Virgin Galactic is about to become the first rocket company to launch the boss to space. Richard Branson will strap into one of his sleek, shiny space planes on Sunday for a brief up-and-down ride to the edge of space. (July 10)
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The Galileo Project, led by Harvard University, is seeking to confirm the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and technology.
NASA is at risk of losing a foothold in orbit after the end of the International Space Station.Why it matters: Without an operating base in space, the agency's plan to shift from being a sole provider of services in orbit to becoming a customer of companies operating there is in jeopardy.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeNASA is hoping that instead of running its own space station, it will have the option to send its astronauts to
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After resolving multiple problems, Russian flight controllers cleared the way for Thursday's arrival of the new Nauka lab module.
Researchers in Germany have found new evidence that crows are able to process the concept of zero, putting them in a small, "elite" group of animals. The post Scientists Find Crows Have a Concept of the Number Zero appeared first on Nerdist.
- The Week
The 'potential silver lining' to a breakthrough COVID-19 infection
- Business Insider
A Harvard-led team is launching a new project to search for physical evidence of aliens and their technology
Astrophysicist Avi Loeb is leading the Galileo Project, a program that will search for signs of extraterrestrial life and alien technology.
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The FAA set new rules concerning the Commercial Space Astronaut Wings Program as Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos flew to space last week.
- Deepak Chopra
Consciousness is the same as existence, Chopra explains.
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The OFT-2 mission will send the uncrewed spacecraft to the International Space Station.
- The Conversation
Gravity feels like it's pulling everything toward Earth, but why? AdventurePhoto/E+ via WikimediaCommons Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Why does gravity pull us down and not up? - Gracie, age 9, Brookline, Massachusetts Gravity is the reason things with mass or energy are attracted to each other. It is why apples fall toward the ground and planets orbit stars. Magnets attract
Reusable rocket startup iRocket has entered into a new partnership with NASA in its quest to reach commercialization in just two years. The partnership will give iRocket access to testing facilities and engineering support, chiefly at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Access to NASA facilities also means access to test stands — crucial infrastructure that provides controlled conditions for engine testing.
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SPACE DANCE: A Russian cosmonaut films a module undocking from the International Space Station.
The FAA updated its requirements for who qualifies for commercial astronaut wings. Why it matters: As more people fly to space in the coming years with companies like Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, having some clarity about who counts as a commercial astronaut could help customers weigh the risks versus rewards of flying.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeCatch up quick: Previously, to qualify for FAA commercial astronaut wings,
You may be surprised to learn that $1.7 million for Jeff Bezos is the same as $1 for the average American. With a net worth of $211.4 billion, according to Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, he is...
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Covid cases have fallen for a sixth day in a row, despite scientists previously predicting that the number of infections could rise to a peak of up to 250,000. The daily reported infections for Monday were just 24,940, a drop of 14 per cent since Sunday and down 15,000 cases since the same time last week. Figures suggest all regions are now seeing declines, with big decreases in previously high areas such as the north east of England, where daily cases have fallen by two thirds since the peak on
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After years of searching for elusive 'exomoons', astronomers have discovered a planetary nursery that looks to be forming several of them.
Hydroponic farming used to be an answer to a problem few were aware of. Before global warming, growing food demands, care for the environment and water use became hot-button topics around the globe, most were utterly content with traditional farming methods. AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGRI) has been ahead of the curve and continues to set the pace in nontraditional farming alternatives. Vancouver, British Columbia-based AgriFORCE has dedicated its extensive intellectual property to
NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars is about to collect its first rock sample from the Red Planet.Why it matters: The space agency wants to send a future mission to collect that sample and others Perseverance caches for a return to Earth where they can be analyzed by high-powered tools.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDetails: Some of these samples are expected to be chosen because they may contain preserved signs of ancient life w
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A sustainability analyst at KMPG re-analysed the data and found that, in a worst-case scenario, industrial civilisation could be on track to collapse within 20 years.
DeepMind, an Alphabet Inc. subsidiary, has developed a searchable database that will soon contain the structure of every protein known to science. The post Google’s DeepMind Releases Structure of Every Known Protein appeared first on Nerdist.