Final launch of historic Delta II rocket this weekend

This weekend will see the final flight of the Delta II rocket, launching NASA's ICESat-2 (Saturday, Sept. 15 at 05:46 Pacific/12:46 UTC) from Vandenberg AFB in California. You can watch this launch on ULA's website. To date, the Delta II has successfully launched 153 missions, with 1 spectacular failure (a GPS mission), and 1 partial failure. Over its … Continue reading Final launch of historic Delta II rocket this weekend

Explosion and roof collapse at Chicago sewage treatment works

CHICAGO — Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) officials this morning reported an "explosion" at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). A subsequent press release called the event, which occurred about 11 a.m., a "roof collapse". A fire spokesman said that ten workers were removed from the building; two had been pinned or buried by debris. Fortunately, no deaths … Continue reading Explosion and roof collapse at Chicago sewage treatment works