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UK PM May says Russia must release Ukrainian vessels and crew

UK PM May says Russia must release Ukrainian vessels and crewRussia must release the Ukrainian boats and sailors it captured on Sunday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that Britain would continue to push for “appropriate sanctions.” Russia opened fire on the three Ukrainian vessels and then seized them and their crew on Sunday near Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. “This is part of a pattern of Russian behavior. “We have always been at the forefront in the EU of calling for sanctions on Russia in relation to its behavior,” she added.



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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Scheduled For First Test Flight In January

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Scheduled For First Test Flight In JanuaryNASA has officially set the date for the first test flight of SpaceX’s new generation Crew Dragon capsule. Dubbed DM-1, the first demonstration mission of the Crew Dragon astronaut pod is scheduled to take place in less than two months and will lift off on January 7, NASA announced yesterday. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the first test flight of the Crew Dragon will be an unmanned trip to the International Space Station (ISS).



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Argentinian submarine wreck found a year after going missing with 44 crew members on board

Argentinian submarine wreck found a year after going missing with 44 crew members on boardA submarine that disappeared a year ago with 44 crew members on board has been found around 800m deep in waters off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentine Patagonia. The ARA San Juan, an Argentine Navy vessel, was travelling to the coastal city of Mar del Plata on 15 November 2017 when contact with those on board was lost. Crew members only had a seven day supply of air when the San Juan disappeared.



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'We trust our rocket', crew says ahead of first space launch since failure

'We trust our rocket', crew says ahead of first space launch since failureA U.S. astronaut said on Thursday she had full confidence in the safety of the Russian-made Soyuz rocket that will blast a three-person crew into space next month in the first such launch since a rocket failure. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and U.S. and Canadian astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques are due to embark for the International Space Station on Dec. 3 after a similar launch on Oct. 11 ended in an emergency landing. Two minutes into that launch, a rocket failure forced Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and U.S. astronaut Nick Hague to abort their mission and hurtle back to Earth in a capsule that landed in the Kazakh steppe.



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Indonesia says situation facing crew of doomed Lion Air jet not in flight manual

Indonesia says situation facing crew of doomed Lion Air jet not in flight manualThe comments shed further light on the areas under scrutiny as investigators prepare to publish their preliminary report on Nov. 28 or 29, one month after the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX dived into the Java Sea, killing all 189 on board. Now the investigation’s focus appears to be expanding to the clarity of U.S.-approved procedures to help pilots prevent the 737 MAX over-reacting to such a data loss, and methods for training them. Dennis Tajer, a 737 captain and spokesman for Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents American Airlines Group Inc pilots, said his union was informed after the crash about a new system Boeing had installed on 737 MAX jets that could command the plane’s nose down in certain situations to prevent a stall.



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International Space Station crew has enough supplies for at least six months: Russian official

International Space Station crew has enough supplies for at least six months: Russian officialThe crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has enough fuel, oxygen, water, and food to last at least six months, Vladimir Solovyov, flight director of the Russian segment of the ISS, was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday. Russia has temporarily suspended all manned space launches after two astronauts made a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday due to the failure of the Soyuz rocket carrying them to the orbital ISS. “There are enough reserves on the ISS which provide the living environment.



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Rocket bound for ISS fails, crew survives emergency landing

Rocket bound for ISS fails, crew survives emergency landingAn American and a Russian bound for the International Space Station were forced to make an emergency landing when their Soyuz rocket failed shortly after blast-off on Thursday, in a major setback for Russia’s space industry. Astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin were rescued without injuries in Kazakhstan. Russian investigators said they were launching a criminal probe into the accident, the first such incident on a manned flight in the country’s post-Soviet history.



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Plane misses runway and crash lands in Pacific lagoon – all passengers and crew survive

Plane misses runway and crash lands in Pacific lagoon - all passengers and crew surviveAll of the passengers and crew survived the crash landing of a plane in a Pacific lagoon. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia on Friday morning. Striking footage from the scene shows people being rescued in boats from the half-submerged plane, in images reminiscent of the 2009 crash-landing in New York City known as the "Miracle on the Hudson." The airline said in a brief statement everybody on board the Boeing 737 plane was able to safely evacuate, and the airline was making all efforts to ensure the ongoing safety of the passengers and meet their immediate needs. The airline did not immediately say how many people were on boardthe plane, where it was traveling from, or what caused the crash. Local news reports indicated between 40 and 50 people were aboard. Air Niugini said everyone on board was safely rescued Credit: Akang San/Reuters Air Niugini is the national airline of Papua New Guinea and has been in operation since 1973. The fleet includes Boeing 767 and 737 jets for international routes, according to the airline, as well as Fokker F-100 aircraft, Q400 and Dash 8 aircraft for challenging local terrain. Micronesia, located north of Australia and east of the Philippines, is home to just over 100,000 people. Passengers are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane that crashed in the waters in Weno Credit: James Yaingeluo/Reuters It has close ties with the US under an agreement known as a compact of free association. In 2009, both engines on a US Airways jet failed after striking a flock of geese during takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport. Pilots Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles safely landed their powerless plane on the Hudson River. 



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Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger

Space station reports 'leak', crew not in dangerThe International Space Station crew on Thursday was repairing a small “leak” most likely caused by a collision with a small meteorite, the head of the Russian space agency said, adding the incident presented no danger. “Overnight and in the morning there was an abnormal situation — a pressure drop, an oxygen leak at the station,” Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. NASA confirmed the problem, saying it consisted of a “minute pressure leak” and that the crew was repairing it.



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NASA Detects Small Leak on the ISS – and the Russian Crew Is Fixing It With Rags and Junk

NASA Detects Small Leak on the ISS – and the Russian Crew Is Fixing It With Rags and JunkThe depressurization did not pose an immediate threat to astronauts, NASA said



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