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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...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


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


A Chinese satellite seems to have collided with a piece of a Russian rocket in March - the first big space crash in a decade

An illustration of a rocket-body explosion in space. ESA A chunk of an old Russian rocket appears to have crashed into a Chinese satellite in March. Harvard astronomer Jonathan McDowell discovered the collision in data from the Space Force. The last big satellite collision was in 2009, but more old spacecraft are building up in orbit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Chinese satellite mysteriously broke apart in March, scattering into dozens of pieces. Now, a Harvard astr...
Tags: Science, News, China, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, Satellites, Siberia, US Air Force, Space Debris, JSC, McDowell, Zenit, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania


As Richard Branson prepares to beat Jeff Bezos to space, Blue Origin claims the flight won't go high enough to count

Richard Branson poses with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot vehicle meant to ferry people into space, in Mojave, California, February 19, 2016. Virgin Galactic is set to fly founder Richard Branson to an altitude of 55 miles on Sunday. Competitor Blue Origin plans to launch its founder, Jeff Bezos, to space on July 20. Blue Origin says Virgin Galactic's plane won't reach space because it doesn't pass the Kármán line 62 miles up. See more stories ...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, Faa, FAI, Branson


SpaceX's NASA contract has sparked reaction from industry figures seeking details. Blue Origin says it is 'looking to learn more about the selection.'

Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry NASA astronauts to the Moon's surface during the Artemis mission. SpaceX SpaceX on Friday was awarded an exclusive $2.9 billion contract to help NASA return to the moon. NASA and SpaceX negotiated a contract, excluding Blue Origin based on its high first bid. "We are looking to learn more about the selection," a Blue Origin spokesperson told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many figures in the...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Science, Alabama, Trends, Linkedin, Nasa, Moon, Jeff Bezos, US Air Force, Artemis, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Blue Origin, National Team, HLS


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


Risk factors associated with COVID-19 transmission among US Air Force trainees in a congregate setting

Researchers in this observational study of more than 10,000 U.S. Air Force basic trainees examined whether symptoms and laboratory results on the first day of COVID-19 diagnosis are associated with development of a case cluster in a congregate setting.
Tags: Science, US Air Force, U S Air Force


US Space Force destroys every other military service in a 'Call of Duty' tournament

A scene from Netflix's fictional show, "Space Force," starring Steve Carell. Netflix The US Space Force on Friday defeated all the other US and British military services during a "Call of Duty" tournament. The Space Force defeated the Royal Air Force in the finals. The British Army took third place, followed by the US Army, Royal Navy, US Marine Corps, US Navy, and the US Air Force. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US Space Force on Friday defeated all the other ...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Navy, US, Trends, Code, Netflix, Royal Air Force, British Army, Royal Navy, Call Of Duty, Steve Carell, US Army, US Air Force, E-sports, USAA


Trump's national security advisor and his entourage were said to be treated as 'human petri dishes' in Vietnam, as the US COVID-19 outbreak worsens every day

The US national security advisor, Robert O'Brien, with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on November 21. STRINGER/Vietnam News Agency/AFP via Getty Images A US delegation led by the national security advisor, Robert O'Brien, was treated like "human petri dishes" in Vietnam, Bloomberg reported. O'Brien landed in Hanoi on November 20 ahead of talks with a series of officials before leaving for the Philippines on November 21. Vietnam has been a coronavirus success story,...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Thailand, Philippines, Kim Jong Un, News UK, Vietnam, Donald Trump, US Air Force


Trump's national security advisor and his entourage were reportedly treated as 'human petri dishes' in Vietnam, as the US COVID-19 outbreak worsens every day

US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on November 21, 2020. STRINGER/Vietnam News Agency/AFP via Getty Images A US delegation led by National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien was treated like "human petri dishes" in Vietnam, Bloomberg reported. O'Brien landed in Hanoi on November 20 ahead of talks with a series of officials, before leaving for the Philippines on November 21. Vietnam has been a coronavirus success story, recor...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Thailand, Philippines, Kim Jong Un, News UK, National Security, Vietnam, Donald Trump


The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
Tags: Science, Nurses, White House, Trends, North Dakota, Fema, Healthcare, Air Force, US Air Force, Reuters, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bismarck Tribune, Doug Burgum, Burgum, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus


SpaceX can't wait even 1 second for bad weather to pass for a rocket launch with people because it could endanger their entire mission

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 13, 2020. SpaceX via Elon Musk/Twitter SpaceX and NASA are attempting to launch their Crew-1 mission on Sunday: the longest and most ambitious US human spaceflight to date. Poor weather near the launchpad, or any other delays, at the moment of planned launch will cause mission managers to call off an attempt; SpaceX's Falcon...
Tags: Transportation, Weather, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Fuel, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Isaac Newton, Astronauts, Iss


NASA just picked a winner in its space-toilet competition. The $20,000 prize awards the best 'lunar loo' for moon-bound astronauts.

