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Meet the 4 astronauts SpaceX just launched on the longest human spaceflight in NASA history

SpaceX SpaceX launched its first operational human mission for NASA on Sunday, rocketing a full crew of four astronauts into orbit. NASA astronaut Shannon Walker became the first woman ever to fly in a commercial spacecraft. Soichi Noguchi, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, has now flown on three different launch systems. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Sunday evening, a SpaceX rocket roared to life, spewed fire through the dark, and carried the company's ...
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‘Unbiased’ Social Media Platform Parler Is Unsurprisingly Found to Be Backed by Conservative Megadonor

Parler, the social media network that describes itself as the “world’s premier free speech platform,” which is apparently another way to say a space for misinformation and conspiracy theories like QAnon, is unsurprisingly backed by conservative megadonor Rebekah Mercer, the Wall Street Journal has found. Read more...
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Wait... Did Ron Watkins Just Rat His Dad Out as Q?

There’s been a mass exodus of conservatives from Twitter and Facebook amid complaints of censorship and “free speech” dog-whistling in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Many have found a new home on Parler, a platform founded in 2018 and reportedly backed by Trump donors that sells itself as “unbiased social…Read more...
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SpaceX just launched its longest and most ambitious NASA mission to date. Here's how the rest of the journey will go.

SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA will fly (from left) astronauts Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover to orbit aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX's Crew-1 mission launched Sunday evening, rocketing four astronauts into orbit for a half-year spaceflight. The Crew Dragon spaceship is expected to dock to the International Space Station on Monday night. Crew-1 is the first full-length mission NASA has contracted fro...
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SpaceX Nasa launch: astronauts head to International Space Station onboard Dragon capsule

Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi successfully lifted off for the 27-hour flight on SundaySpaceX has launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on the first full-fledged taxi flight for Nasa by a private company.The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with three Americans and one Japanese onboard, the second crew to be launched by SpaceX. The Dragon capsule on top – named Resilience by its crew in light...
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Nasa SpaceX launch live news: four crew lift off onboard Dragon capsule

Astronauts travelling to the International Space Station in Elon Musk’s SpaceX ‘Dragon’ capsule. Follow live coverage and updates 1.20am GMT Here is a diagram showing how the burns will happen over the course of the voyage: The phase burns that will manoeuvre the capsule to the station over the next 27 hours : pic.twitter.com/tkO17nOtO9 1.16am GMT That phase burn has begun. It will last for nine minutes and will raise the lowest point of dragon’s orbit to a higher altitude. The burn is “...
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RESILIENCE SOARS: SpaceX just launched 4 astronauts into orbit for NASA, kicking off the longest spaceflight in US history

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX successfully launched four astronauts into orbit for NASA, kicking an ambitious half-year spaceflight. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is now on its way to the International Space Station, where it will attempt to dock on Monday night. Astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi ...
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SpaceX and NASA successfully launch four astronauts to space for first operational Dragon crew mission

SpaceX has become the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station, marking the culmination of years of work in partnership with NASA on developing human spaceflight capabilities. At 7:27 PM EST (4:27 PM PST), NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Michael Hopkins, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi left launch pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida bound for the ISS. SpaceX’s human launch program was developed under the Commercial Crew program...
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Nasa SpaceX launch live news: four crew prepare for liftoff onboard Dragon capsule

Astronauts to travel to the International Space Station in Elon Musk’s SpaceX ‘Dragon’ capsule. Follow live coverage and updates 12.24am GMT Stage 1 engine chill has started. Liquid oxygen is flowing through the turbo pumps on Merlin 1. With just under 6 minutes to launch, Stage 1 fuel load is complete. Stage 1 fuel load is complete: pic.twitter.com/zDWI2iOkE1 12.22am GMT Liftoff will happen at 27 minutes and 17 seconds after 7pm local time. Stage 2 fuel load is complete. A view inside t...
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Coronavirus live news: US confirms 1m cases in a week; Boris Johnson self-isolating

UK PM has no symptoms but has been confirmed as contact of positive case; Global cases rise by 4m in one week and deaths by nearly 60,000 Boris Johnson told to isolate after contact with Covid-positive MPCovid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviserCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery 12.13am GMT Some more detail here on the extraordinary news in the UK, that the prime minister Boris Johnson is back in isolation after potentially being e...
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Trump: Biden Won But 'I Concede NOTHING!'

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that Democratic challenger Joe Biden won the election. He then agreed to a peaceful transition of power and wished good old “sleepy” Joe the best of luck during his White House tenure. Read more...
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Watch SpaceX launch a record-breaking astronaut mission for NASA into orbit

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocke...
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Killing of Rare Canadian ‘Spirit’ Moose Sparks Outrage, Sadness and a Search for Those Responsible

When a rare white female moose was found dead in northern Ontario, Canada, along a remote service road last month, nearby indigenous residents were shocked. The animal is considered sacred by indigenous peoples in the region, and hunting it is banned in the areas where the slain animal was found. Then came outrage,…Read more...
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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is about to launch a record-breaking astronaut mission for NASA into orbit

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocke...
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Peter Stormare Says Movement Is Happening on a Constantine Sequel

