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China just launched a mission to the moon to collect rock samples — the first time a country will have done so in more than 40 years

A moon rock. Reuters China just launched a mission to the moon that aims to collect lunar rocks and bring them back to Earth. If successful, the mission will be the first time a nation has retrieved moon rocks in over 40 years. Studying the samples could help geologists learn about the moon's age and volcanic activity. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For decades, planetary geologists have studied tiny chunks of lunar rock to unravel the moon's mysteries. The rocks have ...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, Indiana, Nasa, Earth, New York Times, Moon, Mars, Spaceflight, Wuhan, Soviet Union, Reuters China, Chang


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


Russia wants to distribute its questionable coronavirus vaccine to other countries: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to distribute its questionable Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries, Reuters reported Saturday. Russia first approved Sputnik V in August, but experts and health officials were skeptical the vaccine would work since it did not go through necessary phase 3 trials.  The Kremlin also kept important information relevant to the vaccine's success out of the public's eye. This included...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, International, Trends, G20, United States, G20 Summit, Pfizer, Vaccine, Kremlin, Reuters


Astronaut Soichi Noguchi has now flown on 3 different spaceships. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is 'the best,' he said.

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is a mission specialist for Crew-1, the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX launched its first long-term astronaut mission for NASA on Sunday, blasting a crew of four into orbit. Soichi Noguchi, one of those astronauts, said Crew Dragon is "the best" spacecraft he's ever flown. Noguchi is only the third person ever to fly on three different spaceships: Crew Dragon, NASA's Space Shuttle, ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Falcon, Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


The WHO will not recommend remdesivir for COVID-19 patients, since it doesn't seem to boost their chances of survival

A vial of remdesivir as seen during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020. Ulrich Perrey/Reuters The FDA approved remdesivir as a treatment for severe COVID-19 cases last month, after granting emergency authorization in May. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization announced it will not recommend the drug's use for COVID-19 patients. "There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation," the organiza...
Tags: Science, News, International, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Fda, The New York Times, Bmj, Reuters, Brussels Belgium, University of Birmingham, Gilead Sciences, Houston Texas, Hamburg Germany, Ridley


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


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 ...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Science, News, Navy, California, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, US Senate, Astronauts, Air Force, Iss, Rocket Launch, Hopkins


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 ...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Florida, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Mars, Astronauts, Biden


Werner Herzog's new film, 'Fireball,' explores the power and mystery of meteorites

British volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer speaks with Professor Simon Schaffer about the Ensisheim meteorite in "Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds." Courtesy of Apple TV+ "Fireball," a new documentary about meteors directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, premiered Friday on Apple TV+.  The documentary explores the role that space rocks have played in shaping the world's history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On November 7, 1492, a fiery space rock whistled ...
Tags: Apple, Space, Science, Movies, News, Entertainment, Documentary, Mexico, France, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Vatican, Mecca


Meet the 4 astronauts about to launch on SpaceX's first operational human mission for NASA

The Crew-1 astronauts arrive at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 8, 2020. NASA/Kim Shiflett SpaceX's first operational human mission for NASA is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday. The crew includes three NASA astronauts and a veteran Japanese astronaut. NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is set to become the first woman ever to fly in a commercial spacecraft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The demonstration phase is over.On Sunday e...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Navy, California, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, US Senate, Astronauts, Air Force, Iss, Hopkins


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


Joe Biden just announced his NASA transition team. Here's what space policy might look like under the new administration.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 10, 2020. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden named the members of his NASA transition team on Tuesday. Ellen Stofan, a former NASA chief scientist, will chair the team, which also includes an astrophysicist and a climate researcher. Biden will likely push back the timeline of NASA's Artemis moon mission, extend funding for the International Space Station, and direct more resources ba...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Politics, Texas, Science, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Nasa, Earth, Policy


A coronavirus-fighting nasal spray protects ferrets from infection, early research shows. But it has a ways to go before reaching people.

