Friday, May 25, 2018

Sen. Edward Kennedy honored by South Africa

South Africa honors Kennedy

South Africa is bestowing posthumous presidential honors on U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, who died of brain cancer in 2009. In an announcement Monday, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma called Kennedy "a tireless campaigner for the introduction of sanctions against the apartheid regime." Kennedy was among three foreigners honored for fighting apartheid, along with fellow American Randall Robinson, who led the antiapartheid group TransAfrica, and Russian academic Apollon Davidson, an African specialist.

Private space launch delayed

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. said Monday that it had delayed launching a cargo ship to the International Space Station. The company was scheduled to launch the supply ship on April 30, but officials said more testing is needed. The delay is expected to be about one week. Launching from Cape Canaveral, the cargo ship will be the first private spacecraft to go to the station. NASA is turning to private companies to carry cargo and eventually astronauts to the space station.

Associated Press

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