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Russia’s 2020 satellite launch program hit by production shutdown: Roscosmos
Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Friday that it needs to adjust its 2020 launch program due to a halt in satellite production in Europe amid the coronavirus outbreak. Roscosmos head, Dmitry Rogozin, will hold several meetings on Friday and Saturday to discuss the adjustments via video, the agency said in a statement.
Musk & # 39; s SpaceX wins NASA award for delivery of planned moon space station
NASA chose a new space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Friday to transport cargo and supplies to the service’s planned lunar space station, a critical building block for its plans to build a permanent post on the moon and future missions to Mars build. SpaceX will receive part of a $ 7 billion NASA contract to use its largest rocket, Falcon Heavy, to send a new “Dragon XL” spacecraft to the Lunar Gateway, an outpost that NASA plans to build to orbit the moon sometime in the next ten years.
& # 39; Navajo warrior & # 39; dinosaur was a real fighter, with a scar to prove it
Scientists have unearthed fossils from a formidable feathered dinosaur in northwestern New Mexico, a fast and agile predator that could chase smaller prey or swarm larger prey 67 million years ago. And judging by a telltale scar on one of its menacing sickle-shaped claws, this Cretaceous dinosaur also fought with others of its own kind.
(With input from agencies.)
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