WASHINGTON Vans Old Skool Red , Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday after two days of journey from Earth, the U.S. space agency NASA said.
"While the International Space Station was traveling over the Pacific Ocean north of New Zealand, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured the Dragon spacecraft at 6:52 a.m. EDT (1052 GMT) using the station's robotic arm," NASA said in a statement.
About two hours later, it was berthed to the Harmony module of the orbiting laboratory and the hatch between them is scheduled to be opened as soon as later Wednesday, it said.
The cargo spacecraft lifted off from Florida on Monday. It's the 12th of up to 20 missions to the space station that SpaceX will fly for NASA under a multi-year commercial resupply services contract.
It's also the last time SpaceX launched a brand-new first-generation Dragon vehicle. The company said it will only launch reused Dragon spacecraft for the remaining resupply missions.
For this mission, the Dragon was carrying more than 6,400 pounds (2,902 kilograms) of supplies and payloads including a sweet treat for the astronauts.
URUMQI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Reconstruction work has begun after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last week.
In the two most severely hit villages in Jinghe County, local residents have moved their tents back to their houses, where debris from the earthquake has been cleared. Workers have begun building new houses in the villages.
A total of 384 damaged houses will be demolished, according to the county government.
"Reconstruction will be completed so that 2,642 households in the quake-hit area can move into new houses before winter comes," said Chen Xinbo, standing deputy head of the county.
The earthquake on Aug. 9 injured 32 people.
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MACAO, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Macao will face another typhoon and many airlines from and to Macao have been canceled, the special administrative region's multiple government departments said on Sunday.
The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau has hoisted Signal No. 8 at 6:00 local time (GMT 2200). It said Typhoon "Pakhar" (1714) is located about 40 km southwest of Macao at 9:00 local time and moves toward the Pearl River Delta.
Macao International Airport said among the airlines taking off from Macao, 23 have been canceled and five delayed. For those heading for Macao, 21 have been canceled and seven delayed.
Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region Chui Sai On held a emergency meeting at the Macao Civil Emergency Response Center with major government departments representatives to discuss preventive measures against potential damages.
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This June 13, 2012, photo shows Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jumping from the Illinois River near Havana, Illinois. Scientists at a network of field stations on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers are using electric currents to stun fish so they can be collected and examined. ASSOCIATED PRESS
For the past three years, John Jia has been getting dozens of calls every day asking about one of the most talked about products heading from the US to China - Asian carp.
Jia is one of the business liaisons for the Illinois-based Big River Fish Corp. The US company started exporting frozen Asian carp and fish products to China in 2005 and is expected to ride on a wave of growth. A processing factory is also being built in the Chinese port city of Tianjin to cater to its expansion.
"This is not only good news for Chinese consumers who will get wild fish to eat; it's also good news for the US because the Chinese are 'eating' the problems that are threatening US rivers," Jia said, smiling.
In the US, Asian carp - an aggressive invasive species - are making their way up the Mississippi River and its tributaries, threatening rivers and lakes. The fish is able to eat nearly 40 percent of its body weight every day and reproduce very quickly. Its spread can be disastrous for major waterways and water bodies like the Mississippi River and Great Lakes.
Asian carp were first introduced into the US from China in the 1970s to help enhance water quality in ponds.
The fish is considered a delicacy in China, and environmentalists have taken efforts to protect the species in the Yangtze River for years due to industrial pollution and the deteriorating water environment.
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