SpaceX, a company working to supply NASA with spacecraft, has successfully tested its emergency escape system. During the test, the part of the ship that holds people was safely carried away, while the main rocket exploded.
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In today's news roundup, the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins, Magnus Carlsen breaks the record for the longest unbeaten streak in chess history, and a Japanese billionaire looks for female partner for a trip to the moon.
A floating computer assistant called CIMON 2 has been sent to the International Space Station. CIMON will work for the next three years to help the astronauts, and also to be "someone" they can talk to.
In today's news roundup, the US House's public hearings into President Trump's Ukraine deal end, Shinzo Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving prime minister, and NASA plans to test an underwater ice rover in Antarctica.
In today's news roundup, protests force leaders to step down in Lebanon and Iraq, a US Air Force mystery plane lands after over two years in space, and a painting that was headed for the dump sells for $26.6 million.
In today's news roundup, the auto workers' strike against General Motors could end soon, NASA astronauts make the first all-female spacewalk, and a map in a children's movie causes political trouble in Asia.
In April, a small spacecraft sent to the moon by an Israeli company crashed. But a special "library" the ship was carrying may have survived, including tiny living creatures called tardigrades.
The LightSail 2 project has used a special "solar sail" to change the path of a small satellite going around the Earth. Bill Nye, the leader of the group behind the project, calls this "sailing on sunbeams."
In today's news roundup, India sends a mission to the moon, Hong Kong protesters take over part of the airport, an accidental joke is played on US President Trump, and an inventor falls into the English Channel.
In today's news roundup, leaked texts lead to protests in Puerto Rico, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies, tapes of the 1969 moon landing are auctioned off, and four children take a 600 mile (1,000 kilometer) car drive.