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The Perseverance rover is our best bet for finding life on Mars

Next spring is going to be a busy time for Mars. In close succession, three spacecraft will arrive at the planet, joining the dozen or so craft already circling Mars. Two of the spacecraft were launched in the past couple of weeks by newcomers to martian exploration: the United Arab Emirates’ Al-Amal (meaning Hope) and China’s Tianwen-1 (which means Question to Heaven). The third vessel will be NASA’s Mars 2020, containing the Perseverance rover, which just took off successfully from Florida. Wh...
Tags: Startups, Space, Florida, Science, China, Tech, Nasa, United Arab Emirates, Mars, Syndication, Al Amal, Tianwen


27 epic images show how SpaceX made history by flying NASA astronauts to and from the space station

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship splashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, returning NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley from a high-stakes mission to the space station. The demonstration mission resurrected US human spaceflight after a nine-year hiatus. The astronauts were the first people to fly in a commercial spaceship. Here are 27 incredible photos from their journey. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX and NASA made history on Sunday when a toasted, gumdr...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Iss, Boeing, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, Falcon, Trump, Hurley


From fleeing Cambodia to helping build Mars rover, JPL engineer embodies ‘perseverance’

The bird-chirp alarm in Ny Sou Okon’s Pasadena home went off at 4 a.m. Thursday morning, July 30, signaling to her 8-year-old and 4-year-old sons that it was time to wake up. The day had come. The boys climbed out of bed and met their parents in the living room. Okon’s older son still squinted at the light. The family sat on the sofa and tuned into YouTube Live on the television above their fireplace. They set up a laptop on the coffee table, where Okon and her husband logged into a digital view...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Texas, News, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Thailand, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Cambodia, Mars


Big YouTube accounts are being plagued by hackers promoting Bitcoin scams resembling the hack that compromised Twitter (GOOGL)

Hackers appear to have taken over several big YouTube channels in recent weeks, changing the channels' names to topics like "SpaceX" or "Elon Musk" and promoting Bitcoin scams. The hacked channels, some of which have tens or hundreds of thousands of subscribers, post videos urging people to send Bitcoin in order to be paid back double — a common scam tactic. It bears similarities to the tactics used by hackers who compromised hundreds of high-profile Twitter accounts last month. Unlike the Twi...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Youtube, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Fbi, Bitcoin, Business Insider, Breslau, Rod Breslau, MarcoStyle


SpaceX may launch a full-size Starship prototype hundreds of feet above Texas on Monday

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said Thursday that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. Musk did not offer specifics on the timing, but a Monday notice from the Federal Aviation Administration suggests SpaceX could attempt the flight on Monday. ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Texas, Boca Chica, Starship, Cameron County Texas


Watch the SpaceX splashdown, NASA's first recovery at sea since 1975

Over the weekend, SpaceX successfully completed its first manned mission carrying NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. The thrilling coverage by the Los Angeles Times is a reminder of how amazing this feat is. Via LA Times: A SpaceX capsule carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken has splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a more than two-month mission to the International Space Station, drawing to a close the first mission of the privately owned cra...
Tags: Video, Spacex, News, Nasa, Space Travel, International Space Station, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Los Angeles Times, LA Times, Bob Behnken, Splashdown, Doug Hurley


SpaceX may fly a 16-story Starship prototype hundreds of feet into the air on Tuesday. Here's how to watch live video of the launch attempt from Texas.

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. After experiencing an engine problem during a launch attempt on Monday, Musk said SpaceX will "figure out why" and try again Tuesday.  Several groups should broadcast ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Padre Island, Boca Chica, Starship, Dave Mosher


SpaceX may fly a 16-story Starship prototype hundreds of feet into the air on Tuesday. Watch the launch attempt from Texas live.

