NASA announced on Friday to launch its first SpaceX crewed flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27.
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, which will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:32 p.m. EDT May 27, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida.
It will be the first time since 2011 that NASA astronauts launch on an American-made rocket from American soil, said NASA.
It will also be the first crewed mission for SpaceX since its founding 18 years ago.
The upcoming Crew Dragon mission, dubbed Demo-2, will be the final test for SpaceX, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit, according to NASA.
The mission duration will be determined once on station based on the readiness of the next commercial crew launch, although the Crew Dragon being used for this flight test can stay in orbit about 110 days, said NASA.
Behnken and Hurley were among the first astronauts to begin working and training on SpaceX's next-generation human space vehicle, and were selected for their extensive test pilot and flight experience, including several missions on the space shuttle, according to NASA.
Behnken will be the joint operations commander for the mission, responsible for activities such as rendezvous, docking and undocking, as well as Demo-2 activities while the spacecraft is docked to the ISS.
Hurley will be the spacecraft commander for the mission, responsible for activities such as launch, landing and recovery.
Lifting off atop a specially instrumented Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon will accelerate the two astronauts to about 27,200 kilometers per hour, and put it on an intercept course with the ISS.
In about 24 hours, Crew Dragon will be in position to rendezvous and dock with the ISS, according to NASA.
The ISS has continually hosted a rotating crew of astronauts from all over the world since 2000. Russia has been the only country capable of transporting astronauts to and from the ISS since 2011.
Private mobile operator Banglalink has released a new music video – ‘Bhalo Thako Bangladesh – to spread hope amid coronavirus crisis.
Released on Bengali New Year 1427, the music video conveys a message of optimism, reassurance, and hopes during this trying time of uncertainty and fears, said a press release.
Popular artists, the government’s a2i programme, the Cabinet Division, the ICT Division, and UNDP have partnered with Banglalink to take this message of hope even further.
The song was composed by Arafat Mohsin Nidhi with lyrics by Rasel Mahmud.
Several popular actors and actresses - Mithila, Momo, Sabila Noor, Mariya Noor, Nayeem, Monoj, Morshed Mishu and Shajal - and a number of eminent singers - Bappa Mazumder, Kona, Shuvo, Elita, Nidhi, Nondita and Turjo – featured in the music video staying at their homes.
Viewers can find this on Banglalink’s official Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.
Do I need a high-end PC to play PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)? This question is frequently asked by the PUBG lovers in these quarantine days. Many PUBG fans have a common misconception that it is not possible to play the Battlegrounds game on a low configuration PC/laptop. The good news is PUBG Corporation released PUBG Lite in January 2019. This free version of PUBG is specially developed for playing on low-end computers. Compared with the original PUBG game, – launched in 2017 – the lite version came with reduced graphic details. But don’t worry! Like the original PUBG, the PUBG Lite version is still a full-featured game. You can play PUBG Lite with a PC with a low configuration if you can choose the PC components wisely. Read this article to know the minimum PC requirements for playing PUBG Lite.
First, check the operating system of your PC/laptop. PUBG Lite won’t work with the age-old Windows XP Operating System. To run PUBG Lite at lag-free speed, your PC requires a minimum Windows 7 Operating System. Windows 8.1 OS will also work with PUBG Lite software. However, it is recommended to install Windows 10 OS with 64 bit, to have pleasing gaming experience.
Nobody wants to play a game that gets lag from time to time. The processor is primarily responsible for rendering the gaming speed. Many people are using 32-bit processors still today, which can’t give a lag-free gaming experience. So, for playing PUBG Lite on PC or laptop, you must get a 64-bit processor.
And, try to take Intel Core i3-4340 processor with 3.60 GHz clock speed for convenient gaming performance. You can also apply the AMD FX-6300 processor with 3.5 GHz clock speed to run PUBG Lite in PC. If you have a good budget, go for Intel Core i5 or further high-end processors. Remember the fact that the higher configuration processor you take, the better the gaming experience you get.
Did you ever check what the RAM of your PC or Laptop is? RAM (Random Access Memory) is one of the primary components of any PC or Laptop which stores data as well as machine codes. Usually, people take 2GB RAM for building a PC/Laptop to operate regular activities. You have to spend some extra bucks for the sake of enjoying the PUBG Lite game. Your PC/Laptop must bear a 6 GB RAM to run the game PUBG Lite without any lag. But if you want a perfect gaming experience, install 8 GB RAM.
For playing any high definition game, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is another significant component. GPU is a dedicated electronic circuit that is specially designed to create visual display output. For playing PUBG Lite, your PC needs a standard GPU featuring good memory capacity. Use a minimum 2GB graphics card in your PC to play the PUBG Lite gaming software. You can pick popular 2GB graphic cards like AMD Radeon HD 7850, or nVidia GeForce GTX 660. However, it would be better, if you can apply for a higher-end Graphics Card like AMD Radeon HD 7870. Remember that your Graphics Card must be compatible with DirectX 11.
It would be better if you can keep 6 GB free space in the hard disk of your PC or laptop for storing the software of the PUBG Lite game. According to PUBG Corporation, the gaming software of PUBG Lite needs 30 GB of free space. It will run this game more smoothly without any pause.
Power Supply is another vital component for any gaming PC. Many gamers focus on other components but ignore the power supply. You can take Corsair VS 45, 450-watt power supply to play the PUBG Lite game on your PC.
If your budget allows, you can take gaming-friendly accessories, like Gaming Mouse, Gaming Keyboard, Gaming PC Casing/cabinet, Gaming Controller, etc. However, these accessories are not mandatory for playing PUBG Lite. You can easily play this game on PC with an ordinary mouse and keyboards.
Whatever high-end PC or laptop you have, if your internet speed is not up to the mark all your effort and investment will go in vain. For playing PUBG Lite, your PC needs a minimum of 3 MBS internet speed. The speedier internet you are connecting with, the better gaming performance you will have.
Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh recently organised an event where Huawei stepped forward in establishing the digital bridge between medical experts of Bangladesh and China.
The knowledge-sharing session was conducted among medical experts of the two countries through videoconferencing, said a press release from Huawei.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque, Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming along with the medical experts from NIPSOM, DGHS and DGMS, medical institutions of Bangladesh from six different locations were present.
During the videoconference, Huawei ensured smooth technical integration among all the parties.
Prof Zhang Wenhong, Head of the Center for Infectious Disease, Huashan Hospital of Fudan University, joined the conference from Huawei Shanghai Conference Center, where he shared the practical experience in China and answered the queries from Bangladeshi doctors.
Search engine giant Google on Monday paid rich tributes to doctors, nurses and medical staff during this global coronavirus pandemic by a special doodle on its regular home page.
The animated Google doodle shows a heart emoji being sent to all the healthcare workers.
The doodle is a part of a series by the search giant to honour those who are working on the frontlines and fighting the pandemic.
Last week, Google released a simple and moving ad thanking healthcare workers around the world for combating COVID-19.
This week, Google began a series of Doodles to recognize the people responding to COVID-19 — from doctors and nurses caring people on the front lines, teachers and food service workers ensuring essential goods and services.