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Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020. Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims. El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies. That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases — th...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, Brown University, US, Trends, Deaths, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Afp, National Guard, El Paso County, Medical Examiner, El Paso Texas, Medical Examiner s Office


Most coronavirus cases spread from people with no symptoms, CDC says in new report

A diner has his temperature checked at Manhattan restaurant Daniel on September 30, 2020, the first day that indoor dining is allowed in New York City since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. People who are infected with the coronavirus but show no symptoms probably account for most coronavirus transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. That includes people who are asymptomatic and those who have not yet developed symptoms. Anthony Fauci warn...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Masks, New York City, US, Trends, Manhattan, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Daniel, Fauci, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Stamford Connecticut, John Moore Getty, IHME


Werner Herzog criticized Elon Musk's plan to build a city on Mars as a 'mistake' and an 'obscenity'

Left: Werner Herzog. Right: Elon Musk. Regis Duvignau/Reuters ; Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Elon Musk is planning to build a city on Mars, shuttling a million people to the red planet on SpaceX's Starship rocket. Filmmaker Werner Herzog said in an interview with Inverse he thinks that plan is a "mistake" and an "obscenity."  Instead of being "like the locusts," Herzog told the outlet he thinks humans should focus on keeping Earth habitable. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Mars, Musk, Werner Herzog, Herzog, Starship, Settlements, Mars Colonization, Tech Insider, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Elon Musk Regis Duvignau Reuters


SpaceX's meteoric mission to fly 4 astronauts to the space station, in 17 photos and gifs

The Crew Dragon spaceship approaches the International Space Station on November 16, 2020. NASA SpaceX launched its first full astronaut crew for NASA on Sunday. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, as well as Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi rocketed to the International Space Station. Their Crew Dragon spaceship docked to the station the next day, kicking off what's expected to be NASA's longest human spaceflight ever. Photos and gifs reveal the anticipation and ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, International Space Station, Mars, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Rocket Launch


Watch live: SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship is docking 4 astronauts to the International Space Station

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 just launched four astronauts into orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The astronauts are expected to dock to the International Space Station on Monday at 11 p.m. ET. Docking is a complex series of maneuvers that must go right for the Crew-1 mission to be successful. Watch this crucial part of t...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, Williams, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing


Watch 4 astronauts explore SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in zero gravity — and give rookie Victor Glover a gift

Victor Glover holds up his new gold pin, recognizing his first flight to 1,000 kilometers above Earth, November 16, 2020. NASA TV SpaceX and NASA launched Crew-1, their first full-length mission, on Sunday. The four-person astronaut crew gave a video tour of the Crew Dragon spaceship from orbit on Monday. They also gave pilot Victor Glover a gold pin to commemorate his first spaceflight. Watch the full video from inside the spaceship below.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Victor, Hopkins, Atlantic Ocean, Mike Hopkins, Walker, Crew Dragon


Watch 4 astronauts dock SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship to the International Space Station live online

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 just launched four astronauts into orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The astronauts are expected to dock to the International Space Station on Monday at 11 p.m. ET. Docking is a complex series of maneuvers that must go right for the Crew-1 mission to be successful. Watch this crucial part of t...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Williams, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Zenith


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...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Youtube, US, Trends, Nasa, Live, International Space Station, Spaceships, Rockets, Astronauts, Falcon 9


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...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Youtube, US, Trends, Nasa, Live, International Space Station, Spaceships, Rockets, Astronauts, Falcon 9


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...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Youtube, US, Trends, Nasa, Live, International Space Station, Spaceships, Rockets, Astronauts, Falcon 9


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...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Youtube, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Spaceships, Rockets, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


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 ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Williams, International Space Station, Merlin, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Demo, Boeing, Gulf of Mexico, Falcon


SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been delayed until Sunday due to wind and issues with the rocket-booster recovery

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 29, 2020. NASA and SpaceX have delayed the launch of their next astronaut mission to 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday. The launch was scheduled for Saturday but pushed back due to "onshore winds and first-stage booster recovery readiness," according to NASA. The Crew-1 mission is SpaceX's first full-length, contracted mission for NASA. This was the fourth time NASA announced a...
Tags: Transportation, Weather, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Air Force, Boeing, Falcon, Mike Hopkins, Walker


SpaceX is slated to send its first full astronaut crew to space on Sunday. Watch it live.

NASA's Crew-1 astronauts participate in equipment testing at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 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, it's SpaceX's first full-length mission for NASA. Here's how to watch the rocket launch live. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX has secured its Crew Dragon spaceship to the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, and th...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Falcon, Mike Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, SpaceX SpaceX


SpaceX is slated to send its first full astronaut crew to space on Saturday. Watch it live.

