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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...
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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


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


Billionaire Grounded

Virgin Galactic must keep its spaceplanes on the ground until the Federal Aviation Administration completes an investigation into a problem that occurred during Richard Branson’s historic flight to the edge of space in July.Read more...
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Richard Branson’s Trip to Space Didn't Go as Planned

Alarming new details are emerging about the historic Virgin Galactic flight that took billionaire Richard Branson to the edge of space.Read more...
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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


During Richard Branson's spaceflight, Virgin Galactic's rocket plane blared a red warning light and flew out of its clearance zone

A still image from video shows Virgin Galactic's rocket plane, VSS Unity, carrying Richard Branson and crew to the edge of space, July 11, 2021. Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space has triggered an FAA investigation, The New Yorker reported. A red light on the pilots' console warned that the spaceship could fly out of bounds on its descent. Virgin Galactic's pilots kept flying, and the ship left its airspace clearance zone on its return. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Science, News, Stephen Colbert, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Traffic Control, Faa, New Yorker, Branson, Cnbc, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Space Flight


Jeff Bezos Dick Rocket Goes on Sale for $69 in Scale Model Form

Model rocket maker Estes is releasing a 1/66th scale model of the Blue Origin rocket New Shepard, meaning that anyone will be able to launch their own version of the spacecraft 400 feet into the air. But if you’re wondering, yes, the Estes version looks exactly like the real version. Which is to say that it looks like…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Space Tourism, Rocket, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Blue Origin, Outer Space, Shepard, ESTES, New Shepard, Private Spaceflight, C6, Blue Origin New Shepard, Space Industry


Hart district students prepare to make contact with astronauts on International Space Station

Julie Huffman is the science currciculum specialist for the William S. Hart Union High School District. (William S. Hart Union High School District) Astronaut Thomas Pesquet will participate in an Earth-to-space call with students in the William S. Hart Union High School District on Aug. 31. He is an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Photo Date: September 22, 2020. Location: Building 8, Room 183 – Photo Studio. Photographer: Robert Markowitz Shelley Turski is the William...
Tags: Science, News, Education, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, International Space Station, Richard Branson, Lausd, Mars, Iss, Local News, Sofia, Hart, Santa Clarita, Valley


Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 August 2021

A new Nissan Leaf for under $20k? See last item for details.   369 Supporters (unchanged from last week) Target :  400  Please Join Here   Good morning It has been an exciting week, albeit in a simultaneously fun and frustrating way – trying to arrange my new computer into the most convenient and productive setup.  Plus, I’ve been writing on the topic, putting together a “Buyers’ Guide” to a new laptop.  Many of us are slowly coming to realize that our computers won’t be...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Spacex, UK, Science, London, Greece, Congress, Israel, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tesla, Eu


Blue Origin has a new publicity strategy: Posting salty graphics that trash competitors like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic

Jeff Bezos (left) and Elon Musk (right) have a longstanding rivalry. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Blue Origin seems to have a new strategy for boosting its image and trashing competitors: salty graphics. The rocket company posted jabs at SpaceX and NASA online after NASA snubbed its lunar lander. Blue Origin previously fired shots at Virgin Galactic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos in 2000, is b...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Getty Images, Virgin Galactic, Moon, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Jupiter, Branson, Musk


Space tourists fly at their own risk - nobody is regulating their safety. Experts say ticket-holders are accepting their role in an 'experiment'

Virgin Galactic/REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted into sub-orbital flights. Space law experts told insider Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic ticket-holders fly at their own risk. Federal agencies do not plan to regulate the flights till at least 2023 in order to give the companies freedom to innovate. See more stories on Insider's business page. When billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted off into space it re...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Office of Commercial Space Transportation


How Donald Bren’s $100 million gift powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund the research. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s S...
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$100M gift from Irvine Co.’s Bren powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund Caltech’s research. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Calte...
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Jeff Bezos Got as Much Morning Show Coverage in a Day as Climate Change Got All Last Year

On Tuesday, Jeff Bezos visited the edge of space. Upon returning, he said a bunch of inane things, from wanting to send all polluting industry off-planet to thanking “every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all of this.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Environment, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Billionaire, Bezos, Katharine Hayhoe, Businesspeople, Wally Funk, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics, Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos Got


'Whitey on the Moon' poem garners social media attention on anniversary of moon landing, Bezos's spaceflight

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket takes off on July 20, 2021 with Jeff Bezos on board. Tony Gutierrez/AP Billionaire Jeff Bezos launched into space on Tuesday, the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. Gil Scott-Heron, the revolutionary poet and soul artist, released "Whitey on the Moon" in 1970. The poem resurfaced on social media in response to the billionaire space race. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gil Scott-Heron's poem "Whitey on the Moon" has been used in ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Poem, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Billionaire, Blue Origin, Space Race, Moon Landing, Bezos


