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  • First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week

    02/18/2019 7:35:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 18, 2019 | Ilan Ben Zion
    A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon. SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries told a news conference that the landing craft — dubbed “Beresheet,” or Genesis — will take off from Florida, propelled by a SpaceX Falcon rocket on its weekslong voyage to the moon. The launch is scheduled late Thursday in the United States, early Friday in Israel. It had been originally slated for last December. […] The small craft, roughly the size of a washing machine, is equipped with instruments...
  • Elon Musk Is Squeezing Russia Out of Launchers Market, Space Chief Says

    10/02/2018 7:33:45 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Reuters
    The head of Russia’s space agency has accused tech billionaire Elon Musk of trying to squeeze Moscow out of the carrier rockets market by lowballing prices for commercial space flights. SpaceX has upended the space industry with its relatively low-cost Falcon 9 rockets. The company has completed more than 50 successful Falcon launches and snagged billions of dollars' worth of contracts, including deals with NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos Federal Space Agency, told state-run television on Monday that Musk sells launches from $40 million to $60 million “to squeeze Russia out...
  • Jesse Duplantis, Destrehan televangelist, seeks donations for $54 million jet

    05/29/2018 9:22:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5-28-2018 | Drew Broach
    Jesse Duplantis, the Destrehan-based prosperity gospel televangelist with a global reach, is asking disciples for money to buy a jet that costs $54 million "so we can go anywhere in the world in one stop." He seeks the donations in a video posted last week on his ministry's website. "I really believe that if the Lord Jesus Christ was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey," Duplantis says in the video. "He'd be in an airplane flying all over the world." He says his 40-year-old Jesse Duplantis Ministries has paid cash for three private jets and...
  • Rocket Launch: February 6, 2018 1:30 PM | SpaceX Falcon Heavy Inaugural Flight

    02/04/2018 8:35:11 AM PST · by WeWaWes · 34 replies
    The most powerful rocket this generation has ever seen, SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket, is now targeted to launch February 6, 2018 with the launch time of 1:30 p.m. The Falcon Heavy can lift over double the payload, or cargo, as the next closest rocket...
  • Dumbstruck: A Homefront Intelligence Report on How America Was Conned About the DNC Hack

    11/09/2017 10:44:10 AM PST · by mojito · 71 replies
    Medium ^ | 8/30/2017 | Scott Ritter
    ....On April 29, 2016, when the DNC became aware its servers had been penetrated, an emergency meeting was held between the Chairwoman of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, DNC’s Chief Executive, Amy Dacey, the DNC’s Technology Director, Andrew Brown, and Michael Sussman, a lawyer for Perkins Coie, a Washington, DC law firm that represented the DNC. Sussman took control of the meeting, setting out the DNC’s agenda when it came to dealing with the cyber attack on its server. The three most important questions, Sussman declared, were what data was accessed, how was it done, and how can it be stopped?...
  • Obama’s choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name

    01/31/2015 9:01:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2015 9:59 PM EST
    President Barack Obama’s choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration. The White House says Maria Echaveste cites a prolonged confirmation process as well as her family’s best interests. …
  • SpaceX Falcon rocket nails safe landing in pivotal space feat

    12/22/2015 2:46:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:08am EST | Joe Skipper
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable main-stage booster turned around, soared back to Cape Canaveral and landed safely near its launch pad in a dramatic spaceflight first. The successful mission, capped by delivery of all 11 satellites to orbit for launch customer ORBCOMM Inc (ORBC.O), unfolded in just over 30 minutes and marked a pivotal reversal of fortunes for privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, founded by high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.
  • Watch live: SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral

    12/21/2015 9:06:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    orlandosentinel ^ | 12/21/2015
    SpaceX is scheduled to launch its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying a payload of 11 ORBCOMM-2 satellites at 8:33 p.m. ... Watch the live video above starting at 8 p.m. or at www.spacex.com/webcast.
  • SpaceX countdown to launch! [Live Thread]

    04/13/2015 1:05:27 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 13, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    The countdown is on! This could be a very historic mission with the return of the booster to a landing pad in the ocean.
  • Another undersea Internet cable damaged in Mideast: Indian firm (4th?)

    02/03/2008 11:18:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 73 replies · 153+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 03 February 2008
    NEW DELHI (AFP) - - Another Middle East undersea Internet cable has been damaged, adding to disruption in Indian online services caused when several lines were cut earlier this week, a cable operating firm said Saturday. The Falcon cable was cut 56 kilometres (35 miles) from Dubai, between Oman and the United Arab Emirates, according to its owner FLAG Telecom, part of India's Reliance Communications. The company said on its website that a repair ship had been notified and was expected to arrive at the site in the next few days. The cause of the latest cable damage was not...
  • A fifth undersea communications cable damaged (Whats going on?)

