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Cracks found on the International Space Station are a 'fairly serious issue,' a former NASA astronaut says

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft. NASA/Roscosmos Former NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd gave Congress new details about cracks on the space station. About half a dozen cracks appeared in Russia's Zarya module, but they aren't a danger to astronauts. Investigating the cracks is a "fairly serious issue," Shepherd said, and there are probably more. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cracks are appearing on t...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, China, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, House, Astronaut, Iss, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Reuters, Shepherd


An asteroid demolished a Middle Eastern city and everyone in it 3,600 years ago - possibly inspiring the biblical story of Sodom

An artist's depiction of a space rock hitting an ancient Middle Eastern city that's now called Tall el-Hammam in present-day Jordan 3,500 years ago. Allen West and Jennifer Rice The biblical story of Sodom says God destroyed the city and its inhabitants due to their wickedness. A study suggests the tale may have been inspired by an asteroid strike that destroyed an ancient city. A space rock about 165 feet wide wrecked the Middle Eastern city of Tall el-Hammam 3,600 years ago. See...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, News, US, Trends, Syria, Earth, Bible, Canada, Jordan, Asteroids, Hiroshima, Near-earth Objects, Fahrenheit, Allen, Dead Sea


NASA is sending a water-hunting lunar rover to a shadowy crater on the moon's south pole

An artist's concept of NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER. NASA Ames/Daniel Rutter NASA has chosen a landing spot for its next moon rover: a shadowy mountain region on the south pole. The VIPER rover, set to launch in 2023, will map ice that could help future astronauts reach Mars. NASA will send VIPER into permanently shadowed craters that sunlight hasn't touched in eons. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is embarking on a new moon...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Rover, Mars, Artemis, Viper, Colaprete, Bill Nelson, Tech Insider, Lunar Rover, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA Ames Daniel Rutter NASA


NASA plans to spend up to $400 million on commercial space stations. It's evaluating about a dozen proposals from companies.

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos NASA plans to award up to $400 million to companies that want to build private space stations. From about a dozen proposals, NASA aims to pick two to four by the end of the year, CNBC reported. NASA hopes to be one of many customers on these private stations after the International Space Station retires. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Airbus, Iss, Boeing, Space Stations, Cnbc, Commercial Space Flight, International Space Station ISS, Cape Canaveral Florida


The fall equinox is on Wednesday. A simple animation shows what equinoxes are and why they mark the change of season.

An illustration of earth during an equinox. Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The fall equinox happens at 3:21 p.m. ET on Wednesday. During an equinox, both halves of the Earth experience an equal 12 hours of sunlight and darkness. A planetary scientist created an animation that shows how the planet's tilt creates equinoxes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The fall equinox comes this Wednesday at 3:21 p.m. ET.The day heralds the start of autumn in the northern hemisphere, ...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Equinox, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Donoghue, Solstice, James O Donoghue, Shayanne Gal, BI Graphics, Aylin Woodward Morgan McFall Johnsen, James O Donoghue Earth


Gaia review – attack of the killer mushrooms

A terrifying contagion spreads in this chilling South African eco-horror that takes the fun out of fungi The mushroom is having a moment. Its magical qualities and deep connection with the Earth have been explored in numerous recent releases, including Louie Schwarzberg’s Fantastic Fungi. Also journeying into the curious kingdom of the fungus, this psychedelic eco-horror directed by Jaco Bouwer reimagines the mushroom as an environmental avenger that awes and petrifies all at once.Deep in the be...
Tags: Science, Biology, Film, Africa, World news, Earth, Culture, South Africa, Fungi, Horror Films, Gabi, Tsitsikamma, Jaco Bouwer, Gabi Monique Rockman, Barend Carel Nel, Stefan Alex van Dyk


SpaceX's first tourist crew brought a spacesuit-wearing puppy plushie to orbit

A screengrab from a live broadcast from the Crew Dragon spaceship shows Hayley Arceneaux holding up Jude the plush dog, September 17, 2021. SpaceX SpaceX's first tourist crew brought a plush puppy wearing a spacesuit to orbit with them. The space pup is based on two service dogs, Puggle and Huckleberry, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The plush dog is sold out, but it's part of the mission's fundraising for childhood-cancer research. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Golden Retriever, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Cape Canaveral Florida, St Jude, Jude, Service Dog, Huckleberry, Arceneaux, Morgan McFall Johnsen


