NASA astronaut Kate Rubins safely returns to Earth
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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins safely returns to Earth

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins emerging from the Soyuz spacecraft shortly after landing in Kazakhstan on Saturday, April 17. NASA NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts have safely returned to Earth after a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Rubins, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov returned aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, landing in Read more

Elon Musk reveals when Starlink internet service will likely exit beta
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Elon Musk reveals when Starlink internet service will likely exit beta

SpaceX launched its Starlink internet service in beta in October 2020. Currently available to a limited number of customers, the broadband service is powered by more than 1,000 small satellites deployed by SpaceX in multiple rocket launches since 2019. Thousands more satellites will be deployed in the coming years as the service continues to expand. Read more

Watch this amazingly clear footage of recent NASA spacewalks
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Watch this amazingly clear footage of recent NASA spacewalks

These days NASA livestreams its spacewalks from outside the International Space Station (ISS), offering interested folks the chance to watch astronauts doing their job in one of the coolest workspaces ever. The real-time footage, however, can sometimes be a bit blurry or unstable, occasionally leaving viewers squinting as they try to work out exactly what Read more

How to use Google Earth’s Timelapse feature to view new 3D content
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How to use Google Earth’s Timelapse feature to view new 3D content

Google has added more enhancements to its impressive Timelapse feature to show in greater detail than ever how our planet has changed over the last 37 years. Google launched its Timelapse feature in 2013, though at the time it was in 2D. The latest update adds 3D imagery, with the new content representing the biggest Read more

Watch highlights of Blue Origin’s space tourism rehearsal
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Watch highlights of Blue Origin’s space tourism rehearsal

Blue Origin’s Audrey Powers takes her seat inside the New Shepard capsule as part of a simulation exercise for a future sub-orbital space tourism service. Blue Origin Blue Origin took another step toward sub-orbital space tourism flights on Wednesday with the successful completion of its 15th rocket launch and landing from its spaceport in Texas. Read more

Watch Ford testing its next-gen driver-assist tech on a mega road trip
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Watch Ford testing its next-gen driver-assist tech on a mega road trip

Ford took its next-generation driver-assist technology on a North American road trip that covered more than 100,000 miles. The hands-free highway driving feature, which the U.S. auto giant is calling BlueCruise (formerly Active Drive Assist), was tested in five 2021 F-150 trucks and five all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E vehicles ahead of a rollout for owners Read more

LG’s awesome rollable TV goes on sale in U.S., but it ain’t cheap
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LG’s awesome rollable TV goes on sale in U.S., but it ain’t cheap

LG caused quite a stir when it unveiled the first production version of its remarkable rollable television at CES 2019. The LG Signature OLED R TV first went on sale six months ago, but only in LG’s home country of South Korea. This month, however, LG’s 65-inch rollable TV has become more widely available, and Read more

Apple may have finally found a partner for the Apple Car
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Apple may have finally found a partner for the Apple Car

The Apple Car may be edging toward reality after a report out of Korea this week suggested the tech giant may have finally found a partner to help it manufacture its electric vehicle (EV). Apple is “very near” to inking a deal with Korean firm LG Electronics and Canadian automotive supplier Magna International, according to Read more

NASA is looking for people for a spaceflight simulation study
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NASA is looking for people for a spaceflight simulation study

NASA has its eye on crewed missions to deep space in the coming years, but what impact will these longer journeys have on the human mind and body? To learn more, NASA and its counterparts around have been conducting occasional Earth-based simulation tests that involve placing a small number of people in conditions that replicate Read more

Blue Origin’s next rocket test will put humans on board, sort of
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Blue Origin’s next rocket test will put humans on board, sort of

A crew will climb aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket shortly before its next flight test on Wednesday, April 14 … and then climb back out again before launch. Blue Origin, the commercial space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, will use the 15th test of its sub-orbital rocket to run through what it Read more