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Minutes after a seemingly successful landing, SpaceX's Starship rocket exploded on the pad

The SN10 reignites its three Raptor engines to upright itself and land in this screengrab from a SpaceX livestream. SpaceX SpaceX flew a Starship rocket prototype six miles above Texas on Wednesday, landing it in one piece for the first time. About ten minutes later, however, the rocket exploded on the landing pad. This is Starship's third such test flight. The first two prototypes exploded immediately upon landing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. SpaceX finally lau...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Youtube, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Boca Chica


Watch live: SpaceX is launching a new Starship rocket prototype. The last 2 attempts ended in explosions.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX plans to launch a new Starship rocket prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air on Wednesday. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. Watch live feeds of the flight attempt below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more s...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Padre Island


Watch live: SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX is preparing to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air on Wednesday. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. Watch live feeds of the flight attempt below. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Padre Island


Elon Musk is trying to create a new city called 'Starbase' at SpaceX's Texas launch site

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX Elon Musk is trying to create a city called Starbase at SpaceX's launch facilities in Texas. Musk wrote on Twitter that the city would be "much larger" than Boca Chica Village, where SpaceX is developing its Starship rocket. SpaceX has approached the judge's office in Camero...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Faa, Musk, Brownsville, Cameron County, Boca Chica, Cameron County Texas, SpaceX Elon Musk, Tech Insider, Dave Mosher, Starbase


SpaceX once left its rocket engineers on an island without food, leading them to mutiny, according to a new book

Elon Musk. Susan Walsh/AP SpaceX's first engineers lived on a remote Pacific island to prepare the company's earliest rocket for launch. In the first year that SpaceX was on the island, food shipments sometimes failed. So one day, hungry engineers refused to work until a helicopter brought chicken and cigarettes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In SpaceX's earliest days, its rocket engineers lived on a remote Pacific island, where they occasionally ran out of food.O...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, California, Trends, Ars Technica, Ronald Reagan, US military, Army, Air Force, Pacific, US Army, Rocket Launch, US Air Force, Berger


Twitter says it will ban users who repeatedly post misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Twitter will begin banning users who repeatedly post COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.  The social media site will also label posts that contain false information about COVID-19 vaccines. Kaiser Family Foundation reported 15% of people said they will "definitely not" get vaccinated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Twitter said it will permanently suspend accounts that repeatedly post COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. The social media site an...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, State Department, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Johnson Johnson, Kaiser Family Foundation


Stunning photos from NASA's new Mars rover reveal 200-foot cliffs, mysterious rocks, and a perfect touchdown

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's new Mars rover, Perseverance, has already beamed back thousands of stunning photos. Sports cameras recorded the rover's descent and landing. Now Perseverance's science and navigation cameras are capturing an ancient Martian lake bed. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's Perseverance rover hasn't started roaming the red planet just yet, but its...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Cameras, Mars, Maki, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Mars Nasa, Jezero Crater, NavCam


SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX is set to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air as early as this week. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. The launch window is fluid, so we will update this post once SpaceX confirms a planned...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Hannibal Hanschke Reuters


Watch the first-ever video of a Mars landing from NASA's Perseverance rover

In a screengrab from NASA's video, a camera on Perseverance records the jetpack lowering the rover to the Martian ground. NASA NASA's Perseverance rover recorded its own descent to Mars and landing on Thursday. A new video shows Perseverance descending to Mars, a parachute inflating, and a jetpack navigating the rover to landing. No Mars-landing operation has ever been captured on camera before. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA just released unprecedented vi...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Chen, Cape Canaveral Florida, NASA JPL Caltech, NASA NASA, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover


Watch NASA reveal the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Update: NASA released a three-minute vide...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero


Watch live: NASA reveals the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA is about to share unprecedented vide...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, Space Exploration, Mars, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero


A 29-year-old woman who survived cancer as a child was just selected to fly to space aboard SpaceX's rocket

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39-A at Kennedy Space Center. Joe Burbank/Orlando Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images 29-year-old childhood cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux is set to board a SpaceX flight later this year. Arceneaux will be joined by three others as part of the first-ever all-civilian crew to enter space. Billionaire Jared Isaacman is chartering the flight and will select two more to join.  Visit the Business section o...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Cancer, Trends, Getty Images, New York Times, Astronaut, Times, Falcon, Memphis Tennessee, SpaceX Falcon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, St. Jude, Tech Insider


Now on 'Mars time,' NASA's Perseverance team has to shift their work hours 40 minutes later every day

The Perseverance surface-operations team celebrates the rover's landing from their mission-control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover just landed on Mars. Now about 350 of its engineers and scientists have to work on "Mars time," shifting their hours 40 minutes later each day. Since this requires overnight shifts and causes jetlag, NASA only asks them to do it for three months. Visit the Business section of Inside...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Jetlag, Tech Insider, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Jennifer Trosper, Trosper