Hell yeah. Literally, hell. Read more...
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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is about to launch a record-breaking astronaut mission for NASA into orbit, and you can see the crew rocket to space live

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocke...
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'Nocebo effect' cause of most statin side-effects, study suggests

Negative expectations may play part, with adverse effects reported when taking placebo Many of the side-effects attributed to statins could be down to the “nocebo effect”, which occurs when someone expects to experience negative symptoms – even if the drug is a placebo – a study suggests.Statins are one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the UK, taken by nearly eight million people to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Continue reading...
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SpaceX can't wait even 1 second for bad weather to pass for a rocket launch with people because it could endanger their entire mission

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of Crew-1 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 13, 2020. SpaceX via Elon Musk/Twitter SpaceX and NASA are attempting to launch their Crew-1 mission on Sunday: the longest and most ambitious US human spaceflight to date. Poor weather near the launchpad, or any other delays, at the moment of planned launch will cause mission managers to call off an attempt; SpaceX's Falcon...
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SpaceX is about to rocket its first 'operational' astronaut mission into orbit for NASA. Watch the crew launch to space live.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of Crew-1 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 12, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocket launch li...
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Sylvester Stallone Is Playing a Mysterious Role in The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad already has one of the most stacked rosters in action movie memory. Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, John Cena, Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion. Now Sylvester Stallone joins the team. Read more...
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SpaceX says 'all systems are go' to launch NASA's longest, most ambitious astronaut mission yet on Sunday night

Left to right: Crew-1 commander Mike Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi SpaceX NASA has given SpaceX the green light to proceed with its most crucial mission yet: launching four astronauts to the International Space Station. The Crew-1 mission was set to launch Saturday but mission managers bumped the flight to Sunday due to weather and technical issues. SpaceX said on Sunday morning that "all systems are go" for a launch at 7:27 p.m. ET. However, launch site ...
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Fauci predicts the US can return to 'relative normal' in 2021 if majority of people take a vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that the nation could return to "relative normal" in "the second and third quarter" of 2021. That timeline is contingent on whether a coronavirus vaccine becomes available in the next few months and whether most Americans opt to take it.  Pfizer announced on Monday that it has developed a vaccine t...
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Elon Musk says he's positive for COVID-19, and NASA won't let him attend SpaceX's astronaut launch on Sunday

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has criticized coronavirus shelter-in-place measures. Susan Walsh/AP; NIH; Photo illustration by Business Insider Elon Musk said on Twitter that he tested positive for the coronavirus. However, the rapid test Musk used is less reliable than other types. He got two positive and two negative results. Still, his positive test will likely prevent Musk from attending the launch of SpaceX's Crew-1 mission on Sunday, according to NASA's rules. Visit Busines...
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Germany's new COVID-19 spot is very clever and funny, stay-at-home couch potatoes are national heroes

"Our couch was the front line and our patience was our weapon." Absolutely amazing coronavirus 'stay at home' spot from the German government, above. You might not think of humor as an effective way to drive home the message that staying at home helps slow the spread of COVID-19. — Read the rest
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Damage to multiple organs recorded in 'long Covid' cases

Exclusive: study of low-risk individuals finds impairments in organs including heart, lungs and liver four months after infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYoung and previously healthy people with ongoing symptoms of Covid-19 are showing signs of damage to multiple organs four months after the initial infection, a study suggests.The findings are a step towards unpicking the physical underpinnings and developing treatments for some of the strange and extensive sym...
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SpaceX made 6 major changes to its spaceship and rocket to be ready to launch its first full crew of NASA astronauts

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of the Crew-1 mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 12, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch its first full astronaut crew for NASA on Sunday in its newly certified launch system. Since its test launch of two NASA astronauts this summer, SpaceX has made major adjustments to its Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spaceship, and spaceflight processes. The Crew Dragon has ...
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BioNTech vaccine scientist says jab could halve Covid transmission

Uğur Şahin ‘very confident’ vaccine candidate developed with Pfizer will cause big reduction in casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scientist behind the first potential Covid-19 vaccine to clear interim clinical trials says he is “very confident” the jab will reduce transmission of the disease, perhaps by 50%, resulting in a “dramatic” reduction in cases.The German company BioNTech and the American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced to worldwide acclaim last we...
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Elon Musk says he 'most likely' has a moderate case of COVID-19 but still questions the accuracy of the tests

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Maja Hitij/Getty Images Elon Musk tweeted Saturday that he "most likely" has a moderate case of COVID-19. The Tesla CEO said that he had symptoms "just like a regular cold," but with other, more severe effects.  He expressed confusion over his tests, which have produced both positive and negative results. But this is not unusual with the test he is likely to have used, as Business Insider has reported.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tes...
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17 photos show thousand of ill people flooding Europe's hospitals as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic grips the continent

Medical workers take care of a patient at the ICU of the George Papanikolaou General Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, on November 11, 2020. Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters In Europe, emergency wards are filling up amid a second coronavirus wave that has seen a record number of cases, hospitalization, and deaths. A worrying increase in hospitalizations and deaths reported across the continent come despite some countries going into partial or full lockdowns over the colder winter months. Europ...
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