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Relaunched SpaceX lease deal in San Pedro sails through port approval

The L.A. Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, to approve a new permit for SpaceX to lease a 12.5-acre portion of the former Southwest Marine Shipyard site on Terminal Island in San Pedro. The company had bowed out of an earlier lease agreement in 2018 for the same location but will now return to research, design and build spacecraft so big it will have to be transported by barge to launch sites in other states. An old warehouse and workshop vacant since Southwest Marine ...
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These leaders are coming to Robotics + AI on March 3. Why aren’t you?

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI brings together a wide group of the ecosystem’s leading minds on March 3 at UC Berkeley. Over 1,000+ attendees are expected from all facets of the robotics and artificial intelligence space — investors, students, engineers, C-levels, technologists and researchers. We’ve compiled a small list of highlights of attendees’ companies and job titles attending this year’s event: ATTENDEE HIGHLIGHTS ABB Technology Ventures, Vice President Amazon, Head, re:MARS Product...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Technology, Disney, Events, Strategy, Tech, Smart, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Web Services, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Robotics, Morgan Stanley, Samsung Ventures


The tale of this Marine in the ‘other’ Iwo Jima photo can, at last, be told

Bill Seltzer is the fourth Marine on the right in the photo above, the one with his foot on the stump in front of the American flag flying over Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, 75 years ago this Sunday, Feb. 23. We’ve all seen the iconic picture AP Photographer Joe Rosenthal took of the flag being raised, but not many have seen this one he took of a platoon of Marines who made it to the top, smiling and celebrating in front of the flag. Those smiles would soon fade as they made the treacherous journey...
Tags: Seltzer, News, Navy, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Bill, Local News, Ucla, Valley, Burbank, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Sallie, Buena Vista, Prieto


Contact Binaries

Making Contact Two stars are especially close in this artist's concept of a contact binary star system. The stars are touching each other and exchanging the gas in their outer layers. Contact binaries may merge, producing an outburst known as a red nova. [ ESO/L. Calçada ] A faint star near the boundary between Orion and Taurus could have a bright future. The system consists of two stars. They’re so close together that they’...
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An Adidas experiment and whole new exterior facility head to ISS next month

March 2 is the planned launch date for SpaceX’s 20th ISS resupply mission, which is bringing the usual supplies and goodies, plus a payload of interesting experiments from partners and paying customers. And a big expansion to Europe’s Columbus Module. The most ridiculous has to be Adidas’s “BOOST in Space” effort. The company creates its midsoles by fusing together thousands of tiny foam spheres. But sadly, this is generally done on Earth, where there’s gravity. So of course they want to try ...
Tags: TC, Europe, Space, Spacex, Tech, Adidas, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Delta, Iss, Columbus, Bartolomeo, ISS Microgravity


What if we fuck up the Moon too?

US Vice President Mike Pence yesterday gave a speech at NASA’s Langley research center in Virginia where he told employees that President Donald Trump was committed to putting humans back on the Moon by 2024 through “any means necessary.” We’re not sure exactly what that means. It was likely intended to be an inspirational quip indicating that the employees of NASA have the President‘s full support. But it feels a bit ominous coming from the administration that had to be convinced that we should...
Tags: Startups, Space, Politics, Virginia, US, Insights, Tech, Nasa, United States, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Langley


Samsung and Google are teaming up to escalate their war on the iPhone with the Galaxy S20 (GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL)

Samsung's new Galaxy S20 comes with Google's video-chat app, Duo, baked directly into the phone's calling app. It's a subtle addition, but one that gives both Samsung and Google important advantages in competing against the iPhone. For Samsung, it gives its latest flagship phones a viable alternative to Apple's FaceTime, a feature that Samsung's Galaxy S phones have previously lacked. And putting its video-calling app in the Galaxy S20's phone app by default could help Google gain more tractio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Nasa, Facebook Messenger, European Commission, Skype, Facetime, App Annie, Google Plus, Samsung Apple, Huawei Xiaomi, Samsung Although Google, International Data Corporation Just


'Antarctica Melts,' NASA Says, Showing Effects Of A Record Warm Spell

Taken just nine days apart, two images illustrate the impact a recent warm period had on the Antarctic Peninsula. NASA says such warmth "has become more common in recent years."(Image credit: NASA)
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How to deflect an asteroid

On April 13, 2029, an icy chunk of space rock, wider than the Eiffel Tower is tall, will streak by Earth at 30 kilometers per second, grazing the planet's sphere of geostationary satellites. It will be the closest approach by one of the largest asteroids crossing Earth's orbit in the next decade.Observations of the asteroid, known as 99942 Apophis, for the Egyptian god of chaos, once suggested that its 2029 flyby would take it through a gravitational keyhole — a location in Earth's gravity field...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Innovation, Natural Disaster, Planets, Eiffel Tower, Asteroid, David Miller, U S Congress, Bennu, Apophis, Paek, MIT s Department of Aeronautics