Watch Jeff Bezos throw Skittles to companion Oliver Daemon in space: 'See if you can catch this in your mouth'

Jeff Bezos laughs as he speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos tossed Skittles in zero gravity aboard the Blue Origin spaceflight on Tuesday. "See if you can catch this in your mouth," he said to 18-year-old passenger Oliver Daemon. Video footage also shows the crew throwing orange ping pong balls and floating around the cabin. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Skittles, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark


Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon employees and customers for paying for his jaunt to space: 'You guys paid for all of this'

Amazon cofounder Jeff Bezos, next to a rocket created by his space company Blue Origin. Blue Origin Billionaire Amazon cofounder Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon's customers for funding his space trip. "I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this," Bezos said. Critics have said that, rather than flying to space, Bezos should invest his billions on Earth. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After a brief trip to spa...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Retail, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard


Meet Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teenager who just flew on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight and became the youngest person ever to reach space

Oliver Daemen. Blue Origin Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, just flew on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight. Daemen was Blue Origin's first paying customer and replaced the anonymous auction winner. Daemen has a pilots license, is fascinated by space, and will go to college for physics this fall. See more stories on Insider's business page. Oliver Daemen just made history as the youngest person to travel to space.On Tuesday, the Dutch teen joined Amazon and Blue Origin ...
Tags: Space, Science, Instagram, Trends, Netherlands, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Oliver, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, Max Verstappen, New Shepard, Amazon and Blue Origin, Tech Insider


Jeff Bezos says 'you have a very happy crew up here' as he returns to Earth after a successful flight to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos high fives a Blue Origin employee as he disembarks after a successful space flight. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos successfully flew to the edge of space and back on Tuesday. Bezos was joined by his brother Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. "You have a very happy crew up here," Bezos said as the crew floated back toward Earth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers have successfully ventured to the edge of space ...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, Earth, Preston, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Jackie, Blue Origin, Mark, Mike, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard, Tech Insider, Avery Hartmans


Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos after he reached the edge of space: 'Impressive!'

Blue Origin Fellow billionaire Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos for reaching the edge of space Tuesday. "Impressive! Very best to all the crew from me and all the team at @virgingalactic," Branson tweeted. Branson joined Virgin Galactic's first full crew flight on July 11. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fellow billionaire Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos for reaching the edge of space on Tuesday morning. Bezos joined his brother, Mark Bezos, 82-year-...
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Jeff Bezos left planet Earth and returned victorious, completing Blue Origin's first passenger spaceflight

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches, July 20, 2021. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth on the first crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Bezos's brother Mark, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, and Dutch teen Oliver Daemen flew with him. Blue Origin aims to launch tourists soon. Bezos eventually wants human settlements in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos just joined the very small cohort of people who have lau...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch


Watch Jeff Bezos launch to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update: Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers landed safely from their fl...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos


Watch live as Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is about to fly to the edge of ...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Live, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, with no pilot or spacesuit. His flight will be unlike any before it.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on Tuesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is set to launch to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. Bezos and his fellow passengers will experience weightlessness for about three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior launch, with no pilot and probably no spacesuits. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Jeff Bezos is preparing to...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Branson


Jeff Bezos is going to space tomorrow. Here's how to watch and what could happen if something goes wrong.

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three other passengers will blast off to the edge of space on July 20. The launch is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET and will stream live - you can watch it on Insider's website. Bezos will fly 62 miles above Earth and will have three minutes to float around in zero gravity. See more stories on Insider's business page. In just a matter of hours, Jeff Bezos and his crewmates will be blasting into space.The Amazon billiona...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, US, Trends, Earth, Netherlands, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Funk, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos is going to space today. Here's how to watch and what could happen if something goes wrong.

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three other passengers will blast off to the edge of space on July 20. The launch is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET and will stream live - you can watch it on Insider's website. Bezos will fly 62 miles above Earth and will have three minutes to float around in zero gravity. See more stories on Insider's business page. In just a matter of hours, Jeff Bezos and his crewmates will be blasting into space.The Amazon billiona...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, US, Trends, Earth, Netherlands, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Funk, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Space Tourism Is a Waste

Jeff Bezos, the richest man on Earth, will head into suborbital space on Tuesday. He’ll be the second billionaire to take such a journey this month, getting narrowly beat out by Richard Branson, who recently took an hour-long rocket trip to the edge of space. Next year, Elon Musk—who has traded the world’s-richest…Read more...
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