Musk to Visit SpaceX Launchpad After Mission Aborts, Delays | Top News

(Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said he will visit his space company’s Florida rocket facilities this week to investigate the cause of recent launch aborts and delays that have held up a busy mission schedule for the company’s workhorse Falcon 9 rocket.

The space company last week halted two back-to-back Falcon 9 missions – one packed with 60 SpaceX Starlink satellites and the other carrying a GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force – over technical issues detected less than 30 seconds before planned liftoff from a launchpad in Florida. 

SpaceX postponed the Starlink launch to Monday morning, but bad weather forced another delay.

“We’re doing a broad review of launch site, propulsion, structures, avionics, range & regulatory constraints this weekend,” Musk tweeted early Saturday after SpaceX called off the launch for the GPS satellite two seconds before liftoff. “I will also be at the Cape next week

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Make Your Next Pumpkin Patch Visit A Math And Science Field Trip

ACROSS AMERICA — There’s a contest for everything, and pumpkins are no exception. You may be rightfully proud of that enormous pumpkin in your patch, but unless it weighs upward of 2,500 pounds, you’re not flirting with any kind of record.

Turning this year’s pumpkin patch visit on its end — and let’s face it, everything about 2020 is upended — why not give the kids in your coronavirus pandemic classroom a field trip?

Oodles of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — lessons are possible while trudging around the hills of pumpkins.

Teach them a little about pi — not pumpkin pie, but the mathematical formula to calculate the circumference of a circle — or how to convert pounds to kilograms.

The largest pumpkin ever recorded in the United States was grown by Steve Geddes. The pumpkin that the Boscawen, New Hampshire, man grew in 2018 tipped the

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Science and innovation: 11 groundbreaking places to visit in the UK | The power of firsts

Iron Bridge
In a town hailed as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the Iron Bridge is a magnificent symbol of its history. The first bridge in the world constructed from iron and now a Unesco world heritage site, its impressive arch stretches over the River Severn below.
Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7JP

55 Broadway
It may seem relatively dinky compared with some of today’s towers, but thanks to its construction method of stone encasing a steel frame, this grade I art deco building overlooking St James’s Park became London’s first skyscraper in 1921. Don’t miss the sculptures that adorn the exterior.
Westminster, London, SW1H 0BD

Cragside
Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong’s Northumberland home – now a National Trust property – is full of gadgets that were ahead of their time, including fire alarm buttons and an early dishwasher. But it is most notable for being the first house in the

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