Newport’s Pell Elementary School students made history today by becoming the first Rhode Island public school to make contact with the International Space Station (ISS).
As part of United Nations annual World Space Week, K-4th graders talked directly with astronaut “Ricky” Arnold aboard the ISS live from their school gymnasium in Newport.
What’sUpNewp broadcast a live simulcast of the historic event on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM between 1 pm to 2 pm today. Besides hearing from the students and astronaut, you’ll also hear from Mike Cullen, Governor Gina Raimondo, Representative Marvin Abney
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One of the most celebrated events in Rhode Island history happened on June 10th, 1772. The Gaspee Affair, which is still celebrated annually with festivals, a parade and a re-enactment, was a pivital moment in the lead-up to the American Revolution.
Garrett Whitlock got his second win since replacing Corey Kluber in the Red Sox rotation, Rafael Devers and Kiké Hernández homered, and Boston beat the New York Yankees 3-1 on Friday night in the first meeting this year of a rivalry cut to 13 games by the new balanced schedule.
The House approved an additional $31 million to support housing development, including $4 million for transit-oriented development and $4.3 million to support infrastructure needed for housing development, such as road and utility connections.