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Elon Musk's historic SpaceX mission makes successful launch

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Elon Musk, with an assist from NASA, opened up space for private business Saturday when two veteran astronauts shot off in orbit on the first-ever manned commercial space flight. The historic Demo-2 mission was scrubbed Wednesday because of bad weather but went off without a hitch Saturday afternoon. Both Musk, the co-founder of electric auto...
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WATCH SpaceX Falcon rocket launching two NASA astronauts into space

WATCH SpaceX Falcon rocket launching two NASA astronauts into space

1 month ago   |   By RT

Elon Musk's SpaceX has become the first private company to launch NASA astronauts into space as a Falcon rocket with two people aboard blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are expected to arrive at the International Space Station in 19 hours. They'll spend several weeks at the ISS before returning home.The launch was initially scheduled for Wednesday, but was called off with less than 17 minutes remaining due to stormy weather.
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Elon Musk's biggest worry about SpaceX's first astronaut mission isn't the rocket launch - it's the spaceship's return to Earth

Elon Musk's biggest worry about SpaceX's first astronaut mission isn't the rocket launch - it's the spaceship's return to Earth

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

SpaceX is set to launch its first astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday - a mission that would make history, but is not without significant risks .
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, has said his biggest concern is not the rocket launch, though: It's safely returning NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth.
Musk said he's worried about the Crew Dragon spaceship's asymmetric design, which he said has a minor chance of causing the spaceship to rotate.
Such a rotation, he said, could catch superheated plasma in the ship's escape thrusters as it plows through...
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President Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

President Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

“When you're in a hospital, especially... I think it's expected to wear a mask,” President Donald Trump said. Read more ...

LeBron won't wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

LeBron won't wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

“I commend anyone that decides to put something on the back of their jersey," LeBron James said. "It's just something that didn't seriously resonate with my mission, with my goal." Read more ...

Kamaru Usman beats Jorge Masvidal to retain welterweight title at UFC 251

Kamaru Usman beats Jorge Masvidal to retain welterweight title at UFC 251

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday... Read more ...

Somebody paid a record $114,000 for a rare Super Mario Bros. video game

Somebody paid a record $114,000 for a rare Super Mario Bros. video game

An anonymous buyer bid a record $114,000 for a rare, unopened copy of the classic video game Super Mario Bros. Read more ...

Police execute search warrant at home of Missouri couple who pointed guns at...

Police execute search warrant at home of Missouri couple who pointed guns at protesters

A search warrant was served Friday evening and the gun Mark McCloskey was holding in the now-viral video was seized. Read more ...

Supreme Court vacates 4 more sentences after Oklahoma ruling

Supreme Court vacates 4 more sentences after Oklahoma ruling

Justices concluded that Congress had never officially terminated the reservations' autonomy before combining what had been the Indian and Oklahoma territories into the state of... Read more ...

Walt Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

Walt Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months. Read more ...

San Gabriel Mission ravaged in early morning fire

San Gabriel Mission ravaged in early morning fire

Southern California's historic San Gabriel Mission, which was built 1771, was ravaged by an early morning fire Saturday. There were no injuries. According to NBC News, the... Read more ...

More sunny, seasonable weather ahead for Sunday

More sunny, seasonable weather ahead for Sunday

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UN Security Council adopts Syria cross-border aid resolution, but refuses to...

UN Security Council adopts Syria cross-border aid resolution, but refuses to address humanitarian costs of sanctions

The UN Security Council has finally reached a compromise, agreeing to keep one checkpoint in militant-controlled Idlib open for aid deliveries from Turkey. After vetoing two... Read more ...