NASA's Perseverance rover has beamed back the first-ever photo of a Mars landing

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover has beamed back the first photo of its descent to Mars, a snapshot of the robot feet from landing. NASA expects a full video of landing soon, from six cameras on the rover. NASA also published the rover's first color images of the Martian surface. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA h...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Spacecraft, Morgan, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Katie Stack Morgan, Morgan McFall Johnsen


NASA's Mars rover landed in the perfect place to hunt for alien fossils: an ancient lake bed called Jezero Crater

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover landed in Mars' Jezero Crater on Thursday. The dried-up lake bed is the ideal spot to look for alien fossils because a river deposited microbe-trapping minerals there. Perseverance will search the lake bottom, shorelines, and river delta for signs of ancient microbes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Thursday, NASA landed it...
Tags: Science, News, Berlin, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Alien Life, Mars, Lake Tahoe, Extraterrestrial Life, Farley, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Jezero, Stromatolites


NASA's Perseverance rover already beamed back its first photos from the surface of Mars

The first image that NASA's Perseverance rover took on Mars, just seconds after landing , February 18, 2021. NASA NASA's Perseverance rover landed in Mars' Jezero Crater on Thursday, then quickly beamed back its first photos. The images may soon be followed by video footage of the descent and landing. Perseverance is now poised to deploy the first space helicopter and hunt for signs of ancient alien life. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's freshly landed Per...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Boulder, Mars, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena California, Rob Manning, ET Mission, NASA NASA, Tech Insider, Mars Landing


TOUCHDOWN ON MARS: NASA's Perseverance rover has landed safely after a supersonic plunge

An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover has landed in Jezero Crater, beginning a new era of exploration on Mars. The rover is poised to spend the next two years searching for fossils of microbial alien life. Perseverance carries the first interplanetary helicopter, and it will also test technologies that could help astronauts on Mars. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's new Mars rover, a...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, PERCY, Mars, Parachute, Spacecraft, Cape Canaveral Florida, Planetary Science Division, Jetpack, Moxie, Tech Insider, Mars Landing


A Spanish startup is offering trips to space in helium balloons as a cheaper alternative to SpaceX

Setting off from Andalucia in the south of the country, the space trip will take six hours. Zero 2 Infinity Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will soon be launching operational helium balloon space flights. Tourists will be taken 40 kilometers above Earth, allowing them to enjoy the "overview effect." As well as being lower cost, it's a lower risk operation than more ambitious missions like SpaceX. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Founded in 2009 by Jose Mariano Lopez-...
Tags: Travel, Space, Spacex, Science, Life, International, Trends, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Mars, Andalucia


A NASA animation reveals the harrowing descent to Mars that the Perseverance rover will attempt on Thursday

A capsule carrying Perseverance will plunge through Mars's atmosphere (left) and a jetpack will fly the rover to a safe landing spot (right). NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover is set to plunge to Mars and land in an ancient lake bed on Thursday. The spacecraft must weather a fiery 12,000-mph plunge, deploy a parachute, and navigate to safety with a jetpack. A realistic NASA animation shows that nail-biting descent in detail. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Animation, Space Exploration, Alien Life, Mars, Landing, Planetary Science, Tech Insider, Allen Chen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover


An indoor conference hosted by a coronavirus vaccine entrepreneur resulted in at least 2 dozen infections

Peter Diamandis, Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE attends the Global Learning XPRIZE Foundation Grand-prize Awards at Google Playa Vista Office on May 15, 2019 in Playa Vista, California. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Global Learning XPRIZE An indoor conference hosted by COVID-19 vaccine entrepreneur resulted in dozens of infections. Peter Diamandis, who also was infected, hosted a mostly virtual conference with an in-studio audience last month. "As a result, we felt awesome, we felt sa...
Tags: Science, Trends, Tech, XPrize Foundation, Peter Diamandis, Culver City California, Diamandis, Playa Vista California, Tech Insider, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Covaxx, Superspreader, Google Playa Vista Office


NASA's Mars rover is about to land in the perfect place to hunt for alien fossils: an ancient lake bed called Jezero Crater

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech On Thursday, NASA's Perseverance rover is set to land in a dried-up Martian lake bed called Jezero Crater. Jezero is a perfect place to search for alien fossils because an ancient river deposited microbe-trapping minerals there. Perseverance will search the lake bottom, shorelines, and river delta for signs of ancient microbes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more s...
Tags: Science, News, Berlin, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Alien Life, Mars, Lake Tahoe, Extraterrestrial Life, Farley, NASA JPL Caltech, Perseverance, Tech Insider, Jezero


Striking NASA animation reveals the harrowing descent to Mars that the Perseverance rover is about to attempt

A capsule carrying Perseverance will plunge through Mars's atmosphere (left) and a jetpack will fly the rover to a safe landing spot (right). NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover is set to plunge to Mars and land in an ancient lake bed on February 18. The spacecraft must weather a fiery 12,000-mph plunge, deploy a supersonic parachute, and navigate to safety with a jetpack. A realistic NASA animation shows that nail-biting descent in detail. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Animation, Space Exploration, Alien Life, Mars, Landing, Planetary Science, Tech Insider, Allen Chen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover


