SpaceX-NASA crewed mission postponed due to bad weather
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Images of the moment NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are told that SpaceX's landmark launch to the International Space Station is postponed due to poor weather. The decision was made with around 20 minutes to go until takeoff.
Hanoi motorbike taxi drivers turn first aiders
On the tarmac of a dark Hanoi street, motorbike taxi driver Pham Quoc Viet mops the bloodied knee of a fellow rider, one of the hundreds of traffic victims he's tended to in the chaotically congested Vietnamese capital. By day, Viet, 33, works for Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab, scooting along the tree-lined boulevards and winding alleys of the city. But from 9.30 pm until 1.30 am, he is an unofficial emergency responder, a red flashing light secured to his handlebars as he patrols the streets on two wheels.
Gobble gobble: Pac-Man turns 40
Forty years ago, a new video game featuring a bright yellow, dot-chomping, pill-popping, ghost-dodging character called Pac-Man appeared in Tokyo. It would become the most successful arcade game of all time. The game was originally called Puck-Man (an onomatopoeic play on the Japanese word "paku", meaning to gobble) but it was changed when it launched in the United States for fear gamers would inevitably change the "P" to an "F".
In Spain, robot barman serves up contact-free beers
A Spanish bar is experimenting in contact-free beverage delivery with 'Beer Cart', a robotic barman serving up beers to customers in Seville. The robot assistant made his debut when the southern city began enjoying new freedom as Spain eased a two-month lockdown, with bars and cafés in half of the country allowed to reopen their terraces.