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Alisson, the best goalkeeper in the world (Photo: Photo: Getty Images – Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

The best goalkeeper in the world is not a guy with many refinements. Simplifies your actions under the beams, when getting dressed and also in conversation. But when asked about his fame as a muse, Alisson Becker does not deny: “I think I am beautiful”.

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Between youth and professional categories, the goalkeeper spent 13 years wearing the Internacional shirt until he reached the Brazilian national team. From then on, his star began to shine more intensely. It didn’t take long and, in 2016, he packed his bags for his first experience at a European club, Roma. There, his goalkeeping coach called him “Messi do goal” . Character that was not just in the comparison. The striker was relevant in his last (and brilliant) season for Liverpool and the Brazilian national team.

It was the first game of the Champions League semifinal. The place was the Camp Nou and the opponent, the almighty Barcelona, ​​governed by his shirt number 10, one of the biggest names in the history of football. From the intermediate, Messi takes a foul at the angle, with no chances for the Brazilian goalkeeper. The English club lost by a resounding 3-0 and would have to work a miracle to qualify for the final.

Alisson in action for Liverpool FC (Photo: Getty Images)

Alisson in action for Liverpool FC (Photo: Getty Images)

Well, Liverpool applied 4-0 at home, passed the stage and Alisson would have his first great final of the year to compete. Messi’s goal fell behind with the English team’s title against Tottenham. After the celebrations, another big challenge would come this season: the Copa America.

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The competition held in Brazil was surrounded by a (large) ghost, the 7v1. Tite’s team campaign didn’t start so well, but the team progressed until facing Argentina in the semifinals on the same stage as the rout suffered by Germany. In this game, the referee calls a midfield foul for the opposing team. That same guy from the semifinal of the League took the ball to hit, but unlike that occasion, Alisson fit the ball (and perfectly) in the collection: “This is the beauty of football, because you can redeem yourself right away”, says the goalkeeper in an exclusive interview with GQ Brasil. Shirt 1 made something very complicated easy: “I always tried to make it as simple as possible on the field and that doesn’t detract from the beauty of the defense. Sometimes a fitted defense is much prettier than a stretched one,” says the archer.

Would you put this defense in a frame, Alisson? “Absolutely! For the moment, for having been with the national team’s shirt and for being a defense that represents my style”, he reveals.

The defense in the frame (Photo: Photo: Getty Images - Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

The defense in the frame (Photo: Photo: Getty Images – Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

Brazil qualified, went to the final and beat Peru at Maracanã. Another title in 2019 for the goalkeeper. The personal consecration came in September, when Alisson was chosen as the number one jersey for the world team at the FIFA award: “In football, we live everything in such an intense way that for me it doesn’t even seem like I’ve been playing professionally for a short time. it was my sixth season as a professional and being able to win the Champions as a young man is still not very common for a Brazilian goalkeeper. It’s a great honor,” he says.

Anyone who thinks the Liverpool player will stop there is wrong: “I feel fulfilled but not satisfied,” he says. “When we conquer big things and play at something level in teams that fight for titles, you want more. There’s no way. Having won the Champions and also an expression title with the national team only causes me an effect of working harder to win for both teams”.

Alison with Eared, Champions League trophy (Photo: Photo: Getty Images - Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

Alisson with Eared, Champions League trophy (Photo: Photo: Getty Images – Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

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Taking advantage of this relationship and also a moment of great discussions about coaches here, Alisson gives her opinion on the matter: “I believe that we cannot compare Brazilian football with European football. Starting with the point that the big clubs in Brazil have a completely different financial reality compared to Europeans,” he says.

The national team’s goalkeeper views Brazilian coaches with good eyes: “Brazil has great coaches”. But he also talks about counterpoints: “Some stopped in time in terms of methodology and progress. I also think that the immediacy culture of Brazilian football ends up getting in the way a lot. We see clubs hiring coaches and firing them two months later. It’s a big deal. incoherence”.

Alisson couldn’t help but talk about her commander at the English club. A great and charismatic character who had a great contribution in winning the Liverpool Champions League: “(Jürgen) Klopp is an outstanding coach. Here he is a manager, he has the club’s key. So he orders the release and arrest ( laughs)”, he jokes. “What he does is not for everyone. He is very active in all sectors and he does it very well.

About his coach in the national team, Alisson made a parallel with his experience abroad: “He (Tite) and Klopp have a lot of similarities. They have a polite relationship with the athlete. In addition to his capacity as a coach, Tite is a winning coach for Corinthians and sought knowledge abroad. He arrived in the selection for merit, results and work. He believes a lot in his methodology, is very convinced in what he sees as best for his team,” he says.

Alisson was instrumental in the Brazilian team's Copa América campaign (Photo: Photo: Getty Images - Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

Alisson was instrumental in the Brazilian team’s Copa América campaign (Photo: Photo: Getty Images – Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

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Returning to the past, Alisson reveals that he will always be a fanatical fan of Internacional: “I have a special affection for the club and I am very grateful for everything Inter has done in my life. I will always be a fan wherever I am.”

His nickname as Messi from the goal everyone already knows. The fact that he’s the hot keeper too. It’s a heartthrob fame that starts at home: “My wife, mother and daughter think I’m beautiful.” So he concludes: “I think I’m beautiful, man!”

Despite her good looks, Alisson reveals that she doesn’t take much care to keep her: “Sometimes we like to dress up, put on different clothes to please our wife. In these situations, I throw wax on my hair, but I don’t have much vanity. For example, I really trim my beard – and it also depends a lot on my mood to do it (laughs)”, he says.

When opening his wardrobe, the goalkeeper does not find such different options for dressing – and this is by choice: “To go out, I wear jeans, a basic shirt and a blazer. This is my most tidy outfit. A not be when we have to receive an important award then we care more (laughs)”. He even confesses that there are people who don’t like this style very much: “When I go shopping with my wife – which is rare, she even gets a little mad at me because she looks at some ‘different’ and stylish clothes and I always choose the basic”.

Simplicity passes through your hobbies too. Alisson is a homebody and enjoys enjoying her family: wife Natalia, daughter Helena, 2 years old and newborn Matteo: “I like being at home, playing my guitar, making my chimarrão and also my barbecue”. When he goes out, the archer likes to enjoy programs with his children: “Whenever I can, I take them to a mall or to playgrounds.”

Alisson received the affection of her family via videoconference after Liverpool's Champions League title (Photo: Getty Images)

Alisson received the affection of her family via videoconference after Liverpool’s Champions League title (Photo: Getty Images)

Finally, Dani Alves became the subject of conversation. And Alisson says he really is different: “A person who has a great joy in life, he contaminates the environment. I learn a lot from him.” Even after winning 40 football titles, the goalkeeper says: “He is a person who always seeks to grow at all times and is humble enough to do that.” Asked if our Good Crazy and cover of the GQ October has a nickname, the partner reveals: “Look, not on my part. But surely Dani draws a lot of attention for his extravagance (laughs)”, he concludes.

Alisson and Dani Alves were highlights of the Brazilian national team at Copa América along with Everton Cebolinha (Photo: Getty Images)

Alisson and Dani Alves were highlights of the Brazilian national team at Copa América along with Everton Cebolinha (Photo: Getty Images)

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Alisson, the best goalkeeper in the world (Photo: Photo: Getty Images – Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

The best goalkeeper in the world is not a guy with many refinements. Simplifies your actions under the beams, when getting dressed and also in conversation. But when asked about his fame as a muse, Alisson Becker does not deny: “I think I am beautiful”.

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Between youth and professional categories, the goalkeeper spent 13 years wearing the Internacional shirt until he reached the Brazilian national team. From then on, his star began to shine more intensely. It didn’t take long and, in 2016, he packed his bags for his first experience at a European club, Roma. There, his goalkeeping coach called him “Messi do goal” . Character that was not just in the comparison. The striker was relevant in his last (and brilliant) season for Liverpool and the Brazilian national team.

It was the first game of the Champions League semifinal. The place was the Camp Nou and the opponent, the almighty Barcelona, ​​governed by his shirt number 10, one of the biggest names in the history of football. From the intermediate, Messi takes a foul at the angle, with no chances for the Brazilian goalkeeper. The English club lost by a resounding 3-0 and would have to work a miracle to qualify for the final.

Alisson in action for Liverpool FC (Photo: Getty Images)

Alisson in action for Liverpool FC (Photo: Getty Images)

Well, Liverpool applied 4-0 at home, passed the stage and Alisson would have his first great final of the year to compete. Messi’s goal fell behind with the English team’s title against Tottenham. After the celebrations, another big challenge would come this season: the Copa America.

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The competition held in Brazil was surrounded by a (large) ghost, the 7v1. Tite’s team campaign didn’t start so well, but the team progressed until facing Argentina in the semifinals on the same stage as the rout suffered by Germany. In this game, the referee calls a midfield foul for the opposing team. That same guy from the semifinal of the League took the ball to hit, but unlike that occasion, Alisson fit the ball (and perfectly) in the collection: “This is the beauty of football, because you can redeem yourself right away”, says the goalkeeper in an exclusive interview with GQ Brasil. Shirt 1 made something very complicated easy: “I always tried to make it as simple as possible on the field and that doesn’t detract from the beauty of the defense. Sometimes a fitted defense is much prettier than a stretched one,” says the archer.

