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NASA Lays Out $28 Billion Plan To Land First Woman on the Moon

Last year, NASA had said that in four years, it would be landing the first woman ever on the moon, and returning to Earth's only natural satellite for the first time since 1972, through its Artemis programme. Now, in a release on September 22, NASA has shared an update outlining its plan, announcing a whopping $28 billion plan for the return to the lunar surface. From a report: The funds are all going to be used for the development of machinery; one billion dollars of the budget will go directly...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Orion, Boeing, Artemis, Jim Bridenstine, Bettina Inclán, NASA Communications

The toilet on the NASA spaceship slated to fly astronauts to the moon has 'odor control challenges,' according to a top engineer

NASA's Universal Waste Management System, displayed with hardware needed for integration on the International Space Station. NASA NASA plans to use its Orion spacecraft to fly astronauts to the moon. But first, engineers have to figure out how to make the capsule's toilet less stinky. A model of the toilet is launching to the International Space Station next week, where astronauts will test it out. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA is actively preparing to send a...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Orion, New Mexico, Toilet, Hutt, Susie Neilson, Serena Auñón, White Sands Test Facility, UWMS, Universal Waste Management System, International Space Station NASA NASA

NASA just unveiled its step-by-step plan to land astronauts on the moon via the Artemis program — then build a lunar base

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks at a briefing on the Artemis lunar exploration program, September 11, 2019, in Washington, DC. NASA/Aubrey Gemignani NASA just unveiled its first full plan for its Artemis program, a series of missions to return people to the moon for the first time since 1972. The program would launch an uncrewed mission around the moon in 2021, followed by a crewed moon flyby in 2023, then a lunar landing in 2024. The plan also calls for NASA and other agencies t...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, House Of Representatives, Orion, Mars, Artemis, South Pole

Theme parks’ billion-dollar game of chicken

Disney, Universal and every other company that owns and operates theme parks have been playing a multi-billion-dollar game of chicken this year. Do you go ahead and open your new attractions in the middle of a pandemic, or do you hold them until the travel industry recovers? New capital drives attendance in the theme park business. But if an external circumstance such as a pandemic is going to keep people from visiting, is now the best time to roll out an expensive new investment? Or is now the ...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Indiana, Things To Do, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Seaworld, Harry Potter, Orion, Ohio, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Parks

Google launches a work-tracking tool and Airtable rival, Tables

Google’s in-house incubator Area 120 is today introducing a new work-tracking tool, Tables, which aims to make tracking projects more efficient by investing in automation. Instead of simply tracking notes and tasks associated with a project in various documents that have to manually updated by team members, Tables’ bots help do things like scheduling recurring email reminders when tasks are overdue, messaging a chat room when new form submissions are received, moving tasks to other people’s work...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Orion, CSV, Tim Gleason, Google Sheets, Google Tables

Blue Origin’s human lunar lander all-star space team completes first key milestone for Moon mission

Blue Origin, along with it partners Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper, was one of three companies to be awarded contracts by NASA to develop human lunar landers for future Moon missions. Blue Origin’s so-called ‘National Team’ is focused on developing a Human Landing System (HLS) for NASA to support its efforts to return human astronauts to the surface fo the Moon by 2024, and today it announced that along with its partners, it has achieved the first crucial step of defining th...
Tags: TC, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, Bezos, National Team, Outer Space, Northrop, Draper, Blue Moon

Orion Wifi helps venues improve cellular coverage

When I visit a grocery store or a doctors’ office, I sometimes have weak cellular coverage. I know there might be a public Wi-Fi network that could help, but it’s a pain to figure out which networks are high-quality and available to me. And then it’s another often-frustrating process to get connected.What if my cellular carrier could give me the best of both worlds?Orion Wifi helps solve this problem. Orion Wifi is a new platform from Area 120, Google’s in-house incubator for experimental projec...
Tags: Google, United States, Orion, Cisco Systems, Wi Fi, Google Fi, Wireless Broadband Alliance, Boingo, Area 120, Raj Gajwani, Orion Wifi, 5G LLC GigaMonster CA Ventures, United States Easy

Tatooine-like exoplanet could be orbiting in this triple-star system

Observations of the triple-star system GW Orionis in the Orion constellation have revealed that it's incredibly misaligned. Sunset vistas on a potential exoplanet in this unique system may resemble those of Tatooine from Star Wars.
Tags: Cnn, Orion

Peculiar planetary system architecture around three Orion stars explained

In our Solar System, the eight planets and many other minor objects orbit in a flat plane around the Sun; but in some distant systems, planets orbit on an incline --sometimes a very steep one. New work published in Science by an international team could explain the architecture of multi-star systems in which planets are separated by wide gaps and do not orbit on the same plane as their host star's equatorial center.
Tags: Science, Orion

NASA just fired up the most powerful rocket booster ever built — a key part of its Space Launch System to return humans to the moon

