Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully returns NASA astronauts back to Earth

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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely returned to Earth inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule this afternoon, bringing their historic two-month mission at the Internat...

Virgin Galactic releases renders of proposed supersonic jet that can reach Mach 3

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This morning, Richard Branson’s space tourism venture Virgin Galactic unveiled the design of its proposed supersonic jet. The company claims the final version of the vehicle coul...

SpaceX capsule swarmed by boaters after successful splashdown

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After SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and before NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were out of the capsule, dozens of boats c...

Don't you wish you could fly free like this beautiful space butterfly?

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These are hard days for the humans of planet Earth, especially those of us who despise inequity and fascism. Wouldn't it be nice, then, if you could flap your brilliantly colored w...

NASA astronauts splash down in SpaceX Dragon capsule, capping historic mission

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The first mission to send NASA astronauts into orbit on a commercially owned spaceship came back down to Earth today with the splashdown of a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule in the Gul...

Astronauts dodge hurricane as they head for homecoming in SpaceX Dragon capsule

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule pulled away from the International Space Station today to begin the homeward flight for NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, even as Hurrica...

Rocket Lab says it has approval to return to flight after losing a rocket...

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Less than a month after Rocket Lab lost one of its vehicles during a mission, the small satellite launcher has approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to start launching ...

Washington traps its first ‘murder hornet’; state will use infrared cameras to search for...

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture has trapped its first Asian giant hornet. An image of the 2-inch-long specimen shared by the agency on Friday served as a rather ala...

NASA’s life-hunting Mars rover is officially on its way to the Red Planet

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NASA’s latest Mars rover — a six-wheeled SUV-sized robot named Perseverance — successfully launched from Florida this morning, embarking on a nearly seven-month journey to th...

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon slated to bring NASA astronauts home for the first time this...

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This weekend, two NASA astronauts are slated to return home to Earth inside SpaceX’s new passenger capsule, the Crew Dragon. It’ll be the first time that the Crew Dragon carrie...
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Twitter says a spear phishing attack led to the huge bitcoin...

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Twitter provided an update about the unprecedented July 15th attack that allowed hackers to tweet from some of the most high-profile accounts on the service, in a blog post and a s...

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