Would you put this defense in a frame, Alisson? “Absolutely! For the moment, for having been with the national team’s shirt and for being a defense that represents my style”, he reveals.

The defense in the frame (Photo: Photo: Getty Images - Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

The defense in the frame (Photo: Photo: Getty Images – Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

Brazil qualified, went to the final and beat Peru at Maracanã. Another title in 2019 for the goalkeeper. The personal consecration came in September, when Alisson was chosen as the number one jersey for the world team at the FIFA award: “In football, we live everything in such an intense way that for me it doesn’t even seem like I’ve been playing professionally for a short time. it was my sixth season as a professional and being able to win the Champions as a young man is still not very common for a Brazilian goalkeeper. It’s a great honor,” he says.

Anyone who thinks the Liverpool player will stop there is wrong: “I feel fulfilled but not satisfied,” he says. “When we conquer big things and play at something level in teams that fight for titles, you want more. There’s no way. Having won the Champions and also an expression title with the national team only causes me an effect of working harder to win for both teams”.

Alison with Eared, Champions League trophy (Photo: Photo: Getty Images - Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

Alisson with Eared, Champions League trophy (Photo: Photo: Getty Images – Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

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Taking advantage of this relationship and also a moment of great discussions about coaches here, Alisson gives her opinion on the matter: “I believe that we cannot compare Brazilian football with European football. Starting with the point that the big clubs in Brazil have a completely different financial reality compared to Europeans,” he says.

The national team’s goalkeeper views Brazilian coaches with good eyes: “Brazil has great coaches”. But he also talks about counterpoints: “Some stopped in time in terms of methodology and progress. I also think that the immediacy culture of Brazilian football ends up getting in the way a lot. We see clubs hiring coaches and firing them two months later. It’s a big deal. incoherence”.

Alisson couldn’t help but talk about her commander at the English club. A great and charismatic character who had a great contribution in winning the Liverpool Champions League: “(Jürgen) Klopp is an outstanding coach. Here he is a manager, he has the club’s key. So he orders the release and arrest ( laughs)”, he jokes. “What he does is not for everyone. He is very active in all sectors and he does it very well.

About his coach in the national team, Alisson made a parallel with his experience abroad: “He (Tite) and Klopp have a lot of similarities. They have a polite relationship with the athlete. In addition to his capacity as a coach, Tite is a winning coach for Corinthians and sought knowledge abroad. He arrived in the selection for merit, results and work. He believes a lot in his methodology, is very convinced in what he sees as best for his team,” he says.

Alisson was instrumental in the Brazilian team's Copa América campaign (Photo: Photo: Getty Images - Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

Alisson was instrumental in the Brazilian team’s Copa América campaign (Photo: Photo: Getty Images – Illustration: Victor Amirabile)

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Returning to the past, Alisson reveals that he will always be a fanatical fan of Internacional: “I have a special affection for the club and I am very grateful for everything Inter has done in my life. I will always be a fan wherever I am.”

His nickname as Messi from the goal everyone already knows. The fact that he’s the hot keeper too. It’s a heartthrob fame that starts at home: “My wife, mother and daughter think I’m beautiful.” So he concludes: “I think I’m beautiful, man!”

Despite her good looks, Alisson reveals that she doesn’t take much care to keep her: “Sometimes we like to dress up, put on different clothes to please our wife. In these situations, I throw wax on my hair, but I don’t have much vanity. For example, I really trim my beard – and it also depends a lot on my mood to do it (laughs)”, he says.

When opening his wardrobe, the goalkeeper does not find such different options for dressing – and this is by choice: “To go out, I wear jeans, a basic shirt and a blazer. This is my most tidy outfit. A not be when we have to receive an important award then we care more (laughs)”. He even confesses that there are people who don’t like this style very much: “When I go shopping with my wife – which is rare, she even gets a little mad at me because she looks at some ‘different’ and stylish clothes and I always choose the basic”.

Simplicity passes through your hobbies too. Alisson is a homebody and enjoys enjoying her family: wife Natalia, daughter Helena, 2 years old and newborn Matteo: “I like being at home, playing my guitar, making my chimarrão and also my barbecue”. When he goes out, the archer likes to enjoy programs with his children: “Whenever I can, I take them to a mall or to playgrounds.”

Alisson received the affection of her family via videoconference after Liverpool's Champions League title (Photo: Getty Images)

Alisson received the affection of her family via videoconference after Liverpool’s Champions League title (Photo: Getty Images)

Finally, Dani Alves became the subject of conversation. And Alisson says he really is different: “A person who has a great joy in life, he contaminates the environment. I learn a lot from him.” Even after winning 40 football titles, the goalkeeper says: “He is a person who always seeks to grow at all times and is humble enough to do that.” Asked if our Good Crazy and cover of the GQ October has a nickname, the partner reveals: “Look, not on my part. But surely Dani draws a lot of attention for his extravagance (laughs)”, he concludes.

Alisson and Dani Alves were highlights of the Brazilian national team at Copa América along with Everton Cebolinha (Photo: Getty Images)

Alisson and Dani Alves were highlights of the Brazilian national team at Copa América along with Everton Cebolinha (Photo: Getty Images)

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In Karelian memory, we had never seen such fires. Koudama is a small Russian village nestled on the shores of Lake Siamozero, 130 km east of the border with Finland. On July 17, Vita Tchiornaya had to deal with a fire that was heading straight for her house. This young professional sportswoman, who trains a hundred sled dogs, immediately sounded the alarm in the village. “Initially, the firefighters had only one truck available. So we notified the logging companies working in the area. Men rushed into the woods with their bulldozers to dig a fire trench “, the volunteers held the front line for seventy-two hours, day and night, with buckets of water and backpacks fitted with small spears. The fire stopped 1 kilometer from the village as the inhabitants prepared to evacuate.

Three kilometers further, the same situation: the flames came to lick the wooden walls of the few inhabited houses in the small village of Rouga. Nina, a grandmother who came to spend the summer in her dacha, sent her grandchildren home. “We thought for a moment that we should escape by the lake! “, she says from her garden. “The fire kept changing direction, then it started to burn the cemetery and approach the houses. But the firefighters arrived with dozens of volunteers, they cleared the path and installed nozzles. You would have seen all these kids, it was impressive ”, she is moved.

As everywhere in the region, no one had prepared for the arrival of fires of this magnitude. Nina admits it: “Nothing is cleaned in the village, the tall grasses reach the house, we will have to think about all that for the future. “” It’s simple, this weather is not ours, Life spears. Normally Karelia never exceeds 30 degrees, the region is humid. This summer, experts tell us it will take three days of heavy rain to put everything out. “ In a few weeks, more than 15,000 hectares of forest disappeared under the region’s fires.

The Kremlin’s position has evolved

Since those three hellish days “During which the fire moved like a train”, a camp was quite naturally formed. On the one hand, around forty soldiers sent to support the state of emergency declared in the region. On the other hand, forest guards and fire specialists have established a HQ. All meet at the edge of the lake, where the volunteers have installed a military stove. Vera, the village’s grandmother, cooks several hundred meals there a day, supported by the peeling of potatoes by a soldier. “Usually, our small fires are quickly extinguished, this is the first time that we have faced such a disaster”, she slips between two bowls.

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In Karelian memory, we had never seen such fires. Koudama is a small Russian village nestled on the shores of Lake Siamozero, 130 km east of the border with Finland. On July 17, Vita Tchiornaya had to deal with a fire that was heading straight for her house. This young professional sportswoman, who trains a hundred sled dogs, immediately sounded the alarm in the village. “Initially, the firefighters had only one truck available. So we notified the logging companies working in the area. Men rushed into the woods with their bulldozers to dig a fire trench “, the volunteers held the front line for seventy-two hours, day and night, with buckets of water and backpacks fitted with small spears. The fire stopped 1 kilometer from the village as the inhabitants prepared to evacuate.

Three kilometers further, the same situation: the flames came to lick the wooden walls of the few inhabited houses in the small village of Rouga. Nina, a grandmother who came to spend the summer in her dacha, sent her grandchildren home. “We thought for a moment that we should escape by the lake! “, she says from her garden. “The fire kept changing direction, then it started to burn the cemetery and approach the houses. But the firefighters arrived with dozens of volunteers, they cleared the path and installed nozzles. You would have seen all these kids, it was impressive ”, she is moved.

As everywhere in the region, no one had prepared for the arrival of fires of this magnitude. Nina admits it: “Nothing is cleaned in the village, the tall grasses reach the house, we will have to think about all that for the future. “” It’s simple, this weather is not ours, Life spears. Normally Karelia never exceeds 30 degrees, the region is humid. This summer, experts tell us it will take three days of heavy rain to put everything out. “ In a few weeks, more than 15,000 hectares of forest disappeared under the region’s fires.

