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  • Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Other Billionaires Invest in Environmentally-Friendly Artificial Breast Milk Cultured From Human Mammary (2020)

    05/12/2022 8:20:15 AM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies ^ | Jun 20, 2020 | carla simmons
    A new and better breast milk alternative has arrived, and it claims to be helpful for the environment as well. The U.S. firm, BIOMILQ, is artificially producing human breast milk from cultured human mammary epithelial cells to be commercially available to consumers. The start-up company has received $3.5 million from an investment fund that is co-founded by Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg. The fund was established to help prevent the ill effects of climate change brought about by carbon emissions. A Greener Infant Milk Alternative Additionally, BIOMILQ aims to provide a greener alternative for formula milk...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: Billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are ‘off taking joy rides on their rocket ships’

    04/02/2022 11:17:31 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 1, 2022 | Megan Sauer
    On Wednesday (March 30, 2022), at a meeting of the U.S. Senate Committee on Budget, Sanders raised an issue that’s been a regular part of his political platform for many years: wealth distribution. “Anyone who thinks we do not have an oligarchy right here in America is sorely mistaken,” he said. “Today in America, multibillionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson are off taking joy rides on their rocket ships to outer space.” Sanders appeared to be citing the three billionaires’ spaceflight companies: SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, respectively. All three U.S.-based businesses have played a large part...
  • Scaled Composites Forms Support Fund for Explosion Victims

    07/30/2007 4:30:10 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 5 replies · 168+ views ^ | 07/30/07 | Tariq Malik
    The private spaceflight firm Scaled Composites has formed a support fund to aid the victims and families of those affected by an explosion last week at the firm's California desert-based facility. Three Scaled Composites workers were killed, and three others injured, in a July 26 explosion at the firm's facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California during an oxidizer system test for the company's suborbital SpaceShipTwo passenger spacecraft. "The outpouring of support form around the world has been incredible, and we can't thank you enough for all the support you have given us," Scaled Composites officials...
  • California - Reports of deaths in Mojave explosion (thought to be rocket explosion)

    07/26/2007 4:09:10 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 74 replies · 6,492+ views ^ | July 26, 2007
    Excerpt - BAKERSFIELD - A series of explosions ripped through the Mojave Airport shortly before 3 p.m. First reports indicated there were a large fire, two deaths, and several other serious injuries. The explosion apparently happened on the edge of the grounds of the huge airport, where many experimental airplanes, jets, and even rocket planes are tested. One spokesman said a rocket exploded. Emergency equipment is being rushed to the area from throughout the county. Helicopter ambulances are being sent from Bakersfield. ~ snip ~
  • Rocket builder cited in fatal explosion (Scaled Composites)

    01/18/2008 3:41:36 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 24 replies · 807+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/18/08 | ap
    The company that flew the first privately funded manned rocket into space has been cited in connection with an explosion last summer that killed three workers, the state said today. California occupational safety inspectors said in a report that Scaled Composites LLC failed to properly train workers about the dangers of nitrous oxide that was used during a test in July. The state levied three citations against Scaled, including two that were considered "serious," and fined the spaceship builder $25,870. The company has 15 days to pay or appeal. Three workers died and three were seriously injured in the explosion...
  • On the loss of our good friend Glen May

    07/30/2007 4:13:48 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 3 replies · 156+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 07/30/07 | Tim Pickens
    This grieving has been a difficult time for many of us. Glen was the first propulsion technician we brought out to support SpaceShipOne because Glen had “The Right Stuff!” Glen considered himself a soldier on a mission, and he did whatever it took to get the mission accomplished. Glen accepted the risks that come with this line of work. Glen was a commonsense-oriented guy, and he performed many missions with impeccable valor. Glen May’s contributions to SpaceShipOne are seldom told. Glen was humble about his Scaled accomplishments. As a good soldier, Glen did not reveal program details. Most of what...
  • Scaled Composites Family Support Fund

