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Thursday, 06 August 2020 22:01

What will the astronauts eat on the moon?

 

Viktor Dubrovovsky, chief food designer for astronauts at the Concentrated Food Research Institute, announced that the Russian astronauts ’food on the moon will include canned food and products that need to be placed in hot water

Dubovolsky said, in a statement to "Rossky Cosmos" magazine, "Their food can consist of cold-ready-to-eat food items, such as canned meat and fish, dried fruits, sweets and bread. As well as foods dried by heat or by freeze-drying method, such as snacks and first and second dishes. Sweets, juices and drinks

According to him, such foods are being prepared for the pioneers of the Russian lunar missions, noting that the peculiarity of the "lunar" diet includes the use of the largest possible amount of food, radiation-proof, and anti-oxidant, among others, which reduces the negative impact of the surrounding environment on the human body. .

It should be noted that, according to the Russian lunar program, Russian astronauts are scheduled to land on the moon in 2030.

Source: Novosti

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

A Taiwan government official said that US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and his accompanying delegation must undergo a coronavirus test before and after their arrival in Taiwan.

Chuang Jin Hsiang, deputy director-general of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, said Thursday that members of the US delegation will be examined before they leave for Taiwan and again when they enter the airport.

He explained, "There are rules that determine where they can go," noting that the usually crowded night markets in Taiwan will not be included in the list of private visits.

Chuang said members of the US delegation should maintain social distancing rules when they meet with Taiwan government officials, noting that they will use elevators designated for them "to avoid any risks."

Minister Azar will be the most senior US official to visit Taiwan in four decades, a visit that angered China, which considers this island an integral part of its territory. Washington cut off official ties with Taiwan in 1979 and established official ties with Beijing.

Taiwan was praised for its steps to control the virus, including strict quarantine measures at the border, and the setting of masks, which received widespread popular support.

Source: Reuters

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

"Zvezda" TV channel published a video clip of the launch of "Iskander-M" missiles during an urgent alert operation at the "Kapustin Yar" training site in Astrakhan region in southwestern Russia.

The footage shows the preparation of the crews of this missile system for firing exercises, as well as a missile strike towards the targets of the virtual enemy.

During these exercises, crews practiced the standards for converting launch pads from marching to combat mode.

The missile strikes were carried out by the strike reconnaissance units, according to the target-setting data that was received directly in terms of timing, from the "Orlan-10" drones.

The statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense says that all the virtual targets located within a distance of 90 kilometers, were hit with high accuracy.

Source: Novosti

By:Nadeemy Haded

Experts involved in developing a vaccine against the emerging coronavirus in the United States fear that the Donald Trump administration will seek approval to use the drug before the November presidential election.

The New York Times, quoting informed sources, said that some employees of the departments of the American companies involved in making the vaccine are "constantly under pressure from the White House, which hopes to obtain good news." They stress that they are "afraid of political interference" in this work in the coming months.

The newspaper added: "Experts inside and outside the government fear that the White House will press the US Food and Drug Quality Administration to overlook any lack of necessary data, and urgently and urgently agree to the use of the vaccine even for specific groups of people, before the November 3 elections. ".

The article included comments from Paul Offit, a Pennsylvania State University specialist on the FDA's emerging vaccine advisory board. This specialist believes that the Washington administration may speed up the approval of the vaccine. According to the expert, some specialists are "really worried about that."

Source: Tass

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

The South Korean Ministry of Unity announced today, Tuesday, that North Korea discharged 3 times the water from the Huang Kang Dam in the area of ​​the Upper Jin River, on the western border from last July until today.

A South Korean official said that the water level at the Bel Seung Bridge reached 2,99 meters and it did not reach a level of concern, and the government is cooperating closely with the concerned authorities to follow the response system, in preparation for the possible rise in the water level in the south.

North Korea had previously drained water from the Huang Kang Dam without prior notice in September 2009, killing 6 residents of a town in Gyeonggi Province. In October of the same year, the two Koreas agreed to inform the North to the South of the advance of water discharge.

Pyongyang had told Seoul 3 times to open the dam doors in the past, but the last notification was in 2013.

The South Korean official stressed that Seoul insists on the need to adhere to the agreements between the two Koreas, expressing his country's regret at the lack of cooperation between the two Koreas on natural disasters due to the strained relations politically and militarily at the present time.

Source: "Yonhap"

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

The Japanese government, headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is preparing to study the possibility of developing capabilities for preemptive strikes against missile bases on the territory of a potential enemy

According to Japanese government television, a group of military experts from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in the country today sent a proposal, in particular, to the government.

The prepared document indicates that Japan needs to strengthen the deterrence system, in addition to the ability to intercept ballistic missiles, including on enemy territory, against the background of the unstable situation on the Korean peninsula.

At the same time, a group of experts, which includes in particular, former Minister of Defense Etsunori Onodera, believes that maintaining the current defense-oriented policy is a priority, with the necessity of viewing preventive strikes on hostile bases as a last option with the absence of other means to defend self

As the Yomiuri newspaper reported earlier, "The expert group held several rounds of consultations and prepared several specific ways to strengthen the missile defense system after abandoning plans to deploy two ground complexes for the American Aegis anti-missile system."

The Japanese newspaper saw that the first option at the present time is to form a group of low-orbiting satellites, to effectively track missile launches by the potential enemy.

Another plan assumes the purchase of additional ships equipped with Aegis missile defense systems, while Japan now has seven ships of this type, and by March next year is expected to add another ship to its arsenal.

The newspaper points out that the main defect, in the event that such a decision is taken, is the lack of additional left-wingers to form new crews, noting that the last option also includes the purchase of a strong ground radar operating in conjunction with the missile defense system already in Japan.

Source: Tass

By:Nadeemy Haded

In an interview with Axios, US President Donald Trump said that the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire accused of sexual harassment of minors, in prison, was not a fact.

Trump was asked to explain why he wished publicly, all the best for the detained British Gillyn Maxwell in the United States on charges of Epstein's participation in the crime of sexual exploitation of minors, so he said: "Her boyfriend or lover died in prison committing suicide or was killed. She is now in prison. I wished her well", The US president stressed that Maxwell's guilt has not yet been proven in court.

And Trump added, "Her lover died in prison, and people are still trying to figure out how it happened. Was it the reason for that killing or suicide?" Trump said he believed there was no definitive answer to this question yet.

It is reported that Geoffrey Epstein was arrested on July 6, 2019 in New York, and committed suicide in prison on August 10 of last year, before the trial process for sexual trafficking in enslaved women began.

Epstein was accused of founding a criminal network, which allowed him to sexual exploitation and abuse of dozens of underage girls.

Reports suggest that he continued the slave trade until 2019, and some of his presumed victims were less than 14 years old. As for Gillyn Maxwell, she is the daughter of media magnate Robert Maxwell, who owned one of the oldest publishing houses in the world - Macmillan.

The US Attorney confirmed that she was in close relationship with Epstein, and assisted him in committing sexual crimes.

Source: Tass

By:Nadeemy Haded

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