Topic: Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, October 18th, 2019, at 1:55pm CDT, Expedition 61 NASA Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir concluded their spacewalk, the first with only women. During the 7-hour, 17-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts completed the replacement a failed power charging component, also known as a battery charge-discharge unit (BCDU), on the International Space Station.
The BCDU regulates the charge to the batteries that collect and distribute solar power to the orbiting lab’s systems. Mission control activated the newly installed BCDU and reported it is operating properly.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019 CR-V vehicles. The owner’s guide provides incorrectly describes when the “Passenger Airbag Off” indicator should illuminate.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Thursday, October 17th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in announcing sanctions legislation against Turkey. Senator Blackburn gave this statement following the announcement of a negotiated ceasefire.
“Without reservation, I lend my wholehearted support to this bipartisan, comprehensive sanctions legislation that holds Turkey, its leadership, and its military accountable for its atrocities,” said Senator Blackburn.
Washington, D.C. – Last night, Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, U.S. President Donald J. Trump sent a delegation of senior American officials—including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien—to Ankara to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan face-to-face.
And just hours ago, the Administration was able to deliver a major announcement.
Washington, D.C. – When NASA astronauts are hours away from launching on Artemis missions to the Moon, they’ll put on a brightly colored orange spacesuit called the Orion Crew Survival System (OCSS) suit. It is designed for a custom fit and equipped with safety technology and mobility features to help protect astronauts on launch day, in emergency situations, high-risk parts of missions near the Moon, and during the high-speed return to Earth.
Many missions require two spacesuits – one worn outside a spacecraft during spacewalks that is designed as a self-contained personal spaceship, and another worn inside a spacecraft during high-risk parts of a mission, such as inside Orion during launch and reentry through Earth’s atmosphere.
Washington, D.C. – In the photo below, Amy Ross, a spacesuit engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, left, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, second from left, watch as Kristine Davis, a spacesuit engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, wearing a ground prototype of NASA’s new Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU), and Dustin Gohmert, Orion Crew Survival Systems Project Manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, wearing the Orion Crew Survival System suit, right, wave after being introduced by the administrator, Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
Washington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor this evening to congratulate the singers and songwriters who have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year: Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Ray Stevens, and Jerry Bradley.
To watch the Senator’s remarks click below or Here.
Remarks As Prepared
Thank you, Madam President.
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, October 18th, 2019, U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivered a major announcement on progress regarding trade negotiations with China—one that spells out big wins ahead for American workers and for our terrific farming community.
President Trump: America and China come to a substantial “phase one deal.”
After meeting with China’s Vice Premier at the White House, President Trump announced that terms have been reached in principle over some of the most important issues facing American businesses.
Tampa, FL – AAA says despite an unseasonal spike in demand, according to the Energy Information Admiration’s (EIA) latest data sets, gas prices are decreasing for the majority of motorists across the country as crude oil prices (WTI) remain under $54.00/bbl.
Today, the national average gas price is $2.63, which is two cents less than last week and 26 cents cheaper than last year, but six-cents more expensive than last month.
Washington, D.C. – At first glance, NASA’s new spacesuit that will be worn on Artemis missions might look like the suits that astronauts use for spacewalks outside the International Space Station today.
However, 21st century moonwalkers will be able to accomplish much more complex tasks than their predecessors, thanks to strides in technological advances that started even before the Apollo program.
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