NASA's Crew-1 astronauts participate in equipment testing at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday at 7:49 p.m. ET.  Called Crew-1, it's SpaceX's first full-length mission for NASA. Here's how to watch the rocket launch live. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX has secured its Crew Dragon spaceship to the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, and...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Falcon, Mike Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, SpaceX SpaceX


NASA finally certified SpaceX to fly astronauts on its Crew Dragon spaceship, just days before its next launch

The Resilience Crew Dragon capsule sits atop the Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 39A on November 10. SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX is set to send four astronauts into space on Saturday, launching them on its Falcon 9 rocket, then flying them to the space station aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. NASA certified that whole system for human spaceflight on Tuesday, making Crew Dragon the first commercial spacecraft ever to receive the designation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Astronauts, Rocket Launch, Musk, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean


'This is not good': The Arecibo telescope just suffered even more damage that will set back searches for asteroids and aliens

A hole in the 1,000-foot-wide reflector dish of the Arecibo Observatory, torn when a cable fell on August 10, 2020. Arecibo Observatory The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope that hunts for hazardous asteroids and helps scientists search for alien life. It just suffered its second catastrophic cable break in just three months. In August, an auxiliary cable broke and tore a hole into the observatory's reflector dish. On Friday, a cable associated with the first one snapped and crashed...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, James Bond, Alien Life, Asteroids, Maria, Puerto Rico, University Of Vermont, Telescopes, University of Central Florida, Irma, Observatory


Jupiter's oceanic moon Europa — a prime candidate for alien life — might glow in the dark, a NASA scientist discovered

A view of Jupiter's moon Europa, created from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the 1990s. Reuters Jupiter's oceanic moon, Europa, might glow white, blue, and green in the dark, a NASA scientist discovered. Jupiter bombards Europa's icy surface with high-energy electrons that makes some types of ice glow. Mapping Europa's "mosaic" of nighttime glow could narrow down the chemical ingredients of the ice. NASA plans to send a spacecraft to Europa, where it could scan for th...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Aliens, Jupiter, Europa, Radiation, Extraterrestrial Life, NASA JPL Caltech, Jovian, Ocean Worlds, Nature Astronomy, Business Insider An, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA


A scientist's simple animation shows why there won't be a way to communicate with astronauts on Mars in real time

An artist's rendering of astronauts and human habitats on Mars. JPL/NASA NASA plans to send humans back to the moon and, eventually, to Mars. Communicating with Mars astronauts 42 million miles away would require patience: Even at the speed of light, it takes three minutes to send a signal from Earth to Mars. A planetary scientist's simple animation shows why we probably won't be able to video chat any Mars astronauts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA and its co...
Tags: Space, Science, News, California, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Animation, Lasers, Space Exploration, Mars, Astronauts, Speed Of Light, Donoghue, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, Mojave Desert


The asteroid NASA just landed on turns out to be hollow, with a large 'void' at its center. It may be spinning itself to death.

A rotating mosaic of asteroid Bennu, composed of images captured by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft over a four-hour period on December 2, 2018. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft recently touched down on an asteroid called Bennu and sucked up a sample from its surface. The probe has been orbiting Bennu for two years. Now its data shows that Bennu is hollow. The space rock is spinning rapidly, pushing its material out toward its surface. It could eventually spin i...
Tags: Utah, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Rex, Asteroid, Lauretta, Bennu, Tech Insider, Dante Lauretta, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Osiris-Rex, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA Goddard University of Arizona NASA


Fast radio bursts were once thought to be alien broadcasts. New research suggests the mysterious signals come from dead stars.

The super-dense remains of a dead star, as captured by NASA observatories. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/CXC/Univ. of Ariz./Univ. of Szeged Astronomers have linked a mysterious fast radio burst to its source for the first time: a dead star within our galaxy. The dead star, known as a magnetar, released an explosion of X-rays and gamma rays with a single radio burst. The discovery suggests that these mysterious radio signals all come from magnetars. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Stars, Canada, X-ray, Aliens, University of British Columbia, California Institute of Technology, Guizhou, Fast, Fast Radio Bursts, FRB


About 1 in 40 of SpaceX's Starlink satellites may have failed. That's not too bad, but across a 42,000-spacecraft constellation it could spark a crisis.

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, plans to surround Earth with Starlink satellites and provide global high-speed, low-latency internet service from orbit. SpaceX; Kevork Djansezian/Getty; Business Insider SpaceX has launched nearly 900 Starlink internet satellites, with plans for a constellation of 12,000 to 42,000 spacecraft this decade. The company says its satellites can avoid collisions using an ion drive, but about 2.5% may have failed because they are no longer maneuve...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Science, News, Fcc, China, India, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Canada


Astronauts on the space station see vibrant deserts, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS.

