Fact Checking 5 - Hacktoria - Walkthrough

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This article is specific for Fact Checking 5.

The challenge is about the news of SpaceX (US based company). The screenshot

shows the news of toilet failure in spacecraft Dragon Endeavor. The challenge

is to find out whether it is real news or fake news.

The screenshot of the challenge is given below:



Let’s try to solve this challenge.

First let’s see what info we can get from the image.

The image gives following info:

    News Headline:    SpaceX returning in diapers

    Date of News posted:    Saturday, 29th January, 2022

    Spacecraft Name:    Dragon Endeavor

    Astronaut Name:    Megan McArthur (NASA)

    News Info:        It is related to SpaceX spacecraft Dragon Endeavor and

                        astronauts returning to Earth.

    Text related to News:    In this weekend’s press conference, NASA 

                            astronaut Megan McArthur confirmed that the 

                            toilets on board Dragon Endeavor are broken. 

                            “Of course that’s sub-optimal, but we’re 

                            prepared to manage.” She said with a smile. 

                            “Space flight is full of lots of little 

                            challenges, this is just one more that we’ll 

                            encounter and take care of in our mission.”

This is enough info to start the investigation. Let’s enter the info in the

search engine and analyze the results. 



In the result there are too many links discussing the same info as we




There are many reliable and trustworthy resources which have quoted this


So this news is authentic news instead of fake.


Wait and watch for the result.



Here the challenge is completed. Kindly share it if you like. Thank you.

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