Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Arkansas judge stalls abortion laws

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/24/19, 10:49 am

A federal judge in Arkansas blocked three new laws just before midnight Tuesday that would protect unborn babies in the state. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker’s 14-day temporary restraining order stopped the laws from taking effect on Wednesday. The measures would have protected unborn babies after 18 weeks of pregnancy, required abortionists to be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology, and protected babies who were diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb.

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India launches moon mission

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/22/19, 10:43 am

India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft toward the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. The Chandrayaan-2, Sanskrit for “moon craft,” took off as scheduled at 2:43 p.m. local time from Sriharikota, India, and is scheduled to land on the lunar south pole in September. The spacecraft will send a rover to explore water deposits that India’s first moon mission identified while in orbit in 2008.

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Moon landing turns 50

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/19/19, 12:43 pm

On July 20, 1969, U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon, and celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission culminate Saturday. The cable and internet channel NASA TV will air the original videos from 1969 of the landing of the lunar module Eagle and Armstrong’s and Aldrin’s first steps on the lunar surface at 4:02 p.m.

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