50 Years After The US First Planted Its Flag On The Moon, During the Manned Apollo 11 Mission In 1969, China Is Now The 2nd Country To Plant Its Flag During The Chang’e-5 Probe Mission. However, This Is Not China’s First Lunar Mission As They Previously Had 2. The Unique Chinese Flag Is 2m Wide And 90cm Tall And Weighs ~1Kg.
This Baby, In Another Wonder Of Science, Is Said To Be 18 Months Younger Than Her Mum, Who Is Now 29 Years Old. The Technically 27-Year-Old Baby Resulted From An Anonymously Donated Embryo Frozen In October 1992. The Baby, Named Molly Everette Gibson, Is Now said To Be The Longest Frozen Embryo That Resulted In A Live Birth. Wow!!
The Catholic Pope, On 11/28/2020, Has Appointed Archbishop Wilton Gregory, Age 72, As The First Black Cardinal In The Catholic Church. Wilton Has Served As The Archbishop Of Washington, DC Since May 2019. And During The Same Event, Brunei And Rwanda Got Their First-Ever Cardinals, Cornelius Sim, And Antoine Kambanda, Respectively.
The Chinese New Submersible, Named Fendouzhe/Striver, Is The Deepest Diving Manned Submersible In The World, After Descending ~10,909 Metres To The Bottom Of The Challenger Deep Of The Marina Trench, Just Shy Of The 10,927 Metres World Record Set By The American Explorer In 2019. Fendouzhe Also Beamed Up The World’s First Live Video From Challenger Deep.
China Realizes Livestreaming of Manned Submersible at Bottom of Mariana Trench
Lego Has Set A New Record By Creating The Largest Lego Structure Comprising 9,036 Pieces Of Lego Bricks. The Structure, A Version Of The Colosseum, Measures 10.5 Inches High By 20.5 Inches Wide And Is 23.5 Inches Deep. The Colosseum Has About 1,500 More Pieces Than The Previous Record-Holder– The 7,541-Piece Star Wars Millennium Falcon.
SpaceX Crew Dragon, In A Fully Operational Mission, Made History By Being The First Privately Owned Spacecraft, Built By SpaceX, To Deliver, On Monday, November 16th, 2020, A 4-Person Crew For A 6 Months Long Stay At The International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Completed It First Test Mission To ISS In March Of 2019.
Yes, We Have Had 14 Black Astronauts Visit The International Space Station (ISS) During Its Construction. But Their Stay Was For A Short While. This Time, NASA, Via Sending Victor J. Glover–A Navy Commander And Test Pilot To ISS For A Longer, 6 Months, Stay, Will Make Him The First Black Astronaut To Stay This Long.
Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Made History In This 2020 Presidential Election. Joe Biden Had The Highest Votes In A US Presidental Election History To Become President-Elect. While Kamala Harris Became The First Female, The First Black, And The First South Asian Vice-President Elect, Making Her Husband The First Second Gentleman. Congrats!
The First Religious School, Dawatul Koran Third Sex Madrassa, For The Transgender Community, In Bangladesh, Has Openned, Thanks To Funds From The Late Businessman, Ahmad Chowdhury. The School Will Educate Transgenders So That They Can Find Jobs, As Conservative Social Attitude Has Made It Hard For Them To Access Jobs And Education.
Oregon Has Become The First US State, Under A New Law Dubbed Measure 110, To Decriminalize The Possession Of Small Amount Of Hard Drugs. People, From 2/1/2021, Caught With Small Amounts “Will Pay A $100 Fine Or Have A Health Check At An Addiction-Recovery Centre.” However, People Caught with Large Amounts Will Face Criminal Punishment.
Switzerland, A Wealthy Country, Via A People Proposed Initiative, Now Has The Highest Minimum Wage In The World. The Nation Now pays Its Workers A New Hourly Rate Of 23 Swiss Francs — Equivalent To £19, $25 Or €22, Which Sums Up To A Minimum Monthly Salary Of 4,000 Francs (£3,350). This Initiative Is Most Welcome Depending On Who You Ask.
NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft, On 10/20/2020, Successfully Collected Samples From Asteroid Bennu, Currently 200 Million Miles From Earth. The Spacecraft Collected Too Much Sample That Some Are Leaking To Space. NASA Plans To Stow The Samples ASAP, As The Sample Study May Inspire Science For Decades. OSIRIS-REx Is Expected To Return To Earth In 2023.
NASA spacecraft collects rock samples from asteroid Bennu in historic first
It Takes ~6 Hours And 4 Orbits Around The Earth For A Soyuz Spacecraft To Rendevous With The International Space Station. But The Soyuz MS-17, Carrying NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins And Russian Cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov And Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, Did It In ~3 Hours With Only 2 Orbits, After A Record-Breaking Speed, Arriving On 10/14/2020 At 4:48 a.m. EDT.
Watch Live: Soyuz Launch to International Space Station
Jackson Oswalt, Currently A 13-Year-Old Kid Based In Memphis, Tennessee, Has Just Become The Youngest Person, At Age 12, According To The Guinness World Records, To Achieve Nuclear Fusion. He Did This By Using Electricity To Accelerate And Combine Two Atoms Of Deuterium, Which Are Stable Isotopes Of Hydrogen, Into A Helium Atom.
How a 12-year-old achieved nuclear fusion - Guinness World Records
Scientists Have Developed Microscopic Robots That Can Walk. The Robots Are So Small That 10 Of Them Could Fit Into A Fullstop At The End Of A Sentence. And As Such, Scientists Hope To, In The Future, Inject The Robots Into The Body, As Medical Tools Designed, For Example, To Hunt And Destroy Cancer Cells.
President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle, According To A Poll Survey Of 45,000 People In 42 Countries And Territories By YouGov, Were Ranked As The Most Admired Man And Woman In The World. The 2nd, And 3rd Positions For Women Went To Angelina Jolie, Queen Elizabeth II, And Men, Bill Gates, And Chinese President Xi Jinping, Respectively.
Singapore Will Be The First Country In The World To Implement Facial Verification In Its National Identity Scheme, SingPass, To Allow Access To Government Services. Facial Verification, Already In Use In, E.G., Singapore’s Major Banks, And During Student Test, Will Ensure That Persons Requiring Government Services Are Who They Say They Are.
Another Impressive Kid! Jack Jenner-Hall Is The Youngest UK Qualified Pilot After Flying Solo For 45 Minutes Above More Than 3,000 Feet. Jack Accomplished This Feat By Flying In A Glider Over The Tibenham Airfield On June 22nd, 2020, As He Celebrated His 14th Birthday, The Legal Minimum Age To Fly Solo In A Glider In The UK.
Britain's youngest glider pilot, 14, takes to the skies | 5 News
An 8 Year Old Kid Called “JT Head,” From Georgia, Has Now Become The Youngest Person In The World To Pilot A Hot Air Ballon. JT Piloted The Ballon For 20 Minutes Soaring To A Height Of 400 Feet Over Sautee Valley In Georgia. The Previous Record Was Held By A-9 Year Old Boy Called Bobby Bradley. Impressive Kid!
4th grader becomes youngest person to solo pilot hot air balloon
An Austrian-British Mathematician, Martin Hairer, Has Won The Richest Prize In Academia, Comparable To The Nobel Prize In Terms Of Kudos And Prestige. Martin Was Awarded A $3m Breakthrough Prize For His Work In Stochastic Analysis. Martin’s 180-Page Treatise Was So Impressive That His Colleagues Thought It Was Inspired By Aliens.