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SpaceX will launch its first 4 tourists into orbit as soon as 2021

We all knew it was coming eventually, but it seems Elon Musk‘s SpaceX is finally gearing up to launch its first tourists into orbit. The company will start off by sending four private citizens in an experience that would last five days – as soon as 2021. You can bet those will be four very expensive flight tickets. The experience will be brokered by Space Adventures, the same company that sent a handful of ultra-rich people into orbit between 2001 and 2009. We don’t know exactly how much the exp...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Insider


NASA Could Get a Raise Next Year to Help Fund a 2024 Human Trip to the Moon

For decades, NASA has been the kid politely asking for a raise in its allowance. Time was NASA’s pocket money was huge. Go back 54 years, to 1966, and the space agency was getting $5.9 billion a year—which would be a tidy $47 billion in 2020 dollars. That represented 4.1% of America’s annual household budget. But in 1966 there was also a bully on the block, whose mailbox at the time read “the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.” They were racing the U.S. to be the first to leave the block ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Florida, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Time, Uncategorized, America, Newsletter, Nasa, Pennsylvania, Orion, States


NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is coming to TC Sessions: Space 2020

This year marks our first-ever TC Sessions: Space event, and what better way to kick things off than with the head of NASA: Administrator Jim Bridenstine will join us onstage on June 25 in LA. NASA has been more open than ever before to working with startups and entrepreneurs, and we’ll hear directly from the administrator why that’s the case, and what kind of opportunities might be open to founders in the future. Administrator Bridenstine took over leading the U.S. science and space agency i...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, La, Events, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Mars, Boeing, Artemis, Bessemer Venture Partners, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, Tess Hatch, Commercial Lunar Payload Services CLPS


SpaceX will offer space tourism flights sooner than you think

Space Adventures will join SpaceX in its quest to conquer private spaceflight by late 2021.
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Emerging Tech, Crew Dragon


SpaceX and a new partner announce space tourism launches on Dragon starting as early as 2021

SpaceX has a new partner for commercial private astronaut flights aboard its Dragon spacecraft: Space Adventures, a private space tourism company that has already launched private astronauts including Anousheh Ansari, Guy Laliberté and Mark Shuttleworth to space. Space Adventures has worked with seven clients across eight separate missions to the International Space Station (ISS) for private paying commercial space missions, using paid seats on the Russian Soyuz rocket to get its clients t...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Flight, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace


SpaceX and new partner announce space tourism launches on Dragon starting as early as 2021

SpaceX has a new partner for commercial private astronaut flights aboard its Dragon spacecraft: Space Adventures, a private space tourism company that has already launched private astronauts including Anousheh Ansari, Guy Laliberté and Mark Shuttleworth to space. Space Adventures has worked with seven clients across high serrate missions to the International Space Station (ISS) for private paying commercial space missions, using paid seats on the Russian Soyuz rocket to get its clients to ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Flight, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace


Strange signals coming from space every 16 days are puzzling scientists

An odd radio signal is coming from space, starting and stopping in regular 16-day cycles. A team of Canadian astronomers was the first to report finding the source, which they discovered using a novel radio telescope. This newly-discovered burst of radio waves, called FRB 180814.J0422+73, does not fit any known cause, leading to range-ranging speculations on its nature, ranging from simple interactions between stars, to suggestions the waves are signals from intelligent lifeforms. A burst of ins...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Syndication


Moon and Jupiter

The crescent Moon takes aim at the planet Jupiter, the giant of the solar system, early tomorrow. They will be low in the southeast at first light. Jupiter looks like a brilliant star.
Tags: Space, Moon, Jupiter


Max Q: Spacex gets ready for first human flight

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. This week turned out to be a surprisingly busy one in space news – kicked off by the Trump administration’s FY 2021 budget proposal, which was generous to U.S. space efforts both in science and in defense. Meanwhile, we saw significant progress in SpaceX’s commercial crew program, and plenty of activity among startups big and small. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon arrives in Florida The spacec...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Alabama, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Flight, United States, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Satellite


SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites but misses booster landing

SpaceX has launched a batch of 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, marking its fifth overall launch of a group of 60 of the small spacecraft and its third this year alone. This launch brings the total constellation to 300 satellites for Starlink on orbit, extending SpaceX’s lead as the largest commercial satellite operator in the world. The Starlink project sees SpaceX deploying a constellation of small, low Earth orbit satellites that will work with one another in concert to delivery high-sp...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Earth, Broadband, Canada, United States, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean


