Gorgeous timelapse shows starry night at rocket launch site
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Gorgeous timelapse shows starry night at rocket launch site

It’s hard to go wrong with a timelapse of a star-filled sky, but throw in the imposing accoutrements of a rocket launch site and you end up with something really rather special. A beautiful timelapse (top) released recently by the European Space Agency (ESA) captures a stunning starry sky over its Spaceport in French Guiana, Read more

Boeing names date for second Starliner capsule test flight
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Boeing names date for second Starliner capsule test flight

Boeing’s first orbital test flight of its Starliner spacecraft ended in failure in 2019, so the aviation giant is keen to get it right second time around. Following extensive work on the spacecraft to correct all of the flaws that ruined its first outing, Boeing and NASA are now targeting July 30 for the capsule’s Read more

Watch Tesla’s Cybertruck cruising the streets of New York City
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Watch Tesla’s Cybertruck cruising the streets of New York City

Tesla’s futuristic Cybertruck pickup was spotted cruising through the streets of New York City on Saturday, May 8, just hours before Elon Musk, the company’s flamboyant CEO, hosted Saturday Night Live. Tesla tweeted a short clip showing the pickup — or a prototype of the as-yet-unreleased vehicle — passing by Radio City Music Hall in Read more

Jazz up your iPhone videos with these creative ideas from Apple
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Jazz up your iPhone videos with these creative ideas from Apple

If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to shoot more engaging videos on your iPhone — or any smartphone for that matter — then check out a new video released by Apple with exactly that aim in mind. Made in collaboration with creatives Donghoon Jun and James Thornton of Incite, the video, titled Everyday Read more

NASA’s Mars helicopter aiming for new record on next flight
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NASA’s Mars helicopter aiming for new record on next flight

Save for the occasional glitch, NASA couldn’t be happier with the way its Ingenuity Mars helicopter is performing on the red planet. Its first flight on April 19 saw Ingenuity become the first aircraft to achieve powered, controlled flight on another planet, effortlessly handling Mars’ extremely thin atmosphere. Since then, the 4-pound, 19-inch-tall machine has Read more

NASA’s mighty moon rocket completes its gentlest mission ever
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NASA’s mighty moon rocket completes its gentlest mission ever

For such a powerful piece of machinery, it’s incongruous to see NASA’s SLS moon rocket taking a leisurely barge trip. The space agency used the enormous Pegasus barge to transport its 212-foot-tall (64.6 meters), 27.6-foot-diameter (8.4 meters) core stage booster from the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, where it underwent testing, Read more

NASA offers tips on what to look out for in May’s night sky
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NASA offers tips on what to look out for in May’s night sky

NASA has returned with its monthly update on the viewable treats in the night sky during May 2021. Moon, Saturn, Jupiter triangle First up, early on Tuesday, May 4, you’ll be able to spot a large triangle formation comprising the moon, Saturn, and Jupiter. With clear skies and a body clock that keeps you awake Read more

A car and a computer help shopper complete wacky parking project
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A car and a computer help shopper complete wacky parking project

Everyone needs a project. Gareth Wild’s involved parking his Skoda Octavia in every single space at his local supermarket. And six years after starting out, he’s finally finished. The 39-year-old Brit set himself the offbeat challenge in a bid to make his weekly supermarket visits less mundane. And he took the effort seriously, too, utilizing Read more

Watch the world’s largest plane ace its second test flight
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Watch the world’s largest plane ace its second test flight

The world’s largest airplane roared over California’s Mojave Desert on Thursday, April 29, in its second test flight. Stratolaunch’s insanely huge “Roc” plane sports a record-breaking 117-meter (385-foot) wingspan. And at 76.3 meters (250 feet), it’s slightly longer than the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380. It also has six engines and 28 wheels. Read more

Mars helicopter’s rotors fail to spin for ambitious fourth flight
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Mars helicopter’s rotors fail to spin for ambitious fourth flight

Ingenuity stayed stuck on the Martian surface on Thursday when it was supposed to be flying high. A software issue prevented NASA’s helicopter from lifting off for what would have been the aircraft’s fourth and most ambitious flight to date. Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is overseeing Ingenuity’s Mars mission, described the Read more