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Israeli scientists’ attempt at the first private moon landing failed because of a glitch that caused a high-speed crash into the lunar surface

SpaceIL/IAI via YouTube On April 11, Beresheet — the four-legged spacecraft from Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL's private moon mission — crashed into the moon's surface. In a press release, .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 15th, 2019

NASA wants to get to the moon ‘as fast as possible.’ But countries like China and India are racing there, too.

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing, the space race has been reinvigorated by China, India and private space companies locked in a high-stakes contest for scientific discoveries on moon......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 14th, 2019

SpaceX just launched an Israeli mission toward the moon. If successful, it would be the world"s first private lunar landing.

SpaceIL On Thursday night, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 22nd, 2019

Fake Moon Dust Alters Human DNA. Could the Real Stuff Stop Us From Colonizing the Moon?

"Dust" is a bit of a misnomer: Moon dust is essentially tiny particles of glassy rock formed when things crash into the lunar surface and briefly melt the rocky crust......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 8th, 2018

SpaceX launches first private mission to the moon

SpaceX’s second mission of 2019 had a special passenger onboard: Beresheet — an Israeli lunar spacecraft that competed in the Google Lunar XPrize......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 21st, 2019

Pilot In Fatal NYC Helicopter Crash Was Lost In Bad Weather, Not Certified To Fly In Clouds

About two weeks ago we documented the story of a private helicopter that slammed into the roof of a Manhattan high-rise, killing its pilot. Today, a new report from .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 26th, 2019

‘We Didn’t Understand the Risks’: Neil Armstrong’s Sons Remember Life Under an Apollo 11 Astronaut’s Roof

They're also excited to see a woman walk in their father's footsteps. With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and Neil Armstrong's historic moon walk approach.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 23rd, 2019

Construction delayed on Southern California-Las Vegas train

Construction on a high-speed train line between Southern California and Las Vegas will likely be delayed two years after the project failed to secure tax abatements in Nevada, officials said......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 31st, 2019

NASA announces first major contract for the space station it wants to put in orbit around the moon

The space agency says it will help meet the White House mandate to get humans to the lunar surface by 2024......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 23rd, 2019

NASA announces first major contract for the space station it wants to put in orbit around the moon

The space agency says it will help meet the White House mandate to get humans to the lunar surface by 2024......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 23rd, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: Boeing dismissed scenario that may have caused Ethiopia Airlines crash

Four weeks after faulty sensor data led a 737 Max jet to crash in Indonesia last year, a high-ranking Boeing Co. executive raised and dismissed the possibility of a bird collision triggering a similar sequence of events that could cause a second accident......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 21st, 2019

YMCA of Honolulu to to put prime site near Ala Moana Center back on the market

The YMCA of Honolulu said Friday it will put the 1.77-acre Central YMCA property across from Ala Moana Center on the market for sale, following a failed attempt to redevelop the site that ended in a confidential settlement with a private development.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 17th, 2019

Jeff Bezos Plans To Take Blue Origin To The Moon

After years of silent prep work, Blue Origin is ready to take one giant leap. The side project of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos has crafted a plan not only for lunar landing, but for lunar inhabiting. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMay 9th, 2019

$50 for High-Speed Internet? Chet Kanojia’s Starry Could Help People Forget Aereo’s Crash

Starry has enormous appeal.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 13th, 2019

Scientists Design An Accurate Model For Predicting Space Weather

Researchers developed the first-ever space weather model which can accurately predict space storms caused by high-energy particles. Those storms can be extremely harmful for satellites and other spacecraft researchers use for exploration. An acc.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkApr 10th, 2019

Elon Musk roundup: Tesla hashing out crash with NTSB… SpaceX vindicated

With a hand in everything from electric vehicles to high-speed ground transportation to underground tunnels to space travel, Elon Musk’s businesses and ideas pop up routinely in stories around the country about Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), hyperloop, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 10th, 2018

Mercury Is in Retrograde, but What"s Weirder Is How Much This Planet Stumps Scientists

“Mercury is just so weird and so exotic compared to the Moon and other terrestrial planets,” Kathleen Vander Kaaden, a planetary scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Texas, told Newsweek......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 6th, 2018

Lunar XPRIZE Will Continue Without Google—Or Its Cash

X Prize wants private companies to shoot for the moon......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 6th, 2018

Facebook Just Lost Its Latest Battle in a Crucial Privacy Case Heading to Europe’s Top Court

The matter is headed to Europe's top court. Facebook has failed in a last-ditch attempt to delay a major privacy case’s journey to Europe’s top court. Last year, the Irish High Court said that it would ask the Europea.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 2nd, 2018

In a first, a one-of-a-kind private train tackles Florida"s traffic snarls

The Brightline high-speed train, the only privately owned and operated passenger rail system in the U.S., took its inaugural run to Miami on Friday.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 12th, 2018

Elon Musk brings technology charm offensive to high tech tunnel plan

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is bringing his technology charm offensive to an attempt at digging a tunnel beneath part of Los Angeles to test designs for a high-speed subterranean transportation network he envisions for the city. Ryan Brooks reports.....»»

Category: videoSource: reutersMay 18th, 2018