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The launch of the super-heavy rocket SLS with the Orion spacecraft to the Moon has been postponed until at least September 7. But NASA does not exclude the launch of it at all in mid-October

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NASA does not intend to make new attempts to launch the super-heavy Space Launch System launch vehicle with the Orion spacecraft to the Moon until September 6. This was stated by the head of NASA’s Research Systems Development Directorate, Jim Free.

The launch of the super-heavy rocket SLS with the Orion spacecraft to the Moon has been postponed until at least September 7.  But NASA does not exclude the launch of it at all in mid-October

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“[Нынешний] the launch period is definitely not considered. We will not launch until the end of the current period, which ends on Tuesday [6 сентября]Free said.

On Monday, August 29, the flight was also delayed due to a hydrogen leak during refueling. According to Artemis Flight Program Manager Michael Sarafin, yesterday’s leak was larger. “The specialists tried to fix the problem three times, and each time we found a big leak.“, he noted. Sarafin said that next week the algorithm for further actions will become clearer.

At the same time, NASA head Bill Nelson does not rule out that another attempt to launch the Space Launch System may take place in mid-October.

Mission control team [Artemis 1] meets today, they will look into it, look into whether there is still a possibility [запуска] Withnow. If they decide that this is the moment, then there will be a launch in October. In October, although the launch window opens early, I would guess that it is more likely in the middle of the month. Because the first week of October [3 октября] we have an international crew scheduled. As part of the Crew-5 mission, a crew of four, including two international participants, will go to the ISS”, Bill Nelson said yesterday, commenting on the cancellation of the SLS start.

The launch of the super-heavy rocket SLS with the Orion spacecraft to the Moon has been postponed until at least September 7.  But NASA does not exclude the launch of it at all in mid-October

This is what Orion looks like

However, with regard to the Artemis program as a whole, Bill Nelson expressed confidence that the timing of the landing of astronauts on the moon will not change, despite all the difficulties with the launch of the SLS. “We are still planning Artemis-2 in 2024 and Artemis-3 in 2025”, – said the head of NASA, answering a question about the timing of the program.

Recall that the first stage of the Artemis lunar mission consists in launching the Orion spacecraft into space from the Space Launch System launch vehicle, which will automatically complete several orbits around the Moon and return to Earth. The second stage is a flight around the Earth’s natural satellite with the crew on board. In the third phase in 2025, NASA expects to take astronauts to the moon, and then send them to Mars in the mid-2030s.

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The “aged” Toyota RAV4 has become more modern. A new version of the Mitsuoka Buddy crossover is presented

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The Japanese company Mitsuoka has introduced an updated retro crossover Buddy, which is an “aged” version of the popular Toyota RAV4 in the style of old American SUVs from the 70s.

According to Drom.ru, the changes include enlarged screens of the digital instrument panel and multimedia complex (the exact diagonals are not reported), as well as a full-time DVR, which will be installed from the factory.

The “aged” Toyota RAV4 has become more modern.  A new version of the Mitsuoka Buddy crossover is presented

Mitsuoka Buddy is offered in two versions to choose from. Buyers are available a pure gasoline version with a 2.0-liter engine and a hybrid with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor.

Production of the “aged” Toyota RAV4 began in June last year. The car differs from the Toyota crossover in its original body design. The front fenders, hood and bumper are made in the style of the Chevrolet K5 Blazer of the 1970-1980s. The headlights from the RAV4 were replaced with universal “rectangles”, the radiator grille is made in the form of a nickel-plated “grill”, and the original bumper with a chrome trim and vertical lights from Cadillac integrated through the adapter is installed at the back.

The “aged” Toyota RAV4 has become more modern.  A new version of the Mitsuoka Buddy crossover is presented

The original Buddy body panels are made from polypropylene and molded ABS plastic.

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Gordon Freeman has become the hero of a new game in the Half-Life universe: it will appear soon on Steam

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Gordon Freeman has become the hero of a new game

Developer PinkyDev has revealed that the game, codenamed Codename: Loop, which is a spin-off of the Half-Life shooter, has received permission from Valve to be placed on Steam in the near future.

The main protagonist of Codename: Loop is the protagonist of the Half-Life series, Gordon Freeman. The project will combine an isometric shooter and roguelike elements. The project is expected to be released this year.

Gordon Freeman has become the hero of a new game in the Half-Life universe: it will appear soon on Steam

An important point of Codename: Loop is its compatibility with the original Half-Life BSP file format. This allows Codename: Loop to take advantage of the GoldSrc engine while maintaining the look and feel of Half-Life in the Unity engine. Codename: Loop also features third-person views and a classic first-person view for fans who want to create FPS-style levels. BSP compatibility enhances the potential of Codename: Loop to support the modding community, as level designers can use existing tools to create maps and campaigns in Codename: Loop.

Keeping the classic spirit of Half-Life alive is a top priority for PinkyDev, who wrote in the project’s latest update: “I will do my best to support the Steam Workshop so everyone can share campaigns and levels and support this game forever.”

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Tesla Semi production has finally begun – almost 5 years after the announcement. Pepsi will receive electric trucks on December 1, 2022

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Tesla Semi production has finally begun almost 5 years

According to CEO Elon Musk’s announcement, Tesla has begun production of its Semi electric truck and plans to begin shipping it to Pepsi as early as December 1, 2022.

The soft drink company ordered 100 electric vehicles in December 2017, just a month after Tesla first unveiled its new creation to the world.

Tesla promises that the Semi can accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h mph in 20 seconds even when “fully loaded” and maintain “the same speed as on the highway, even on steep climbs.” It also promises that you can charge your battery up to 70% in just 30 minutes. The power reserve, depending on the version, will be from 480 to 800 km. In Musk’s own words, “driving a car is a lot of fun.”

Tesla Semi production has finally begun - almost 5 years after the announcement.  Pepsi will receive electric trucks on December 1, 2022

Until 2022, there was little news about the car. In May, Tesla began accepting orders and taking a $20,000 deposit, and in August, Musk said deliveries of the 500-mile-range version of the truck would begin this year.

Tesla has pushed back the release dates of its vehicles many times. The Cybertruck pickup has been delayed several times, with Musk saying deliveries will now begin in 2023. The second-generation Tesla roadster that was announced alongside the Semi was originally expected in 2020 but has yet to be released.

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