Instagram banned Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of the world's most famous anti-vaxxers, for breaking its policies

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Instagram has banned Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for promoting anti-vaccine claims.  Kennedy has long pushed debunked claims linking vaccines to conditions such as autism.  Facebook has vowed to crack down on the promotion of vaccination misinformation. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Instagram has banned Robert F Kennedy Jr, one of the world's most high-profile anti-vaccine activists, for violating its policies against...
Tags: Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, Trends, News UK, John F Kennedy, Biden, Kennedy, Trump, Robert F Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Tom Porter, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Center for Countering Digital Hate


Facebook axed South American pages and groups promoting bleach as a COVID-19 cure after an Insider investigation

Medicine containing chlorine dioxide is seen at the Farmacia Boliviana in Cochabamba, Bolivia, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Danilo Balderrama Facebook shut down a group hyping bleach as a COVID-19 cure in South America. The action came after Insider flagged the groups promoting chlorine dioxide. Public health bodies have warned repeatedly against taking the substance. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook has removed pages and groups associated with a controversial gro...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Trends, News UK, South America, US Food and Drug Administration, Argentina Bolivia, Tom Porter, M&Ms, Tech Insider, Cochabamba Bolivia, Colombia Facebook, COVID, Chlorine Dioxide, Medical Misinformation, COMUSAV


China's ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars mission - involving an orbiter, lander, and rover - just reached the red planet

An illustration of China's Tianwen-1 mission spacecraft departing Earth. Chinese State Administration of Science/Xinhua China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft successfully maneuvered into orbit around Mars on Wednesday. It's the first mission to attempt to deliver an orbiter, a lander, and a rover all together. The Tianwen-1 rover will attempt to land in a water-rich region of Mars in May, after which it will scan for underground reservoirs. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories...
Tags: Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Rover, Mars, Uae, Spacecraft, Planet, Mars Mission, Soviet Union, China National Space Administration, Tech Insider


The United Arab Emirates' Mars probe just entered orbit around the red planet, the first in a Mars-mission bonanza

A rendering of the Hope orbiter, provided by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center. MBRSC via AP The United Arab Emirates' first interplanetary mission, a spacecraft called Hope, reached Mars on Tuesday. The orbiter is set to map Mars' climate across an entire Martian year.  It's the first of three Mars missions expected to reach the planet in the next two weeks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The United Arab Emirates has flown a spacecraft into orbit around Mars, m...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Delta, United Arab Emirates, Space Exploration, Mars, Uae, Mohammed, Spacecraft, Planet, Martian


NASA's Perseverance rover is about to attempt a supersonic plunge to Mars, complete with a jetpack landing

An artist's illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars on Thursday, February 18. Entry, descent, and landing are the trickiest parts of a Mars mission, often called the "seven minutes of terror." To land in the Jezero Crater, Perseverance will use a jetpack and advanced navigation system. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA is about to accomplish an unpreceden...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alien Life, Mars, Planetary Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Chen, Adam Steltzner, NASA JPL Caltech, NASA JPL, Tech Insider, Jezero, Allen Chen


Facebook expanded its rules on posting misinformation and will remove all false claims about COVID vaccines, including that they cause autism

A pharmacist prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Jessica Hill/AP Photo Jessica Hill/AP Photo Facebook added false vaccine claims to its updated protocols for combatting COVID-19 misinformation. Posts claiming vaccines are ineffective or unsafe will be removed, the social network said.  Facebook also said it is working with WHO to remove misinformation about all vaccines.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook said it will remove misinformation about the COVID-1...
Tags: Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Misinformation, Pandemic, Tech Insider, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


China's new Mars probe took its first photo of the red planet as the mission prepares to make history

A black-and-white image of Mars taken by China's Tianwen-1 probe, released by China on February 5, 2021. China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft has beamed back its first photo: a black-and-white snapshot of Mars. The probe is one of three Mars missions arriving at the planet this month. Tianwen-1 aims to deploy a radar-equipped rover and seek underground water sources that may harbor alien microbes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. China's first interplanetary probe is n...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Trends, Water, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Aliens, Rover, Alien Life, Mars, Solar System, Extraterrestrial Life, Mars Mission


The first-ever space helicopter is approaching Mars in the belly of NASA's rover. It could change how we explore other planets.

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA stowed a solar-powered helicopter in the belly of its Perseverance rover, set to land on Mars on February 18. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, aims to conduct the first controlled flights ever on another planet. Ingenuity and Perseverance will both record video as the drone flies over an ancient Martian lakebed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A spac...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Drone, Space Exploration, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Helicopter, Thomas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wallace, Denver Colorado, Matt Wallace, NASA JPL Caltech



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