Daily Archives: June 20, 2021

Earth emerges from shadow in Nasa time lapse of astronauts installing solar panels


Guardian News

Published on Jun 20, 2021

French and American astronauts have completed a six-hour spacewalk as they installed new solar panels to boost power supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). In time lapse footage taken at 10x speed, Earth pulls into frame as astronauts float outside the station on Sunday 20 June as they begin the 19-metre panels, which will power daily operations and the research and science projects carried out on the ISS. The panels are expected to have a 15-year lifespan.

Schumer to Biden: “You can cancel student loan debt with a flick of a pen”


The Hill

Published on Jun 20, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined Senator Elizabeth Warren, Alyssa Milano, and organizers to call on President Biden o cancel student loan debt by executive action.

Astronauts Pesquet, Kimbrough tackle ISS solar panel work in new spacewalk


FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jun 20, 2021

French #astronaut Thomas #Pesquet and his American colleague Shane #Kimbrough completed a six-hour spacewalk Sunday as they installed new solar panels to boost power supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said. The astronauts started Sunday’s spacewalk picking up where they left off Wednesday, when a string of problems prevented them from unrolling the high-tech solar panel.

Will This Make Critical Race Theory Critics Cry?


Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Jun 20, 2021

Fox News lied to you about Critical Race Theory and the truth could make conservatives cry.

Thom Hartmann reveals the truth about Critical Race Theory and exposed what Critical Race Theory really is!

Blast off: China launches first crewed mission to Tiangong space station

CNA – Jun 16, 2021

A Long March-2F rocket carrying three astronauts has blasted off from the Gobi desert for China’s Tiangong space station. This is China’s first crewed mission in nearly five years and the astronauts will spend three months in the space station. READ: https://cna.asia/2S3y9UN

Half a million Covid deaths in Brazil as calls grow for President to be impeached – BBC News


BBC News – Jun 20, 2021

Brazil has now recorded more than half a million coronavirus deaths, making it only the second country, after the US, to pass that figure. More than 2,000 people each day have been dying of Covid. It’s led to protests over President Bolsonaro’s approach and calls for him to be removed from office. Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Angus Crawford.

China’s trillion dollar plan for world domination


BEME News

Through the One Belt, One Road Initiative, China has promised trillions of dollars to dozens of countries across the world. Lou explains that it’s all consistent with China’s ambition to be the most powerful player on the world stage.

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What is the Belt and Road initiative? | CNBC Explains


CNBC International

The Belt and Road initiative is China’s foreign policy initiative, but what do we know about this giant plan so far? CNBC’s Xin En Lee finds out how the plan is developing.

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What You Need To Know About The Delta Variant of Covid-19


MSNBC

Published on Jun 20, 2021

A new, highly transmissible strain of Covid is emerging across the United States, and it’s particularly dangerous for the young and unvaccinated. Dr. Uché Blackstock joins American Voices with Alicia Menendez to share how to protect yourself against the Delta variant.

ISS astronauts make second spacewalk to install powerful solar panels

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Astronauts working on the International Space Station have made their second attempt in a week at installing powerful new solar arrays.