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With 9,036 Pieces, the Roman Colosseum Is the Largest Lego Set Ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OpdRFuqVjU “For a normal person back in the day,” says LEGO designer/architect Rok Kobe about the Colosseum in Rome, “You had never seen a building that was over a story high. And to be confronted with such an amazing piece of engineering that’s almost 200-meters wide and 50 meters tall, it was unprecedented.” Similarly, any LEGO fan might feel this awe while greeting this month’s debut of the LEGO Colosseum. At 9036 pieces it has broken the record as the...
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SpaceX blows away cobwebs at dormant California pad with satellite launch as a Falcon 9 makes touchdown number 7

Also: New Zealand owl watching with Rocket Lab and ExoMars 'chute test In Brief Elon Musk's SpaceX demonstrated that a long-dormant pad could be reactivated with seemingly little effort after it launched the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite from Space Launch Complex 4 at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.…
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SpaceX just launched a Falcon 9 rocket for the 100th time, delivering 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit

SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delivered 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on Tuesday night, marking the rocket's seventh successful launch. The launch was also SpaceX's 16th Starlink mission, its 100th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket, and its 23rd flight in 2020 — the most flights it has ever achieved in one year. SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 9:13 p.m. on Tuesday. The booster then re...
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SpaceX launches 100th Falcon 9 mission with fleet-leading rocket from Florida

The most experienced Falcon 9 rocket in SpaceX's fleet launched from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, delivering 60 Starlink internet satellites to orbit.         [Author: Florida Today]
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SpaceX successfully launches a Falcon 9 booster for a record seventh time

SpaceX has launched yet another Starlink mission, adding 60 more Starlink satellites to its low-Earth orbit constellation. That’s good news for its efforts to blanket the globe in high-speed broadband, and today’s flight is even better news for its equally important ambition of developing more reusable rocket systems, since the first-stage booster that helped launch today’s Falcon 9 rocket made a record-breaking seventh trip. SpaceX broke its own reusability records of six flights for a re...
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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Vinyl Soundtrack Coming From Mondo

Hey kids, remember Solo: A Star Wars Story? It was the film that effectively killed off the Star Wars anthology films because it didn’t blow up at the box office. But the Ron Howard-directed flick really isn’t as bad as its reputation suggests, and if you’re a fan of the film – and the film’s score, by John Powell – here’s some good news: Mondo is releasing a Solo vinyl soundtrack. I know Solo: A Star Wars Story has a bad reputation. The film was plagued with problems before it even hit the...
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Mondo Unveils Solo: A Star Wars Story Vinyl Soundtrack!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Mondo unveils Solo: A Star Wars Story vinyl soundtrack! A couple of months after John Powell revealed an deluxe edition of his score for the 2018 space-faring adventure was on the way, Mondo has teamed up with Walt Disney Records to deliver a special vinyl release of the Solo: A Star Wars Story score that is set to be available for pre-order this December! Check out the new vinyl album in the gallery below! RELATED: John Powell Announces Expanded Score for Solo: A Star W...
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SpaceX founder Elon Musk passes Bill Gates as world’s second-richest person

Elon Musk, founder of Hawthorne-based SpaceX, has passed Microsoft founder Bill Gates to officially become the second richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk posted a net worth listed at $127.9 billion, ahead of Gates’ $127.7 billion, in the latest list published Monday. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is first on the list at $182 billion. The 49-year-old Musk co-founded Tesla, an electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, in 2003. He founded his H...
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SpaceX tries again today to launch more internet satellites aboard well-traveled rocket

HAWTHORNE >> Hawthorne-based SpaceX will attempt to launch another batch of internet satellites into orbit tonight, using a rocket that has already flown a half-dozen missions. The launch of roughly 60 internet satellites had been scheduled for Sunday night from Cape Canaveral in Florida, but it was delayed to allow for more “data reviews.” The launch was then planned for 6:34 p.m. California time Monday, but that effort was scrubbed due to weather conditions. SpaceX will try again at 6:13 p.m. ...
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Elon Musk is now the world's second-richest person. Here's how the billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Elon Musk. Steve Nesius/Reuters Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university before going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He recently had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken a...
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New FAA documents reveal SpaceX's latest plans for launching Starship prototypes on suborbital flights from South Texas — and potential hurdles to orbit

