Weekly Update: A trip to space, a visit to Vietnam, and a journey to jail?

Sarah Crawford ('20) continues her Weekly Update series with coverage of two distinct, otherworldly topics: outerspace, and politics.

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Weekly Update: A trip to space, a visit to Vietnam, and a journey to jail?

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in June 2018 in Singapore.

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in June 2018 in Singapore.

SHEALAH CRAIGHEAD

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in June 2018 in Singapore.

SHEALAH CRAIGHEAD

SHEALAH CRAIGHEAD

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in June 2018 in Singapore.

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Trump Walks Away from North Korea Summit

When the White House announced that President Trump would meet with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un for a second time, many people hoped that the path to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula would be discussed.

Although this issue may have been discussed, no deal was reached. According to the White House, Kim Jong-un was not prepared to give up his nuclear weapons unless the U.S. lifted all sanctions against North Korea.

I think our relationship is very strong, but at this time … we decided not to do any of the options and we’ll see where that goes.”

— President Donald Trump

 

President Trump received Congressional praise after the summit, and Republicans and Democrats alike believe that Trump made the right decision by not signing a deal.

Cohen Goes to Capitol Hill

Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Trump, had a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday after facing allegations that he lied to Congress for Trump.

Cohen did not hold back when he told the House Committee on Oversight and Reform about everything he knows about Trump’s finances, business, and payoffs.

According to Cohen, Trump paid off two women, Stormi Daniels and Karen McDougal, after having affairs with them.

Cohen also testified that Trump lied about his personal finances as well as those of this business for insurance and tax benefits.

One major aspect of Cohen’s testimony was his statements about Trump’s real-estate desires in Moscow. Cohen told the House Committee that Trump lied about the prospects of building a Trump Tower in Moscow, Russia.

 

SpaceX Successfully Launches Crew Dragon Spacecraft

SpaceX may have just changed human space travel forever. On Saturday, the space travel technology company launched their unmanned Crew Dragon with the goal of attaching it to the International Space Station.

On Sunday, that goal was achieved as the Crew Dragon successfully attached the International Space Station without a problem.

Today’s successful launch marks a new chapter in American excellence, getting us closer to once again flying American astronauts on American rockets from American soil.”

— Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator

 

This was the first commercial spacecraft that can fly people to the International Space Station.

Although this particular spacecraft did not carry any astronauts, it opens the door to more human space travel in the near future. This was the first commercial spacecraft that can fly people to the International Space Station.

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