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Aug 20, 2020

SpaceX is now a $46 billion ‘unicorn’

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, space travel

SpaceX, the Elon Musk-led company that recently became the first business in history to send astronauts into Earth’s orbit, is parlaying its successes into big money.

Aug 19, 2020

The interaction of a flowing plasma with a dipole magnetic field: measurements and modelling of a diamagnetic cavity relevant to spacecraft protection

Posted by in categories: physics, space travel

R Bamford 1, K J Gibson 2, A J Thornton 2, J Bradford 1, R Bingham 1,6, L Gargate 1,3, L O Silva 3, R A Fonseca 3, M Hapgood 1, C Norberg 4, T Todd 5 and R Stamper 1

Published 4 November 2008 • 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Volume 50, Number

Aug 19, 2020

Watch SpaceX boat catch falling payload fairing in giant net (video)

Posted by in category: space travel

SpaceX just plucked another payload fairing out of the sky, and you can see video of the dramatic cosmic catch.

Aug 17, 2020

Rocket Lab aims to launch private Venus mission in 2023

Posted by in category: space travel

Rocket Lab, which gives small spacecraft dedicated rides to Earth orbit, plans to go interplanetary soon with an astrobiology mission to the second rock from the sun.

Aug 16, 2020

1st Integrated flight test of the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket launching (from rollout to recovery) for deep space exploration

Posted by in category: space travel

#NASA #SpaceExploration

Aug 15, 2020

Pope: it is useless to go to the Moon if you are not brothers on Earth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, space travel

No, dear Pope Francis. I 100% share the concept of the brotherhood of all humans. There can never be too many calls for brotherhood. What I do not share in the most absolute way is that it is “useless to go to the Moon, if we are not brothers on Earth”. Quite opposite: eight billion humans, closed on the surface of our mother planet, will not be able to be brothers unless they will achieve new resources, new spaces, a new horizon of development. Remaining confined to the ground we would find ourselves competing in a zero sum game, or worse, an increasingly negative sum game, considering how much the resources of planet Earth, especially the environmental ones, are already scarce. Once again, it is up to people of good will to refuse to remain and fight among brothers and sisters, and to resume the courageous path of exploration, the search for new resources, the opening of new frontiers and human settlement in space. Properly in order to nourish the many brothers and sisters in peace, harmony and freedom. Otherwise mafias, tyrannies, selfishness, fratricide and infanticide will prevail, as history unfortunately testifies, every time a world has become small and suffocating. Pandemics such as covid19 also teach us that we will be more and more forced into immobility in our homes, if we will insist on remaining in increasing numbers in a philosophically and physically closed world. Let alone “grow and multiply”. Now, from a Jesuit Pope I would have expected at least that he would not run into the most obvious clichés, like “before going into space we must solve problems on Earth”. Quite the contrary: if we will not urgently kick-off the civil expansion into space, not only will we not be able to solve Earth’s problems, but they will get worse and worse, bringing civilization to a very dangerous point of no return.

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven coincides with August 15th. Bergoglio remembers those who do not have the opportunity to celebrate. And on the issue of the Nile between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan he calls for dialogue and brotherhood.

Aug 14, 2020

NASA, SpaceX Targeting October for Next Astronaut Launch

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NASA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than Oct. 23 for the first operational flight with astronauts of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as a part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission will be the first of regular rotational missions to the space station following completion of NASA certification.

The mission will carry Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, and mission specialist Shannon Walker, all of NASA, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission specialist Soichi Noguchi for a six-month science mission aboard the orbiting laboratory following launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Aug 14, 2020

YouTube is under attack

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Elon Musk, space travel

First Twitter and now YouTube is under attack by hackers promoting Bitcoin scams through live broadcasts using old Elon Musk speeches and a fake broadcast of the launch that SpaceX and NASA made last week. The hackers appear to have compromised several high-profile YouTube channels and today the account of youtuber Jon Prosser was the object of this attack, his channel is broadcasting with 40 thousand viewers and the attackers have already received around 4 thousand dollars in Bitcoins.

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Last week there were several reports that people who wanted to see the launch of the SpaceX clicked on videos that looked official and that they were posted by seemingly legitimate YouTube channels with hundreds of thousands of subscribers and were found with messages from “Bitcoin giveaway” urging them to send Bitcoin for double cash back, a common scam tactic. Today Jon Prosser reports that something similar is happening on his channel.

Aug 13, 2020

The future of deep space travel could come down to tiny solar panels

Posted by in categories: solar power, space travel, sustainability

Researchers from Germany sent solar cells into low-Earth Orbit to see how well they might perform in longer, deep space missions.

Aug 13, 2020

WATCH: WKRG News 5 is covering the historical SpaceX Return in the Gulf Coast

Posted by in category: space travel

Crews are in position to capture this memorable event near Pensacola. The splashdown is scheduled around 1:40 PM.

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