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CGTN America 24 Jul 2020

Former rocket scientist on China's first sole mission to Mars


Former rocket scientist Keith Cowing talked about China's successful launch in its first independent mission to Mars.

CGTN's Gerald Tan discusses China's UN peacekeeping mission with Qinduo Xu, Senior Fellow with the Pangoal Institution and Host of CGTN's Dialogue Weekend.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and leadership from NASA and SpaceX discuss the upcoming SpaceX Crew-1 mission, which will be the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station. Astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are targeted to launch on Oct. 31 at 2:40 a.m. EDT aboard the Crew Dragon from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Hilary Swank has transformed herself to play a transgender man in "Boys Don't Cry" and a boxer in "Million Dollar Baby," so when it came time to play an astronaut in the upcoming Netflix series "Away," the Oscar winner welcomed the challenge. It wasn't always easy. Swank discovered the spacesuit made her claustrophic. (Aug. 30)
Priscilla Presley, the wife of late great singer Elvis Presley, is on a mission to save this dog from being euthanized. The dog's name is Sheba, and she's been in the San Bernardino Animal Shelter for the past year. She was deemed dangerous after she attacked a small dog. "She's never bitten one person," Presley said, and yet the dog is only allowed one visitor, her 80-year-old owner Pepe Sanchez. Thanks to Presley, the 11-year-old German Shepherd has been given a stay of execution.

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