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Space Access 2019 - Friday morning

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Tags: Nasa, Earth, Dallas, Mars, Homeschooling, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Hunter, Bigelow, Said, PICA, Henry Cate, Zubrin, John Schilling, Henry Spencer, Dan Rasky


SpaceX Loses the Center Core of Its Falcon Heavy Rocket Due To Choppy Seas (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: SpaceX successfully landed the center core of its Falcon Heavy rocket on a drone ship last week, but the vehicle accidentally fell into the ocean while in transit to the Florida coast. The company blamed the loss on choppy seas. "Over the weekend, due to rough sea conditions, SpaceX's recovery team was unable to secure the center core booster for its return trip to Port Canaveral," SpaceX said in a statement to The Verge. "As conditions worsene...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, News, Atlantic, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape, BeauHD, Port Canaveral SpaceX, Falcon Heavy Following


Kevin Feige Calls Disney+ Marvel Shows ‘A Totally New Form of Storytelling’, Shares ‘X-Men’ Excitement, and Promises Not to Censor Deadpool

Kevin Feige is a busy guy, but he still always takes the time to talk to reporters and give them incredibly vague details about the future of Marvel Studios. With Avengers: Endgame on the horizon, the Fox-Disney deal finalized, and Disney’s streaming service Disney+ already making headlines months before launch, the Marvel Studios president provided some info on what fans can expect in the months and years to come, including details about Disney+ Marvel shows, X-Men, Deadpool and more. Dis...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Sequels, Bob, Deadpool, Marvel Studios, Falcon, Kevin-Feige, Bob Iger, Disney Marvel, Comic Book/Superhero, House of Mouse, Feige, Fox Disney, Avengers: Endgame, Censor Deadpool


Real-life video game on the way: NASA chooses SpaceX to slam a rocket into an asteroid

Wire reports  Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA has awarded Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $69 million contract to provide launch services for the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission. The program is seeking to be the first ever to demonstrate the ability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a space craft into one at high speed. The ...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Alabama, Tesla, Bloomberg, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Orion




A SpaceX rocket survived space, but was torn apart by high seas

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket took off on its first commercial flight on Thursday. The rocket's center booster successfully returned to a landing platform out at sea, but the rough conditions caused it to topple over, The Verge reports. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the engines still may be salvageable. A booster from SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket may have survived space, but it toppled over after landing on a platform out at sea, The Verge reports. "Over the weekend, due to rough sea condi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Earth, Nintendo, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, STP, Port Canaveral SpaceX, Falcon Heavy Rocket


SpaceX Loses the Center Core of Its Falcon Heavy Rocket Due To Choppy Seas

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: SpaceX successfully landed the center core of its Falcon Heavy rocket on a drone ship last week, but the vehicle accidentally fell into the ocean while in transit to the Florida coast. The company blamed the loss on choppy seas. "Over the weekend, due to rough sea conditions, SpaceX's recovery team was unable to secure the center core booster for its return trip to Port Canaveral," SpaceX said in a statement to The Verge. "As conditions worsene...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Tech, Atlantic, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape, Port Canaveral SpaceX, Falcon Heavy Following


Privately-Funded Moon Mission Will Try Again. 'Lunar Library' May Be On The Moon

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has congratulated the team which sent the first privately-funded mission into lunar orbit -- even though it crashed into the surface of the moon. Its final photo was taken Thursday just 7.5 kilometers above the surface of the moon. But Space.com reports that's not the end of the story: On Saturday Morris Kahn, the billionaire businessman, pilanthropist and SpaceIL president, confirmed that the SpaceIL team is meeting this weekend to begin planning the Beresh...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Falcon, Kahn, Jim Bridenstine, Morris Kahn, Beresheet


Timothy Zahn is Planning More Star Wars Books, Teases Thrawn Tetralogy at Star Wars Celebration

During Star Wars Celebration, author Timothy Zahn sat down on the Fan Stage to address his 30 years writing for Star Wars. Star Wars Celebration celebrates everything about Star Wars from the films to the books to the droid builders and beyond.  Timothy Zahn is a beloved author in the Star Wars universe.  The Chicago native has authored 13 books, including this summer’s Thrawn: Treason. Bria LaVorgna, a writer for StarWars.com, moderated the panel with the beloved Star Wars author.  Zahn has si...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Bbc, Chicago, Treason, Thanos, Lucasfilm, Avengers, Lex, Falcon, Lando, Bria, Ronan, Timothy Zahn, Anakin, Zahn


