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There's a starman waiting in the sky. Literally.

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Starman, settling into orbit. (Image: SpaceX Video)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon Heavy rocket yesterday, the most powerful craft sent into space by a private company.

The New York Times reports, “The launch of this turbocharged version of the workhorse Falcon 9 rocket, which has been carrying cargo to space for years, marks an important milestone in spaceflight, the first time a rocket this powerful has been sent into space by a private company rather than a government space agency.”

Among the items Falcon Heavy carried were Musk’s red Roadster — an electric sports car made by his other company, Tesla — with a mannequin called Starman strapped in the front seat. The radio is blasting appropriate David Bowie songs.

The plan is for Starman to orbit the sun for as long as they remain undisturbed.
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Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Olympics

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, will be the first immediate Kim family member to cross the border with South Korea when she attends the Olympic Games later this week.

Yo-jong is one of her brother's closest advisors and some experts believe she will be carrying a personal message for South Korean leaders, a sign that relations between the two countries could be improving.

North and South Korea will march together in the opening ceremonies Friday and the countries will field a joint women's ice hockey team for the games.

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Trump wants a big military parade

Not one to ever be outdone, President Trump reportedly has instructed Pentagon officials to being planning for a massive military parade to rival the one he witnessed in Paris last year during Bastille Day celebrations.

A senior administration official told NBC News that Trump has "given the directive to begin the planning so the planning has begun."

Dates in November — possibly Veteran's Day — are being considered. As you might imagine, the news made a big splash on Twitter

Yale Students, UConn Professor Reportedly Took a Selfie With Severed Heads

In this-was-never-going-to-turn-out-well news, Yale Dental School graduate students and a University of Connecticut professor took a selfie with severed heads designated used for medical research according to multiple reports.

The Associated Press first reported the story, detailing activities that took place during a workshop in 2017 at Yale which was centered on dental-related facial deformities. Get the details in CMN's report.

Last But Not Least: Kylie's Daughter is NOT Named After an Insect!

Kylie Jenner announced the name of her daughter yesterday, and despite what social media or fans claim, Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott did not name their little girl after an insect. In fact, they named her after bad weather.

CMN's Dani Matias clears up the whole situation right here.
Today's Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia Kolenko and the CMN Staff. Does this whole Elon Musk/Tesla in space thing have you thinking about astronauts, too?
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