Northrop Grumman ignites its Flight Support Booster-1 test of a solid-fuel rocket for NASA's Space Launch System on September 2, 2020. NASA TV/Nothrop Grumman Northrop Grumman, a rocket manufacturer, test-fired a key component of NASA's planned Space Launch System on Wednesday. During the test, the company ignited a booster prototype for 126 seconds — the duration it's supposed to work in flight. Two of those boosters will be attached to SLS, providing about 75% of the force required t...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Orion, Artemis, Fsb, Northrop Grumman, Precourt, Kathy Lueders, NASA TV Nothrop Grumman Northrop Grumman, Promontory Utah, Charlie Precourt Northrop Grumman, Nikolas Ciaston, US Government Accountability Office NASA, Dave Mosher Morgan McFall Johnsen

Acer unleashes Orion desktops with RTX 3090, Predator X25 360Hz gaming monitor

Desktops feature the best from Intel and Nvidia
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Intel, Computing, Acer, Nvidia, Orion, Predator, GeForce, Gaming Desktop, Predator Orion, RTX 3090

The Quarantine Stream: I Used to Think ‘D3: The Mighty Ducks’ Was the Worst of the Series, But It Might Be the Best

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: D3: The Mighty Ducks Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max now and Disney+ starting on September 4 The Pitch: After winning the pee-wee hockey championships and the Junior Goodwill Games, it’s time for The Mighty Ducks to grow up. The team has been awarded junior varsity hockey scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, a prestigious prep s...
Tags: Movies, Minnesota, Disney, Sports, Features, Sequels, Orion, NHL, Ducks, Bombay, Conway, Mighty Ducks, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Conway, Gordon Bombay, Family Films

What’s Hot in Online Shopping: E-commerce Niches to Watch

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more consumers are shopping online. That means increased opportunities for e-commerce business owners. So, what are the hot e-commerce niches right now? HubSpot recently took a look at what products are selling well online. Here’s some of what they found. Let’s start with the fact that more people are currently working from home right now. And according to a recent survey by Gartner about 74% of companies will keep at least some of their workforce remote ev...
Tags: Business, Trends, Gartner, Orion, Right Now

Meet the Hurricane Hunters — the pilots and scientists who fly into hurricanes like Laura to gather data for forecasters

Much of the information that helps forecasters guess the path, strength, and timing of major hurricanes comes from planes that fly into the heart of the most severe storms to gather data. NOAA/Facebook Much of the data that helps forecasters predict the path, strength, and timing of tropical storms and hurricanes come from a small fleet of airplanes that fly around, through, and above the storms.The Hurricane Hunters — a team within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Trends, Atlantic, Orion, Noaa, Louisiana, North America, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic, Lockheed, Kermit, Gulf, Midwest, Reuters

Everything (We Think) You Should Know Before Bill & Ted Face the Music

Break out the air guitars. After almost 30 years, the long-awaited, highly anticipated third Bill & Ted movie is finally coming out this week. Perhaps it’s time for a most triumphant refresher?Read more...
Tags: Science, Orion, Sci Fi, Time Travel, Keanu Reeves, Bill Ted, Alex Winter, Bill And Ted, Bill And Teds Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted Face The Music, Bill And Teds Bogus Journey

Levitt Shell to remain dark through 2020, will continue virtual programming with fall concerts online

Levitt Shell will continue to broadcast classic concerts from its archive online as part of the Orion Virtual Music Series. A set of new concerts will be broadcast as part of the Orion-sponsored ShellStream series.          [Author: Memphis Commercial Appeal]
Tags: Religion, Orion, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Levitt Shell

When will Disney open Avengers Campus?

Work has continued at a steady rate on Avengers Campus during the coronavirus closure of Disney California Adventure with the Quinjet finally taking its place above the Marvel themed land just this week. Which begs the obvious question: Will Avengers Campus debut when DCA reopens or will Disney push the opening of the 6-acre land to next year when coronavirus concerns recede? Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme p...
Tags: Japan, Texas, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Missouri, Seaworld, Orion, Ohio, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Illinois, Avengers

MGM Re-Launches Orion Pictures to Amplify Underserved Voices

MGM is re-launching its Orion Pictures as a mean to amplify underserved voices and has hired veteran executive Alana Mayo as president of the label. The studio announced Thursday that Orion will concentrate exclusively on underrepresented voices and authentic storytelling in film with a focus on developing, producing and acquiring feature films that amplify underserved […]
Tags: News, Orion, MGM, Orion Pictures, Alana Mayo, MGM Re Launches Orion Pictures

NASA’s next moon astronauts are guaranteed an awesome view

NASA's Orion crew module features large windows for stunning lunar views
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Orion, Artemis, Breaking Twitter

Just like many of us during lockdown, Arianespace has bulked up payload capacity on its heavy lifter by 85kg

Also: NASA and SpaceX name the date for Crew-1, Orion assembly almost done, and more In brief Arianespace logged a fifth successful mission for 2020 with the launch of the delayed Ariane 5 from Guiana Space Center at 22:04 UTC on 15 August.…
Tags: Spacex, Nasa, Software, Orion, Arianespace, Guiana Space Center

A star is reborn: dust cloud blamed for dimming of Betelgeuse

Mystery had enthralled skywatchers since the star began to lose luminosity last October – with some suggesting it could explodeThe sudden dimming of one of the Milky Way’s brightest stars, Betelgeuse, could be due to a dust cloud spewing up from its surface, astronomers have said.The mystery has enthralled skywatchers since the star – part of the Orion constellation – began to lose luminosity last October, with some experts suggesting it could herald its explosion into a supernova. Continue read...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Orion, Betelgeuse

Are theme park visitors ready to return this summer?