    02/06/2008 10:34:16 AM PST · by maquiladora · 135 replies · 648+ views
    Digital Silence ^ | February 6, 2008, 9:21 am
    What is going on?? It appears that a fifth undersea communications cable has been damaged. The latest...an estimated 1.7 million Internet users in the UAE have been affected by the recent undersea cable damage. A total of five cables being operated by two submarine cable operators have been damaged with a fault in each. These are SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4) near Penang, Malaysia, the FLAG Europe-Asia near Alexandria, FLAG near the Dubai coast, FALCON near Bandar Abbas in Iran and SeaMeWe-4, also near Alexandria.
  • SpaceX completes critical Falcon 9 landing

    07/23/2014 9:46:33 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 8 replies
    KXXV ^ | 07/24/14 | Bruce Gietzen
    SpaceX released video today of another successful soft landing of its Falcon 9 rocket, this time in the Atlantic Ocean. The test confirms that the Falcon 9 booster is able to consistently reenter from space at hypersonic velocity, restart main engines twice, deploy landing legs and touch down at near zero velocity. After landing, the vehicle tipped sideways as planned to its final water safing state in a nearly horizontal position. The water impact caused loss of hull integrity, but SpaceX received all the necessary data to achieve a successful landing on a future flight. The company says it is...
  • Terrifying ride that drops you 335 FEET head first at 60mph opens up to the public

    05/20/2014 5:40:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Leon Watson
    On first glance, this may look like the kind of vertical ride you find at your average amusement park. But it's not - it is a whopping 335ft tall. Busch Gardens' new giant Falcon's Fury ride, the tallest freestanding drop tower in north America, is open to the public at the theme park in Tampa, Florida. When riders get to the top - as many as 32 at one time - their seats are tilted forward 90 degrees so that they're directly facing the ground when released.
  • SpaceX Webcast - Thaicom6 Falcon 9 Launch Success!

    01/06/2014 9:05:56 PM PST · by Kolath · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/6/14 | Megneous
    SpaceX Webcast Thaicom 6 Falcon 9 successful Launch on January 6, 2014 Launch is at the end....first 40 minutes is a pre launch show explaining the Falcon 9, its current mission, and future launches with a reusable 1st stage called "grasshopper".
  • Incredible POV Video of Peregrine Falcon Killing a Duck in Mid Air

    05/04/2013 7:28:53 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | MAY 04.2013 | DL Cade
    The Peregrine Falcon, also known as the Duck Hawk (a fact you won’t soon forget after watching this video), is a spectacular bird of prey. Claiming the title of fastest member of the animal kingdom, a Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds in excess of 200mph during its characteristic high-speed hunting dives — take that cheetah.
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Thread (05/19/2012) 04:55 EDT) First Commercial Rocket into Space!

    05/18/2012 6:50:06 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 81 replies
    05/18/12 | Kevin Davis
    Best of luck to SpaceX.
  • Pentagon releases results of 13,000-mph test flight over Pacific

    04/21/2012 8:17:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 65 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/20/12 | W.J. Hennigan
    The results are in from last summer’s attempt to test new technology that would provide the Pentagon with a lightning-fast vehicle, capable of delivering a military strike anywhere in the world in less than an hour. In August the Pentagon's research arm, known as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, carried out a test flight of an experimental aircraft capable of traveling at 20 times the speed of sound. The arrowhead-shaped unmanned aircraft, dubbed Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, northwest of Santa Barbara, into the upper reaches of the Earth's atmosphere...
  • Questions about former UN weapons inspector's film (Ritter)

    04/12/2004 4:01:47 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 697+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 12, 2004 | Mark Turner
    Scott Ritter, formerly the top United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq, has long argued that claims that Saddam Hussein possessed biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programmes were massively exaggerated. His public campaign against the US-led invasion of Iraq made him a hated figure of the American right, which still demonises him as an apologist for the ousted Baghdad regime. Now, at the very moment when the absence of weapons of mass destruction in post-Saddam Iraq should make Mr Ritter feel vindicated, he faces new questions about his relationship with Baghdad after he quit his UN job in 1998. Mr Ritter...
  • Mars Madness -- Or not?

    05/22/2011 5:27:18 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 22 replies
    TMC Net ^ | 05/20/11 | Doug Mohney
    Last week, long-time Mars advocate Robert Zubrin published an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal saying mankind could get to Mars on the cheap within 5 years using SpaceX (News - Alert) hardware -- but was he serious, or just fishing for a debate? Meanwhile, SpaceX continues to drop a trail of bread crumb hints that it's build up infrastructure capable of supporting a long-term commitment to Mars.
  • APNewsBreak: Perry seeks Calderon help in probe

    10/06/2010 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Statesman ^ | Updated: 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 | APRIL CASTRO
    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday he has asked Mexico's president to call him in the next 48 hours to say that the body of an American reportedly shot to death on a border lake has been recovered. "If not, we're not looking hard enough," Perry told The Associated Press.