USA news live updates: SpaceX launches 3 visitors to space station for $55M each – Times of India

THE TIMES OF INDIA | Apr 08, 2022, 22:12:33 IST

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SpaceX launched three rich businessmen and their astronaut escort to the International Space Station on Friday for more than a week’s stay, as Nasa joins Russia in hosting guests at the world’s most expensive tourist destination. Stay with TOI for real-time updates on news across the US:Read Less

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Arriving at the space station Saturday will be an American, Canadian and Israeli who run investment, real estate and other companies.

SpaceX launches 3 visitors to space station for $55M each

SpaceX has launched three rich businessmen and their astronaut escort to the International Space Station for more than a week’s stay. Read more

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Denver to appeal $14 million verdict in case against police over 2020 protests

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Jury gets bomb evidence in Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot trial

Mass shooting suspect served less time due to California law

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U.S. natgas on track to close at 2008 high again on soaring LNG demand

US natural gas futures rose about 1% on Friday, putting the front-month on track to close at its highest since December 2008 for a second day in a row, as much higher global prices since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine keep demand for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports near record highs.