The Kremlin’s position has evolved

Since those three hellish days “During which the fire moved like a train”, a camp was quite naturally formed. On the one hand, around forty soldiers sent to support the state of emergency declared in the region. On the other hand, forest guards and fire specialists have established a HQ. All meet at the edge of the lake, where the volunteers have installed a military stove. Vera, the village’s grandmother, cooks several hundred meals there a day, supported by the peeling of potatoes by a soldier. “Usually, our small fires are quickly extinguished, this is the first time that we have faced such a disaster”, she slips between two bowls.

You have 58.78% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

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A police officer was killed on Tuesday, August 4, in an attack a few meters from the Pentagon, which was briefly placed on alert, according to the building police. Employees of the US Department of Defense were called by loudspeaker to stay inside the structure at around 10:40 a.m. (4:40 p.m. GMT) after several gunshots were heard at the bus station near the famous building south of the capital Washington, Virginia.

The state of alert was lifted at around 12:10 p.m. but the exits of the metro station and the bus station, both of which are a few meters from one of the Pentagon’s entrances but are accessible to the public. , remain closed until further notice.

“Pentagon Protection Force deplores tragic loss of Pentagon police officer killed in incident this morning at Pentagon bus station”, said in a statement this civilian unit which ensures the protection of the building. According to a defense ministry official who requested anonymity, the police officer died of stab wounds and his assailant was shot and killed.

“The incident is over, the area is secure, and most importantly, our community is no longer threatened”, commented to the press the chief of this force, Woodrow Kusse.

An ongoing investigation

The Pentagon remained very discreet about the circumstances of the incident, refusing for several hours to confirm the death of the police officer while several elected officials from Virginia tweeted their condolences. “I am terribly saddened by the death of a Pentagon policeman, who was killed this morning in an insane act of violence”, thus tweeted Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner.

Local television channels showed in the afternoon dozens of police gathered in front of the Washington hospital where the officer had been transferred, to pay tribute to him. Emergency Services in Arlington, the town where the Pentagon is located, home of the Department of Defense and U.S. Army Command, said “Several patients” had been taken care of on site.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who was not in the building at the time of the incident, ordered the Pentagon flags to be lowered at half mast to pay tribute to the slain policeman. “This policeman died in the line of duty, protecting the tens of thousands of people who work in the Pentagon daily or visit it”Austin said in a statement, simply stating that the officer was dead “From the wounds inflicted this morning”.

He pointed out that an investigation was underway to “Determine the circumstances of the incident”. “We must let this investigation take its course without intervening or indulging in speculation”, he added.

Mr. Austin and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley were at the White House for a weekly meeting with President Joe Biden.

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A police officer was killed on Tuesday, August 4, in an attack a few meters from the Pentagon, which was briefly placed on alert, according to the building police. Employees of the US Department of Defense were called by loudspeaker to stay inside the structure at around 10:40 a.m. (4:40 p.m. GMT) after several gunshots were heard at the bus station near the famous building south of the capital Washington, Virginia.

The state of alert was lifted at around 12:10 p.m. but the exits of the metro station and the bus station, both of which are a few meters from one of the Pentagon’s entrances but are accessible to the public. , remain closed until further notice.

“Pentagon Protection Force deplores tragic loss of Pentagon police officer killed in incident this morning at Pentagon bus station”, said in a statement this civilian unit which ensures the protection of the building. According to a defense ministry official who requested anonymity, the police officer died of stab wounds and his assailant was shot and killed.

“The incident is over, the area is secure, and most importantly, our community is no longer threatened”, commented to the press the chief of this force, Woodrow Kusse.

An ongoing investigation

The Pentagon remained very discreet about the circumstances of the incident, refusing for several hours to confirm the death of the police officer while several elected officials from Virginia tweeted their condolences. “I am terribly saddened by the death of a Pentagon policeman, who was killed this morning in an insane act of violence”, thus tweeted Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner.

Local television channels showed in the afternoon dozens of police gathered in front of the Washington hospital where the officer had been transferred, to pay tribute to him. Emergency Services in Arlington, the town where the Pentagon is located, home of the Department of Defense and U.S. Army Command, said “Several patients” had been taken care of on site.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who was not in the building at the time of the incident, ordered the Pentagon flags to be lowered at half mast to pay tribute to the slain policeman. “This policeman died in the line of duty, protecting the tens of thousands of people who work in the Pentagon daily or visit it”Austin said in a statement, simply stating that the officer was dead “From the wounds inflicted this morning”.

He pointed out that an investigation was underway to “Determine the circumstances of the incident”. “We must let this investigation take its course without intervening or indulging in speculation”, he added.

Mr. Austin and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley were at the White House for a weekly meeting with President Joe Biden.

The World with AFP

) [3] => Array ( [title] => RwandAir signs a partnership agreement with Qatar Airways [link] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/rwandair-signs-a-partnership-agreement-with-qatar-airways/ [comments] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/rwandair-signs-a-partnership-agreement-with-qatar-airways/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Ashlee Holt ) [pubdate] => Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:54:54 +0000 [category] => MagazineagreementAirwayspartnershipQatarRwandAirsigns [guid] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/rwandair-signs-a-partnership-agreement-with-qatar-airways/ [description] => RwandAir, represented in Italy by TAL Aviation Italy, announces a new partnership with Qatar Airways through their hubs in Kigali and Doha. As part of the strategic partnership, the extensive interline agreement will give customers access to both airlines’ networks, providing a seamless travel experience and improved customer service of frequent flyer programs. Customers can … [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

RwandAir, represented in Italy by TAL Aviation Italy, announces a new partnership with Qatar Airways through their hubs in Kigali and Doha.

As part of the strategic partnership, the extensive interline agreement will give customers access to both airlines’ networks, providing a seamless travel experience and improved customer service of frequent flyer programs. Customers can choose from over 160 destinations in both airlines’ combined networks, which are seamlessly connected via their main hubs.

Yvonne Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, said: «We are very excited to open more world to our customers through the new interline agreement with Qatar Airways. Delivering an excellent customer experience is critical to us and we know that any traveler flying with Qatar Airways or RwandAir, as part of the deal, will continue to receive the same unrivaled level of service they are accustomed to from both airlines. ” .

This latest collaboration comes on the heels of the airline’s recent loyalty partnership announcement, giving RwandAir Dream Miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club loyalty members access to each other’s destinations with the opportunity to “earn and burn” points across their networks. of reciprocal routes.

“This partnership consolidates our commitment to providing travelers with the widest choice of destinations, while providing a seamless, high-quality travel experience, which is the goal of Qatar Airways and RwandAir,” said Akbar Al. -Baker, managing director of the Qatar Airways group -. Africa is an extremely important market for us and this latest partnership will help support the recovery of international air travel and offer unrivaled connectivity to and from a number of new African destinations. “

RwandAir operates services throughout Africa and to long-haul destinations including London Heathrow, from its hub based in Kigali. It was also the first African airline to receive the highest Diamond status score for Covid prevention measures, the highest level achievable by Apex health safety, powered by SimpliFlying.

The airline’s customers will be able to transit through Doha’s Hamad International Airport, the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to receive a Covid-19 Skytrax 5-Star airport security rating, to access Qatar Airways destinations on every continent, from Paris to Washington, from Delhi to Hong Kong and many others.

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RwandAir, represented in Italy by TAL Aviation Italy, announces a new partnership with Qatar Airways through their hubs in Kigali and Doha.

As part of the strategic partnership, the extensive interline agreement will give customers access to both airlines’ networks, providing a seamless travel experience and improved customer service of frequent flyer programs. Customers can choose from over 160 destinations in both airlines’ combined networks, which are seamlessly connected via their main hubs.

Yvonne Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, said: «We are very excited to open more world to our customers through the new interline agreement with Qatar Airways. Delivering an excellent customer experience is critical to us and we know that any traveler flying with Qatar Airways or RwandAir, as part of the deal, will continue to receive the same unrivaled level of service they are accustomed to from both airlines. ” .

This latest collaboration comes on the heels of the airline’s recent loyalty partnership announcement, giving RwandAir Dream Miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club loyalty members access to each other’s destinations with the opportunity to “earn and burn” points across their networks. of reciprocal routes.

“This partnership consolidates our commitment to providing travelers with the widest choice of destinations, while providing a seamless, high-quality travel experience, which is the goal of Qatar Airways and RwandAir,” said Akbar Al. -Baker, managing director of the Qatar Airways group -. Africa is an extremely important market for us and this latest partnership will help support the recovery of international air travel and offer unrivaled connectivity to and from a number of new African destinations. “

RwandAir operates services throughout Africa and to long-haul destinations including London Heathrow, from its hub based in Kigali. It was also the first African airline to receive the highest Diamond status score for Covid prevention measures, the highest level achievable by Apex health safety, powered by SimpliFlying.

