amnesty for rebels

    Ukrainian lawmakers Tuesday endorsed an association agreement with the European Union, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that possibility has ignited with Russia. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    These Are The 3 Commercial Space Capsules Competing For A NASA Contract Worth Billions
    Sep16

    These Are The 3 Commercial Space Capsules Competing For A NASA Contract Worth Billions

    At 4 p.m. ET today, NASA will announce the winner of the contract for its Commercial Crew program. Worth billions, the contract is not only lucrative but historic, as whoever receives it will play a pivotal role in the future of manned space travel, by establishing what will essentially be a taxi service to and from low-Earth orbit and...