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Meet SpaceX’s Crew-2 astronauts before they blast off to space

As part of the build-up to SpaceX's Crew-2 launch on Thursday, NASA has released a video featuring a series of quick-fire questions for the astronauts......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsApr 21st, 2021

NASA"s new chief big on climate, hedges on 2024 moon landing

NASA's new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency's workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put astronauts on the moon by 2024......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 28 min. ago

Coming Home: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission to Begin Return from Deep Space

Robotic spacecraft begins its two-year voyage to bring back 300-gram soil sample from asteroid Bennu It’s a good thing robotic spacecraft are not sentient, because if they were, they would probably hate us. Their reward for a job well done ha.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News12 hr. 28 min. ago

SpaceX might try to fly the first Starship prototype to successfully land a second time

SpaceX is fresh off a high for its Starship spacecraft development program, but according to CEO Elon Musk, it’s already looking ahead to potentially repeating its latest success with an unplanned early reusability experiment. Earlier this week.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 27 min. ago

Insuring crops from space: Satellite data could help farmers avoid drought, damage

Extreme weather poses increasing challenges to the agricultural sector. New insurance models based on satellite data may reduce the risk of drought for farmers, writes Robert Finger......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 28 min. ago

NASA Wallops May 8 rocket launch may be visible in eastern United States

A mission to explore energy transport in space using a NASA suborbital sounding rocket launching May 8, 2021, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia may provide a brief light show for residents of the eastern United States and Bermuda......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 28 min. ago

Star formation is triggered by cloud-cloud collisions, study finds

Stars form by the gravitational contraction of clouds of gas in space and can have various masses. Massive stars, together with many other stars, may form a huge star cluster (a group of more than 10,000 stars). The formation of such a star cluster r.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 28 min. ago

What to look for in a smart home security system

Your home is meant to be to be your own private space where you can relax, unwind, have fun with family and friends, and feel safe and comfortable at all times. And while no-one wants to think about being the victim of a home robbery or break-in, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News16 hr. 27 min. ago

Netflix considering "N-Plus" service that offers playlists, podcasts, and the ability to influence shows

Netflix has been sending out a customer survey, seen by Protocol, to gauge reaction to a possible N-Plus hub, which is described as a "future online space where you can learn more about the Netflix shows and things related to them.".....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News16 hr. 27 min. ago

"I felt really heavy:" astronauts describe returning to Earth on SpaceX capsule

Four astronauts just returned from the International Space Station described on Thursday their reentry into Earth's atmosphere and ocean splashdown after more than 160 days in space......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 28 min. ago

China says "extremely low" risk of damage on Earth from rocket re-entry

China said Friday the risk of damage on Earth from a rocket which fell out of orbit after separating from Beijing's space station was "extremely low", after the United States warned it could crash down onto an inhabited area......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 28 min. ago

Coldplay beam new song into space in chat with French astronaut

Coldplay gave new meaning to the idea of a single launch, playing new song "Higher Power" for the first time during a video link-up with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 28 min. ago

Virtual nightclub Eschaton creates "feeling of a rabbit hole" by combining theatre with gaming design

"The possibilities are infinite" when you bring theatre into virtual space, according to the designers behind pioneering nightclub experience Eschaton. Read more "The possibilities are infinite" when you bring theatre into virtual space, acc.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News16 hr. 56 min. ago

Why the ISS sometimes smells like the fresh produce section of a grocery store

SpaceX’s recently returned Crew-1 astronauts have been sharing their experiences about their six-month mission on board the space station......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 56 min. ago

SoftBank leads $15M round for China’s industrial robot maker Youibot

SoftBank has picked its bet in China’s flourishing industrial robotics space. Youibot, a four-year-old startup that makes autonomous mobile robots for a range of scenarios, said it has notched close to 100 million yuan ($15.47 million) in its l.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

How Disney Imagineering Crammed a Humanoid Robot Into a Groot Suit

Project Kiwi is a custom bipedal human robot designed to bring fantasy characters to life From what I’ve seen of humanoid robotics, there’s a fairly substantial divide between what folks in the research space traditionally call robotics, an.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne is returning to space in June

Orbital launch company Virgin Orbit has scheduled its next mission to space. Virgin Orbit will be returning its LauncherOne rocket to orbit in June to deliver payloads for the U.S. Department of Defense Space Test Program, SatRevolution, and the Roya.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Boeing"s troubled Starliner capsule now aiming for July launch

NASA and Boeing are now targeting July 30 for an uncrewed test flight of the aerospace company's troubled Starliner capsule to the International Space Station, they announced Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Netflix is Exploring Developing "N-Plus"

Custom TV show playlists? In memoriam pages? They're all things that Netflix is weighing for "N-Plus," a project it describes as a "future online space where you can learn more about the Netflix shows and things related to them." From a report: In a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Amazon Drivers Are Instructed To Drive Recklessly To Meet Delivery Quotas

Amazon delivery companies around the United States are encouraging reckless and dangerous driving by ordering delivery drivers to shut off an app called Mentor that Amazon uses to monitor drivers' speed and give them a safety score to prevent acciden.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Global Heating Pace Risks "Unstoppable" Sea Level Rise as Antarctic Ice Sheet Melts

The current pace of global heating risks unleashing "rapid and unstoppable" sea level rise from the melting of Antarctica's vast ice sheet, a new research paper has warned. From a report: Unless planet-heating emissions are swiftly reduced to meet th.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021