The Daily Populous

Sunday May 31st, 2020 night edition

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After nearly two decades of effort, Elon Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX, successfully launched its first two people into orbit, ushering in a new age of human spaceflight in the United States.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket also successfully landed on one of the company’s drone ships following takeoff, making for a smooth launch throughout.

It’s also the final major test for SpaceX as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

After six years of development and testing on the Crew Dragon, SpaceX pulled ahead in the race to launch humans first.

“They’re laying the foundation for a new era in human spaceflight,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said before launch.

“It’s an era in human spaceflight where more space is going to be available to more people than ever before.”.

After splashdown, a SpaceX recovery boat will greet the crew and take them and their capsule back to shore. »

Minnesota Officials Link Arrested Looters to White Supremacist Groups

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“Our goal is to decimate that force as quickly as possible,” Walz said of rioters who looted and burned buildings.

He said about 80% of those arrested for looting and vandalism could be outside agitators.

He said some of the 40 arrests made in the Twin Cities Friday night were of people linked to white supremacist groups and organized crime. »

How viral meme helped save Success Kid’s dad’s life

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Sammy Griner, also known as “Success Kid,” is living up to his title after he used the meme’s popularity to raise funds for his father’s kidney transplant.

Success Kid turned into #SuccessKidney as the Griners launched a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for the anti-rejection medication Justin needed for a transplant.

The Jacksonville, Fla. family set up a Go Fund Me page in April 2015 in hopes of raising USD$75,000. »

Peaceful protest in Santa Fe draws hundreds carrying signs, singing

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................................................................ Santa Fe police showed up briefly after protesters took to the streets and marched to the downtown plaza and back, but left soon thereafter.

There needs to be change,” said 17-year-old Abby Bay, one of the people who spread the word about the protest on Facebook.

Gomez, who grew up in Santa Fe, where fewer than 1% of people identify as black or African American, said he’s experienced racism all his life. »