The Daily Populous

Friday July 20th, 2018 evening edition

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Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.

At the time, the United States was still trailing the Soviet Union in space developments, and Cold War-era America welcomed Kennedy’s bold proposal.

The next day, at 1:46 p.m., the lunar module Eagle, manned by Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the command module, where Collins remained.

At 10:39 p.m., five hours ahead of the original schedule, Armstrong opened the hatch of the lunar module.

He then planted his left foot on the gray, powdery surface, took a cautious step forward, and humanity had walked on the moon.

The last men to walk on the moon, astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt of the Apollo 17 mission, left the lunar surface on December 14, 1972.

The expense was justified by Kennedy’s 1961 mandate to beat the Soviets to the moon, and after the feat was accomplished ongoing missions lost their viability. »

3-year-old boy left behind in hot day care van after field trip dies

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EMBED >More News Videos Constable Alan Rosen says the death of a 3-year-old boy left in a hot daycare bus was completely preventable.

EMBED >More News Videos Meteorologist Elita Loresca takes a look at how fast temperatures can rise in a vehicle.

An investigation is underway into the tragic oversight.Deputy constables said it appeared the child was left in the vehicle for at least four hours. »

Shinobu Hashimoto, Screenwriter on Kurosawa's 'The Seven Samurai' and 'Rashomon,' Dies at 100

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Screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto, who wrote for some of the most iconic films in Japanese history, including The Seven Samurai and Rashomon from director Akira Kurosawa, has died.

Hashimoto wrote or co-wrote more than 70 screenplays, including many of Kurosawa's classics, also including The Hidden Fortress (1958).

In Japan, Harakiri, Japan's Longest Day and I Want to Be a Shellfish (twice) are among his screenplays that have been remade. »

Russia Stole U.S. Presidency, Pro-Kremlin Politician Claims on Live TV

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A Russian politician claimed on TV that Russian intelligence “stole” the U.S. presidential election under the nose of U.S. intelligence.

“U.S. intelligence missed it when Russian intelligence stole the president of the United States," said Nikonov, before going on to extol the superior ability of Russian versus U.S. intelligence.

The comments were highlighted by Julia Davis, who runs the “Russian Lies” blog, which claims to “combat Russian propaganda.”. »

Drone finds climber presumed dead on world's 12th largest mountain

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A missing climber who was presumed dead on the world's 12th highest mountain was rescued after being spotted by a drone.

A rescue team was deployed, guided by the drone, and Allen was returned to safety with only a few cuts and frostbite.

Allen told BBC News that he had previously found encountering drones while mountain climbing irritating, "but this has changed my perception of them. »