NASA astronaut Gary Anderson, in retirement, will lead the space agency’s Orion spacecraft

NASA astronaut Gary Anderson, in retirement, will lead the space agency’s Orion spacecraft

Gary Anderson retired from NASA on Saturday, marking a departure from his position as operations manager of the Orion spacecraft program.The NASA veteran will lead Orion, a deep-space vehicle that is designed to carry humans and other cargo to low-Earth orbit.It will fly to its final destination of the Moon in 2026.NASA announced the retirement…

‘Our lives will never be the same’: Irish rugby players to speak out on the ‘anti-hero’ culture

‘Our lives will never be the same’: Irish rugby players to speak out on the ‘anti-hero’ culture

In an emotional speech, Irish rugby player Joe Schmidt spoke about the importance of speaking out about the anti-hero culture that pervades the sport and the way that some players are ostracised and treated unfairly in the wake of injuries.Key points:Joe Schmidt says he was forced to leave Ireland because of his mental health issues”I…

How to play opera: the endgame

How to play opera: the endgame

Opera has always been a complex beast, a story about the struggle between the human will and the forces of nature.It’s also one of the most complicated and fascinating stories in the world, and it’s a great way to get an understanding of opera.This is the first article in a series on opera and its…