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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket takes off from Florida, lands on ship – Spaceflight Now

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Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the BulgariaSat 1 communications satellite. SpaceX’s live video coverage begins at approximately 2:50 p.m. EDT (1850 GMT). Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter. Source

Say what? The mad genius of Elon Musk

Silicon Valley has long bee the home of blue-sky-thinking billionnaires, but perhaps the most out-there is Elon Musk. When the Pretoria-born 45-year-old space-tech entrepreneur announced his intention to put a million people on Mars by 2025, it was but the latest bold claim in a career built on audacious mission statements and ear-catching off-the-cuff remarks. As well […]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Goop’ criticized by ex-NASA scientist for bogus healing stickers

A NASA scientist is criticizing Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and wellness website for promoting bogus $120 stickers that allegedly contain materials used in spacesuits.  “Body Vibes” stickers, according to tech website Gizmodo, are the latest product promoted by the actress’s website “Goop” to come under fire. The stickers, sold for $120 for a pack of 24, are […]

Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town

Joe Krenowicz, executive director of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, gestures toward Mt. Jefferson as the sun rises over Madras, Oregon on June 13, 2017. The first place to experience total darkness as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth will be in Oregon and Madras, in the central part of the […]