The airline’s customers will be able to transit through Doha’s Hamad International Airport, the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to receive a Covid-19 Skytrax 5-Star airport security rating, to access Qatar Airways destinations on every continent, from Paris to Washington, from Delhi to Hong Kong and many others.

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) [4] => Array ( [title] => Olympics, Tamberi: ‘I have achieved my greatest goal of a lifetime’ [link] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/olympics-tamberi-i-have-achieved-my-greatest-goal-of-a-lifetime/ [comments] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/olympics-tamberi-i-have-achieved-my-greatest-goal-of-a-lifetime/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Sam ) [pubdate] => Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:52:32 +0000 [category] => Sportachievedgianmarco tamberigoalgreatestItalylifetimeOlympic GamesOlympicsTamberitokyo 2020 [guid] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/olympics-tamberi-i-have-achieved-my-greatest-goal-of-a-lifetime/ [description] => The day consigned to history is the August 1, 2021, a legendary date for Italian sport. Thanks to the double gold won by Marcell Jacobs in the 100 meters and from Gianmarco Tamberi, who climbed to the top step of the podium together with his friend Mutaz Barshim. The measure of 2.37 meters gave the … [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The day consigned to history is the August 1, 2021, a legendary date for Italian sport. Thanks to the double gold won by Marcell Jacobs in the 100 meters and from Gianmarco Tamberi, who climbed to the top step of the podium together with his friend Mutaz Barshim. The measure of 2.37 meters gave the most precious medal in the high jump to ‘Gimbo’, still incredulous for the feat: “Although it is an Olympic gold, you don’t realize what you did in that moment. “I still realized. I look at the gold medal and I shudder. I didn’t go to sleep because I’m afraid of waking up, I haven’t slept a wink yet! “. Funny the anecdote told by the 29-year-old Italian, a great NBA fan:”Never in my life would I have ever thought that Danilo Gallinari would ask me to take a picture. For me it means a lot to see my idols, too Ivan Zaytsev. He is now a friend, but he is an athlete that I respect in a crazy way with his competitive trance. It was an inspiration to me, like Gregorio Paltrinieri: I spent over an hour with him. Seeing him cry with joy for one of my races, after his has gone badly… These are emotions that I will remember for a lifetime “.

Tamberi: “I knew it was my final”

deepening



Tamberi and Jacobs d’oro: the photos of the award ceremony

Inevitable reflection on the injury on the platform in Monte Carlo that cost him the Olympics in Rio in 2016: “What happens to us we cannot decide, we can decide how we react to things and that makes a difference“. And again:” This trying to be positive and seeing not the fear of the race, but the dream, where maybe you can’t even think of arriving, is what makes impossible things achieve. “‘Gimbo’ was sure to do the story, he told it himself: “I brought all the uniform with me to the podium, I already knew it would be my final. I’ve been dreaming of it for years, I’ve done too much for it not to come back to me. It was a story that needed its ending and the ending could only be that“. A successful feat that makes him legendary:” Now, for the first time in my career, I can enjoy something I’ve done. Up to now I have seen all my races as a step towards something else. This time I managed to achieve what is my greatest goal in a lifetime“.

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The day consigned to history is the August 1, 2021, a legendary date for Italian sport. Thanks to the double gold won by Marcell Jacobs in the 100 meters and from Gianmarco Tamberi, who climbed to the top step of the podium together with his friend Mutaz Barshim. The measure of 2.37 meters gave the most precious medal in the high jump to ‘Gimbo’, still incredulous for the feat: “Although it is an Olympic gold, you don’t realize what you did in that moment. “I still realized. I look at the gold medal and I shudder. I didn’t go to sleep because I’m afraid of waking up, I haven’t slept a wink yet! “. Funny the anecdote told by the 29-year-old Italian, a great NBA fan:”Never in my life would I have ever thought that Danilo Gallinari would ask me to take a picture. For me it means a lot to see my idols, too Ivan Zaytsev. He is now a friend, but he is an athlete that I respect in a crazy way with his competitive trance. It was an inspiration to me, like Gregorio Paltrinieri: I spent over an hour with him. Seeing him cry with joy for one of my races, after his has gone badly… These are emotions that I will remember for a lifetime “.

Tamberi: “I knew it was my final”

deepening



Tamberi and Jacobs d’oro: the photos of the award ceremony

Inevitable reflection on the injury on the platform in Monte Carlo that cost him the Olympics in Rio in 2016: “What happens to us we cannot decide, we can decide how we react to things and that makes a difference“. And again:” This trying to be positive and seeing not the fear of the race, but the dream, where maybe you can’t even think of arriving, is what makes impossible things achieve. “‘Gimbo’ was sure to do the story, he told it himself: “I brought all the uniform with me to the podium, I already knew it would be my final. I’ve been dreaming of it for years, I’ve done too much for it not to come back to me. It was a story that needed its ending and the ending could only be that“. A successful feat that makes him legendary:” Now, for the first time in my career, I can enjoy something I’ve done. Up to now I have seen all my races as a step towards something else. This time I managed to achieve what is my greatest goal in a lifetime“.

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) [5] => Array ( [title] => International Space Station actually spun one-and-a-half times by errant Russian module’s thrusters • The Register [link] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/international-space-station-actually-spun-one-and-a-half-times-by-errant-russian-modules-thrusters-the-register/ [comments] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/international-space-station-actually-spun-one-and-a-half-times-by-errant-russian-modules-thrusters-the-register/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Peter Paul ) [pubdate] => Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:39:45 +0000 [category] => SpaceerrantInternationalmodulesoneandahalfRegisterRussianspacespunstationthrusterstimes [guid] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/international-space-station-actually-spun-one-and-a-half-times-by-errant-russian-modules-thrusters-the-register/ [description] => The International Space Station actually spun one and a half times last week after the just-docked Russian Nauka module unexpectedly fired its thrusters. NASA earlier said the sudden and inadvertent rocket burn nudged the ISS 45 degrees out of attitude. Zebulon Scoville, a flight director working at the US space agency’s mission control in Texas … [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The International Space Station actually spun one and a half times last week after the just-docked Russian Nauka module unexpectedly fired its thrusters.

NASA earlier said the sudden and inadvertent rocket burn nudged the ISS 45 degrees out of attitude. Zebulon Scoville, a flight director working at the US space agency’s mission control in Texas at the time of the accident, today said the effects of Nauka’s engines randomly firing were greater than previously reported.

The ISS in fact rotated a total of 540 degrees from the thruster fire, and had to flip another 180 degrees to get back into the correct position, he told the New York Times. The 45-degree angle disclosed by NASA soon after the blunder – which Russia blamed on a software failure in its Nauka module – was what it was reported by the crew as their station was still moving, we’re told. The final number became apparent later.

Scoville – who wasn’t even supposed to be working that day, and was overseeing operations for a colleague tied up in meetings – stressed that the space station was not spinning out of control, and that the seven people aboard the orbiting lab were not in danger. A “spacecraft emergency” was declared, however.

“Post-event analysis showed that we experienced an approximate total change of 540 degrees in attitude,” a NASA spokesperson told The Register.

“Both values are still correct – 45 degrees was the total change at that moment in time, 540 was the total determined after the event concluded – there’s just been some interpretation issues over what that 45 represented when it was reported.”

The thrust generated by Nauka’s engines overpowered the four large spinning gyroscopes that ordinarily keep the platform steady, resulting in an undesired change in attitude at a rate of less than a degree a second. Measuring 73 metres long and 109 metres wide, and with a mass of more than 400,000 kilograms, it was a hefty vehicle to shift.

The Nauka had rendezvoused with the ISS on July 29 at 1329 UTC, and about three hours later, at 1634 UTC, its thrusters began randomly firing in an attempt to separate from the station. The ISS then fired its own thrusters, including those on an attached cargo ship, to compensate for Nauka’s thrust and ultimately correct its position.

“Yeehaw! That. Was. A. Day,” Scoville tweeted after the debacle, which lasted about an hour. Nauka was sent commands by its controllers to not only shut off its engines but also to ensure they wouldn’t unexpectedly fire again.

“The maximum rate at which the attitude change occurred was approximately half a degree a second – well within the design limits of station systems and slow enough to go unnoticed by the crew members on board,” NASA’s spokesperson added. “All preliminary analysis shows that the station remains in good shape.”

The accident delayed Boeing’s uncrewed test launch of its Starliner spacecraft, a vehicle the aerospace biz hopes will one day compete with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule to take astronauts to the ISS and back. It was planned to fly on Friday, July 30, and then pushed back to today, August 3.

That test flight, dubbed the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission, has been stalled again. It was scrubbed “due to unexpected valve position indications in the Starliner propulsion system,” according to NASA. The space agency hopes to try again on August 4 at 1657 UTC. ®

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The International Space Station actually spun one and a half times last week after the just-docked Russian Nauka module unexpectedly fired its thrusters.