    07/29/2007 2:22:34 PM PDT · by anymouse · 3 replies · 313+ views
    National Space Society Press Release via ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2007 | Katherine Brick
    To All NSS Members and Friends: As many of you have heard, there was a serious accident last week at Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan's pioneering company. Three lives were lost, including Charles 'Glen' May, an NSS member who was a leader within NSS's Huntsville HAL5 Chapter. In addition, three employees suffered serious injuries. Scaled has announced information on a fund for those wishing to support the families of the deceased as well as the injured and their families. The National Space Society urges all of its members to give generously to support these heroes. Please send contributions to Scaled Family...
  • Scaled Composites tragedy review begins

    07/28/2007 10:29:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies · 727+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Saturday, July 28, 2007. | ALLISON GATLIN
    Day-to-day operations resumed at Mojave Air and Space Port on Friday as state officials arrived to begin their investigation of the explosion that killed three Scaled Composites employees and seriously injured three others. Eric Blackwell, 38, of Randsburg; Charles May, 45, of Mojave; and Todd Ivens, 33, of Tehachapi were killed Thursday during what was described as routine cold-testing of a nitrous oxide propellent system for the company's latest spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo. The names of those hospitalized were not released. "We are doing our best to take care of the families of the deceased as well as the injured and their...
  • Virgin Galactic to Delay Commercial Space Travel Service, Won’t Conduct Further Test Flights This Year

    10/16/2021 1:04:48 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 8 replies
    newsthud ^ | 15 October 2021 | staff
    Virgin Galactic said on Thursday it is delaying its commercial space travel service to the fourth quarter of 2022 and will not conduct another planned test flight this year.Virgin Galactic said "commercial service is now expected to commence in Q4 2022." Shares in the company fell 13 percent in afterhours trading.The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on September 2 had barred Virgin Galactic from flying its SpaceShipTwo pending completion of a report into the flight of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane that carried British billionaire Richard Branson to the edge of space.Branson was among six Virgin Galactic employees who took...
  • Everything you need to know as Jeff Bezos’ ‘Blue Origin’ launches into space today

    07/20/2021 5:44:26 AM PDT · by BusterDog · 44 replies
    That NY Post ^ | July 20, 2021 | Tamar Lapin
    "The excursion will be livestreamed by Blue Origin starting at 7:30 a.m. ET." If he comes back and only says, "IT'S FLAT!," and then walks away, it would be the single greatest troll of all time.
  • Blue Origin launch; Will Bezos succeed?

    07/19/2021 9:16:16 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 36 replies
    7/19/21 | Hoagy62
    So, tomorrow at 9:00am EDT, the Blue Origin New Sheppard is planned to launch into the West Texas skies, carrying its first human passengers to the edge of space. The question is: will the world's richest man, Jeff Besos, pull off this stunt as fellow billionaire Sir Richard Branson did a few days ago? He's supposed to go higher than Branson did, not to mention that he'll be accompanied by both the world's oldest (82) and youngest (18) people to go into space.
  • Burt Rutan: engineer, aviation/space pioneer, and now, active climate skeptic

    08/18/2009 6:57:13 PM PDT · by null and void · 19 replies · 897+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 8/16/09 | Anthony Watts
    Burt Rutan - aviation pioneer, engineer, test pilot, climate skeptic. Note the car. Recently after some conversations with a former chemical engineer who provided me with some insight, I’ve come to the conclusion that many engineers have difficulty with many of the premises of AGW theory because in their “this has to work or people die” world of exacting standards, the AGW argument doesn’t hold up well by their standards of performance. Today I was surprised to learn that one of the foremost and world famous engineers on the planet, Burt Rutan, has become an active climate skeptic. You...
  • Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Space Trip Delayed Slightly by Weather (now set for 10:30 a.m. ET)

    07/11/2021 5:51:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 70 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/11/2021 | Micah Maidenberg
    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M.—Richard Branson is scheduled to travel to the edge of space Sunday in a flight aimed at spurring a new, multibillion-dollar space-tourism industry. The flight, originally scheduled for 9 a.m. ET, was delayed 90 minutes on Sunday because of weather overnight at the launch facility in New Mexico. The launch is now scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET. At that time, a highflying Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. airplane is expected to take off from the Spaceport America facility near Truth or Consequences. The plane, called the VMS Eve, will carry the spacecraft VSS Unity, which will include Mr....
  • Richard Branson will fly on SpaceShipTwo this weekend. Welcome to the New (Edge of) Space Race!

