Space

Virgin Galactic Goes to "Space"

Billionaire Richard Branson has gone to space aboard Virgin Galactic, although the media, Bezo’s PR team, and memers alike have drawn scrutiny on whether hovering just below the Karman line, the internationally recognized boundary of earth's atmosphere, really constitutes "space."

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Space Tourism Around the Corner

Jeff Bezos's space tourism company, known as Blue Origin, is finally ready to take passengers into space after over twenty years of investment and preparation. Blue Origin is one of several companies that have begun to take part in the possibility of space tourism in which customers will pay for a four-day experience that consists of three days of training followed by an 11-minute flight to suborbital space with an altitude of roughly 100 kilometers. The capsule contains leather viewing seats, time to experience zero gravity, and the largest viewing window in the history of space travel

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China Has Made It To Mars

China was able to successfully land their first spacecraft on Mars Friday night making China the third country to have reached the red planet behind the United States and the USSR, and perhaps sparking a new era of space competition

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SpaceX Continues Forward With Satellite Internet

SpaceX’s Starlink program requested permission to launch 2,824 satellites in low orbit and leadership throughout the Federal Communications Commission gave increased support for the program

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History In The Stars

With the landing of the Perseverance on Mars on February 18th, 2021, NASA is prepared to take its next step in exploring the red planet. An $85 million helicopter attached to the bottom of perseverance is prepared to take flight and will begin exploring mars shortly after April 14th. This helicopter (known as Ingenuity) is acting as a test for future usage of aerial drones that are to be used as scouts for future astronauts as they explore the landscape of a planet or moon

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SpaceX Pulls Off Another...You Already Know

03.15.21 - SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket recently which was carrying 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. At 6 am in Florida this past Sunday, the rocket took off from took off from a launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The first stage booster that is supporting this mission has completed eight prior flights previous to this mission

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Starlink and OneWeb's New Internet

02.15.21 - For those that are unfamiliar OneWeb and SpaceX’s Starlink, they have been constructing a massive constellation of thousands of satellites to help deliver 5G internet connectivity and low latency broadband to the world

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Virgin Orbit's Wild Space Launch

01.18.21 - Virgin Orbit recently launched 70-foot rocket into space that was attached beneath the wing of a retrofitted Boeing 747. The rocket detached from the plane in midair and fired itself into the Earth's orbit on this weekend — marking the first successful launch for the California-based rocket startup Virgin Orbit

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SpaceX Has Put The US Back in the Space Business

08.03.20 - The first trip to orbit by a private company landed to a safe conclusion in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. It was the first landing in water by NASA astronauts since 1975, when NASA’s crews were still using Apollo modules for flying into orbit like during the historic moon missions of the 20th century

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SpaceX Historic Launch

06.01.20 - NASA, SpaceX and military personnel gathered in control rooms to support the launch, and they implemented additional safety measures, such as changing control rooms when a new shift begins so that the other room can be deep cleaned

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SpaceX Launching Astronauts in May

04.27.20 - NASA announced on Friday that it has set May 27 as the target launch date for sending two astronauts to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, aboard a rocket built by the company SpaceX

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OneWeb Files for Bankruptcy

03.30.20 - OneWeb, the high speed internet satellite company, has announced its intentions to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy recently. The company had failed to secure $2 billion funding from its largest investor, SoftBank – forcing the company to file for chapter 11

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