Mattie @mattiecakesssss Rogers (-69kg, USA) snatching 102kg/225lb to set a new Junior and Senior American record. She set 8 new American records while going 6/6. She set a 16kg total PR at Nationals (98/120/218) earlier this summer and now she improved by another 8kg all the way up to 226kg (102/124/226). Come see her live in Houston at the 2015 World Championships!
Indians’ teenage pitching phenom Bob Feller sets a new American League record by striking out 17 batters when he two-hits the A’s at Shibe Park, 5-2. After the season, the 17-year-old will return to his Van Meter, Iowa, home to graduate from high school.
Today, three new crew members will launch to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, along with Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka, are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:26 p.m. EDT. The three Expedition 47 crew members will travel in a Soyuz spacecraft, rendezvousing with the space station six hours after launch.
Traveling to the International Space Station is an exciting moment for any astronaut. But what if you we’re launching to orbit AND knew that you were going to break some awesome records while you were up there? This is exactly what’s happening for astronaut Jeff Williams.
This is a significant mission for Williams, as he will become the new American record holder for cumulative days in space (with 534) during his six months on orbit. The current record holder is astronaut Scott Kelly, who just wrapped up his one-year mission on March 1.
On June 4, Williams will take command of the station for Expedition 48. This will mark his third space station expedition…which is yet another record!
Want to Watch the Launch?
You can! Live coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. EDT on NASA Television, with launch at 5:26 p.m.
Tune in again at 10:30 p.m. to watch as the Soyuz spacecraft docks to the space station’s Poisk module at 11:12 p.m.
Hatch opening coverage will begin at 12:30 a.m., with the crew being greeted around 12:55 a.m.
19 year-old @mattiecakesssss (-69kg, USA) clean and jerking 120kg/264lb at the 2015 USAW Nationals to set a new Junior American Record in the total (she totaled 218kg along with her 98kg/216lb snatch). We added a vertical line on the clean portion to make it a bit easier to see her bar path – now that we have a lot of side videos, we’ll start doing more bar path analysis, particularly on our YouTube channel where we can do longer videos. Go subscribe on YouTube if you haven’t already!