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July 20, 2021

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LAUNCH SITE ONE, West Texas — The richest person on Earth has now traveled beyond it. Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of the spaceflight company Blue Origin, launched into suborbital space with three other people today (July 20) on the first crewed …

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The watch is the result of a partnership between Urwerk and Collective Horology, a Silicon Valley-based watch enthusiast club, together with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, which displays the retired Enterprise.

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And, judging from what they had to say upon landing, the newly minted astronauts thoroughly enjoyed the trip. “I loved every minute of it,” Funk said in a post-launch …

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The rocket will carry the spacecraft on a suborbital path before separating, allowing the crew to descend in their capsule under parachutes for a ground landing. Liftoff is set for 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT).

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It turns out that, when it comes to adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket should be among the cleanest launch vehicles around, though climate change concerns from suborbital spacecraft could increase as similar flights …

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“Astronomers had previously thought this was a “collisional ring” system due to the head-on merger of two galaxies,” NASA wrote in an image description. “The new Hubble observations show that the ongoing interaction between the galaxies is far more …

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Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos inspects a booster on the landing pad after a test flight. The billionaire successfully rode one of his New Shepard rockets to space Tuesday. Blue Origin. On Tuesday, Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos …

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From liftoff to landing, the suborbital flight should last 11 minutes and give the quartet at least three minutes of weightlessness before returning to Earth. The flight crew, all first-time spaceflyers …

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ABOVE VIDEO: Perseverance’s Arm Over ‘Paver Rocks’. (NASA) – NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has begun its search for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. Flexing its 7-foot (2-meter) mechanical arm, the rover is testing the sensitive detectors it …

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