NASA earlier said the sudden and inadvertent rocket burn nudged the ISS 45 degrees out of attitude. Zebulon Scoville, a flight director working at the US space agency’s mission control in Texas at the time of the accident, today said the effects of Nauka’s engines randomly firing were greater than previously reported.

The ISS in fact rotated a total of 540 degrees from the thruster fire, and had to flip another 180 degrees to get back into the correct position, he told the New York Times. The 45-degree angle disclosed by NASA soon after the blunder – which Russia blamed on a software failure in its Nauka module – was what it was reported by the crew as their station was still moving, we’re told. The final number became apparent later.

Scoville – who wasn’t even supposed to be working that day, and was overseeing operations for a colleague tied up in meetings – stressed that the space station was not spinning out of control, and that the seven people aboard the orbiting lab were not in danger. A “spacecraft emergency” was declared, however.

“Post-event analysis showed that we experienced an approximate total change of 540 degrees in attitude,” a NASA spokesperson told The Register.

“Both values are still correct – 45 degrees was the total change at that moment in time, 540 was the total determined after the event concluded – there’s just been some interpretation issues over what that 45 represented when it was reported.”

The thrust generated by Nauka’s engines overpowered the four large spinning gyroscopes that ordinarily keep the platform steady, resulting in an undesired change in attitude at a rate of less than a degree a second. Measuring 73 metres long and 109 metres wide, and with a mass of more than 400,000 kilograms, it was a hefty vehicle to shift.

The Nauka had rendezvoused with the ISS on July 29 at 1329 UTC, and about three hours later, at 1634 UTC, its thrusters began randomly firing in an attempt to separate from the station. The ISS then fired its own thrusters, including those on an attached cargo ship, to compensate for Nauka’s thrust and ultimately correct its position.

“Yeehaw! That. Was. A. Day,” Scoville tweeted after the debacle, which lasted about an hour. Nauka was sent commands by its controllers to not only shut off its engines but also to ensure they wouldn’t unexpectedly fire again.

“The maximum rate at which the attitude change occurred was approximately half a degree a second – well within the design limits of station systems and slow enough to go unnoticed by the crew members on board,” NASA’s spokesperson added. “All preliminary analysis shows that the station remains in good shape.”

The accident delayed Boeing’s uncrewed test launch of its Starliner spacecraft, a vehicle the aerospace biz hopes will one day compete with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule to take astronauts to the ISS and back. It was planned to fly on Friday, July 30, and then pushed back to today, August 3.

That test flight, dubbed the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission, has been stalled again. It was scrubbed “due to unexpected valve position indications in the Starliner propulsion system,” according to NASA. The space agency hopes to try again on August 4 at 1657 UTC. ®

) [6] => Array ( [title] => Starliner space capsule unmanned test flight to ISS delayed [link] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/starliner-space-capsule-unmanned-test-flight-to-iss-delayed/ [comments] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/starliner-space-capsule-unmanned-test-flight-to-iss-delayed/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Peter Paul ) [pubdate] => Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:20:36 +0000 [category] => SciencecapsuledelayedflightISSspaceStarlinertestUnmanned [guid] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/starliner-space-capsule-unmanned-test-flight-to-iss-delayed/ [description] => The Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral on August 3, 2021, Florida. JOE RAEDLE / AFP The flight is again postponed. Boeing announced Tuesday, August 3, delaying the unmanned test mission of its Starliner space capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) because of a problem in the propulsion system, postponing an important test for … [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The flight is again postponed. Boeing announced Tuesday, August 3, delaying the unmanned test mission of its Starliner space capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) because of a problem in the propulsion system, postponing an important test for the company, whose first attempt had failed in 2019.

The spacecraft was scheduled to launch into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 1:20 p.m. (7:20 p.m. in Paris), aboard an Atlas V rocket built by the United Launch Alliance consortium. But nearly 2 hours before launch, Boeing announced on Twitter that the flight was canceled.

According to a NASA statement, the mission was not canceled due to the capricious weather, but due to “Unexpected indications on the position of the valves of the Starliner propulsion system”, with the next possible window for launch being Wednesday at 12:57 p.m. (16:57 GMT).

“We are disappointed with today’s result, and to have to reschedule our launch of Starline”said John Vollmer, head of Boeing. “Boeing and NASA will take the time necessary to ensure the safety and integrity of our spacecraft and the achievement of our mission objectives. “

The test mission was due to take place on Friday but had to be postponed to Tuesday after a Russian science module unexpectedly activated its thrusters after docking with the ISS, changing its orientation.

Read also Russian science module Nauka docked with the ISS

No longer needing Russian rockets

After ending its own space shuttle program in 2011, NASA secured the services of Boeing and SpaceX so as to no longer need Russian rockets to reach the ISS. SpaceX has already transported no less than ten astronauts to the Space Station, including Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Also read the interview: Thomas Pesquet ready for a new takeoff into space

For its part, Boeing has fallen behind. In December 2019, during a first test flight, a software problem had caused a problem in the way the capsule had ignited its thrusters.

As a result, Starliner had not had enough fuel to reach the ISS and turned back to Earth prematurely. Subsequently, an investigation showed that the capsule had almost experienced a serious flight anomaly on entering the atmosphere. NASA called the mission « high visibility close call », a rare name reserved for flights that have come close to disaster.

Read also After a failure in space, a successful return to Earth for the Starliner capsule

Steve Stich, head of NASA’s commercial flights program, told the press last week that he was confident this time around. “We want it to go well, we expect it to go well and we have prepared as best we can”, he said. “Starliner is a great vehicle but we know how difficult it is, and it’s also a test flight so I’m sure we’ll learn something from it. “

The capsule is expected to carry more than 180 kg of equipment to the ISS and bring back more than 250, when it completes its mission in the West American desert.

The World with AFP

) [wfw] => Array ( [commentrss] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/starliner-space-capsule-unmanned-test-flight-to-iss-delayed/feed/ ) [slash] => Array ( [comments] => 0 ) [summary] => The Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral on August 3, 2021, Florida. JOE RAEDLE / AFP The flight is again postponed. Boeing announced Tuesday, August 3, delaying the unmanned test mission of its Starliner space capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) because of a problem in the propulsion system, postponing an important test for … [atom_content] =>

The flight is again postponed. Boeing announced Tuesday, August 3, delaying the unmanned test mission of its Starliner space capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) because of a problem in the propulsion system, postponing an important test for the company, whose first attempt had failed in 2019.

The spacecraft was scheduled to launch into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 1:20 p.m. (7:20 p.m. in Paris), aboard an Atlas V rocket built by the United Launch Alliance consortium. But nearly 2 hours before launch, Boeing announced on Twitter that the flight was canceled.

According to a NASA statement, the mission was not canceled due to the capricious weather, but due to “Unexpected indications on the position of the valves of the Starliner propulsion system”, with the next possible window for launch being Wednesday at 12:57 p.m. (16:57 GMT).

“We are disappointed with today’s result, and to have to reschedule our launch of Starline”said John Vollmer, head of Boeing. “Boeing and NASA will take the time necessary to ensure the safety and integrity of our spacecraft and the achievement of our mission objectives. “

The test mission was due to take place on Friday but had to be postponed to Tuesday after a Russian science module unexpectedly activated its thrusters after docking with the ISS, changing its orientation.

Read also Russian science module Nauka docked with the ISS

No longer needing Russian rockets

After ending its own space shuttle program in 2011, NASA secured the services of Boeing and SpaceX so as to no longer need Russian rockets to reach the ISS. SpaceX has already transported no less than ten astronauts to the Space Station, including Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Also read the interview: Thomas Pesquet ready for a new takeoff into space

For its part, Boeing has fallen behind. In December 2019, during a first test flight, a software problem had caused a problem in the way the capsule had ignited its thrusters.

As a result, Starliner had not had enough fuel to reach the ISS and turned back to Earth prematurely. Subsequently, an investigation showed that the capsule had almost experienced a serious flight anomaly on entering the atmosphere. NASA called the mission « high visibility close call », a rare name reserved for flights that have come close to disaster.

Read also After a failure in space, a successful return to Earth for the Starliner capsule

Steve Stich, head of NASA’s commercial flights program, told the press last week that he was confident this time around. “We want it to go well, we expect it to go well and we have prepared as best we can”, he said. “Starliner is a great vehicle but we know how difficult it is, and it’s also a test flight so I’m sure we’ll learn something from it. “

The capsule is expected to carry more than 180 kg of equipment to the ISS and bring back more than 250, when it completes its mission in the West American desert.

