0 Space cheese and 9 other weird items we’ve sent into orbit (pictures) Earth will learn a lot during his busy week on @Space_Station – today he kept me company while we checked our suit sizing to account for space growth (I am 2 inches taller than when I launched!), then we did some translation adaptation. pic.twitter.com/A89tJauyQu— Anne McClain (@AstroAnnimal) March 4, 2019 Earth’s second day on @Space_Station started early, but he was happy to learn that even in space, the day starts off with coffee. Then it was emergency mask donning practice with @Astro_DavidS – if there’s an (unlikely) ammonia leak, we have just seconds to protect ourselves. pic.twitter.com/Mmtc6ii3B8— Anne McClain (@AstroAnnimal) March 5, 2019 Yes buddy, that’s your Mother Earth. Isn’t she beautiful? pic.twitter.com/qY6KDbAIwb— Anne McClain (@AstroAnnimal) March 4, 2019 Sci-Tech There’s a long history of astronauts and cosmonauts taking small toys along on launches. When the toy floats, it indicates the spacecraft has reached microgravity. That was little Earth’s job initially, but now it’s getting the full ISS experience thanks to McClain. McClain posed with the Earth toy after entering the Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday after the capsule successfully docked with the station. She then took it aboard the ISS to look at its home planet. “Yes, buddy, that’s your Mother Earth. Isn’t she beautiful?” McClain tweeted. Crew Dragon makes history Musk is following Earth’s escapades in space and retweeted one of McClain’s images. “Buddy is like an Earth Pokémon,” the SpaceX founder wrote.Crew Dragon is spending a total of five days docked at the ISS before returning to Earth for a planned landing in the Atlantic Ocean. The Demo-1 mission marks a milestone for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. If the capsule passes this trial, then NASA and SpaceX hope to launch astronauts on Crew Dragon as soon as midyear. The endearing toy comes from Celestial Buddies, which makes plush planets. The company was taken by surprise when the toy went to space, saying, “a sudden flurry of orders for Earth in the 48 hours prior to liftoff had made us wonder if something was afoot.” The little Earths are now on back order. Celestial Buddies expects a new batch to arrive at the end of April. Super high tech zero-g indicator added just before launch! pic.twitter.com/CRO26plaXq— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2019 10 Photos Enlarge ImageNASA astronaut Anne McClain hangs out with the little Earth plushie. NASA NASA astronaut Anne McClain on the International Space Station has adopted a plushie anthropomorphic Earth toy as the newest member of the crew. The little planet is now a social media star.Little Earth rode along on the history-making SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-1 mission over the weekend. SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted photos of the stuffed toy on March 1, calling it a “super high tech zero-g indicator.” Post a comment Share your voice Elon Musk NASA Space SpaceX The adventures continued as Earth hung out with the astronaut while she checked her spacesuit sizing. McClain is now two inches taller than when she first arrived at the ISS, a common phenomenon for astronauts when away from Earth’s gravity. NASA astronaut snaps dazzling Crew Dragon photo from ISS SpaceX Crew Dragon achieves landmark docking with space station Tags Earth’s tour of the space station continued with some morning coffee in a bag. It then got to try on an emergency mask along with Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. The mask practice is in case of an ammonia leak, which would give the crew mere seconds to don the masks to protect themselves.