Left: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide performs maintenance on the toilet in the Tranquility node of the International Space Station. Right: A space shuttle toilet simulator. NASA/Dave Mosher Before NASA can fly astronauts to the moon, it must design a toilet for the crew.  The agency's "Lunar Loo" contest offered $20,000 for a space toilet design that would work both in microgravity and on the lunar surface. The space agency announced the contest winner this week, ...
Tags: Space, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Astronaut, Toilet, Contest, US Air Force, Atlanta Georgia, Morse, Pats, Davidson


Diabolical ironclad beetles can get squished under 39,000 times their weight and survive. Scientists figured out how.

A diabolical ironclad beetle, or Phloeodes diabolicus. David Kisailus/University of California, Irvine The diabolical ironclad beetle can withstand forces up to 39,000 times its body weight. They can do that, researchers discovered, thanks to hardened casings on each wing that interlock and support the beetle's exoskeleton. By mimicking the interlocking nature of these protective layers, scientists could build better planes and armored vehicles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Biology, Animals, US, Trends, Taiwan, Toyota, Beetles, Npr, North America, Pacific, US Air Force, Bae Systems, Armor


Improved mental and physical condition is directly linked to nutrition, study shows

New research demonstrates that the right nutrition is directly linked to physical and cognitive performance in active duty men and women in the US Air Force. The research subjects from the US Air Force, who consumed a specialized nutrition drink with key nutrients, showed an 11% improvement in working memory, resulting in better information processing, problem-solving and multitasking skills. When nutrition was combined with an exercise regimen, study participants showed statistically significan...
Tags: Science, US Air Force


A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body just avoided colliding in space and exploding into dangerous debris

An illustration of a rocket-body explosion in space. ESA A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body seem to have avoided a collision on Thursday night, after satellite-tracking company LeoLabs calculated a 10% chance they would crash. It was impossible to intervene to prevent a collision, since both objects are dead and can't be maneuvered. Satellite collisions can produce huge clouds of dangerous, high-speed space debris, which can threaten other spacecraft. Close approac...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, China, India, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Satellites, Antarctica, Rockets, TNT, US Air Force, Soviet, Collision


A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body could collide in space Thursday night, exploding into dangerous debris

An illustration of a rocket-body explosion in space. ESA A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body have a 10% chance of colliding Thursday night, according to satellite-tracking company LeoLabs. It's impossible to intervene to prevent a collision, since both objects are dead and can't be maneuvered. Satellite collisions can produce huge clouds of dangerous, high-speed space debris, which can threaten other spacecraft. Close approaches like this are becoming more common as...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, China, India, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Satellites, Antarctica, Rockets, US Air Force, Soviet, Collision, Space Debris


A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body have a 1-in-10 chance of colliding in space on Thursday

An illustration of a rocket-body explosion in space. ESA A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body have a 10% chance of colliding Thursday night, according to satellite-tracking company LeoLabs. It's impossible to intervene to prevent a collision, since both objects are dead and can't be maneuvered. Satellite collisions can produce huge clouds of dangerous, high-speed space debris, which can threaten other spacecraft in Earth's orbit. Close approaches like this are becomi...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, China, India, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Satellites, Antarctica, Rockets, US Air Force, Soviet, Collision, Space Debris


U.S. Troops Asked About Using 'Heat Ray' Weapon Against Protesters, According to Whistleblower

Federal troops in Washington, D.C. considered using high-tech weapons, including sound cannons and so-called “heat rays,” against protesters outside the White House in June, according to sworn testimony from a whistleblower with the D.C. National Guard. The new evidence was obtained by both NPR and the Washington Post…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Washington, Attorney General, White House, War, Drones, Darpa, Ads, Npr, Weapons, Air Force, Donald Trump, Whistleblowers, US Air Force, National Guard


China Launched and Landed a Secret Reusable Spacecraft While You Weren’t Looking

In recent days, China has quietly launched a secret reusable spacecraft, left it in orbit for two days and safely landed it back on Earth. And although the spacecraft is top secret—we’re not even privy to its design—there are some things that China apparently wants the world to know about it. Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US Air Force, Spacecraft, Military Technology


Thought experiment shows how we might be at the mercy of quantum jerks from another universe