The World with AFP

) [7] => Array ( [title] => Lukaku, pressing Chelsea: Inter set the price at 130 million [link] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/lukaku-pressing-chelsea-inter-set-the-price-at-130-million/ [comments] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/lukaku-pressing-chelsea-inter-set-the-price-at-130-million/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Sam ) [pubdate] => Tue, 03 Aug 2021 22:50:08 +0000 [category] => SportA leagueAlonsoChelseainterLukakumillionpressingpricesettransfer market [guid] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/lukaku-pressing-chelsea-inter-set-the-price-at-130-million/ [description] => Rejected a first offer of 105 million plus Alonso, but the Blues are ready for the maxi raise to close. And even the player has now opened to the transfer If we are not on the last lap of the track, let’s say that we have entered that phase of the race in which the … [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Rejected a first offer of 105 million plus Alonso, but the Blues are ready for the maxi raise to close. And even the player has now opened to the transfer

If we are not on the last lap of the track, let’s say that we have entered that phase of the race in which the final of the Grand Prix no longer seems in question. For heaven’s sake, it can always happen that whoever is in the lead suddenly breaks the engine and goes off the road. But behold, this does not seem to be the case. Romelu Lukaku has decidedly taken the road to London, Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, where they have already taken him as soon as he is of age, then dropped out, tried to seduce again in the days of Antonio Conte and now here we are again, with an assault destined to materialize. In an operation of which everyone refuses the paternity, but in the end what matters is the result: Lukaku is now closer to Chelsea than to Inter.

The situation

The state of the art is as follows: the Blues have made an offer to Inter for 90 million pounds, at the exchange rate of 105 million euros, plus the card of Marcos Alonso, valued by the Londoners another 15: a total of 120. The refusal of the Nerazzurri company was clear, because the proposal is still far from the value that is currently given to the player. Ok, but what is the right price? Chelsea will soon, perhaps already today, formulate a new offer. Inter wants a shock proposal, they do not sell for less than 130 million euros in cash: if the new lunge approaches that figure, the deal will be closed in a short time, perhaps even by the end of this week. There is no total closure on Alonso’s card, also because Inter liked the Spaniard in the context of the chats with Chelsea for Hakimi. And absolutely there is also the willingness to talk about counterparts. But it will obviously be the cash base that will make the difference. In Lukaku, on the other hand, Abramovich’s club is ready to guarantee a fixed base salary of 12-13 million, which with the bonuses will reach 15, a figure far higher than the 8.5 he is entitled to this season in Milan. .

The positions

Who made the first move? Inter swears they don’t want to sell the player, they never had this intention. Zhang’s club would have done without more willingly than Lautaro, but concrete offers on the Argentine (apart from the exchange proposed by Arsenal with Lacazette) have not arrived and will not arrive, at least not those close to 80-90 that Marotta would like and Help. The situations linked to Sanchez, Vidal and Perisic have not been released, heavy engagements that Inter will hardly be able to get rid of from now to the end of the market. What’s more, Chelsea has now “happened”, ready to pass out given the difficulties linked to Haaland. And Lukaku? He didn’t ask to leave. With Inzaghi he had talked about the future, even at Inter he had guaranteed not to want to change his shirt, he also arrived a day earlier than expected in training camp. That said, he will certainly not be the one to refuse the Chelsea destination, which for him would represent a sort of closing the circle, as well as the possibility of still competing at the highest levels. And it is the only team, besides Real Madrid, for which he would move from Inter. To say: Zhang’s club in recent months had started some talks, through intermediaries, with Manchester City again for Lukaku, but the Belgian then decidedly refused because he was not eager to return to live in Manchester. Inzaghi’s position also deserves an emphasis. Which certainly cannot be happy with a possible sale of Romelu. And to which the company will have to guarantee, as well as substitutes at the height (we talk about it elsewhere), also the greatest possible “protection” for a task that does not appear to be simple, neither from a technical nor an environmental point of view.

Capital gain

The timings? It will not go long, also because Inter need time to identify Romelu’s replacement. Moreover, some glimpses of the negotiation should be underlined. In the economic game, the balance sheet item also has an important value. In this regard it should be remembered that two summers ago Lukaku was paid 65 million euros with 10 million bonuses and a percentage for resale to Manchester United. With the results achieved, a further 5 million bonuses were paid and the total amounted to approximately 70 million. In calculating the depreciation, however, only the basis of the transfer is taken into consideration: therefore 65 million. As a result, Lukaku’s residual “burden” is currently 39 million. In short, just touching 100 would already make a capital gain of 61 million, let alone if (as Inter asked) it reached 130 … In these calculations the tax aspect also affects. Lukaku has acquired the rights of the Growth Decree. He did not use it in 2019, but in 2020. If he goes away (as it seems) in late August he can also accrue the second year with the Italian tax regime, so the savings of 50% on taxes would be confirmed. Otherwise the club would also lose the previous year’s discount. Minutiae, for heaven’s sake, in such an important business, but which in these situations have their weight. Basically we are talking about the largest sale in economic terms in the history of Inter and the most expensive blow (at least until Kane is closed) of the entire Premier League: it is normal that the details are also evaluated.

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Rejected a first offer of 105 million plus Alonso, but the Blues are ready for the maxi raise to close. And even the player has now opened to the transfer

If we are not on the last lap of the track, let’s say that we have entered that phase of the race in which the final of the Grand Prix no longer seems in question. For heaven’s sake, it can always happen that whoever is in the lead suddenly breaks the engine and goes off the road. But behold, this does not seem to be the case. Romelu Lukaku has decidedly taken the road to London, Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, where they have already taken him as soon as he is of age, then dropped out, tried to seduce again in the days of Antonio Conte and now here we are again, with an assault destined to materialize. In an operation of which everyone refuses the paternity, but in the end what matters is the result: Lukaku is now closer to Chelsea than to Inter.

The situation

The state of the art is as follows: the Blues have made an offer to Inter for 90 million pounds, at the exchange rate of 105 million euros, plus the card of Marcos Alonso, valued by the Londoners another 15: a total of 120. The refusal of the Nerazzurri company was clear, because the proposal is still far from the value that is currently given to the player. Ok, but what is the right price? Chelsea will soon, perhaps already today, formulate a new offer. Inter wants a shock proposal, they do not sell for less than 130 million euros in cash: if the new lunge approaches that figure, the deal will be closed in a short time, perhaps even by the end of this week. There is no total closure on Alonso’s card, also because Inter liked the Spaniard in the context of the chats with Chelsea for Hakimi. And absolutely there is also the willingness to talk about counterparts. But it will obviously be the cash base that will make the difference. In Lukaku, on the other hand, Abramovich’s club is ready to guarantee a fixed base salary of 12-13 million, which with the bonuses will reach 15, a figure far higher than the 8.5 he is entitled to this season in Milan. .

The positions

Who made the first move? Inter swears they don’t want to sell the player, they never had this intention. Zhang’s club would have done without more willingly than Lautaro, but concrete offers on the Argentine (apart from the exchange proposed by Arsenal with Lacazette) have not arrived and will not arrive, at least not those close to 80-90 that Marotta would like and Help. The situations linked to Sanchez, Vidal and Perisic have not been released, heavy engagements that Inter will hardly be able to get rid of from now to the end of the market. What’s more, Chelsea has now “happened”, ready to pass out given the difficulties linked to Haaland. And Lukaku? He didn’t ask to leave. With Inzaghi he had talked about the future, even at Inter he had guaranteed not to want to change his shirt, he also arrived a day earlier than expected in training camp. That said, he will certainly not be the one to refuse the Chelsea destination, which for him would represent a sort of closing the circle, as well as the possibility of still competing at the highest levels. And it is the only team, besides Real Madrid, for which he would move from Inter. To say: Zhang’s club in recent months had started some talks, through intermediaries, with Manchester City again for Lukaku, but the Belgian then decidedly refused because he was not eager to return to live in Manchester. Inzaghi’s position also deserves an emphasis. Which certainly cannot be happy with a possible sale of Romelu. And to which the company will have to guarantee, as well as substitutes at the height (we talk about it elsewhere), also the greatest possible “protection” for a task that does not appear to be simple, neither from a technical nor an environmental point of view.

Capital gain

The timings? It will not go long, also because Inter need time to identify Romelu’s replacement. Moreover, some glimpses of the negotiation should be underlined. In the economic game, the balance sheet item also has an important value. In this regard it should be remembered that two summers ago Lukaku was paid 65 million euros with 10 million bonuses and a percentage for resale to Manchester United. With the results achieved, a further 5 million bonuses were paid and the total amounted to approximately 70 million. In calculating the depreciation, however, only the basis of the transfer is taken into consideration: therefore 65 million. As a result, Lukaku’s residual “burden” is currently 39 million. In short, just touching 100 would already make a capital gain of 61 million, let alone if (as Inter asked) it reached 130 … In these calculations the tax aspect also affects. Lukaku has acquired the rights of the Growth Decree. He did not use it in 2019, but in 2020. If he goes away (as it seems) in late August he can also accrue the second year with the Italian tax regime, so the savings of 50% on taxes would be confirmed. Otherwise the club would also lose the previous year’s discount. Minutiae, for heaven’s sake, in such an important business, but which in these situations have their weight. Basically we are talking about the largest sale in economic terms in the history of Inter and the most expensive blow (at least until Kane is closed) of the entire Premier League: it is normal that the details are also evaluated.