Watching on as Betelgeuse dims

But don’t hold your breath waiting for an explosion, astronomers suggest.
Tags: Space, Betelgeuse


Watch SpaceX attempt a rocket reusability record with another Starlink launch live

SpaceX is launching another batch of 60 Starlink satellites to join its existing constellation, which will bring the total to 300 and be the third Starlink launch this year already. The launch will also be a potentially record-setting demonstration of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 reusability, with the shortest turnaround time for a Falcon 9 first stage between its previous mission and its next. The Falcon 9 booster being used today has already flown three times before, including in May, July and t...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Broadband, Canada, United States, Ships, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Outer Space, StarLink


Moon and Mars

Mars will briefly disappear early tomorrow, hidden behind the Moon. The view will be best from the Mountain Time zone, where the Moon will cover Mars by around 4:45 a.m. The east will miss out because the Sun will be rising by the time Mars vanishes.
Tags: Space, Mars, Mountain Time Zone


2 new ways to find aliens, according to a Nobel Prize winner

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek thinks we are not searching for aliens correctly.Instead of sending out and listening for signals, he proposes two new methods of looking for extraterrestrials.Spotting anomalies in planet temperature and atmosphere could yield clues of alien life, says the physicist. For noted theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek, finding aliens is a matter of figuring out what exactly we are looking for. To detect other space civilizations, we need to search for t...
Tags: Energy, Space, Elon Musk, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Aliens, Mars, Dyson, Extraterrestrial Life, Telescopes, Cosmos, Frank Wilczek


New research suggests stars don’t collapse — they explode!!!

By conducting experimental research with matter 10 million times denser and 25 times denser than that found at the centre of the sun, researchers have determined the nature of the nuclear processes that occur within intermediate-mass stars. Our understanding of the deaths of both low and high mass stars are fairly sound, but the team’s findings could change how we think about the fate of stars that lie in between. They suggest that such stars may not collapse, as previously believed, but instead...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Syndication


How planetary building blocks were constructed

The object now known as Arrokoth reveals exciting new information.
Tags: Space


Death Throes

A star about 5,000 light-years from Earth is expelling its outer layers into space in this Hubble Space Telescope image. The expelled gas, which is moving at one million miles per hour, is shown in yellow. The blue shows where the gas is ramming into gas around the star, creating shockwaves. The complex, which spans about 1.4 light-years, is known as the Rotten Egg Nebula because it contains a lot of sulfur. It began forming about 800 years ago (as seen from Earth) when the star first began blow...
Tags: Space, Nasa, Earth


Rotten Egg Nebula

A feature of the constellation Puppis is giving astronomers a chance to watch the final years of a dying star. The star is at the center of a cloud of gas and dust. It contains a lot of sulfur, so it’s known as the Rotten Egg Nebula.
Tags: Space


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Innovation in space food and slime, an artist's sudden success, and why we should eat more sea urchins The Future of Space Food MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative focuses on all kinds of research and preparation for “the day when humanity becomes a space-native civilization, as comfortable in thFrom slime to space, tech and textilese cosmos as we have been on Earth.” The team …
Tags: Food, Art, Space, Science, Design, News, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, Sustainability, Cellphones, Nature, Architecture, Ocean, Artists, Seafood


Argo Navis

The constellation Argo Navis represented the ship that carried Jason and the Argonauts on their quest to capture the golden fleece. In 1752, though, it was split into three constellations: Vela, the sails; Carina, the keel; and Puppis, the poop deck.
Tags: Space, Jason, Vela, Carina, Argonauts, Argo Navis


Puppis

Breakups are never quite even. Consider the ancient constellation Argo Navis. It represented the ship that carried Jason and the Argonauts on their quest to capture the golden fleece. But it was so big that, in 1752, astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille split it into three constellations: Vela, the sails; Carina, the keel; and Puppis, the poop deck — the high deck at the back of the boat. The breakup wasn’t quite equal, though. Puppis got 40 percent of the ship’s original area. That makes it the...
Tags: Space, United States, Jason, Sirius, Vela, Carina, Argonauts, Damond Benningfield Keywords, Nicolas Louis de Lacaille


Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to the Moon for NASA to prepare for the Lunar Gateway

Launch startup Rocket Lab has been awarded a contract to launch a CubeSat on behalf of NASA for the agency’s CAPSTONE experiment, with the ultimate aim of putting the CAPSTONE CubeSat into cislunar (in the region in between Earth and the Moon) orbit – the same orbit that NASA will eventually use for its Gateway Moon-orbiting space station. The launch is scheduled to take place in 2021. The CAPSTONE launch will take place at Rocket Lab’s new Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) facility at Wallops Fligh...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Science, Virginia, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Satellite, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Spaceport, Outer Space