An illustration of SpaceX's Starship spaceship and Super Heavy rocket booster launching together toward space from Earth. SpaceX SpaceX is building a facility in Boca Chica, located at the southeastern tip of Texas, to develop, build, and launch fully reusable Starship-Super Heavy rockets. The company is focused on suborbital up-and-down flights of prototypes for now, but it eventually plans to launch Starships to orbit and land them back in Texas as soon as 2021. However, SpaceX needs...
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Watch live as SpaceX tests the limits of Falcon 9 reusability with sixteenth Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX is set to launch its sixteenth Starlink mission on Monday at 9:34 PM EST (6:34 PM PST). This launch will carry 60 of the company’s broadband internet satellites to low-Earth orbit, where they’ll join the existing constellation and contribute to its growing network of eventually global coverage. The launch is also significant because it will potentially set a new record for Falcon 9 rocket reusability – this marks the seventh flight for the first stage booster flying tonight. The ...
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SpaceX rocket deploys latest NASA satellite into orbit after Santa Barbara County launch

Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/wnkvwe09Lb — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 21, 2020 Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday morning, Nov. 21, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County. The craft promptly deployed NASA’s Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite into orbit and doubled back to return its reusable main components to Earth. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday morning. Photo: SpaceX On an unexpectedly cle...
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SpaceX Begins a Day With Two Falcon 9 Launches, Seventh Flight of a Recycled Rocket

While tonight will see SpaceX's 16th launch of its broadband satellites, that launch will also make history, reports CNET: The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket is set to make its seventh flight, which would be a record for rocket recycling for the company. The booster previously flew on four Starlink missions and a pair of larger telecom satellite launches. SpaceX will likely attempt to land the booster on a droneship in the Atlantic shortly after launch and may also try to catch the two halv...
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Astronaut Soichi Noguchi has now flown on 3 different spaceships. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is 'the best,' he said.

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is a mission specialist for Crew-1, the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX launched its first long-term astronaut mission for NASA on Sunday, blasting a crew of four into orbit. Soichi Noguchi, one of those astronauts, said Crew Dragon is "the best" spacecraft he's ever flown. Noguchi is only the third person ever to fly on three different spaceships: Crew Dragon, NASA's Space Shuttle, ...
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Watch SpaceX launch a satellite that will monitor the world’s oceans

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday morning, with a target liftoff time of 9:17 AM PST (12:17 PM EST). This is the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Mission, which carries a satellite of the same name developed by the European Space Agency, NASA, and both U.S. and European meteorological monitoring bodies. The Sentinel-6 is named for former NASA Earth Science Division Director Michael Freilich, who occupied the position between 2006 and ...
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SpaceX launching satellite into orbit from central California Saturday, Nov. 21

Southland sky-gazers could catch an unusual site Saturday morning, Nov. 21 — courtesy of SpaceX. The Hawthorne aerospace company is scheduled to launch a NASA ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in central California, at 9:17 a.m. Residents in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties will likely hear a series of sonic booms following liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket. Los Angeles County residents, meanwhile, may catch a glimpse of the rocket’s smoky trai...
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Meet Space Force's 'Guardian Angels,' the crack squad that keeps astronauts alive if things go wrong

Personnel from the 45th Operations Group, Detachment 3, simulate astronaut rescue and recovery operations off of Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida, December 12, 2018. US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Andrew Satran The elite group of pararescuemen and combat rescue officers, known as Task Force 45, Detachment 3, support all of NASA's human space missions. Although there's been a rescue unit for as long as there's been manned spaceflight, modern commercial space travel has required a lot of new t...
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Rocket Lab makes its first booster recovery after successful launch

New Zealand-born launch provider Rocket Lab took a step towards making its launch vehicles reusable today with the safe splashdown and recovery of an Electron booster after it successfully took its payload to orbit. The image above is the view from the booster up into the parachute that brought it safely down. Reusing the first stage of launch vehicles — that is to say, the booster that takes the payload from the ground to the edge of space, where a second stage takes over — has the potential...
Tags: TC, Space, Tech, Earth, New Zealand, Rockets, Aerospace, Launches, Falcon, Electron, Rocket Lab, Launch Vehicles, Peter Beck, LnVAhmvbdo Rocket Lab


Rocket Lab is about to recover a used rocket booster for the first time. Watch the company launch its SpaceX-inspired mission live online.

An Electron's booster, or first stage, that Rocket Lab intends to recover in the Pacific Ocean after flying its "Return to Sender" mission. Rocket Lab via Twitter Rocket Lab, founded in 2006 by Peter Beck, plans to catch its first Electron rocket booster on Thursday night. The aerospace company is streaming live video of the mission, called "Return to Sender," starting around 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday (2:15 p.m. NZT on Friday). For every person who watches the YouTube video feed, embedd...
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Rocket Lab is about to recover a space-launched booster for the first time. Watch the company fly its SpaceX-inspired mission live.