Relief has turned to grief for theme park operators who anxiously awaited reopening this summer only to find themselves reducing hours, cutting back on weekly operating days and dropping reservation requirements even as they contend with state-mandated attendance caps. Lower than expected attendance has forced regional theme parks across the United States to reassess their operating plans after reopening following extended coronavirus closures. Which begs the obvious question: Are visitors ready...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Maryland, California, Virginia, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Tennessee, Seaworld, Orion, Ohio, Michigan

Park Life: Disney and Universal cancel Halloween events and Knott’s extends Taste of Calico

Will Knott’s cancel Haunt now that coronavirus has ruined Halloween at Disney and Universal? Will Disneyland offer discount tickets for locals when the park reopens? Will Knott’s be forced to drop reservations and cut days? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. House of Horrors Coronavirus ruins Halloween as Universal Studios...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Orion, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Orlando, Southern California, Knott, Knott s Berry Farm, Calico, Irvine, Downtown Disney, Universal Studios Hollywood, Carranza

Will Knott’s Berry Farm drop reservations and cut days when theme park reopens?

Lower than expected attendance has forced Knott’s Berry Farm’s sister parks across the United States to drop reservation requirements and cut back on weekly operating days after reopening following extended coronavirus closures. Ohio’s Cedar Point no longer requires reservations while Pennsylvania’s Dorney Park has announced plans to close on select weekdays during the typically busy summer season because of smaller than anticipated crowds. Kings Island and Worlds of Fun have done both — ditchin...
Tags: Florida, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Missouri, Tennessee, Seaworld, Orion, Ohio, Michigan, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orlando

Citadel Shotguns Added to MGE and Orion Wholesale Offerings

Legacy Sports International is the parent company for several firearms brands, including Howa and Citadel. Seeking to expand their distribution channels, Legacy has partnered with MGE Wholesale and Orion Wholesale, who will be adding Citadel shotguns to their product lines. Some of the available shotguns will include the BOSS-25, an AR-style semi-auto 12 gauge, and […] Read More … The post Citadel Shotguns Added to MGE and Orion Wholesale Offerings appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Orion, Citadel, HOWA, Legacy Sports International, Orion Wholesale, Citadel Shotguns

Watch NASA test its Artemis moon rocket to destruction

Engineers wanted to verify the strength of the SLS rocket hardware
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Orion, Artemis

This $44,000 Chevy Bolt has been upgraded to 260 miles of range — here's why that means it's still a Tesla rival (GM)

The 2020 Chevy Bolt has been updated to deliver 259 miles of range per charge, an improvement on the 240 miles that we enjoyed back in 2017 when we first tested the EV. Otherwise, the Bolt isn't much changed, apart from getting a 66-kilowatt-hour battery pack, larger than the 60 kWh pack from the previous iteration. The Bolt now competes against a more crowded field of contenders, including the Tesla Model 3, but this zippy subcompact continues to be charming, versatile, and affordable. I call...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, US, Trends, Tesla, New Jersey, Gm, Orion, Jaguar, Chevy, Lg, Bolt, Nissan, Chevy Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Kia Hyundai

Orion and Riskalyze

One of the things I’ve come to understand as we’ve built our business is that every time you choose a technology vendor, you’re doing a lot more than choosing a technology vendor. You’re making an investment. You’re buying in to that technology company’s future, its roadmap, its vision. You have no choice. Once you standardize on a platform, it becomes part of your business and affects ...The post Orion and Riskalyze appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
Tags: Finance, Orion, Riskalyze, Wealth Management/Industry News

Bill & Ted Face the Music Pushed Back Two Weeks

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Bill & Ted Face the Music pushed back two weeks With a recent spike of outbreaks across the country, multiple films are pushing their release dates once again and after Warner Bros’ decision to push Tenet, Orion Pictures is following suit and delaying Bill & Ted Face the Music by two weeks, according to Variety. RELATED: Bill & Ted Face the Music Coming to [email protected] PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Ted, Orion, Steven Soderbergh, Bill, Warner Bros, Keanu Reeves, MGM, Dick, Reeves, Jane, Chris Matheson, Bill Ted, Alex Winter, Movie News

Betelgeuse, the curiously dimming star, may be covered in giant star spots

Betelgeuse, the red supergiant star that acts as the shoulder of Orion in his constellation, intrigued astronomers when the normally bright star showed signs of unprecedented dimming in December. Many have suggested potential causes, including dust or the fact that the star is likely to explode in a supernova between now and 100,000 years from now.
Tags: Cnn, Orion, Betelgeuse