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) [8] => Array ( [title] => Australia’s female astronaut Kim Ellis Hayes is training with NASA before heading to space [link] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/australias-female-astronaut-kim-ellis-hayes-is-training-with-nasa-before-heading-to-space/ [comments] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/australias-female-astronaut-kim-ellis-hayes-is-training-with-nasa-before-heading-to-space/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Peter Paul ) [pubdate] => Tue, 03 Aug 2021 22:36:27 +0000 [category] => SpaceastronautAustraliaAustraliasEllisfemaleHayesheadingISSKimKim Ellis HayesNASAsciencespaceSpace travelSTEMtrainingwomen [guid] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/australias-female-astronaut-kim-ellis-hayes-is-training-with-nasa-before-heading-to-space/ [description] => I’m currently training to become Australia’s first woman astronaut. I expect to fly my first suborbital mission sometime in 2023 as a payload specialist on a commercial mission. In other words, I’ll be one of few certified crew members who can handle specialised scientific equipment aboard a suborbital spacecraft. Once we’re up there, my team … [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

I’m currently training to become Australia’s first woman astronaut.

I expect to fly my first suborbital mission sometime in 2023 as a payload specialist on a commercial mission.

In other words, I’ll be one of few certified crew members who can handle specialised scientific equipment aboard a suborbital spacecraft.

Once we’re up there, my team and I expect to conduct research on Earth’s atmosphere. It’s an opportunity I consider out of this world. But it has taken a lot of effort for this dream to be realised.

My path to space

As a female STEM and legal professional, my past jobs included working as a research scientist in mining and metals for BHP-Billiton, Rio Tinto and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) — but I always loved space.

After combining my science degree with two law degrees, I won a scholarship for the International Space University. I eventually received an Australian Government Endeavour Executive Award for a project at the NASA Kennedy Space Centre. With this, I pivoted towards a career in the space industry, and have never looked back.

The International Space University students and teaching teams in 2012, in front of the Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Centre.(

Supplied: Kim Ellis Hayes

)

I was selected as a PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) Scientist-Astronaut candidate and global ambassador for 2021. PoSSUM is a non-profit US astronautics research and education program run by the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS).

The program uses next-generation suborbital spacecraft to study the upper atmosphere and its potential role in global climate change. Generally speaking, a suborbital spaceflight is any flight that reaches an altitude higher than 80 kilometres but doesn’t escape Earth’s gravity to make it into orbit.

Anything above 80 kilometres is deemed “space” under US legislation, although some nations, including Australia, don’t agree with this and the debate about where “space” begins — also called the Kármán line — remains ongoing.

Kate Ellis Hayes with the Victorian Delegation at the International Space Trade Summit in 2019.
In 2019, Kim Ellis Hayes (third from the right) led a Victorian Trade mission for aerospace in the US. She’s pictured here in Connecticut at the International Space Trade Summit with the Victorian Delegation and Karl Rodrigues from the Australian Space Agency(

Supplied: Kim Ellis Hayes

)

Last month, commercial space tourism companies Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic completed the very first suborbital spaceflights carrying passengers, without research. This was an incredible achievement, which many have said could mark the beginning of commercial space tourism.

Preparing for every possibility

To graduate as a PoSSUM scientist-astronaut candidate, there are several academic and flight training components I must complete before I can head into space.

During academic training in 2020, I covered topics such as spaceflight physiology (what happens to the body in space), spaceflight life support, atmospheric science and spaceflight research equipment.

My flight training later this year will involve spending days with former NASA astronaut instructors and PoSSUM team scientists. On day one, we’ll begin to use the spaceflight simulator which is currently set up as the Virgin Galactic Unity 22 vehicle.

In the days that follow, we will receive high-G training, crew resource management training, high-altitude training and equipment training which will be crucial to conduct our research. We’ll learn how to operate a series of instruments to measure physical atmospheric properties.

We will also need to know our way around the spacesuits, which will be similar to those used by NASA. The famous orange suits are a life-support system for astronauts. Astronauts in orbital and suborbital spaceflights must wear them during launch, flight and return in case they have to exit the spacecraft in an emergency, or in case the spacecraft depressurises.

Students from International Space University pose in front of the Shuttle Atlantis at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre
Kim Ellis Hayes (top, third from right) with others from the International Space University, in front of the Shuttle Atlantis at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre.(

Supplied: Kim Ellis Hayes

)

We’ll need to learn how to manage unexpected events such as decompression, too. This is when the pressure inside a spacecraft or spacesuit is reduced by a leak. If pressure becomes too low, breathing oxygen can be forced out of the suit. The astronaut will then experience hypoxia (a lack of oxygen in body tissues), which can be deadly.

Or let’s say we’re not able to land where we planned to; the training will cover how to manage a water landing and a fast exit from the vehicle. We must be prepared in case one of the electrical or physical systems fails, causing a hazardous environment.

Nobody likes to imagine things going wrong, but planning for emergencies is necessary.

A ‘steep’ learning curve aboard parabolic flights

It’s likely I will complete my first research flight to space on the Virgin Galactic vehicle — but given the rate of spacecraft development, it could be another similar craft.

Entrepreneur Richard Branson in space onboard the Virgin Galactic Unity 22 vehicle
Entrepreneur Richard Branson in space onboard the Virgin Galactic Unity 22 vehicle, similar to the one Kate Ellis Hayes hopes to travel on.(

Supplied: Virgin Galactic

)

Launching aboard a spacecraft subjects the human body to a variety of forces. Learning to identify and manage changes caused by these forces is critical. On day four of training I will climb into an aerobatic aircraft with a cruise speed of 317 kilometres per hour, in which I will practise using equipment and techniques to avoid blackouts during aerobatic flight.

The final test will be a series of parabolic flights simulating microgravity aboard a different aircraft.

This is repeated 20 to 25 times during the flight to demonstrate weightlessness in space. Experiments are conducted during weightlessness.

The last day of training will involve using virtual and augmented reality to practise planning space missions. We’ll be able to work on any aspect of the training we feel is needed before our final evaluation.

If all goes to plan, I will graduate with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) qualifications as a spaceflight crew member for any space vehicle in the US (orbital and suborbital). Both my training and the work I will do aboard my first suborbital flight as a payload specialist fall within the guidelines outlined in the FAA’s advisory circular released on July 20.

If there are no further changes to the eligibility requirements or criteria, I could be nominated to receive Astronaut Wings once the mission is complete.

Why do research in space anyway?

But what’s the big deal when it comes to research in space? Well, for one, spaceflight allows researchers to observe how materials behave in the absence of gravity.

Studying how materials behave in weightless environments has proven immensely useful for scientists. For instance, studying how a virus replicates in space could help scientists develop better vaccines and treatments for diseases such as COVID-19.

Most people have heard of the International Space Station (ISS); the football-field-sized laboratory in space which constantly orbits Earth. Generally, only space agency astronauts from the US, Russia, Japan and Europe will travel to and from the ISS in various orbital spacecraft, otherwise known as rockets. Doing research on the ISS is expensive, slow and subject to long wait times.

Australian companies can benefit from research opportunities offered by suborbital flights in the US. Being able to complete human-tended research on a suborbital research flight is a much more affordable option, and is, therefore, a game-changer. It means small companies that couldn’t previously afford spaceflight can now get in the game.

It’s an honour for me to be able to train for this mission and hopefully bring the space dream closer to Australia. And by teaching space technology and law, I look forward to playing my part in advancing the next generation’s access to space.

Kim Ellis Hayes is a Senior Lecturer in Space Research and Law and in training as a Suborbital Spaceflight PoSSYM Astronaut Candidate Graduate at Swinburne University of Technology. This piece first appeared on The Conversation.

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I’m currently training to become Australia’s first woman astronaut.

I expect to fly my first suborbital mission sometime in 2023 as a payload specialist on a commercial mission.

In other words, I’ll be one of few certified crew members who can handle specialised scientific equipment aboard a suborbital spacecraft.

Once we’re up there, my team and I expect to conduct research on Earth’s atmosphere. It’s an opportunity I consider out of this world. But it has taken a lot of effort for this dream to be realised.

My path to space

As a female STEM and legal professional, my past jobs included working as a research scientist in mining and metals for BHP-Billiton, Rio Tinto and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) — but I always loved space.

After combining my science degree with two law degrees, I won a scholarship for the International Space University. I eventually received an Australian Government Endeavour Executive Award for a project at the NASA Kennedy Space Centre. With this, I pivoted towards a career in the space industry, and have never looked back.

The International Space University students and teaching teams in 2012, in front of the Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Centre.(

Supplied: Kim Ellis Hayes

)

I was selected as a PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) Scientist-Astronaut candidate and global ambassador for 2021. PoSSUM is a non-profit US astronautics research and education program run by the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS).

The program uses next-generation suborbital spacecraft to study the upper atmosphere and its potential role in global climate change. Generally speaking, a suborbital spaceflight is any flight that reaches an altitude higher than 80 kilometres but doesn’t escape Earth’s gravity to make it into orbit.