3 Chinese astronauts have returned from a record-breaking visit to China's new space station

Left to right: Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming wave as they prepare to board for liftoff at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, June 17, 2021. Ng Han Guan/AP Images Three astronauts, or taikonauts, landed in Mongolia after three months on China's new space station. The Shenzhou-12 crew has now completed the longest spaceflight in Chinese history. China aims to launch another taikonaut crew in October, in a bid to finish its space station in 2...
Tags: Science, News, China, Russia, US, Trends, Css, Ap, Earth, Cctv, Astronauts, Iss, Mongolia, Roscosmos, Inner Mongolia, International Space Station ISS


A crew member on the SpaceX civilian launch survived cancer as a kid, and took a photo of her 10-year-old self into orbit

An annotated picture the Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX/Insider A member of SpaceX's all-civilian crew took a picture of her 10-year-old self to space. Hayley Arceneaux is a cancer survivor, she had bone cancer as a kid. She said she hopes the picture will show children receiving cancer treatments that "there is a future." See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Tennessee, New York Times, News UK, Memphis, St Jude, Arceneaux, Inspiration4, Marianne Guenot, Hayley Arceneaux


A crew member on the SpaceX civilian launch survived cancer as a kid, and took a photo of her ten-year-old self into orbit

An annotated picture the Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX/Insider A member of SpaceX's all-civilian crew took a picture of her ten-year-old self to space. Hayley Arceneaux is a cancer survivor, she had bone cancer as a kid. She said she hopes the picture will show children receiving cancer treatments that "there is a future." See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Tennessee, New York Times, News UK, Memphis, St Jude, Arceneaux, Inspiration4, Marianne Guenot, Hayley Arceneaux


Food fraud and counterfeit cotton: the detectives untangling the global supply chain

Amid the complex web of international trade, proving the authenticity of a product can be near-impossible. But one company is taking the search to the atomic levelFive years ago, the textile giant Welspun found itself mired in a scandal that hinged on a single word: “Egyptian”. At the time, Welspun was manufacturing more than 45m metres of cotton sheets every year – enough to tie a ribbon around the Earth and still have fabric left over for a giant bow. It supplied acres of bed linen to the like...
Tags: Food, Business, Science, Fair Trade, Walmart, Earth, Egypt, Food & drink industry, Global Economy, Fashion industry, Manufacturing sector, Welspun, Welpsun


NASA video shows the cramped quarters where SpaceX's 4 civilian passengers will live for 3 days

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX just launched its first tourist crew into Earth's orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The mission, called Inspiration4, will have four civilians orbiting in the spaceship for three days. NASA astronauts' video from inside the ship shows how cramped their quarters will be. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Spaceships, Lockheed Martin, Astronauts, Air Force, Crew Dragon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Proctor, Hawthorne California


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists toward orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket screa...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket just sc...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


SpaceX rocket to take world’s first all-civilian crew into orbit

Four-person Inspiration4 mission will orbit Earth for up to four days and marks latest step in space tourismThe world’s first crew of “amateur astronauts” is preparing to blast off on a mission that will carry them into orbit around Earth before bringing them back home at the weekend.The four civilians, who have spent the past few months on an astronaut training crash course, are due to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8.02pm local time on Wednesday ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, UK, Science, World news, US news, Earth, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch


Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


SpaceX is launching its first all-civilian space mission tomorrow - here's what the flight means for the future of space tourism

The four members of the Inspiration4 crew will orbit around Earth for three days. Netflix On September 15, SpaceX will launch Inspiration4, it's first all-civilian mission to space. The crew of four has spent months in rigorous training to prepare for the flight. While space tourism isn't accessible for everyone yet, this all-civilian trip marks an important milestone in space travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Sept. 15, 2021, the next batch of space tour...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Opinion, Time, Trends, Earth, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Tourism, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Falcon, Nordic


Firm raises $15m to bring back woolly mammoth from extinction

Scientists set initial sights on creating elephant-mammoth hybrid, with first calves expected in six yearsTen thousand years after woolly mammoths vanished from the face of the Earth, scientists are embarking on an ambitious project to bring the beasts back to the Arctic tundra.The prospect of recreating mammoths and returning them to the wild has been discussed – seriously at times – for more than a decade, but on Monday researchers announced fresh funding they believe could make their dream a ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Earth, Genetics, Arctic, Palaeontology, Extinct wildlife


SpaceX is launching its first civilians on Wednesday. Photos reveal how they trained for the 3-day spaceflight.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense four-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


Hacker Lawyer Jay Leiderman Is Dead at 50

Jay Leiderman, a California defense attorney known for his whistleblower advocacy and defense of political dissidents and hackers, was confirmed dead in Ventura County on Thursday. He was 50 years old.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Articles, Earth, Anonymous, Hacking, Hacktivism, Ventura County, Internet Culture, Criminal Defense Lawyers, John Roberts, Leiderman, Jay Leiderman, Human Activities, Law Crime, Internet Based Activism


NASA has collected its first Mars sample. But it needs $4 billion, 10 years, and new technology to bring the rock to Earth.

