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Boeing is ready to try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
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Boeing is ready try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
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NASA has delayed Boeing's spaceship flight after a Russian module pushed the space station out of position

An illustration of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing NASA is delaying a test flight of Boeing's Starliner spaceship after a major space-station mishap. A new Russian module, Nauka, fired its engines unexpectedly and rotated the space station on Thursday. Boeing has to fly Starliner to the station and back before it can launch astronauts for NASA. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major mishap on the International Space Station has forced N...
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Russia has docked its new science module to the International Space Station, after 14 years of delays

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just flew a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. After a week orbiting Earth, Nauka docked to the ISS on Thursday morning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia has finally deli...
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Russia has finally docked its new science module to the International Space Station, after 14 years of delays

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just flew a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. After a week orbiting Earth, Nauka docked to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch the maneuver below. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Dmitry Rogozin, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


Boeing will once again try to fly its spaceship to the space station for NASA on Friday, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Friday. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Friday, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
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Russia is set to dock a long-awaited new module to the space station on Thursday

A specialist at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center works on preparations of the Nauka module, July 31, 2020. Sergei Karpukhin/TASS/Getty Images Russia is flying a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. Nauka is set to dock to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch NASA's livestream of the maneuver below. See more stories on Insider&...
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NASA is giving SpaceX $178 million to launch its mission to a Jupiter moon that could harbor alien life

This illustration, updated in December 2020, depicts NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has awarded SpaceX a $178 million contract to launch a spacecraft to Jupiter's moon Europa. The Europa Clipper aims to search for signs of aquatic alien life in Europa's vast underground ocean. The mission is now set to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket in October 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has chosen SpaceX to launch its nex...
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Astronomers spotted a distant planet in the middle of making its own moon

The PDS 70 system, located nearly 400 light-years away and still in the process of being formed, with planet PDS 70c circled in blue. ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Benisty et al. Astronomers have captured a distant planet adorned with a moon-making disc for the first time. The planet has captured enough gas and dust in its orbit to make three moons the size of Earth's. By studying this world and its star, astronomers can learn more about how planets and moons are born. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Stars, Chile, Jupiter, Exoplanets, Planetary Science, Carnegie Institution For Science, Telescopes, Alma, PDS, European Southern Observatory


Wally Funk was the only endearing thing about Jeff Bezos' spaceflight

From left, Oliver Daemen, Mark Bezos, Jeff Bezos, and Wally Funk at a ceremony after their spaceflight on Tuesday. Jeff Bezos rocketed to the edge of space on Tuesday with two other rich guys. Bezos said Amazon workers and customers "paid for all of this," reigniting criticism of the company. Wally Funk, the 82-year-old aviator who flew alongside the three men, was the flight's saving grace. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Jeff Bezos blasted off to the edge of s...
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Wally Funk was the only endearing thing about Jeff Bezos's spaceflight

Left to right: Oliver Daemen, Matt Bezos, Jeff Bezos, and Wally Funk at a ceremony after their spaceflight, July 20, 2021. Jeff Bezos rocketed to the edge of space on Tuesday with two other rich guys. Bezos said Amazon workers and customers "paid for all of this," rekindling criticism of its labor practices. Wally Funk, the 82-year-old aviator who flew alongside the three men, was the flight's saving grace. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Jeff Bezos blasted off ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Massachusetts, Trends, Earth, Atlantic, Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos, Jupiter, Staten Island, Blue Origin, Funk, Bezos, Sen Elizabeth Warren, New Shepard, Lucas Jackson


Wildfire smoke could turn this weekend's full Buck Moon an ominous blood red

A total lunar eclipse turns the moon red in Auckland, New Zealand on May 26. Phil Walter/Getty Images The full Buck Moon may appear blood red in skies across the US this weekend, due to wildfire smoke. Western wildfires driven by climate change have spread smoke to the East Coast, tinting skies orange. Wildfire smoke is a huge health risk, and widespread-smoke events will likely become more common. See more stories on Insider's business page. A full Buck Moon is rising this weekend, an...
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Jeff Bezos went to space to realize how fragile Earth is. A 10-minute flight may not be long enough to experience this 'overview effect.'

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin Astronauts realize Earth is fragile when seeing it from space. This is called the "overview effect." Jeff Bezos endeavored to feel that sensation during his roughly 10-minute spaceflight on Tuesday. One expert isn't sure a short flight is enough to profoundly change the billionaire's perspective. See more stories on Insider's business page. When NASA astronaut Alan Shepard saw Earth while walking on the moon in 1971, he cried. Oth...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Blue Origin, Bezos, Alan Shepard, Frank White, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos's guests describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience: 'There was not quite enough room'

A screengrab from video recorded inside the New Shepard capsule shows (left to right) Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk in microgravity. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three others flew to the edge of space on Blue Origin's rocket Tuesday morning. Wally Funk, now the oldest person to reach space, said the flight was dark, short, and crowded. Overall, though, the passengers gave rave reviews. Funk said she would fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos' guest describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience: 'There was not quite enough room'

A screengrab from video recorded inside the New Shepard capsule shows. From left, Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk in microgravity. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three others flew to the edge of space on Blue Origin's rocket Tuesday morning. Wally Funk, now the oldest person to reach space, said the flight was dark, short, and crowded. But overall, the passengers gave rave reviews. Funk said she would fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Or...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Blue Origin now has a 100% safety record for human flight - that's safer than a job as a truck driver or warehouse worker

Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin With the completion of Jeff Bezos' flight to space, Blue Origin has a perfect safety record. Meanwhile on Earth, roughly 900 transportation and warehousing workers die each year in the US. One of Bezos' final acts as Amazon CEO was a pledge to make Amazon "the world's safest place to work." See more stories on Insider's business page. When billionaire Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers touched back down to earth Tuesday morni...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Nasa, Getty Images, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Bezos, New Shepard, John Logsdon, Logsdon, DOMINICK REUTER, NASA Advisory Council, Mandel Ngan AFP, George Nield


Jeff Bezos left planet Earth and returned victorious, completing Blue Origin's first passenger spaceflight

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches, July 20, 2021. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth on the first crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Bezos's brother Mark, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, and Dutch teen Oliver Daemen flew with him. Blue Origin aims to launch tourists soon. Bezos eventually wants human settlements in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos just joined the very small cohort of people who have lau...
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Watch Jeff Bezos launch to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update: Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers landed safely from their fl...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos


Watch live as Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is about to fly to the edge of ...
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope photographed colliding galaxies after recovering from a month-long mystery glitch

The Hubble Space Telescope hovers at the boundary of Earth and space in this picture, taken after Hubble's second servicing mission in 1997. NASA NASA shared the Hubble Space Telescope's first photos since it was fixed this weekend. Hubble is back online after a month of mysterious glitching that forced NASA to use backup hardware. The photos show colliding galaxies and a long galactic spiral. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Hubble Space Telescope is back, and ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hubble, Jupiter, Hubble Space Telescope, Pluto, Galaxies, Telescopes, UW, Bill Nelson, Goddard Space Flight Center


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, with no pilot or spacesuit. His flight will be unlike any before it.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on Tuesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is set to launch to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. Bezos and his fellow passengers will experience weightlessness for about three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior launch, with no pilot and probably no spacesuits. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Jeff Bezos is preparing to...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Branson


Jeff Bezos said he's 'excited' to see how he's 'changed' by his journey to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos inside a New Shepard Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 5, 2017. Isaiah J. Downing/Reuters Jeff Bezos said he was "excited" to see how his flight to the edge of space Tuesday "changed" him. Bezos will travel on his company Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft Tuesday morning. He'll be joined by his brother Mark, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Trends, Earth, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Blue Origin, Hoda Kotb, Mark, Bezos, Colorado Springs Colorado, Karman


Jeff Bezos and his fellow Blue Origin astronauts have started training for Tuesday's space flight. 'New Shepard is ready to fly,' the company said.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and his fellow soon-to-be astronauts have begun training for their suborbital flight on Blue Origin's New Shepard. Bezos will fly to the edge of space with his brother, Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daeman. The rocket has undergone necessary safety checks and is ready to go, Blue Origin officials said Sunday. See more sto...
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Jeff Bezos is risking his life to reach space. The rocket has flown 15 times, but he'll have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is risking his life to prove that Blue Origin can safely fly humans to the edge of space. About 1% of US human spaceflights have resulted in a fatal accident. But the New Shepard rocket seems relatively safe, given its flight record and how short the trip is. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos is about to place his life in the hands...
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If Jeff Bezos' rocket fails during launch, an emergency system should jettison him to safety

Jeff Bezos (left) is launching aboard a rocket with an emergency escape system (right). Jeff Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviator, and a Dutch teen are launching to space on Tuesday. They'll fly on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket, which is well tested, but spaceflight is always risky. If the rocket fails, an emergency escape system should jettison the passengers to safety. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Jeff Bezos rockets into space on Tuesday, he...
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NASA has finally fixed the Hubble Space Telescope after almost 5 weeks of troubleshooting a mysterious glitch

The Hubble Space Telescope in orbit above Earth. NASA NASA finally fixed the Hubble Space Telescope after nearly five weeks without science operations. Hubble switched to backup hardware to correct the mysterious glitch that took it offline. Hubble's age likely caused the problem. NASA hopes it still has a few more years. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has finally fixed its Hubble Space Telescope after weeks of troubleshooting a mysterious glitch.On Friday, the a...
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30 years of stunning photos show why NASA fought so hard to save its Hubble Space Telescope from a mysterious glitch

Galaxy Messier 94, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, is rapidly forming new stars in the bright ring surrounding it. NASA NASA has finally fixed the Hubble Space Telescope after a mysterious glitch took it offline more than a month ago. Hubble is the world's most powerful space telescope. During its three decades in orbit, it has helped astronomers calculate the age and expansion of the universe, study far-away planets, and probe the secrets of dark matter. In that time, the iconi...
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Watch live as Jeff Bezos launches into space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin plans to livestream the launch; the feed will be embedded here once it's available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the richest pe...
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Jeff Bezos' trip to space is risky. Here's how it compares to driving a truck or working in a warehouse.

Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos will be taking a calculated risk when he takes off in the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. The rocket has made 15 test flights, but Bezos' flight will be the first with humans aboard. Meanwhile on Earth, roughly 900 transportation and warehousing workers die each year in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. When billionaire Jeff Bezos straps into the capsule of his company rocket ship next week, he and his fel...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Nasa, Getty Images, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Bezos, New Shepard, John Logsdon, Logsdon, DOMINICK REUTER, NASA Advisory Council, Mandel Ngan AFP, George Nield, Morgan McFall Johnsen


Richard Branson brought Stephen Colbert's headshot to space with him

Richard Branson holds up a photo of comedian Stephen Colbert that he brought with him into space, during a press conference on July 11, 2021. Patrick T. Fallon/Getty Images Billionaire Richard Branson carried a headshot of comedian Stephen Colbert into space. Colbert hosted the livestream of Branson's spaceflight on Sunday morning. Branson launched aboard Virgin Galactic's space plane - the company's first fully crewed flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. St...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Science, News, Stephen Colbert, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Colbert, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Branson, Space Plane, Tech Insider