Artificial intelligence researcher and US Air Force Captain Eric Halloway recently published a fun thought experiment showing how simple it would be to prove we live in one of multiple universes. His theory relies on inventing a quantum coin-flipper and using a ray gun to vaporize an unknowable number of people across the entire spectrum of the multiverse. Basically, it’s the plot of Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the gist: Quantum physics tells us that quantum particles exist in a state called super...
Tags: Startups, Science, Insights, Tech, US Air Force, Eric Halloway


Historic US space launch that would have been visible from UK aborted

NASA announced the decision on safety grounds just minutes before lift-off on Wednesday - with the flight now not happening until at least the weekend. The mission had been planned in conjunction with Elon Musk's spaceflight company SpaceX - and it would have been the first private involvement in taking astronauts to the International Space Station. The US Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron had forecast between a 40% and 60% chance of favourable conditions at the launch site in Flo...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Science, News, US, Nasa, US Air Force


Air Force gives a rare look at the research going to orbit in its X-37B spaceplane

The X-37B spaceplane sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, and its mysterious past is equally evocative. What does the military put in this long-term orbital vehicle? Turns out it’s exactly the kind of neat, but not mind-blowing, science you’d expect to find in such a thing — though solar-powered masers do sound pretty cool. Also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle, the Boeing -designed X-37B has performed five prior missions, amounting to a total of nearly eight years in orbit; the last ...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Hardware, Government, Tech, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Military, Air Force, Aerospace, Boeing, Defense Department, US Air Force, NRL


Blue Origin shows off the engine and nose cone of its reusable rocket

In late 2018, the US Air Force awarded Blue Origin $500 million to build the New Glenn rocket with a reusable first stage and performance similar to SpaceX's Falcon Heavy. We haven't heard a lot since then, but Jeff Bezos' company has just shared a couple of updates on development, showing the immense scale of the new rocket and how the upper stage engines work.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Jeff Bezos, US Air Force


Americans quarantined at a US Air Force base over the coronavirus are teaching each other Zumba, boxing, and how to file their taxes

US citizens at March Air Reserve Base after flying from Wuhan described their lockdown experience to The Washington Post.
Tags: Science, US, US Air Force, Wuhan, March Air Reserve Base


Report: Here's How Tom DeLonge's UFO Research Group Got Those 'Alien Alloys'

To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), the UFO research organization founded by former Blink 182 star Tom DeLonge, entered into a contract with the U.S. Army earlier this year to have the military vet exotic technologies supposedly in its possession—including “samples of of mechanical and EM sensitive…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Army, Tom Delonge, US Army, Aerospace, Ufo, US Air Force, U S Army, UFOs, Alien Alloys, UFO Research Group, Stars Academy of Arts Science TTSA


US Air Force experimental test spaceship lands after a record 780 days in orbit

The X-37B, a test vehicle operated by the U.S. Air Force, has returned from orbit and landed successfully at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, more than two years after it originally launched on its latest mission aboard a SpaceX rocket. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, as it’s formally known, was on its fifth mission, which involved — well, we don’t really know. The whole point of X-37B is that its mission is mostly clandestine, so we likely won’t ever know the full particulars of what ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, United States, Darpa, Air Force, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Usaf, US Air Force, Contractor


Top Secret Spaceplane Lands in Florida After Spending Over 2 Years in Orbit

The U.S. Force’s top secret spaceplane, the Boeing X-37B, landed in Florida early Sunday after 780 days—over 2 years and one month—in orbit around the Earth. And we still have no idea what it was doing while it was up there.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Earth, Aliens, Air Force, Boeing, Ufo, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Air Force Research Laboratory, UFOs, Spaceplane, X 37b, Space Force, Orbital Test Vehicle 5, Otv 5


US Air Force has developed unusual liquid metal conductor

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has developed a new form of liquid metal with very strange conductive properties. Usually, when a flexible, conductive material is stressed or stretched, its electrical conductivity drops and resistance increases when it's stress or stretched. Just the opposite, Air Force's novel "Polymerized Liquid Metal Networks... can be strained up to 700%, autonomously respond to that strain to keep the resistance between those two states virtually the same, and ...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Materials, Military, Nanotechnology, Air Force, US Air Force, Materials Science, US Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL, Christopher Tabor, Not So Heavy Metals


Raytheon Delivers First Anti-Drone Laser Weapon to U.S. Air Force

Raytheon has announced that it delivered the first publicly acknowledged anti-drone laser weapon to the U.S. Air Force earlier this month. The military contractor said the Air Force will deploy the weapon in a year-long experiment overseas in order to train people how to use it and test its effectiveness out in the…Read more...
Tags: Isis, Science, Military, Drones, Lasers, Weapons, Air Force, US Air Force, U S Air Force, Raytheon



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