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OPINION - Space X astronauts stretch legs after splashdown: Tech and Science Daily podcast

The trio’s six months aboard the ISS included three space walks (Nasa) (PA Media)
The trio’s six months aboard the ISS included three space walks (Nasa) (PA Media)

It’s leg-stretch time for a crew of four SpaceX astronauts, who’ve splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida after six months aboard the International Space Station.

The crew, from the US, UAE and Russia, were ISS flight engineers for their 186-day mission, which included three space walks.

The trio were scheduled to reach earth on Sunday morning, but bad weather meant their trip was extended by a day.

A tiny, fragile population of wild red wolves in the US is back from the brink of extinction as part of a 50-year conservation plan - with another half-a-century to go.

Once declared extinct in the wild, Canis rufus — the only wolf species found solely in the United States — was reintroduced in the late 1980s in North Carolina’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Police in Nevada are investigating a death following a severe rainstorm that left tens of thousands of revellers attending the annual Burning Man festival stranded in the mud.

More than 60,000 people travel to the remote area of the Black Rock Desert in northwest Nevada every year, at the usually baking hot, dusty, $575-a-head music, arts and dance counter-culture festival.

Plus, 1,700mph supersonic jet, California Forever tech bros’ paradise, long Covid link to brain clots, Microsoft’s AI backpack and record alligator killed by hunters - but is it cruel?

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