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On 29 November 1925, the SS Cotopaxi departed Charleston, South Carolina, and headed towards Havana, Cuba. The ship had a crew of 32 men, under the command of Captain W. J. Meyer, and was carrying a cargo of 2340 tons of coal. It was reported missing two days later, and was unheard of for almost 90 years.

The Cuban Coast Guard announced this morning, that they had intercepted an unmanned ship heading for the island, which is presumed to be the SS Cotopaxi, a tramp steamer which vanished in December 1925 and has since been connected to the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely defined region covering the area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, where dozens of ships and planes have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Popular culture has attributed many of the disappearances to paranormal and supernatural phenomena, or to the activity of extraterrestrial beings.  One explanation, even pins the blame on leftover technology from the mythical lost continent of Atlantis.


China prepares for next series of space station missions.

Nearly five years after their historic first space station was launched, China is preparing to repeat the immense success of Tiangong-1 with its successor, Tiangong-2. 

The 18,800 pound single-module laboratory arrived at the Jiuquan launch site July 9, after being manufactured in Beijing. Carrying a crew of three to the laboratory is the Shenzhou 11 spacecraft, which arrived August 6th, and is shown above undergoing launch preparations.

Although Tiangong-2 is scheduled for a launch around September 15, the crew of Shenzhou-11 won’t launch until mid-October, allowing for ground controllers to remotely perform checkouts of the laboratory. Shenzhou-11 will launch two crewmembers instead of three, using the extra space to bring crew supplies. 

China will also be testing their new Tianzhou space freighter, an unmanned cargo ship similar to the Russian Progress. Tianzhou-1 is scheduled for launch sometime in the first half of 2017.

Russian Spacecraft Successfully Launches To International Space Station
By Alex Knapp

Forbes: An unmanned Russian cargo ship was successfully launched from Kazakhstan Friday, less than a week after a SpaceX cargo flight exploded and a little over two months since Russia’s Progress 59 craft suffered a failure which prevented it from reaching the International Space Station.
The spacecraft is carrying vital supplies to the space station and is expected to arrive July 5 at 3:13 am ET.

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Failed Russian spacecraft to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere Friday

BBC News: An unmanned cargo ship carrying three tons of supplies is expected to disintegrate as it enters Earth’s atmosphere on Friday, scientists say. The Russian spacecraft was to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station, but it began spiraling out of control after a communications failure. 

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