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NASA spacemen try on SpaceX suits for 2020 mission

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Washington: NASA astronauts recently tried out the next-gen space suits by SpaceX for the scheduled 2020 launch as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew program.

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley underwent ‘suit-up procedures’ at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, where they donned the new suits for a full launch day dry run.

The pair also ran through several emergency scenarios. The purpose of the dry run was to practice all the steps that will go down before the Falcon 9 rocket propels the astronauts to the International Space Station.

 

 

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Maharashtra, Haryana polls on 21st October

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New Delhi: Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday.

Counting of votes in both the states will be held on October 24, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said at a press conference here.

Addressing a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the notification for the elections in the two States would be issued on September 27, the last date for candidates to file nominations would be October 4, the date for scrutiny of nominations would be October 5 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature would be October 7.

“Haryana has 1.82 crore registered voters and Maharashtra has 8.94 crore voters” said Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora.

Chief Election Commissioner also appealed to the political parties to avoid use of plastic in campaigns, as he said, “Election campaigns impose an environmental cost upon us. We appeal to political parties to avoid use of plastic and use only environment-friendly material in their campaigns.”

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