Daily News Roundup, 4/12/19: Disney+ Will Land on November 12th for $6.99 a Month

Plus Facebook might roll Messenger back into the main mobile apps, Acer announced a slew of new stuff, future Android updates might come from Google Play, Falcon Heavy’s successful landing, and a lot more. Disney+ Details Revealed: Price, Release, and Catalog Yesterday, Disney revealed all (or at least) most of the details we’ve all been wondering about its upcoming streaming service. First, the important stuff: It’s going to cost $6.99 a month and will be available starting November 12th. Yo...
Tags: Crafts, Facebook, Disney, Netflix, Acer, Espn, Hawkeye, Falcon, Apple News, Loki, Disney Channel TV, Disney Pixar Marvel Star Wars, Disney Hulu, Google Play Falcon Heavy, Roku Chromecast Apple


All three SpaceX Falcon Heavy Boosters landing

I always find there's a surreal quality to footage of SpaceX's self-landing rockets. It's the "living in the future" moment for my reptile brain, irrespective of what it really means for mankind or where it truly sits in the spectrum of discovery and progress. Three at once: SpaceX launched the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket on its inaugural commercial mission on Thursday evening. This was the second flight for Falcon Heavy, which became the most powerful rocket in use in the world after Space...
Tags: Post, Space, Spacex, Florida, News, Nasa, Rockets, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, SpaceX Falcon Heavy Boosters, Falcon Heavy Falcon Heavy


SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket Launches First Paid Mission, Lands All Three Boosters For the First Time

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has successfully launched its first-ever mission for a paying customer. It was also the first time the aerospace company managed to land all three rocket boosters after launch. CNN reports: The rocket took off Thursday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida just after 6 pm ET. It delivered a pricey communications satellite into orbit for Saudi Arabia-based firm Arabsat. For the first time ever, all three Falcon Heavy rocket boosters returned to Earth after launch: The ...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Dart, California, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, First Time, Riyadh, Kennedy Space Center, Arabsat


Disney revealed the details of its Netflix rival, Disney Plus, including price and release date

Disney revealed key details about its upcoming streaming service, Disney Plus, on Thursday. Disney Plus will launch on November 12 and cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. Disney "will likely" bundle the service with Hulu and ESPN+ at a discount, Disney direct-to-consumer and international chairman Kevin Mayer said.  In the first year, Disney Plus will include 25 original series and 10 movies and specials, along with over 400 titles from the Disney library. Disney confirmed previously unannoun...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Iron Man, Ubs, Espn, Jon Favreau, Hulu, Marvel Studios, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Falcon, Amazon Prime Video, Peggy Carter


Disney revealed the details of its Netflix rival, Disney Plus, including its price and release date

Disney revealed key details about its upcoming streaming service, Disney Plus, on Thursday. Disney Plus will launch on November 12 and cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. Disney "will likely" bundle the service with Hulu and ESPN+ at a discount, Kevin Mayer, Disney's direct-to-consumer and international chairman, said.  In its first year, Disney Plus will include 25 original series and 10 movies and specials, along with more than 400 titles from the Disney library. Disney previously confirmed...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Iron Man, Ubs, Espn, Jon Favreau, Hulu, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Falcon, Amazon Prime Video, Peggy Carter, Kevin Feige


Disney+ Shows: A List of Everything Announced For Disney’s Streaming Service

Today, the Walt Disney Company rolled-out their plans for their upcoming streaming service Disney+ during an Investors Meeting. Now that we finally know more of the details for this service, here’s a round-up of all the original television series announced and rumored for the service. Star Wars Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7: The Clone Wars animation series has been resurrected so that it can get the conclusion that the epic story deserves. The Mandalorian: Executive produced by Jon F...
Tags: Television, Movies, Abc, Marvel, Disney, Features, Muppets, United States, John Goodman, Broadway, Walt Disney Company, Ursula, Kristen Bell, Pixar, Jon Favreau, Walt Disney World


SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy lifts off for first commercial mission

HAWTHORNE — SpaceX has launched its second supersized rocket from Florida, a year after sending up a sports car on the initial test flight. The new and improved Falcon Heavy blasted off Thursday evening with a communication satellite called Arabsat — the rocket’s first paying customer. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in use today. SpaceX chief Elon Musk put his own Tesla convertible on last year’s demo. The red Roadster — with a mannequin at the wheel — remains in a solar orbit stre...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Uncategorized, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, Local News, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Africa Europe, Hawthorne


‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Falcon & Winter Soldier’ Logos, ‘Lady and the Tramp’ First Look Revealed in Disney+ Presentation

Most movie logos and first looks are revealed with some traditional pizazz. But Disney quietly revealed a first look at the logo for the first Star Wars live-action TV series The Mandalorian, a first look at the upcoming live-action Lady and the Tramp, and confirmation of Marvel’s Falcon & Winter Soldier series as part of their Disney+ presentation. Check them, and more, out below. The Mandalorian Logo First up, you can see the logo for The Mandalorian on both the main page for Disney+...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, America, Anna Kendrick, Justin Theroux, Santa Claus, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Tessa Thompson, Disney Channel, Falcon, Noelle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Featured Stories Sidebar


Marvel confirms upcoming streaming shows about Loki, Scarlet Witch and the Falcon

At today’s Disney Investor Day, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige outlined the superheroic side of the upcoming streaming service Disney+. That includes a number of original shows: “Wanda Vision,” which will star Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as The Vision; “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as the titular characters; a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston and an animated “What if?” series telling out-of-continuity stories, startin...
Tags: TC, Marvel, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Marvel Studios, Vision, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Falcon, Peggy Carter, Kevin Feige, The Walt Disney Company, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan


SpaceX will try again Thursday for Falcon Heavy launch

HAWTHORNE — Hawthorne-based SpaceX will try again Thursday to make the first commercial launch of its Falcon Heavy, billed as the most powerful rocket ever assembled. The Arabsat-6A mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida was originally scheduled for Tuesday, then pushed to Wednesday due to bad weather. On Wednesday, the launch was first delayed by 90 minutes due to upper-level winds, then scrubbed altogether when the windy conditions persisted. Thursday’s launch window will open at 3:35 p.m. Cal...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, Aerospace, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Africa Europe, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla


SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket poised for first commercial launch

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is poised for its first commercial space launch Wednesday, carrying a Saudi satellite operated by Arabsat, a year after sending founder Elon Musk's red Tesla roadster into orbit as a test. The Falcon Heavy is scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Space center in Florida at 6:36 pm (2236 GMT) and place the six-ton Arabsat-6A satellite into geostationary orbit some 22,500 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the Earth. SpaceX has two operational rockets: the Falcon 9, wh...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, US, Earth, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Arabsat, Elon Musk s red Tesla, Kennedy Space


Road to the Frozen Four: Providence & Minnesota-Duluth

The Providence College Friars and University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs are set to meet in the Frozen Four Semifinals on April 11 in Buffalo, New York. They will be competing for a ticket to the final where the winner will have to face either the Denver University Pioneers or t he UMass Minutemen. And then there were four. A #[email protected], @friarshockey, @umasshockey and @du_hockey have advanced to the @ncaaicehockey Frozen Four! pic.twitter.com/n253xANwBN— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNB...
Tags: Usa, Nbc, Sport, Earth, North Dakota, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Clarkson, Denver, Cornell, Falcon, Huskies, Providence, Bobcats, Boston University


Israeli scientists are about to attempt the first private moon landing, and you can watch live video of the historic feat

In February, SpaceX launched the first private moon mission. Beresheet, as the 1,300-lb robot is called, was designed by an Israeli nonprofit called SpaceIL. The four-legged moon-craft is expected to attempt a lunar landing between 3-4 p.m EDT on Thursday. If successful, it'd be a historic first in commercial spaceflight. SpaceIL is broadcasting live video of its mission control center in Israel during the landing maneuver. Nearly two months after its launch, a private Israeli spacecraft has...
Tags: Spacex, China, Israel, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Falcon, Kahn, Russia China, Tel Aviv University, Google Lunar, IAI, Israel Aerospace Industries IAI, Morris Kahn


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 7 April, 2019

We’re going from the sublime to the ridiculous this week, kicking off with a stunning Triton from Italy. We’ve also got a new XR1 from Bottpower, a $60,000 electric bike from the company formerly known as Confederate, and a long-lost Vyrus … all 50cc of it. Bott XR1 ‘White Carbon’ We’ve been enamored with the Spanish outfit Bottpower since their early days. The company designs and manufactures kits to radically transform Buell motorcycles. So it’s always exciting to see their parts being p...
Tags: UK, Motorcycles, Italy, Portland Oregon, Smith, Twins, Falcon, Triton, Norton, PAUL, Bott, Easton, Petersen Automotive Museum, Monza, Curtiss, Buell


