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Watch NASA test its Artemis moon rocket to destruction

Engineers wanted to verify the strength of the SLS rocket hardware
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Orion, Artemis

Jeff Bezos' net worth just hit an all-time high. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $171 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been. Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change in February and promised $100 million to food banks in April. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $171.6  billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploratio...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Yahoo, La, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, Bill Gates, Beverly Hills

Watch how NASA is prepping to put the next humans on the moon

It's aiming to put the first woman and next man on the lunar surface by 2024
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Astronauts, Artemis

A massive star has mysteriously vanished, confusing astronomers

The massive star in the Kinsman Dwarf Galaxy seems to have disappeared between 2011 and 2019.It's likely that it erupted, but could it have collapsed into a black hole without a supernova?Maybe it's still there, but much less luminous and/or covered by dust. A "very massive star" in the Kinman Dwarf galaxy caught the attention of astronomers in the early years of the 2000s: It seemed to be reaching a late-ish chapter in its life story and offered a rare chance to observe the death of a large st...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Ireland, Innovation, Universe, Allan, Eso, Telescopes, Trinity College, DUBLIN Ireland, HST, Cosmos, VLT, European Southern Observatory, Andrea Mehner

NASA’s ISS spacewalk is happening now. Here’s how to watch

With helmet cams on and audio channels open, it's sure to be quite an event
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Iss, Space Station, Spacewalk, Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken

Mars 2020 mission launch date is pushed for the third time

It's the third delay in a month, but NASA is determined to launch by August 15
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Perseverance, Mars 2020

NASA astronaut drops mirror during spacewalk outside ISS

The incident occurred while astronauts were servicing the International Space Station during a scheduled spacewalk.The spacewalk was successful and NASA said the mirror poses no immediate danger to the station.Space debris remains a big problem for space agencies worldwide. An astronaut dropped a small mirror during a spacewalk on Friday outside of the International Space Station (ISS), adding to the millions of pieces of space debris currently orbiting the planet.ISS Space Station Commander Ch...
Tags: Space, New York, Technology, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Innovation, Associated Press, Cassidy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kurt Anderson, Bob Behnken, Chris Cassidywork

Elon Musk called Jeff Bezos a copycat — again — over Amazon's Zoox acquisition. Here are 9 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends

Meet the 21 rising stars who are transforming the future of clean energy and taking on a $16 trillion opportunity

An enormous transition is underway across the electric grid. Power plants that run on fossil fuels are being replaced by solar panels and wind farms, while more batteries and electric vehicles are plugging in.   Once niche, the clean energy industry is going mainstream. Goldman Sachs says it's an investment opportunity worth as much as $16 trillion through 2030.  Within the industry, researchers, entrepreneurs, and workers are bringing a wide range of solutions to bear, from batteries that sto...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Australia, California, Stanford, Israel, US, San Francisco, Trends, Diageo, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Mit

How do you deal with 9m tonnes of suffocating seaweed?

Across the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, scientists are developing alternative sustainable solutions to the golden tide of SargassumThe Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, first detected by Nasa observation satellites in 2011 and now known to be the world’s largest bloom of seaweed, stretches for 5,500 miles (8,850km) from the Gulf of Mexico to the western coast of Africa.Millions of tonnes of floating Sargassum seaweed in coastal waters smother fragile seagrass habitats, suffocate coral reefs an...
Tags: Energy, Business, Science, Mexico, Africa, Environment, Americas, Renewable Energy, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Nasa, Pollution, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans

NASA’s next spacewalk is on Wednesday, here’s how to watch

With helmet-cams on and audio channels open, it can be quite an event
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Iss, Space Station, Spacewalk, Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken

MongoDB is bringing on a new CTO from Singaporean ride-hailing company Grab as its cofounder Eliot Horowitz steps down (MDB)

On Monday, MongoDB announced that board member Mark Porter, who most recently worked at the Singaporean ride-hailing company Grab, will be its new CTO, and co-founder Eliot Horowitz will step down on July 10. Porter has spent his career at companies such as Oracle, Amazon Web Services, and Grab, where he worked on building databases and infrastructure. Porter says he looks forward to going back to his technical roots and learning more about open source, as MongoDB started off as an open source...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Baidu, Mongodb, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Bessemer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Porter, HOROWITZ, Eliot, Mongo, Mark Porter, MDB, Eliot Horowitz

NASA's new project lets you take a simulated ride in a Mars rover

NASA just announced its AI4Mars project, which lets you can take a virtually simulated tour around Mars via the Curiosity rover. The simulation project is calling on users to help the rover better classify the planet's sometimes dangerous terrain by labeling images taken by Curiosity. This project gives you a chance to participate in enhancing the new machine learning approaches for exploring Mars and unveiling its secrets. If you've ever wanted a close-up experience of what it's like to roam o...
Tags: Space, Technology, Nasa, Geology, Innovation, Mars, Simulation, Driverless Cars, Zooniverse

Virgin Galactic thinks it can leverage its space-tourism program into a $15 billion-a-year high-speed travel business

