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Biden says U.S. will send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine in major boost to firepower

Washington — President Biden announced Wednesday that the U.S. will send 31 top-of-the-line M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine, delivering on a key request from Kyiv that will provide a major boost to Ukrainian firepower over the coming months."Today, I'm announcing that the United States will be sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, the equivalent of one Ukrainian battalion," Mr. Biden said at the White House, flanked by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The security package is worth roughly $400 million, the Pentagon said.The move comes after Germany said it would quickly provide 14 of its own Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and allow Western partners to re-export their own, a move that Mr. Biden praised. France, the U.K., Finland, the Netherlands and other na...
How to watch NASA’s Artemis 1 launch to the moon
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How to watch NASA’s Artemis 1 launch to the moon

NASA says it will try again on Saturday to launch its Artemis 1 test flight — a critical mission to send an unpiloted Orion crew capsule on a 42-day mission beyond the moon and back.Launch was initially scheduled for Monday morning, but after months of tests, troubleshooting and repairs, NASA ran into problems during fueling of the Space Launch System moon rocket, forcing the agency to scrub the planned launch just as the two-hour window was opening.  We're now targeting Saturday, Sept. 3 for the launch of the #Artemis I flight test around the Moon. The two-hour launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. ET (18:17 UTC). pic.twitter.com/MxwdcKHGdd— NASA (@NASA) August 30, 2022 NASA engineers were working to resolve the issues that arose Monday, including a hydrogen leak discovered as the fuel...
How to watch NASA’s Artemis 1 launch to the moon
Science

How to watch NASA’s Artemis 1 launch to the moon

After months of tests, troubleshooting and repairs, engineers began fueling the Artemis 1 Space Launch System moon rocket for blastoff Monday on a long-overdue test flight to send an uncrewed Orion capsule on a 42-day voyage around the moon.Rain showers with lightning moved within five nautical miles of launch pad 39B just after midnight, forcing Launch Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson to delay the start of propellant loading by 55 minutes. But the six-hour procedure finally got underway at 1:13 a.m. EDT.Then, a hydrogen leak was discovered as the fueling was taking place.Another issue as the countdown ticked into its final hours was troubleshooting to find the cause of a momentary communications glitch in one of the channels relaying commands and telemetry to and from the Orion spacecr...