Making Contact

Two stars are especially close in this artist's concept of a contact binary star system. The stars are touching each other and exchanging the gas in their outer layers. Contact binaries may merge, producing an outburst known as a red nova. [ ESO/L. Calçada ] Contact Binaries
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Recruitment of Scientist and JRF in NE-SAC 2020

Recruitment of Scientist and JRF in NE-SAC 2020 North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam (Meghalaya), a Research & Development Organisation functioning under the Department of Space, invites online application from young, dynamic and dedicated candidates for filling-up following Sarkari Naukri vacancy posts of Research Scientist and Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Space, Jobs, Research, Project, Scientist, Meghalaya, Manisha, JRF, Sarkari Naukri, North-East, Fellow, Department of Space, Temporary and Contract Govt. Job Vacancy, NESAC Umiam Meghalaya, Research Development Organisation


Here are all the science projects that SpaceX will be delivering to the ISS

The projects cover research into topics from growing human heart cells to making more comfortable sneakers
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Nasa, Iss, Emerging Tech, Space News


Faint Cats

Two faint cats pad across the eastern evening sky: Lynx and Leo Minor, the little lion. Leo Minor abuts Leo, the big lion, with Lynx above Leo Minor. Lynx was named not for its resemblance to the cat, but because you need the eyes of a lynx to see its stars.
Tags: Space, Leo, Lynx, Leo Minor, Leo Minor Lynx


Powering Communication for an Interstellar Probe

There was a November 2019, NASA Workshop on Interstellar Propulsion. It was part of the 2019 Interstellar Symposium. The workshop focused on physics-based propulsion technologies that have the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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NASA Reveals Startling Images From Antarctica’s ‘Hottest Days On Record’

Aerial views of Antarctica's Eagle Island show the dramatic melting that took place during a major February heatwave.
Tags: News, Nasa, Antarctica, Eagle Island


NASA sees tropical cyclone 18p form near American Samoa

The low-pressure area that has been lingering west-northwest of American Samoa for several days has organized into a tropical depression. NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Depression 18P.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Southern Pacific Ocean, Terra, American Samoa


SpaceX anticipates building ‘many rockets’ as it iterates Starship toward orbital flight this year

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has been sharing a number of updates about his company’s progress on Starship this week. Along with footage of the assembly process of the current “SN1” prototype of Starship, he explained on Twitter some of the other considerations and strategies the company is working with as it works on the new spacecraft and tries to fly it to space this year. Musk said that SpaceX is iterating at a much faster pace with Starship than it has recently with Falcon, as Falcon’s desig...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Tech, Ars Technica, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Musk, Falcon, Outer Space


NASA measures rainfall rates in two American Samoa Tropical Cyclones

There are two tropical cyclones affecting American Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean on Feb. 21. Tropical Storm Vicky has triggered warnings, while Tropical Cyclone 18P continues to develop. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite provided a look at the rainfall rates occurring in both storms.
Tags: Science, Nasa, South Pacific Ocean, Samoa, American Samoa Tropical Cyclones, Tropical Storm Vicky


SpaceX said to be seeking around $250 million in funding, boosting valuation to roughly $36 billion

SpaceX is looking to raise around $250 million in new funding according to a new report from CNBC’s Michael Sheetz. The additional cash would bring SpaceX’s total valuation to around $36 billion, according to CNBC’s sources – an increase of more than $2.5 billion vs its most recently reported valuation. The rocket launch company founded and run by Elon Musk is no stranger to raising large sums of money – it added $1.33 billion during 2019, from three separate rounds. In total, the company ...
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SpaceX alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub for tech talent and venture dollars on par with New York and Boston. In the ensuing years, Los Angeles and its entrepreneurial talent pool has captu...
Tags: Spacex, New York, La, Boston, Alabama, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Snapchat, Blue Origin, Cape Canaveral, Ellis, Noone, Tim Ellis, Jordan Noone


The public is helping us see Jupiter like it's never been seen before

NASA called on the public to help with its Jupiter mission. The public responded with some of the most incredible images of the planet yet.
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SpaceX anticipates building “many rockets” as it iterates Starship towards orbital flight this year

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has been sharing a number of updates about his company’s progress on Starship this week. Along with footage of the assembly process of the current ‘SN1’ prototype of Starship, he explained on Twitter some of the other considerations and strategies the company is working with as it works on the new spacecraft and tries to fly it to space this year. Musk said that SpaceX is iterating at a much faster pace with Starship than it has recently with Falcon, since Falcon’s...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Tech, Ars Technica, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Musk, Falcon, Outer Space


Navi

The star Navi forms the middle point of W-shaped Cassiopeia, which is in the northwest this evening. The name comes from Ivan “Gus” Grissom. He and his Apollo 1 crewmates named stars for themselves as a joke. When they died in a fire, the names stuck.
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SpaceX’s spin-outs are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub for tech talent and venture dollars on par with New York and Boston. In the ensuing years, Los Angeles and its entrepreneurial talent pool has captu...
Tags: Spacex, New York, La, Boston, Alabama, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Snapchat, Blue Origin, Cape Canaveral, Ellis, Noone, Tim Ellis, Jordan Noone



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