When India’s squad for the World Cup was picked, chief selector MSK Prasad informed that they had selected Vijay Shankar ahead of Ambati Rayudu for the number 4 spot. He also said that the team management could decide the role of KL Rahul depending on the situation and the requirements of the team.However, this number 4 spot still remains a conundrum for Virat Kohli’s side and in one of the chats, opener Shikhar Dhawan revealed that the choice is between KL Rahul and Vijay Shankar and that there is no longer any confusion over the same.”There is no debate anymore now. There is Vijay Shankar now. Even KL Rahul is there. They are there to play for that number. Whatever the captain and coach think we will go with them,” Dhawan said on the sidelines of a brand event.Spoke about the pitches in England and in ICC tournaments Shikhar DhawanRobert Cianflone/Getty ImagesHe also believed that since most members of this side have played enough in England conditions and know the pitches on offer, it should serve the Indian side well. He also said that the pitches on offer are very different from what they encounter in a bilateral tournament and ICC tournaments.”In England when we played Test series over there (last year), pitches were totally different, when we go and play the ICC tournaments the pitches are going to be very different,” he added.Speaking about India’s record in ICC tournaments, especially in England, Dhawan spoke about the performance of the side in 2013, when they were the champions and then again in 2017, when they lost to Pakistan in the finals. Virat Kohli and Shikhar DhawanLakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images”Especially in England, as Indian team, we have performed really well in ODI format and T20s. You remember Champions Trophy 2013 and 2017. In 2013 we were champions and in 17 we were the runners-up and mostly all the players are the same so that is again a good sign,” Dhawan added.Speaking about his own form, the left-hander conceded that he was extremely lucky to be playing under Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly at Delhi Capitals and is looking forward to using their tips in the World Cup.”Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly…I am very fortunate that I am working with them now. They both have been great leaders. It is very good to be close to them because I can get their insight, know what was their mindset, what was their approach when they used to play or captain their side,” Dhawan said.
Ram Gopal Varma in girl’s hostel, TirupatiTwitterFilmmaker Ram Gopal Varma surprised everyone by sharing a selfie with some girls at a hostel in Tirupati. He said that he visited the girls’ hostel because he used to stay there during his college days.Lakshmi’s NTR is finally set to hit the screens in Andhra Pradesh on May 31, more than a month after its release in Telangana and other parts of India and world. Ram Gopal Varma is currently busy promoting the film in the state and is holding press meets in various cities across the state.Ram Gopal Varma visited Tirupati and took the blessing of Lord Venkateshwara. The director tweeted, “Started #LakshmiNTR by visiting Thirupathi and take Lord Balaji’s blessings and today going to Thirupathi for a press meet on #LakshmisNTR at Hotel bliss at 5 pm to thank Lord Balaji.”Hours later, Ram Gopal Varma paid a visit to a girls’ hostel, which was meant for boys during his college days. The filmmaker went on to see a room where he stayed and also took a selfie with the girls who are presently staying in the room. He took to his Twitter page to share the selfie.Besides the selfie, Ram Gopal Varma also revealed that he recalled about a poster of Sridevi. He tweeted, “This is a room i stayed for more than 2 years in Siddhardha engineering college hostel back in my student days. it has now become a girls hostel and these lovely girls are it’s present room mates. I used to have a Sridevi poster stuck on the wall behind me.”Lakshmi’s NTR is a biopic of late legendary actor and politician NT Rama Rao. It is about the phase when he was backstabbed by his party and family members. Interestingly, May 28 is the birth anniversary of NTR and many of his party and family members paid respects to the late actor. RGV took a dig at them by tweeting, “It’s ironical that NTR’s birthday is so close to his back stabbers political death day.” Ram Gopal Varma garlanding NTR’s statue on Paipula road in VijayawadaTwitterRam Gopal Varma had announced to hold a press meet at NTR circle, Paipula Road of Vijayawada on Sunday evening. But the police denied permission to him fearing that it might get disrupted by the activists. They suggested RGV to hold the press meet either in a press club or a meeting hall. Later announced to hold the same at the Film chamber in Gandhi Nagar.After visiting Tirupati today, Ram Gopal Varma headed to Vijayawada to hold a press meet. The director tweeted, “After all the cancellations of my Paipula road press meet starting from the first time police arrest to 2nd time other concerns, finally today on account of his birthday, the late NTR is making it happen.”Later, Ram Gopal Varma garlanded the state of NTR on Paipula road in Vijaywada and paid tribute him. He tweeted a photo and video of the same and wrote, “I finally on Paipula road in Vijaywada garlanded NTR in NTR circle అనుకున్నది చేసేసా.. Me shouting JAI NTR after garlanding him.”