Tristen MacDonald

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SpaceX launches used supply ship on used rocket for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX has launched a used supply ship on a used rocket to the International Space Station.<p>The Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday, hoisting a Dragon capsule full of food, experiments and other station goods for NASA.<p>The Dragon and its …

Space Exploration

5 Things You Should Never, Ever Count on While Flying

You know what you can count on when you fly today? Reliable transportation that is usually the quickest way to get from Point A to Point B.<p>That's the …

Flying

Prince George Squeals With Delight Upon Meeting Bilby Named After Him

Call it a meeting of the adorable minds.<p>Prince George met a bilby named after him while visiting the Taronga Zoo in Sydney today with his parents, …

Prince William

Everest avalanche: Search for missing guides abandoned

<b>The search for three Sherpa guides, missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed 13 of their colleagues, has been called off.</b><p>The avalanche struck on Friday in an area just above Everest base camp at 5,800m (19,000ft).<p>The guides had climbed up the slope early that morning to fix ropes for …

Mountaineering

The Value of a Sherpa Life

On April 18, at about 6:30 a.m. local time, an avalanche swept down off the west shoulder of Everest and killed 16 climbers. To anybody who’s familiar with Everest climbing, it should come as no surprise that all of the men were Sherpa porters. Sherpas are Everest's workforce—the literal backbone …

Mountaineering