Anything above 80 kilometres is deemed “space” under US legislation, although some nations, including Australia, don’t agree with this and the debate about where “space” begins — also called the Kármán line — remains ongoing.

Kate Ellis Hayes with the Victorian Delegation at the International Space Trade Summit in 2019.
In 2019, Kim Ellis Hayes (third from the right) led a Victorian Trade mission for aerospace in the US. She’s pictured here in Connecticut at the International Space Trade Summit with the Victorian Delegation and Karl Rodrigues from the Australian Space Agency(

Supplied: Kim Ellis Hayes

)

Last month, commercial space tourism companies Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic completed the very first suborbital spaceflights carrying passengers, without research. This was an incredible achievement, which many have said could mark the beginning of commercial space tourism.

Preparing for every possibility

To graduate as a PoSSUM scientist-astronaut candidate, there are several academic and flight training components I must complete before I can head into space.

During academic training in 2020, I covered topics such as spaceflight physiology (what happens to the body in space), spaceflight life support, atmospheric science and spaceflight research equipment.

My flight training later this year will involve spending days with former NASA astronaut instructors and PoSSUM team scientists. On day one, we’ll begin to use the spaceflight simulator which is currently set up as the Virgin Galactic Unity 22 vehicle.

In the days that follow, we will receive high-G training, crew resource management training, high-altitude training and equipment training which will be crucial to conduct our research. We’ll learn how to operate a series of instruments to measure physical atmospheric properties.

We will also need to know our way around the spacesuits, which will be similar to those used by NASA. The famous orange suits are a life-support system for astronauts. Astronauts in orbital and suborbital spaceflights must wear them during launch, flight and return in case they have to exit the spacecraft in an emergency, or in case the spacecraft depressurises.

Students from International Space University pose in front of the Shuttle Atlantis at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre
Kim Ellis Hayes (top, third from right) with others from the International Space University, in front of the Shuttle Atlantis at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre.(

Supplied: Kim Ellis Hayes

)

We’ll need to learn how to manage unexpected events such as decompression, too. This is when the pressure inside a spacecraft or spacesuit is reduced by a leak. If pressure becomes too low, breathing oxygen can be forced out of the suit. The astronaut will then experience hypoxia (a lack of oxygen in body tissues), which can be deadly.

Or let’s say we’re not able to land where we planned to; the training will cover how to manage a water landing and a fast exit from the vehicle. We must be prepared in case one of the electrical or physical systems fails, causing a hazardous environment.

Nobody likes to imagine things going wrong, but planning for emergencies is necessary.

A ‘steep’ learning curve aboard parabolic flights

It’s likely I will complete my first research flight to space on the Virgin Galactic vehicle — but given the rate of spacecraft development, it could be another similar craft.

Entrepreneur Richard Branson in space onboard the Virgin Galactic Unity 22 vehicle
Entrepreneur Richard Branson in space onboard the Virgin Galactic Unity 22 vehicle, similar to the one Kate Ellis Hayes hopes to travel on.(

Supplied: Virgin Galactic

)

Launching aboard a spacecraft subjects the human body to a variety of forces. Learning to identify and manage changes caused by these forces is critical. On day four of training I will climb into an aerobatic aircraft with a cruise speed of 317 kilometres per hour, in which I will practise using equipment and techniques to avoid blackouts during aerobatic flight.

The final test will be a series of parabolic flights simulating microgravity aboard a different aircraft.

This is repeated 20 to 25 times during the flight to demonstrate weightlessness in space. Experiments are conducted during weightlessness.

The last day of training will involve using virtual and augmented reality to practise planning space missions. We’ll be able to work on any aspect of the training we feel is needed before our final evaluation.

If all goes to plan, I will graduate with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) qualifications as a spaceflight crew member for any space vehicle in the US (orbital and suborbital). Both my training and the work I will do aboard my first suborbital flight as a payload specialist fall within the guidelines outlined in the FAA’s advisory circular released on July 20.

If there are no further changes to the eligibility requirements or criteria, I could be nominated to receive Astronaut Wings once the mission is complete.

Why do research in space anyway?

But what’s the big deal when it comes to research in space? Well, for one, spaceflight allows researchers to observe how materials behave in the absence of gravity.

Studying how materials behave in weightless environments has proven immensely useful for scientists. For instance, studying how a virus replicates in space could help scientists develop better vaccines and treatments for diseases such as COVID-19.

Most people have heard of the International Space Station (ISS); the football-field-sized laboratory in space which constantly orbits Earth. Generally, only space agency astronauts from the US, Russia, Japan and Europe will travel to and from the ISS in various orbital spacecraft, otherwise known as rockets. Doing research on the ISS is expensive, slow and subject to long wait times.

Australian companies can benefit from research opportunities offered by suborbital flights in the US. Being able to complete human-tended research on a suborbital research flight is a much more affordable option, and is, therefore, a game-changer. It means small companies that couldn’t previously afford spaceflight can now get in the game.

It’s an honour for me to be able to train for this mission and hopefully bring the space dream closer to Australia. And by teaching space technology and law, I look forward to playing my part in advancing the next generation’s access to space.

Kim Ellis Hayes is a Senior Lecturer in Space Research and Law and in training as a Suborbital Spaceflight PoSSYM Astronaut Candidate Graduate at Swinburne University of Technology. This piece first appeared on The Conversation.

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) [9] => Array ( [title] => SpaceX publishes the first images of the Starship Super Heavy, its largest and most powerful rocket [link] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/spacex-publishes-the-first-images-of-the-starship-super-heavy-its-largest-and-most-powerful-rocket/ [comments] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/spacex-publishes-the-first-images-of-the-starship-super-heavy-its-largest-and-most-powerful-rocket/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Tue, 03 Aug 2021 22:23:47 +0000 [category] => InternationalheavyimagesLargestpowerfulpublishesrocketSpacexStarshipSuper [guid] => https://newnewsdaily.xyz/spacex-publishes-the-first-images-of-the-starship-super-heavy-its-largest-and-most-powerful-rocket/ [description] => Published: 3 ago 2021 15:47 GMT Elon Musk’s company completed the installation of the rocket’s 29 Raptor engines, which will soon make its first orbital test flight. SpaceX has published this Monday the first images of its reusable Starship spacecraft and the progress of the assembly of its Super Heavy propulsion system, which will soon … [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Published:

3 ago 2021 15:47 GMT

Elon Musk’s company completed the installation of the rocket’s 29 Raptor engines, which will soon make its first orbital test flight.

SpaceX has published this Monday the first images of its reusable Starship spacecraft and the progress of the assembly of its Super Heavy propulsion system, which will soon star a first orbital flight test.

Both the company and its founder, Elon Musk, shared a series of photos showing the completed assembly of the 29 Raptor engines that will power their largest and most powerful rocket to date. “Installing Starship Boost Engines for First Orbital Flight”, tweeted Musk.

The images also distinguish the four grille fins that will serve for aerodynamic control.

Additional shots taken by photographers who visited the facility show other advancements in the Starship SN20 prototype, on which they can be seen placed thermal plates designed to overcome high temperatures upon re-entry into the atmosphere.

According to SpaceX plans, Starship SN20 will leave the atmosphere and re-enter its first orbit before attempting a soft landing off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai in the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, the Super Heavy rocket will try to land in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Boca Chica. The flight is planned to last just over 90 minutes.

Future versions of the Super Heavy are expected to be comprised of 33 Raptor engines, which together will contribute to a total thrust of approximately 230,000 kilograms at sea level.

With its Starship, SpaceX seeks transport cargo and people to the Moon, Mars and other space missions. Each will be capable of carrying loads of more than 100 tons and 100 passengers at a time, according to the company.

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Published:

3 ago 2021 15:47 GMT

Elon Musk’s company completed the installation of the rocket’s 29 Raptor engines, which will soon make its first orbital test flight.

SpaceX has published this Monday the first images of its reusable Starship spacecraft and the progress of the assembly of its Super Heavy propulsion system, which will soon star a first orbital flight test.

Both the company and its founder, Elon Musk, shared a series of photos showing the completed assembly of the 29 Raptor engines that will power their largest and most powerful rocket to date. “Installing Starship Boost Engines for First Orbital Flight”, tweeted Musk.

The images also distinguish the four grille fins that will serve for aerodynamic control.

Additional shots taken by photographers who visited the facility show other advancements in the Starship SN20 prototype, on which they can be seen placed thermal plates designed to overcome high temperatures upon re-entry into the atmosphere.

According to SpaceX plans, Starship SN20 will leave the atmosphere and re-enter its first orbit before attempting a soft landing off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai in the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, the Super Heavy rocket will try to land in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Boca Chica. The flight is planned to last just over 90 minutes.

Future versions of the Super Heavy are expected to be comprised of 33 Raptor engines, which together will contribute to a total thrust of approximately 230,000 kilograms at sea level.

With its Starship, SpaceX seeks transport cargo and people to the Moon, Mars and other space missions. Each will be capable of carrying loads of more than 100 tons and 100 passengers at a time, according to the company.

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