A rock core inside the Perseverance rover's sample tube, September 1, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Perseverance rover has collected its first sample of Mars rock in its search for ancient alien microbes. NASA plans to bring Perseverance's samples to Earth via a "mind-bendingly complicated" mission. But NASA still needs about a decade, $4 billion, and new technology to bring the Mars rocks to Earth. See more stories on Insider's business page. The finger-width chunk of ...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Alien Life, Mars, Reuters, European Space Agency ESA, NASA JPL Caltech, David Parker, Tech Insider, Jezero, Thomas Zurbuchen


The Don't Look Up Trailer Is Full of Countless Stars and a Problematic Comet

We know the Earth’s imminent destruction by an asteroid can be entertaining or vastly stupid, depending on your feelings about Michael Bay’s 1995 acition/sci-fi/shlock Armageddon. Could the Earth’s destruction by an errant comet be funny? Netflix’s upcoming movie Don’t Look Up is going to give it a try, and by this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Armageddon, Michael Bay, Actors, Earth, Netflix, Meryl Streep, Comet, Oscar, Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Rylance, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Adam Mckay, Tyler Perry


From edible algae packaging to olive pit bioplastic, here's how 7 startups are fighting plastic pollution

Notpla is also working on algae packaging to replace cardboard boxes, which they're already testing in London with Just Eat. Getty Images It's estimated that by 2040, 1.3 billion tons of plastic will flood the Earth's oceans and land. Among the main culprits in plastic garbage are single-use plastics like bottles and wrappers. Here are seven biodegradable, compostable, and edible packaging solutions companies have designed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Singl...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Design, London, Enterprise, Life, Environment, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Investing, Markets, Sustainability, Spain


NASA's Perseverance rover has finally drilled a sample of Mars rock, kicking off its search for alien microbes

A rock core is visible inside the Perseverance rover's sample tube, September 1, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled a sample from a rock on Mars for the first time. NASA aims to collect dozens of samples, then return them to Earth someday to study. The rover's first sample attempt came up empty after that rock crumbled into powder. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled into a rock in Mars' Je...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alien Life, Mars, Adam Steltzner, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Mars Sample Return, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero, Jennifer Trosper, NASA JPL Caltech ASU


Astrophysicists Suggest New Place Where Planet Nine Could Be Hiding

Five years ago, a couple of astronomers declared they had found evidence for another planet in our solar system, a so-called “Planet X.” Though now commonly referred to as Planet Nine, the cosmic object—much bigger than Earth and lurking somewhere in the solar system’s outer reaches—is still very much theoretical,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth


Mars Rover Perseverance Appears to Have Grabbed Its First Rock Sample

The Perseverance rover had a bit of a false start to its science campaign on Mars last month, when it appeared to have successfully collected a rock only to find its sampling tube empty. In its second coring attempt, NASA directed the rover to a different patch of rock, and images received on Earth today suggest the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Abigail Allwood, Perseverance, Mars Landing, Jezero, Mars rovers, Exploration Of Mars, In Spaceflight


The Perseverance rover has collected a sample of a Mars rock - the first of dozens NASA aims to bring back to Earth

A rock core is visible inside the Perseverance rover's sample tube, September 1, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled a sample from a rock on Mars for the first time. NASA aims to collect dozens of samples, then return them to Earth someday to study. The rover's first sample attempt came up empty after that rock crumbled into powder. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled into a rock in Mars' Je...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alien Life, Mars, Adam Steltzner, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Mars Sample Return, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero, NASA JPL Caltech ASU, NASA JPL Caltech ASU NASA


The FAA grounds Virgin Galactic rocket plane as it investigates a mishap during Richard Branson's flight

Richard Branson floats in space aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane. Virgin Galactic The FAA has grounded a Virgin Galactic rocket plane as it investigates a mishap during a July 11 flight. Billionaire and company co-founder Richard Branson was taken to the edge of space in the vehicle. The FAA said the space plane went outside its clearance zone while returning. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded a Virgin Galactic rocket pla...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Traffic Control, Faa, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Breaking, Nicholas Schmidle, Tech Insider, Schmidle, Spaceport America Virgin Galactic



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