Fading Away

Betelgeuse, one of the brighter stars in the night sky, has lost about two-thirds of its luster in recent months. And as these before-and-after images show, it also appears to have changed shape. The image at left was snapped in January 2019, when Betelgeuse, which forms the shoulder of Orion, was shining at its accustomed brightness. The image at right was taken in December, as the supergiant star faded. It shows a different shape for the star. The changes have spurred speculation that Betelgeu...
Tags: Space, Orion, Betelgeuse


Astronomers warn of ‘worrisome’ light pollution from satellite constellations

The International Astronomical Union has issued the preliminary results from a study on the potential effects of multi-thousand satellite constellations like that being built by StarLink. Finding that Earth-based astronomical observations may be “severely affected,” the body warned that mitigations and rules had better be formed sooner rather than later. The group expressed its concerns last summer, but undertook a broader study and survey of possible effects, asking various observatories and or...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Tech, Earth, Aerospace, Iau, International Astronomical Union, StarLink, Rubin Observatory Almost, UN Committee for Peaceful Uses of Outer Space


SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is now in Florida to prep for its first flight with astronauts onboard

SpaceX has moved its Crew Dragon commercial astronaut spacecraft to Florida, the site from which it’ll launch in likely just two to three months’ time if all goes to plan. The Crew Dragon capsule is now going to undergo final testing and checkouts in Florida before its departure from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where it’ll launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board. Behnken and Hurley will be taking a trip to the International Space Station ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Dragon, Software Development, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Spacecraft, Falcon


Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot image is 30 years old today

Thirty years ago today, the Voyager 1 spaceprobe had completed its ncounters with the outer planets and was careening out of our solar system. The time came to shut off the probes' cameras to preserve power and memory for the other onboard scientific instruments. But before engineers flipped the switch, one last photo opportunity was not to be missed. From my liner notes to the Voyager Golden Record vinyl box set: Astronomer and educator Carl Sagan, a member of the Voyager Imaging Team,...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Carl Sagan, Sagan, Voyager, Voyager Imaging Team


The scientific secrets inside a single grain of moon dust

While scientists have studied Moon rocks for 50 years, researchers have for the first time conducted deep analysis on a single grain of lunar dust, atom by atom. Using a common materials science technique called atom probe tomography that's not widely used by geologists, the Chicago Field Museum's Jennika Greer and colleagues probed the grain of soil -- about the width of a human hair -- and were able to learn about the Moon's surface its elemental composition. From the Field Museum: In...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Moon, Geology, Greer, Chicago Field Museum, Nanoscience, Jennika Greer, Northwestern University Greer


Blue Origin’s new rocket engine production facility opens on Monday

Blue Origin is opening its new rocket engine production center in Huntsville, Ala. on Monday, the company said today on Twitter. The new Huntsville facility will be able to produce its rocket engines at a much higher rate than is currently possible, which will be useful as the company is using its in-development BE-4 engine for its own New Glenn rocket, as well as for supplying the United Launch Alliance with thrust for its new Vulcan launch vehicle. Blue Origin started working on BE-4 in 201...
Tags: TC, Space, Alabama, Tech, Nasa, Aerospace, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin, Rocketry, Glenn, Huntsville, Vulcan, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville Ala, Raptor, New Glenn


Virgin Galactic relocates SpaceShipTwo ‘VSS Unity’ to its spaceport for preparations ahead of commercial flights

Virgin Galactic is one crucial step closer to actually flying paying customers to space: The space tourism company just relocated its SpaceShipTwo vehicle, the VSS Unity, from its Mojave, California manufacturing facility to Spaceport America in New Mexico, where it will begin flights with a goal of at least sending company founder Richard Branson to space during the year of his 70th birthday. VSS Unity made the trip attached to the carrier aircraft that will bring it up to its launch altitud...
Tags: TC, Space, California, Tech, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceshiptwo, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Branson, Vms, Outer Space, Spaceport America, Mojave


Crimson Star

One of the reddest stars in the galaxy bounds across the south on February evenings. It’s in Lepus, the hare. The star’s main name is R Leporis. But it’s better known as Hind’s Crimson Star, after the astronomer who discovered it, in the 19th century.
Tags: Space, Crimson Star