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Ivan Couronne
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Why is part of the Amazon burning?
by Ivan Couronne - August 24, 2019 - 1:08pm
The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America -- instead, they are fueled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared...
US boots on the Moon in 2024? It won't be easy
by Ivan Couronne - March 30, 2019 - 2:33pm
For the past 15 years, America has sought to put its astronauts back on the Moon, but NASA did not think it could be done before 2028.
US performs first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV
by Ivan Couronne - March 29, 2019 - 9:00am
The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the virus that causes AIDS, US surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough.
SpaceX capsule on big mission begins return to Earth
by Ivan Couronne - March 8, 2019 - 5:52pm
Crew Dragon, the new space capsule built by SpaceX for NASA, began its return to Earth Friday—the trickiest part of a mission to prove it can take US astronauts to the International Space Station and bring...
New SpaceX astronaut capsule successfully launched on ISS test mission
by Ivan Couronne - March 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
NASA and SpaceX celebrated the successful launch Saturday of a new astronaut capsule on a week-long round trip to the International Space Station -- a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil after...
Israel's first Moon mission blasts off from Florida
by Ivan Couronne - February 22, 2019 - 2:30pm
An unmanned rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, aiming to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from...
NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like 'snowman'
by Ivan Couronne - January 3, 2019 - 8:52am
Four billion miles from the sun floats Ultima Thule, an icy celestial body that NASA scientists announced Wednesday is aptly shaped like a giant snowman. 
McCain and Trump: no love lost
by Ivan Couronne - August 26, 2018 - 11:08am
One of John McCain's final wishes, as he struggled against a devastating brain cancer, could not have been more clear: He made it known that he did not want Donald Trump to attend his funeral. 
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