    07/10/2021 10:36:36 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 7/10/2021 | Matt Williams
    It’s no secret that the commercial space industry (aka. NewSpace) has become immensely lucrative in recent years, nor the fact that it has become intensely competitive as a result. To illustrate, one needs to look no further than the top three NewSpace companies in the world right now: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic. Between these three companies, all founded by billionaires with similar visions, a new space race has begun. In recent months, the race has intensified as Jeff Bezos announced that he would be going to space on the inaugural flight of the New Shepard rocket. In response,...
  • Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

    07/11/2021 9:45:32 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 98 replies
    AP ^ | July 11, 2021 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and MARCIA DUNN
    Thrill-seeking billionaire Richard Branson has reached space aboard his own winged rocket ship in his boldest adventure yet. The feat vaults the nearly 71-year-old Branson past fellow billionaire and rival Jeff Bezos, who is planning to fly to space in a craft of his own nine days from now. With about 500 people watching, including Branson’s wife, children and grandchildren, a twin-fuselage aircraft with his space plane attached underneath took off in the first stage of the flight. Aboard were Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company.
  • Queen’s nephew Earl of Snowdon ‘named in Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous black book of contacts’ (w/ Jagger, Branson, Briatore, Blair)

    07/26/2020 11:29:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/26/20 | Henry Holloway
    THE Queen's nephew the Earl of Snowdon appears to have been named in Jeffrey Epstein's infamous little black book of contacts. David Armstrong-Jones - better known as David Linley - seems to have been listed among a string of other high profile names compiled by the paedophile financier. There is no suggestion that the Earl has done anything wrong, or even had any kind of personal relationship with Epstein or Ghislaine Maxwell. Mr Linley is the son of The Queen's sister Princess Margaret, is 21st in line to the throne, is an honorary chairman of auction house Christie's, and runs...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 5/25/2020

    05/25/2020 7:20:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A police raid on a business operating in spite of a Repbublican governor's emergency orders but first.... "Analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century. This is now happening in front of our eyes. If the 21st century turns out to be an Asian century, as the 20th was an Amercian one, the pandemic may well be remembered as the turning point of this process" The words of the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell...... In Idaho last Thursday state police raiding the Hardware Brewing Company in Kendrick. The...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro says 2 US ‘mercenaries’ were captured in failed raid attempt

    05/05/2020 4:10:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Nicolás Maduro, the embattled leader of Venezuela, said Monday that authorities in Caracas captured 13 “terrorists”—including two U.S. citizens-- in a failed invasion attempt that he said was no doubt orchestrated by the Trump administration. Maduro made a nationwide broadcast on state television and held up a pair of U.S. passports that he said were recovered. He read off the names and birthdays of the two Americans.
  • Richard Branson races to find Virgin Atlantic buyer

    04/26/2020 5:46:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 26, 2020 | Oliver Gill
    Sir Richard Branson is seeking a buyer for Virgin Atlantic and has set an end-of-May deadline to save the airline from collapse after a taxpayer bailout proved beyond his reach. The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that the pursuit of a £500m government package has been effectively shelved and that the airline is now focused on securing new private investment in the shadow of potential insolvency.
  • Nader, Khawaja, Clintons, Pope Francis, and Elite Converge in UAE & Africa

    12/09/2019 1:15:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Corey's Digs ^ | December 8, 2019 | Corey Lynn
    Nader, Khawaja, Clintons, Pope Francis, and Elite Converge in UAE & Africa Welcome to the jungle of elites, criminals, and Pope Francis who all seem to have their eyes set on South Africa, while Russia and China run naval drills off the coast. It’s an interesting intersection of events and individuals. What’s more interesting is the timetable of recently indicted George Nader and Andy Khawaja, along with the Clintons and Pope Francis, that leads to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who also have a big interest in South Africa. With the recent African proverb spoken by Pope Francis, mixed in...