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SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit with 2 Americans

The SpaceX Falcon 9, with Dragon crew capsule on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A, Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch on Saturday, May 30. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts will blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company.

Associated Press

May 30, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil for the first...

M87 black hole photo a first-of-its-kind scientific milestone

This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by the Event Horizon Telescope project, shows a black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

April 15, 2019

It’s a revelation that has all but confirmed Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity at extremely strong gravitational scales and provided the first direct visual proof of a striking cosmological phenomenon. The April 10 announcement that scientists had created the first-ever image of a black hole — in ...

DePaul beefs up science in liberal studies program

Grant Myatt

January 25, 2015

Starting this fall, the degree progress reports of new students at DePaul will look slightly different. For incoming freshmen and transfer students, there will be a new requirement under the Scientific Inquiry learning domain called Science as a Way of Knowing (SWK). Read More »...

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