An Electron's booster, or first stage, that Rocket Lab intends to recover in the Pacific Ocean after flying its "Return to Sender" mission. Rocket Lab via Twitter Rocket Lab, founded in 2006 by Peter Beck, plans to catch its first Electron rocket booster on Thursday night. The aerospace company is streaming live video of the mission, called "Return to Sender," starting around 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday (2:15 p.m. NZT on Friday). For every person who watches the YouTube video feed, embedd...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Youtube, Beck, Trends, Earth, Fundraising, New Zealand, Half-life, Valve, Rockets, Spaceflight, Pacific Ocean


Superhero Bits: ‘Batman’ Cowl Up for Auction, Paul Bettany Talks Vision’s Nether Regions & More

What’s up with all these Avengers mech suits? How will we find Sharon Carter in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? Which Marvel star was named Sexiest Man Alive? Think you have enough money to buy a cowl worn by Michael Keaton in Batman? How about Stan Lee‘s wardrobe from Spider-Man? What did Paul Bettany have to say about Vision‘s downstairs? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Here’s a new look at Marvel 616, the documentary series about Marvel fandom available on Disney...
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SpaceX's meteoric mission to fly 4 astronauts to the space station, in 17 photos and gifs

The Crew Dragon spaceship approaches the International Space Station on November 16, 2020. NASA SpaceX launched its first full astronaut crew for NASA on Sunday. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, as well as Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi rocketed to the International Space Station. Their Crew Dragon spaceship docked to the station the next day, kicking off what's expected to be NASA's longest human spaceflight ever. Photos and gifs reveal the anticipation and ...
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SpaceX's Resilience spaceship autonomously docked to the space station with 4 astronauts inside, kicking off a historic mission for NASA

The Crew Dragon spaceship seen docked to the International Space Station on Monday as the NASA astronaut Kate Rubins carried out hatch-opening procedures. NASA TV SpaceX on Sunday launched its first operational mission into orbit for NASA, with four astronauts on board. On Monday night, the astronauts caught up to International Space Station and docked. The mission, named Crew-1, calls for the astronauts to spend the next six months at the ISS — the longest human spaceflight launched from ...
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Commanding Crew-1

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hopkins is leading an international crew of astronauts on a six-month mission to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard their Crew Dragon spacecraft propelled by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocketNASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Vict...
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SpaceX's new 'Resilience' spaceship just autonomously docked to the International Space Station with 4 astronauts inside, kicking off a historic mission for NASA

An illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, a spaceship designed to fly NASA astronauts, docking with the International Space Station. SpaceX SpaceX on Sunday launched its first operational mission into orbit for NASA with four astronauts on board. On Monday night, the astronauts caught up to International Space Station inside Resilience — their new name for SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft — and docked to the orbiting laboratory. The plan for Crew-1, as the commercial mission is c...
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SpaceX's 'Resilience' spaceship autonomously docked to the space station with 4 astronauts inside, kicking off a historic mission for NASA

The Crew Dragon spaceship sitting docked to the International Space Station as NASA astronaut Kate Rubins carries out hatch-opening procedures, November 16, 2020. NASA TV SpaceX on Sunday launched its first operational mission into orbit for NASA with four astronauts on board. On Monday night, the astronauts caught up to International Space Station and docked. The mission, named Crew-1, calls for the astronauts to spend the next six months at the ISS — the longest human spaceflight ever la...
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SpaceX can't wait even one 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 on November 13. SpaceX via Elon Musk/Twitter SpaceX and NASA launched 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 would have caused mission managers to call off an attempt; SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket can't wait another second. Fal...
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NASA sends Baby Yoda to space aboard SpaceX Dragon alongside astronauts

NASA added a surprise fifth passenger to the Crew-1 mission currently en route to the International Space Station – a plush The Child (aka Baby Yoda) from The Mandalorian. The doll is what’s known as the “zero-gravity indicator” – typically a soft, small object that is allowed to float free in the spacecraft cabin to provide a simple, but effective confirmation of when it passes into the phase of a spaceflight where Earth’s gravity no longer holds significant sway. Crew-1’s other four passengers...
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Astronauts brought a Baby Yoda toy on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship before it launched into orbit

A Baby Yoda doll from "The Mandalorian" show in the Star Wars franchise. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Disney SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit for NASA on Sunday, and the crew is headed to the International Space Station. The astronauts brought a secret companion onto their Crew Dragon spaceship: a baby Yoda doll from "The Mandalorian." It's now a SpaceX tradition to bring a "zero-gravity indicator" toy aboard spaceship launches. The first was a plush Earth doll, and the second ...
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