A ferret crouches in the grass. Shutterstock A coronavirus-fighting nasal spray protected ferrets from contracting the virus, according to a preliminary study.  But we don't yet know how people would react to the spray's active ingredient.  If the spray does work in people, it could be cheaper and easier to distribute than a vaccine. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A nasal spray that blocks the coronavirus from invading cells appears to protect ferrets from contracting ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington, Trends, New York Times, National Institutes of Health, Trump, Ferret, Van Voorhis, University of Washington School of Medicine, Susie Neilson, Student Health Service, Coronavirus, Brianna Soukup Portland Portland Press Herald, Getty Images Researchers


NASA chief Jim Bridenstine says it's in the 'best interest of NASA' for him to resign rather than work for the Biden administration

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks at a briefing on NASA's Artemis program, September 11, 2019 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. NASA/Aubrey Gemignani NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he will not lead the agency under the Biden administration, according to Aviation Week. Bridenstine told Aviation Week that NASA's next administrator should be someone with a "close relationship" to Biden, and he is not "the right person for that."  Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Politics, Science, Obama, Congress, Washington, US, America, Trends, Nasa, United States, Davis, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump


A woman shed infectious coronavirus particles for at least 70 days without showing symptoms, a study found

Anita Pedy (right) wheels patient Angel Rodriguez, 40, from the emergency room to the COVID-19 unit at Houston's United Memorial Medical Center. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A 71-year-old hospital patient with leukemia tested positive for the coronavirus in March. The woman remained infectious for at least 70 days. The case study shows that immunosuppressed people who get the coronavirus could remain contagious for longer than previously thought.  Visit Business Insi...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Houston, Munster, Angel Rodriguez, Susie Neilson, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Vincent Munster, Essen Germany Thomas Lohnes Getty, Anita Pedy, Business Insider Munster


The space station is showing its age after housing people for 20 years. Companies are already designing new space habitats to take its place.

The International Space Station. NASA Monday marked the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station. During that time, the station has hosted over 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments. But the space station is getting old and may be retired in the next 10 years. Private companies are developing new orbiting space habitats that could be roomier. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Monday, the world celebrated 20 years of cont...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Pacific Ocean, Sierra Nevada, Blue Origin, Maui, Axiom, Bezos, Houston Texas


The International Space Station has housed people for 20 years, but the $150 billion experiment will soon come to an end

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Expedition 36 flight engineer, is pictured near the windows in the Cupola of the International Space Station on August 7, 2013. NASA November 2 marks the 20th anniversary of people continuously living on the International Space Station. Over those two decades, the station has hosted 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments, including growing vegetables in and researching the human body response to microgravity. But the ISS requires constant maintenance a...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, Mars, Astronauts, Iss, Pacific Ocean, Scott Kelly, Blue Origin


The International Space Station has housed people for 20 years. From elusive air leaks to 3,000 experiments, here's how the $150 billion project has evolved.

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Expedition 36 flight engineer, is pictured near the windows in the Cupola of the International Space Station on August 7, 2013. NASA November 2 marks the 20th anniversary of people continuously living on the International Space Station. Over those two decades, the station has hosted 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments, including growing vegetables in and researching the human body response to microgravity. But the ISS requires constant maintenance a...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, Mars, Astronauts, Iss, Pacific Ocean, Scott Kelly, Blue Origin


Vote in person if you're young and healthy — it's relatively safe, and your vote is more likely to count

Heather King in line at State Farm Arena, Georgia's largest early-voting location, to cast her ballot on October 12 in Atlanta. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images More than 66 million Americans have already voted in this year's general election. Mail-in ballots are more likely to be rejected than ballots cast in person. The chances of contracting the coronavirus from voting in person are low, so if you're young and healthy, consider voting in person. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Elections, Texas, Science, Voting, California, Massachusetts, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, Philadelphia


No, President Trump: Wind turbines aren't killing 'all the birds.' Cats are.

A British Black Silver Tabby adult male cat is judged at the 42nd "Supreme Cat Show" in Birmingham, England on October 27, 2018. Oli Scarff/Getty Images During Thursday's presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines kill "all the birds." Wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds a year, whereas cats kill 2.4 billion. North America may have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a quarter of its total bird population, since 1970. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Cats, California, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, United States, North America, Donald Trump, Trump, Wind Turbines


A new documentary shows how a top CDC official who warned Americans about the coronavirus promptly vanished from public view

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, speaks at a coronavirus briefing on January 28, 2020. Samuel Corum/Getty In February, the CDC's Nancy Messonnier warned that the coronavirus could lead to a "disruption to everyday life." That contributed to the US stock market's downturn, infuriating President Trump, who had not signed off on the messaging. A new documentary about the US government's coronavirus response, called "Totall...
Tags: Politics, Science, Entertainment, Documentary, Cdc, White House, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, New York Times, Alex Gibney, Hulu, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones


The 9 biggest takeaways from 'Totally Under Control,' a new documentary filmed in secret about the Trump administration's coronavirus response

The official poster for "Totally Under Control," a new documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Neon "Totally Under Control," a documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, is now streaming on Hulu. It was filmed mostly in secret over five months and blasts the Trump administration for failing to contain the pandemic. Here are nine key takeaways from the film.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, Movies, Entertainment, Obama, Congress, California, Cdc, Ebay, Senate, White House, China, Virginia, Massachusetts


An explosive documentary details how Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force consisted mainly of 20-something volunteers buying PPE with personal email accounts

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and counselor Kellyanne Conway on April 30. AP Photo/Evan Vucci For several weeks in March and April, Max Kennedy Jr., then 26, served on Jared Kushner's White House COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force. Kennedy, who is Robert F. Kennedy's grandson, describes the task force in a new documentary, called "Totally Under Control," which is now streaming on Hulu. According to Kennedy, most members of the task force were young, inexperienced volunteers "cold ...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, Movies, Entertainment, Congress, Documentary, White House, China, US, Trends, Ap, Washington Dc, New York Times, Fema


After a lemur was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo, a 5-year-old boy helped zookeepers track it down

A photo of Maki, the ring-tailed lemur that was reported missing from the San Francisco Zoo on October 14, 2020. Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP When Maki the lemur was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo on Tuesday, authorities asked the public to help find him.  The following day, 5-year-old James Trinh found Maki outside of his preschool. Maki's now safely back at the zoo. A suspect has been charged with theft after police officers found pictures of the lemur on his cell phone. ...
Tags: Science, News, Abc, Animals, San Francisco, Trends, Ap, Zoo, Daly City, San Francisco Zoo, Daly, San Francisco Chronicle, Peterson, Maki, San Rafael California, San Francisco Police


Space-station crew members just found an elusive air leak by watching tea leaves float in microgravity

NASA The International Space Station has been leaking an unusual amount of air for more than a year.  A cosmonaut finally found the leak by releasing tea leaves to float freely in the station's Russian side. He saw them cluster near a crack on the wall.  The crew has temporarily patched the leak with tape, but it may not hold for long.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The International Space Station has been leaking an unusual amount of air since September 2019.At firs...
Tags: Tea, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Roscosmos, Crew, TASS, RIA Novosti, Kapton, Gennady Padalka, Daniel Huot


Voting in person comes with a fairly low coronavirus risk, experts say. Here's how to stay safe at the polls.

Cheryl Greenberg takes a photo of friends during early voting in Florida, October 7, 2020. John Raoux/AP A majority of Americans plan to vote in person during the November election. The risk of contracting the coronavirus while voting in person is about the same as when ordering takeout, according to one epidemiologist. You can lower your risk further by taking precautions like bringing sanitizing equipment and voting when lines are shorter.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, Voting, Cdc, Milwaukee, Trends, Atlanta, Wisconsin, University Of Arizona, Pew Research Center, Election 2020, Atlanta Georgia, Houston Texas


The Trump administration forced states to bid eBay-style for masks and ventilators, according to an explosive new documentary

Official poster for 'Totally Under Control,' a new documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Neon The Trump administration failed to address major mask and equipment shortages during the first few months of the pandemic. This lack of government action forced states to bid against each other for supplies in March and April, according to a new documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus. New York Gov. Andrew Cuom...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, Science, Movies, News, Congress, Ebay, White House, China, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Washington Dc, House, New York Times


A spacecraft flying by Venus on Wednesday night could confirm recently found signs of alien life

An artist's impression of the BepiColombo spacecraft flying past Earth. ESA/ATG medialab In mid-September, astronomers announced they detected a sign of potential microbial life on Venus: the presence of phosphine gas.  The discovery needs some follow-up research. Fortunately, a spacecraft happens to be scheduled to fly by Venus on Wednesday night. The BepiColumbo spacecraft will swing by the planet on its way to Mercury. One of its instruments might be able to confirm phosphine in Ven...
Tags: Europe, Space, Japan, Science, Trends, Earth, Esa, European Space Agency, Alien Life, Venus, Mercury, Forbes, JAXA, Kourou French Guiana, German Aerospace Center, Susie Neilson



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