The Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued seven flood alerts and 16 flood warnings while the UK's Met Office issued a yellow warning of rain for parts of north Wales, northern England and southern Scotland. The town of Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire was particularly badly flooded, with shops and cars submerged in water. In Lancashire, the Fire and Rescue Service said it had been called out to around 350 incidents and rescued 50 people during the floods on Boxing Day, with a ll its ...
The company has been trying to land the first stage successfully to try to make space flight cheaper and more attainable to anyone interested. However, according to the engineer, the "real test" is if the rocket stage can be successfully re-used for later launches.
Elsewhere in the region where the weather had calmed, dozens of people faced Christmas having lost their homes and possessions. (Deangelo McDaniel/The Decatur Daily via AP). "I think everyone understands now the gravity of what happened", Anita Foster, spokeswoman for American Red Cross of North Texas, said on WFAA television.
With peak figures of 7.1 million, the two-hour long episode of Julian Fellowes' drama just pipped the Strictly Christmas special, won by Harry Judd, which was the BBC's most-watched show of the day with a peak of seven million viewers and an average of 6.5 million.
Leading Edge Aerospace manufactures the tooling to produce the booster's landing legs, which allow the rocket to land safely back on Earth. "Welcome back, baby!", Musk said in a celebratory tweet . We already showed you incredible photos and videos of this remarkable achievement, but now it's time to watch the feat from a different angle. The SpaceX rocket is faster and more complex, meaning it was a bit harder to pull off than Blur Origin's test, but it's still huge.
The first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket reached the same height, around 62 miles, that the New Shepard rocket did. Secondly, on reentering the first stage through Earth's atmosphere and conducting precision landings on an autonomous spaceport drone ship at sea, and then eventually it lands.