Backdropped by New Zealand and the Cook Strait in the Pacific Ocean, astronauts Robert Curbeam (left) and Christer Fuglesang (right) participate in an extravehicular activity. NASA Astronauts have lived on the International Space Station continuously for 20 years — the first expedition arrived on November 2, 2000. Astronauts have taken millions of pictures of their breathtaking views throughout those two decades, capturing from sprawling city lights to volcanic eruptions. Here are the 27 b...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Australia, France, Africa, Trends, Iran, Nasa, Earth, Features, Unesco, Canada, Chile, International Space Station, Paris


SpaceX delayed its NASA astronaut launch because a red 'nail polish' material was plugging part of its rocket engines

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket takes off with the Crew Dragon spaceship and its first astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Joe Skipper/Reuters SpaceX delayed its next astronaut mission for NASA after engine problems led to the abort of a Falcon 9 rocket launch. The culprit turned out to be a nail polish-like substance that blocked a vent hole after a treatment by a SpaceX vendor. If the rocket hadn't aborted its launch, there could have been an u...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon, Kennedy Space Center, McGregor Texas, Tech Insider, Hans Koenigsmann, Koenigsmann


A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has captured the planet's colorful electrical outbursts — sprites and elves — for the first time

An illustration of the lightning phenomenon known as a sprite on Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI NASA's Juno spacecraft has discovered that Jupiter's atmosphere produces lightning-like electrical outbursts called transient luminous events. On Earth, these colorful lights occur during thunderstorms, when lightning strikes produce red tendrils called sprites or glowing disks called elves high above the clouds. Scientists predicted that Jupiter would have sprites and elves too, since it has li...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Lightning, Jupiter, Solar System, Juno, Giles, NASA JPL Caltech, Journal of Geophysical Research, Sprites, Morgan McFall Johnsen


The moon is sprinkled with patches of frozen water, NASA scientists discovered. Mining it may be crucial for travel to Mars and beyond.

An artist’s illustration depicts Artemis astronauts on the moon. NASA via AP NASA scientists have discovered new caches of water hidden across the moon's surface. Water could be a crucial resource for astronaut missions to Mars, since ice can be converted into rocket fuel. In a new study, a space plane detected the signal for H2O on the moon's surface. Other new research found small, permanent shadows where water ice could survive on the lunar surface.  NASA's next moon rover will investig...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Water, Nasa, Moon, Ice, Mars, Astronauts, Saturn, Boeing, Griffin, Artemis, Cassini, Oh


Any aliens living around 1,004 nearby stars should be able to see the signs of life on Earth, a study says

An artist's impression shows exoplanet K2-18b, its host star, and an accompanying planet in the system. K2-18b is a super-Earth that hosts both water and temperatures that could support life. ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser Astronomers have identified 1,004 sun-like stars that could have Earth-like planets in their orbits. Any intelligent aliens on those exoplanets would be able to detect the signs of life on Earth. The researchers say these stars could be prime targets in the search for ali...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Stars, Pepper, Aliens, Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life, Tess, Lehigh University, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Joshua Pepper, Lisa Kaltenegger, Solar Dynamics Observatory NASA


Unprecedented new video shows NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landing on an asteroid and sucking up dust

NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landed on an asteroid to suck up a sample of rock and dust on Tuesday. New video footage shows the tricky operation, including the six seconds that it touched the asteroid's surface and blew nitrogen gas to send up a flurry of alien rock. Mission controllers must now determine if the spacecraft obtained enough sample to bring back to Earth. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA landed a spacecraft on an ast...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Lockheed Martin, Asteroid, Spacecraft, Lauretta, Bennu, Tech Insider, Dante Lauretta, Osiris-Rex, NASA Goddard University of Arizona, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA Goddard University of Arizona NASA


A NASA spacecraft just landed on an asteroid and, hopefully, sucked up rocky dust to bring back to Earth. Here's how it worked.

An illustration of Osiris-Rex in orbit around the asteroid Bennu. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landed on an asteroid called Bennu and collected samples of its rock on Tuesday. The probe, which is the size of a 15-passenger van, maneuvered around hazardous boulder fields to reach its limited landing zone. If Osiris-Rex scooped up enough rock, the sample could help scientists learn how life arose on Earth. The mission could help NASA de...
Tags: Utah, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Asteroid, Spacecraft, Moreau, Lauretta, Mission Control, Hayabusa, Bennu


A NASA spacecraft just landed on an asteroid to suck up rocky dust to bring back to Earth. Here's how the mission works.

An illustration of Osiris-Rex in orbit around the asteroid Bennu. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landed on an asteroid called Bennu and collected samples of its rock on Tuesday. The probe, which is the size of a 15-passenger van, maneuvered around hazardous boulder fields to reach its small landing zone. NASA does not yet know whether Osiris-Rex scooped up enough rock. If it did, the sample could help scientists learn how life arose on ...
Tags: Utah, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Asteroid, Spacecraft, Moreau, Lauretta, Mission Control, Hayabusa, Bennu



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