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said Thursday that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. After experiencing an engine problem during a launch attempt on Monday, Musk said SpaceX will "figure out why" and try again Tuesday.  Several groups should b...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Padre Island, Boca Chica, Starship, Dave Mosher, NOTAM


NASA Astronauts aboard SpaceX Capsule Land Safely in Gulf of Mexico

Two NASA astronauts aboard the SpaceX capsule completed a successful journey back from the International Space Station on Sunday, landing safely in the Gulf of Mexico to complete a historic two-month mission.The mission by NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft marked the first time astronauts used the Gulf as a landing site as well as the first time a private company, billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX, launched astronauts into orbit.“Today we rea...
Tags: Spacex, News, Nasa, International Space Station, Mars, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf, Hurley, Elon Musk s SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, Shotwell, Bob Behnken, Jim Bridenstein, Doug Hurley


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok from its parent company ByteDance, which are set to conclude by September 15. Microsoft announced Sunday talks were resuming after Trump threatened to ban the app in the US, and CEO Satya Nadella said he had personally spoken with Trump. Microsoft isn't the only company bidding on TikTok, Bloomberg reports. An anonymous source said Ti...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Spacex, Microsoft, Stanford, China, Softbank, Satya Nadella, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Bbc, New York Times


New video shows SpaceX's astronaut crew plummeting through Earth's atmosphere, floating under parachutes, and landing in the ocean

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley just completed a test flight of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship. The Crew Dragon survived a fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere, deployed its parachutes, and landed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday — a process that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk called his "biggest concern" for the mission. Watch the reentry and landing of the world's first crewed commercial spaceship in the video below. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX and NA...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, Hurley, Irene Klotz, Pensacola Florida, Aviation Week, Draco, Gwynne Shotwell, Michael Hopkins


Nasa SpaceX crew return: Dragon capsule splashes down

The SpaceX capsule touches down off Florida, in the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.
Tags: Florida, News, US, Nasa


Watch live: SpaceX may launch a full-size Starship prototype hundreds of feet above Texas on Monday

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said Thursday that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. Musk did not offer specifics on the timing, but a Monday notice from the Federal Aviation Administration suggests SpaceX could attempt the flight on Monday. W...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Texas, Boca Chica, Starship, Cameron County Texas


Astronauts Made Prank Calls From SpaceX Crew Dragon

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from CNET: NASA's Doug Hurley and his crewmate Bob Behnken had a satellite phone at their disposal after splashdown on Sunday. At a press conference later that day, Hurley filled us in on what they did with their spare time as they floated around. "Five hours ago we were in a spaceship bobbing around making prank satellite phone calls to whoever we could get ahold of," Hurley said. "Which was kind of fun, by the way." Hurley suggested the satellite phone bill s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Nasa, Cnet, Hurley, Behnken, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley


A cosmonaut on the space station photographed SpaceX's Crew Dragon landing site — and a 'beeline' of boats speeding toward it

Photos from the International Space Station captured the historic landing of SpaceX's first crewed mission from 250 miles above Earth. The photos from space show the boats that swarmed the capsule after splashdown — many of them civilian onlookers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, tucked inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship, survived a fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere on Sunday. They landed safely in the Gulf of Mexico, ...
Tags: Spacex, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Hurley, Ivan, US Coast Guard, Anatoly, Chris Cassidy, Jim Bridenstine, Shannon Walker, Behnken, Bob Behnken


Scientists: What if black holes had a safe zone where little planets could live? Let’s call them blanets

Every once in a while the scientific community comes up with a discovery so important that it immediately changes the course of human evolution. I’m talking of course about the invention of the word blanet. I think we can all agree that it is the cutest word science has ever created. However, if you’re like me, you’ll be disappointed to know that a blanet is in fact not a tiny little planet covered in soft comfy blankets – it would have had a pillow moon as well. Blanets are actually a theoretic...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Insider


How interplanetary migration could impact human evolution

The future of human evolution in space will be driven by challenges both similar — and different — to those that have guided our development for countless generations. Since our species, Homo sapiens, first evolved in Africa roughly 315,000 years ago, we haven’t changed much when it comes to physical characteristics. Globally, our species seen a decrease in the overall body size and brain size, together with reductions in the proportions of our jaws and teeth. Regional populations also show diff...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Africa, Syndication


Watch live: SpaceX is about to try launching a full-size Starship prototype hundreds of feet above Texas

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said Thursday that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. Musk tweeted Monday evening that the prototype would launch at about 7:56 p.m. ET. Watch a live YouTube feed of the hop attempt, below, courtesy of NASASpaceF...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Texas, Boca, Boca Chica, Starship, Cameron County Texas