Falcon Heavy’s first real launch on Sunday is the dawn of a new heavy-lift era in space

The Falcon Heavy has flown before, but now it’s got a payload that matters and competitors nipping at its heels. It’s the first of a new generation of launch vehicles that can take huge payloads to space cheaply and frequently, opening up a new frontier in the space race. Watch it lift off Sunday afternoon (we’ll post a reminder). On the 7th, Falcon Heavy will fly for the first time since its inaugural test last February, delivering the now-infamous Tesla Roadster and “Starman” into a trajectory...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, China, Russia, Nasa, Delta, Lockheed, Launches, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Tesla Roadster, Starman, Arabsat


Falcon Heavy’s first real launch on Tuesday is the dawn of a new heavy-lift era in space

Update: Just kidding! It’s the 9th. The Falcon Heavy has flown before, but now it’s got a payload that matters and competitors nipping at its heels. It’s the first of a new generation of launch vehicles that can take huge payloads to space cheaply and frequently, opening up a new frontier in the space race. Watch it lift off Sunday afternoon (we’ll post a reminder). On the 9th, Falcon Heavy will fly for the first time since its inaugural test last February, delivering the now-infamous Tesla Road...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, China, Russia, Tech, Nasa, Delta, Lockheed, Launches, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Tesla Roadster, Starman, Arabsat


Relativity, the 3D printed rocket manufacturer, inks multi-year contract with Telesat

Relativity , the Los Angeles-based manufacturer fo 3D printed rockets, has signed its first public commercial contract with Telesat, the longtime vendor of satellite services for telecommunications and business information.  The deal marks the first agreement between a major satellite operator and an entirely venture-backed company in the “New Space” industry and is a huge win for Relativity’s low cost rocket manufacturing platform. Relativity’s first launch of its Terran 1 rocket, the fir...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spacex, Florida, Mississippi, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Ses, Nasa, Telecommunications, Space Tourism, Commercial Spaceflight, Relativity, Manufacturing


SpaceX Fires Up the Engine On Its Test Starship Vehicle For the First Time

SpaceX successfully ignited the onboard engine of its next-generation spacecraft, the Starship, for the first time today. "The ignition was a test known as a static fire, meant to try out the engine while the vehicle remained tethered to the Earth," reports The Verge. "However, today's test marked the first time this vehicle lit up its engine, and it could pave the way for short 'hop' flights in the near future." From the report: This particular vehicle, referred to as "Starhopper," is meant to ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Earth, Falcon, First Time, Boca Chica, Starship, Super Heavy, Texas Musk


SpaceX’s Starhopper takes its first rocket hop, marking another step toward Mars

After weeks of preparation, the prototype test vehicle for SpaceX's monster spaceship, known as Starhopper, fired up its methane-powered Raptor rocket engine for the first time today and lifted ever so slightly off its Texas launch pad. "Starhopper completed tethered hop," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reported in a tweet. "All systems green." The round-topped rocket is meant to serve as a testbed for SpaceX's interplanetary-class Starship, just as earlier testbeds known as the Grasshopper and th...
Tags: Spacex, Texas, Science, Mars, Falcon, Grasshopper, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Brownsville Texas, Boca Chica


SpaceX has completed the first tethered hop for the “Starhopper”

SpaceX has completed the first tethered jump for its Starship prototyped, Elon Musk confirmed in a tweet Wednesday evening. Called the Starhopper because it’s making limited hops to test the landing capabilities of the Starship vehicle, the tethered jump represents the first firing of a rocket engine at the company’s Boca Chica launch site. The hops are similar to the testing that preceded the commercial development and use of SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rockets. Those tests, the Grasshopper a...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Space Tourism, Mars, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon, Grasshopper, Outer Space, Boca Chica, Starship


SpaceX’s 4K Falcon 9 Launch Video

Shot during one of SpaceX’s recent Falcon 9 launches, this 4K video gives space enthusiasts and exploration optimists an unprecedented look into the launch, ascent, descent and landing of one of the most impressive spacecrafts built thus far. Though there have been many videos taken of the Falcon 9, this is the clearest and—thanks to the clarity—undoubtedly the most inspiring. Click through to watch the …
Tags: Space, Spacex, Design, Tech, Space Travel, Rockets, Falcon 9, Falcon, 4k Video, Linkaboutit