The mini motorcycle that almost made it to the moon: NASA images show the secret project developed in case the Apollo lunar rover wasn’t ready in time

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The mini motorcycle that almost made it to the moon: NASA images show the secret project developed in case the Apollo lunar rover wasn’t ready in time NASA almost sent a mini motorbike to the moon instead of the familiar Apollo lunar buggy, it has been revealed. Newly released images show a series of mini motorcycles being tested by astronauts in full spacesuits. The secretive project was developed in case the Apollo buggy was not finished it time – but never made it to orbit. NASA investigated several different modes…

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Anthony Crolla: Jorge Linares defeat could prompt jump to Ricky Burns’ division

Anthony Crolla: Jorge Linares defeat could prompt jump to Ricky Burns' division

Anthony Crolla: Jorge Linares defeat could prompt jump to Ricky Burns’ division Anthony Crolla (left) was outclassed by Venezuelan Jorge Linares at Manchester Arena Anthony Crolla will consider moving up to Ricky Burns’ weight class to pursue “big fights” following his rematch defeat by Jorge Linares on Saturday. After the WBA lightweight title defeat to Venezuelan Linares, promoter Eddie Hearn raised the prospect of Crolla moving to light-welterweight. “With the notice I’d certainly grow into that,” said Crolla, 30. A move up opens the prospect of facing the winner of…

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F1: A vintage year for the flying Finns?

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F1: A vintage year for the flying Finns? vintage : The waiting is almost over for Formula One fans — a new season is upon us. vintage : But when the cars line up on the grid for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix there will an added sense of expectation in Finland with homegrown heroes Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas expected to be in title contention this year. Raikkonen, buoyed by the impressive pace of his new-look Ferrari at winter testing in Barcelona, will be daring to dream that he can…

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Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True.

Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True.

Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True. Donald : Right now, U.S. soldiers are training hard for heavy combat — just in case. Donald : The United States Army, citing threats from North Korea, Iran, Russia and the Islamic State, has put its most powerful combat units on a war footing, ready to slug it out, if necessary, in high-intensity battle. Even as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump claims the military is “in a really bad state” and “totally unprepared,” the Army’s data…

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Should The U.S. Double Down In Syria With A No-Fly Zone?

Should The U.S. Double Down In Syria With A No-Fly Zone?

Should The U.S. Double Down In Syria With A No-Fly Zone? Double :Experts say it’s a likely move for the next administration, but it hasn’t been discussed much on the campaign trail. With hardly a mention of the conflict on the presidential campaign trail, the United States may soon face a critical decision in the Syrian war: whether to establish a no-fly zone to defend civilians against Russian and Syrian airstrikes. The idea, long resisted by the Obama administration, has been endorsed by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and by prominent Republicans,…

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As We Honor Veterans, We Must Acknowledge The Moral Costs Of War

As We Honor Veterans, We Must Acknowledge The Moral Costs Of War

As We Honor Veterans, We Must Acknowledge The Moral Costs Of War Until then, veterans will be reluctant to talk about their experiences. OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERSU.S. Marines depart Afghanistan in October 2014. Like many American kids, Chuck Newton went to war to kill. It was after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and he was burning for revenge. “I want to go fight,” the 17-year-old told his parents. Understandably, they said “no.” When he was old enough to enlist without their permission, off he went to Marine boot camp at Parris…

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Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster Fifteen years after the United States first scattered the Taliban with high-altitude bombing, the battlefield gains achieved by tens of thousands of U.S. troops are in jeopardy from a resurgent Taliban.  The United States has spent $115 billion on this longest war in its history. The conflict has taken the lives of 1,865 Americans and wounded 20,224 (as of Nov. 16), many with life-shattering injuries. Yet the main goals set forth by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama haven’t been…

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Trump Military Buildup Promises Little For The Working Grunts

Trump Military Buildup Promises Little For The Working Grunts

Trump Military Buildup Promises Little For The Working Grunts Trump : Once again, the big money goes for the fancy weapons, while the troops carry old rifles. The USS Gerald R. Ford, the new aircraft carrier President Donald Trump praised recently, is costing some $13 billion to build. That doesn’t count the airplanes. It’s the most expensive naval vessel in history, and it will fit easily into the “massive” military buildup Trump has demanded. But at Camp Lejeune, the sprawling Marine Corps base where the working-class military lives, trains and deploys,…

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GOP Senator Concedes Democrats Had A Better Process When Passing Health Care Law

GOP Senator Concedes Democrats Had A Better Process When Passing Health Care Law

GOP Senator Concedes Democrats Had A Better Process When Passing Health Care Law Senator : Sen. Tom Cotton said the GOP needed more than 18 days to come up with a plan. But they actually had seven years. Ever since President Donald Trump and Republicans failed spectacularly on Friday in their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they have been busy finding people to blame. Republicans who opposed the bill have argued that the process was rushed, laying the blame on House GOP leaders like Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)…

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Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary

Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary

Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary The public largely believes that it’s worthwhile to investigate links between Russian government officials and associates of President Donald Trump, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Americans say by a 17-point margin, 48 percent to 31 percent, that the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia is a legitimate issue. Forty-seven percent say they consider it a serious problem, although just under one-third say it’s very serious. Thirty-seven percent say it’s not very serious or not a problem at all, with another 16…

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