Virgin Galactic uses space tech to create new supersonic jet

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic announces a partnership with Rolls Royce.The space tourism company will create a new supersonic jet for super-fast travel on Earth. The aircraft will travel at Mach 3 – three times the speed of sound. Virgin Galactic made the hearts of all speed enthusiasts beat faster by announcing a new agreement with Rolls-Royce to create a supersonic passenger jet.The space tourism company founded by billionaire Richard Branson revealed an enticing look at the aircraft's de...
Tags: Travel, Space, Technology, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Innovation, Virgin, Richard Branson, Invention, Airplane, Supersonic, Faa, Mach, Rolls Royce, Cosmos, George Whitesides


Watch live: SpaceX is trying to launch a 16-story Starship prototype hundreds of feet into the air

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. After experiencing an engine problem during a launch attempt on Monday, Musk said SpaceX will "figure out why" and try again Tuesday.  Several groups are broadcasting ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Padre Island, Boca Chica, Starship, Dave Mosher


Meet Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, 2 'badass' astronauts, engineers, and 'space dads' who flew SpaceX's Crew Dragon to orbit and back

In May, SpaceX launched its first astronauts to orbit in its new Crew Dragon spaceship: NASA's Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. On Sunday, the astronauts landed safely after spending two months at the International Space Station.  Both men are military test pilots, engineers, and members of the same NASA astronaut class. Each flew on two space shuttle missions, married a fellow astronaut, and has a son. SpaceX has described Behnken and Hurley as "badass space dads," while fellow astronauts say the...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Russia, America, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Marine Corps, Bob, Iss, Jack, St Louis, Boeing


Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

A possible Microsoft -TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google’s new budget Pixel and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returns to Earth. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 3, 2020. Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality This weekend, Microsoft confirmed reports that it’s in talks to acquire TikTok, the popular mobile video app currently owned by Chinese company ByteDance. It sounds like the outcome of those talks may ultimately have less to do with Microsoft and m...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Spacex, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Policy, Netflix, United States, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump


Boaters, one flying a Trump flag, swarmed SpaceX's historic landing on Sunday and endangered NASA astronauts — and they'll never be punished

"NASA screwed the pooch," one maritime law attorney told Business Insider. Next time, they'd be advised to cordon off the area.
Tags: News, Nasa


Watch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splash down in glorious 4K

NASA has posted a high-res video showing the Crew Capsule returning home
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Nasa, Crew Dragon, Breaking Twitter


How ‘The Last Stargazers’ are changing astronomy

Astronomy has come a long way in the past 50 years, especially for women.
Tags: Space, Trends, Features, Women With Byte


NASA's cloudsat takes a slice from tropical storm Isaias 

NASA's CloudSat passed over Tropical Storm Isaias as it was strengthening back into a hurricane on Aug. 3, and before it made landfall in North Carolina. CloudSat revealed areas of heavy rain and ice particles in high, powerful clouds.
Tags: Science, Nasa, North Carolina, Isaias


First picture of NASA astronauts after historic Crew Dragon splashdown

The pair offered smiles and a thumbs-up from inside the capsule
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Nasa, Crew Dragon, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, Breaking Twitter


NASA puts visible and water vapor eyes on Tropical Storm Isaias

NASA's Aqua satellite obtained visible and water vapor imagery as Tropical Storm Isaias continued moving along the east coast of Florida. On Aug. 3, 2020, warnings and watches stretched from Florida to Maine.
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa


...and not a single rest stop to get out and stretch.

Bob & Doug just did the equivalent of an 18-hour road trip in a minivan with the HVAC stuck on recirc. It must smell like feet and zoobreath in there."Christ, this thing reeks of Monster Zero and beef jerky!"#CrewDragon #SpaceXDragon #SplashDown — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) August 2, 2020 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Space, Guns, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee, Tamara K, Bob Doug


NASA providing data on Tropical Storm Isaias as it blankets eastern seaboard

Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall late on Aug. 3 and by today, Aug. 4, the huge storm stretched from Virginia to Maine. NASA satellites have been providing forecasters with rainfall rates, cloud top temperatures, storm extent and strength as Isaias batters the U.S. East Coast.
Tags: Science, Virginia, Nasa, Maine, Isaias



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