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Astronaut chooses daughter’s wedding over Boeing space test flight | Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew so he’s on Earth — not at the International Space Station — for his daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until the end of this year or early next because of software problems encountered during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year, NASA astronaut Eric Boe stepped aside from the first Starliner crew for medical reasons. Both were replaced by experienced space station astronauts.

In a video posted to his Twitter account, Ferguson said it was a difficult decision, but “next year is very important for my family.” He said he has several commitments “which I simply cannot risk missing.” A Boeing spokeswoman confirmed one is his daughter’s wedding.

“I’m not going anywhere. I’m just not

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Astronaut chooses daughter’s wedding over space test flight

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In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo made available by NASA, Commercial Crew Program & Boeing Crew Flight Test astronauts Butch Wilmore, left, and Chris Ferguson participate in a flight control simulation for a Boeing CST-100 Starliner capsule at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, Ferguson removed himself from the first Starliner crew, citing his daughter’s wedding in 2021. He has been replaced on the crew by Wilmore.

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The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew so he’s on Earth — not at the International Space Station — for his daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until the end of this year or early next because of software problems encountered during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year,

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International Space Station image shows beauty of the world’s oceans

This spectacular image from inside the International Space Station’s observation dome peeks through clouds to reveal Earth’s oceans from 400 kilometres away



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Roland Miller and Paolo Nespoli.
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EARTH’s vast oceans look particularly spectacular when glimpsed through a flurry of wispy clouds from the International Space Station as it orbits 400 kilometres above the planet. This collaborative shot taken from Cupola, the ISS’s observation module, was created by Chicago-based photographer Roland Miller and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

The module’s seven windows allow astronauts to observe spacewalks and other operations outside the ISS. They are also ideal for enjoying panoramic views of Earth and space. Cupola’s outlook, especially from its 80-centimetre central window, is a massive improvement on the small portholes astronauts used before the module was installed in 2010.

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Astronaut chooses daughter’s wedding over space test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew so he’s on Earth — not at the International Space Station — for his daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until the end of this year or early next because of software problems encountered during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year, NASA astronaut Eric Boe stepped aside from the first Starliner crew for medical reasons. Both were replaced by experienced space station astronauts.


In a video posted to his Twitter account, Ferguson said it was a difficult decision, but “next year is very important for my family.” He said he has several commitments “which I simply cannot risk missing.” A Boeing spokeswoman confirmed one is his daughter’s wedding.

“I’m not going anywhere. I’m just

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Beauty show offers local players space for comeback

THE inaugural Beautylife Bonanza was certainly one of the most anticipated events among beauty industry players after the market came to a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the movement control order (MCO).

The three-day exhibition at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre was brought by beautyexpo and Cosmobeaute Malaysia, and organised by Informa Markets.

Informa Markets country general manager (Malaysia) Gerard Leeuwenburgh said Beautylife Bonanza was held with a mission to give back to the local beauty industry by helping players bounce back with confidence.

“Almost all industries have been hit hard by the pandemic. As a leading exhibition organiser internationally, we wanted to provide the beauty industry with a platform to connect with customers.

“It is not about profit-making for us, but more about helping exhibitors reach out to the beauty community and gradually improve their business, ” he said, adding that the exhibition was the first for Informa

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Black Fashion Fair Creates Space for Long Overlooked Black Designers

Photo credit: Ahmad Barber + Donté Maurice of ABDM Studio
Photo credit: Ahmad Barber + Donté Maurice of ABDM Studio

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Antoine Gregory has never been afraid to call out the fashion industry.

The stylist’s unfiltered but sharp Twitter commentary about the industry’s ongoings—whether it’s fashion presentations, designer collaborations, or the shifting landscape of the media world—is what helped propel his elusive Twitter persona @bibbygregory as one of the social media’s sites leading voices in the industry—especially when it came to the matters of diversity, or lack thereof, within the fashion world.

After years of being one of the only Black people in a room or on a set, Gregory was inspired to create and produce Black Fashion Fair—an immersive online platform where Black fashion designers are championed, celebrated, and centered. Its website serves as an online database where Black designers are listed A-Z, and a virtual marketplace with a stellar curation of fashion’s most exciting

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7 companies in the tech space that were founded by women of color

It’s no secret that Black entrepreneurs are less likely to receive venture capital funding. Historically, the same has been said for female entrepreneurs. So, you can imagine that the odds are stacked against you if you are a woman of color trying to set up a business.

Despite this, there are countless women of color doing incredible things in industries all over the world, specifically the tech space. And I wanted to do some shouting about a select number of said entrepreneurs. So, here are seven incredible tech companies that were founded by amazing women of color.

Angela Benton, Founder & CEO of Streamlytics

Angela Benton is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Streamlytics, which uses first-party media consumption data to bring transparency to what people are streaming on today’s most popular streaming services while helping consumers own their data in the process.

She is a pioneer of diversity

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White women must give up their power and make space for a Black woman Supreme Court justice

OPINION: White women who consider themselves allies should also consider the unfairness in Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination — and act now.

As America watched Chris Wallace moderate the presidential debate Tuesday night, front and center was the Supreme Court nomination and its impact on women’s rights and deciding the outcome of the general election.

Under the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration seeks to destroy, women cannot be charged more simply for their gender or a preexisting women’s health condition like pregnancy. Women’s rights, including Black women’s rights, are at stake in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice. It is, therefore, critical for social, economic and racial representation to take center stage in the person nominated.  

White women are indebted to Black women, who deserve reciprocity in the fight for equity in all sectors of society but are being denied our turn. There have been four women

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Letitia Wright is ‘sad and hurt’ by the lack of space for black women to succeed | People



Letitia Wright is 'sad and hurt' by the lack of space for black women to succeed

Letitia Wright is “sad and hurt” by the lack of space that black women have to succeed.

The ‘Black Panther’ actress has expressed her frustration at the lack of opportunity for black females in society and is now determined to pave the way for others.

When asked about the lack of historical success for black women, Letitia said: “It’s sad and it hurts. But, the funny thing is, if you actually step aside from that mentality and go, ‘No, there’s space for all of us [to succeed] we just have to keep building a wall’.

“The bricks at the bottom have to be laid first before the bricks on the second row can be laid. So, if you say, OK, you lay your first brick there, and I’ll lay my brick in the next two months. Let me make sure that your brick that’s laid is good and solid and

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