A prototype of SpaceX's upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday (May 29) during ground tests in south Texas as Elon Musk's space company pursued an aggressive development schedule to fly the launch vehicle for the first time.
The testing explosion was unrelated to SpaceX's upcoming launch of two NASA astronauts from Florida's Kennedy Space Center using a different rocket system, the Falcon 9 with the Crew Dragon capsule fixed on top.
The prototype exploded at SpaceX's Boca Chica test site as flames and black smoke were seen blazing in the air.
Kevin Mazur/VF14/Contributor/Getty Images Elon Musk on Saturday denied that the late convicted sex offender and multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was given a tour of a SpaceX facility. A photo showed Musk with Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's alleged co-conspirator who was arrested on Thursday, raising questions about his relationship to Musk. In a statement to Vanity Fair last year, Musk distanced himself from Epstein, who he said was "obviously a creep.
"We didn't feel the docking. It was just so smooth...in Shuttle, you felt a little bit of a jolt," NASA astronaut Doug Hurley said on Monday after arriving at the International Space Station in SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule with colleague Bob Behnken on Sunday.
Credit: Nasa History was made on Saturday, as Nasa launched two astronauts from US soil into space for the first time in nine years, while SpaceX became the first private company to send humans into orbit. On day one at the International space station, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken gave a press conference with Chris Cassidy, who opened the hatch of the ISS allowing fresh arrivals onboard.
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Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first U.S. space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011. Gavino Garay has more.
Not only are new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 climbing dramatically, so are the numbers of its victims being hospitalized. According to Business Insider, COVID-19 hospitalizations started going up toward the end of June, after two straight months of decline. The mayors of Houston and Austin, Texas, said over the weekend that hospitals will be overwhelmed within two weeks if the virus isn't gotten under control.
The Chief Medical Director of United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) in Houston, Texas has a grim prediction for the city, as the number of coronavirus cases continues to soar. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
When official orders were given to reopen churches in Texas at the beginning of May, 17-year-old Karina Rivas rejoiced and was looking forward to singing and spending time with friends who shared her faith. Karina, however, never thought her entire family and other churchgoers would catch coronavirus until it happened. Colette Luke has more.
On July 4th, Kanye West announced he wants to run for president. In an interview with Forbes published Wednesday, West said he is being advised by Tesla CEO and tech billionaire Elon Musk. According to Business Insider, West's remarks seem to be backed up by recent remarks. On Twitter, Musk commented on West's July 4 announcement: "You have my full support!" The two also appeared together in a photo published by West on July 1.
Nasa has launched two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time in nine years. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Crew Dragon capsule after separating from SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket shortly after lift-off.
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If you've ever wondered what space smells like, you're not alone. According to Gizmodo, plenty of people are curious about what kind of scent may be out there. As od Sunday, a Kickstarter has received more than $321,000 for a NASA-Designed Perfume that smells like space. The campaign’s organizers say NASA designed the perfume decades ago for training purposes. "Eau de Space"’ has been a closely guarded NASA secret, but the Kickstarter organizers have acquired the recipe.
Would you travel to the edge of space in a giant balloon? A Florida-based company wants to do exactly that with adventurous travellers. Space Perspective plans to provide rides with eight passengers and a flight crew in a pressurised capsule suspended beneath a hydrogen-filled balloon the size of a football stadium. Passengers will embark on a six-hour journey to the edge of space and back, where only 20 people have been before. Each passenger could pay an estimated $125,000 for the trip. The balloon design is derived from technology that NASA has used for decades for flying large research telescopes. Next year, Space Perspective plans to complete an unmanned test flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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NASA has named their headquarters after ‘hidden figure’ Mary W. Jackson NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday (24 June) the agency's HQ building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson. She was the first African-American female engineer at NASA. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The Mathematician and Aerospace engineer went on to lead programs influencing the hiring and promotion of women in NASA's science, technology engineering and mathematics careers.
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The coronavirus pandemic is surging and continues to ravage the country. Over the past few days, the number of infected people has soared to record numbers. Hospitals all over the U.S. are being pushed to maximum capacity and seeing critical shortages of supplies. According to CNN, dozens of intensive care units at Florida hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. With the number of daily hospitalizations rising, critical resources including beds, and ventilators are in short supply.
A large portion of the Walt Disney World Resort will partially reopen this weekend even as the number of coronavirus cases in Florida continues to rise, the company confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said on Sunday it was "too early to tell" if it would be safe for people to attend August's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
A microscopic, single-celled amoeba that can destroy the brain of its victims has reared its ugly head in Florida. According to CNN, a Florida Department of Health on Friday announced the confirmed case of Naegleria fowleri. The DOH official said infections from Naegleria fowleri are usually fatal. In the US, there have been 143 known cases. Only four have survived. Naegleria fowleri is typically found in warm freshwater like lakes, rivers and ponds. It enters the body through the nasal passages. Also, victims may possibly be exposed to the amoeba through a neti pot when rinsing congested sinuses.
[NFA] Florida's confirmed coronavirus cases rose by a record 11,458 on Saturday, the state's health department said, the second time in three days that its caseload increased by more than 10,000. Jillian Kitchener has more.
Before the release of a new draft bill from the House Appropriations Committee, Congress made using the Space Launch System, NASA's new megarocket currently under development, a requirement for any of..