Virgin Galactic is continuing to test its SpaceShipTwo system for rocketing passengers to the edge of space in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. But the company, which is now partnering with NASA to train private astronauts, is also exploring a future business in high-speed travel with a supersonic or even hypersonic transportation system. Concorde was the last and only supersonic passenger airliner, but George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic, says much has changed since the jet's concepti...
Tags: Spacex, UK, New York, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Shanghai, Lockheed Martin, Mach, Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, Whitesides, George Whitesides, Dave Mosher, SpaceX and Blue Origin

3 scientists school flat Earthers on the evidence

Despite centuries of evidence proving otherwise, there are an alarming number of people around the world who genuinely believe that the earth is flat. Bill Nye The Science Guy, NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller, and Neil deGrasse Tyson strongly disagree.From simple experiments like standing at a seashore or looking through a telescope at other planets, to reading about navigation or viewing photos of Earth taken from space, the scientists share several ways that flat Earthers can see the truth fo...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Internet, Nasa, Physics, Innovation, Sun, Universe, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Planets, Bill Nye, Tyson, Cosmos, Michelle Thaller

Spacewalk astronaut snaps Crew Dragon photo as possible return date named

The Crew Dragon will carry astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley back to Earth
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Nasa, Spacewalk, Crew Dragon, Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley

This exoplanet whizzes around its star once a week and is bombarded by flares

There's a lot of drama going on around baby star AU Mic
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Exoplanets, Spitzer Space Telescope, Tess

The oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa may be habitable, according to NASA

A new study of the oceans of Europa suggest oceans on that giant moon may be habitable. But is there life? The oceans of Europa may be habitable, according to a new model developed by NASA. This moon — 3,100 km (1,900 miles) in diameter — is the fourth-largest moon orbiting Jupiter. Although smaller than our own Moon, Europa is larger than Pluto. The Voyager and Galileo spacecraft revealed images and data from Europa revealing vast storehouses of water beneath the surface of the giant moon. Howe...
Tags: Startups, Space, Nasa, World, Jupiter, Europa, Galileo, Syndication, Moon Europa

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's bitter rivalry could get a shot in the arm from Amazon's acquisition of the autonomous-vehicle startup Zoox (AMZN, TSLA)

Amazon announced on Friday an agreement to acquire the autonomous-vehicle startup Zoox. Experts have predicted that Amazon will use Zoox's technology to eventually deliver packages in self-driving vehicles. But Amazon published a blog post on Friday indicating it is also interested in one day launching a robotaxi service, which would put the retail giant in direct competition with Tesla. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are already rivals in the rocket industry, and the two have c...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Wall Street Journal, Mount Everest, Musk, Bezos, Ives

NASA enlists AI in the hunt for ET

The ExoMars mission to find life on Mars moved a step closer to take-off this week after NASA unveiled the first results of an AI system that will support the search. The former Space Race rivals of Russia and the US plan to use AI to scan rocks on the Red Planet for signs of life. Eventually, they aim to use the system in future missions to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. They believe that using AI to analyze the samples and select what to send back to Earth will overcome the challenges of tra...
Tags: Startups, Space, Russia, US, Nasa, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Mars, Jupiter, Red Planet, Neural, Eric Lyness

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin thinks it can beat SpaceX back to the moon with a 'divide and conquer' approach

NASA is rushing to return astronauts to the moon's surface in 2024 with a program called Artemis. A spaceship and rocket system is already being built to fly crews to the moon. However, NASA started a competition between private companies to make and operate viable lunar-landing hardware for the agency. SpaceX, Dynetics, and Blue Origin are NASA's top candidates for the job. The companies are competing for possibly $20 billion in Artemis contracts. Blue Origin, founded by Amazon billionaire J...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, US, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Orion, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Lockheed, Artemis, Blue Origin

Small delay to launch of Mars rover due to ‘contamination concern’

Perseverance rover and rocket are still healthy and ready for launch
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Perseverance

Planning for the red planet: How we’ll build a base on Mars

Turns out, it's not quite as straightforward as it seems
Tags: Space, Trends, Nasa, Features, Mars, Jpl, Moxie

Watch NASA destroy part of its newest rocket in structural test

See the liquid oxygen tank pressure-tested to failure
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Space Launch System

Space agencies’ online dashboard shows lockdown effects on Earth

The effects have been so dramatic that they can be seen from space
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Shutdown, JAXA, Lockdown, Stay At Home, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Andrew Yang, Amazon’s fraud unit, NASA spacewalk | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live we break down the top tech stories, including Amazon’s new fraud unit, and more.
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Trends, Nasa, Andrew Yang, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, Andrew Yang Amazon

Astronaut Christina Koch says NASA can ‘absolutely’ get to the moon by 2024

“The future of human space exploration is bright,” Koch told Digital Trends 
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Artemis, Koch, Christina Koch, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live

Daily Crunch: SoftBank founder leaves Alibaba board

SoftBank and Alibaba seem to be pulling apart, Amazon launches a no-code app builder and a new congressional bill takes a different approach to online protections. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 25, 2020. 1. Masayoshi Son resigns from board of Alibaba; defends SoftBank Group’s investment strategy SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son said he’s leaving the board of Jack Ma’s Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, a month after Ma left the board of SoftBank. Son said he sees the move as “grad...
Tags: Amazon, Finance, Softbank, New York City, Tech, Nasa, Alibaba, Aws, Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, Trump, Ma, Masayoshi Son, New York City Council, SoftBank Group, Brian Schatz

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