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Space Station bathroom renovation launching on next cargo supply run

It’s a home makeover but 200 miles above Earth: The next resupply delivery mission to the International Space Station will include a new re-designed commode for the astronauts.

A cargo re-supply launch is scheduled to liftoff on a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket Sept. 29 from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility carrying supplies for the astronauts, research, hardware and a marketing experiment for the makeup company Estee Lauder.

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Loaded up among nearly 8,000 pounds of supplies, the Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft will also deliver a new “Universal Waste Management System,” also known as a space toilet, to the floating laboratory in space and home to astronauts 365 days a year.

The system actually has two important purposes on the ISS. Outside the bathroom needs, it also

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Renovation will help protect Springdale firefighters at Station No. 4

SPRINGDALE — The City Council has answered the call to protect the firefighters in the Fire Department.

The council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a $7,800 contract with Crafton Tull for architectural services to renovate Fire Station No. 4 on Elm Springs Road.

“We’re trying to help with the decontamination of our individuals,” Fire Chief Mike Irwin told the council. “And that’s become very different with our pandemic calls.”

Even without the threat of covid-19, firefighters’ exposure to smoke and burning of hazardous chemicals at fire sites and even the diesel fumes from engines and ambulances has been linked to cancer, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

The renovated space at Station No. 4 will include showers, washing machines and a new weight room to help protect its firefighters and get them ready more quickly for the next call, Irwin said.

“This will help improve response times for our

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Outdoor Kitchens – Designing the Perfect Backyard Cooking Station

Outdoor kitchens are becoming popular these days with everyone wanting to enjoy the great outdoors. Many families enjoy eating outside especially during the summer season. These cooking stations are also great for BBQ parties. Planning for an outdoor living area can sometimes take time because there are several important factors to consider. But once you have your own kitchen outdoors, you will realize that the time, effort and money you put in planning and making your kitchen is worth it.


Before remodeling your house to include an outdoor kitchen, it is very important to plan everything first. This is to ensure that you will know exactly what you should, how much you will spend and the end result. The cost is definitely one of the most important factors to consider. How much are you willing to spend for your kitchen design? The price range for an outdoor kitchen usually … Read More