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This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat
Seeking toprovethat a conspiracy of astronautsfabricated theshapeof theEarth,a California man intends tolaunchhimself 1,800 feet highon Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal. Assuming the 500-mph, mile-longflight through the Mojave Desert does not killhim, Mike Hughestold the Associated Press,hisjourney into theatmosflat willmark the first phase ofhis ambitious flat-Earth space program. Hughess ultimate goal isa subsequentlaunch that putshim miles above the Earth,wherethe 61-year-old limousine driver hopes tophotograph proof ofthedisc we all live on.
Nov 21, 2017 8:28PM - Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
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Rendezvous With `Oumuamua
Keith's note: Larger image. Objects are to scale. But the way that this thing rotates might dictate a more prudent station keeping distance.
Nov 21, 2017 6:50PM - NASA Watch (nasawatch.com)
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SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence
SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell a finalist for SpaceNews' Corporate Executive of the Year award previews 2018 in an exclusive interview . WASHINGTON SpaceX, now on track to more than double its personal best for launches conducted in a single year, wants to further accelerate its launch pace in 2018 by perhaps 10 or more missions. We will increase our cadence next year about 50 percent, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO, told SpaceNews in an interview last week.
Nov 21, 2017 4:50PM - SpaceNews.com (spacenews.com)
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Zimbabwe's President Mugabe 'resigns
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power, the Reuters news agency reports. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him.
Nov 21, 2017 3:52PM - BBC News (bbc.co.uk)
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Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels
A secretive Russian nuclear facility has denied it was behind high atmospheric concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106, after Russias meteorological service confirmed levels several hundred times the norm were found in several locations in the country during tests in late September. Greenpeace has called for an investigation into a potential cover-up of a nuclear accident after Russias nuclear agency had denied European reports of increased ruthenium-106 levels. Rosgidromet, the weather monitoring service, released test data on Monday that showed levels were indeed much higher than normal.
Nov 21, 2017 9:52AM - the Guardian (theguardian.com)
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Forbes Welcome
Life is short and the impact that we all can have is much greater when youre doing something to help others.
Nov 19, 2017 7:01PM - forbes.com (forbes.com)
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All the reasons why humans shouldn't colonize Mars, according to experts
Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. Professor Stephen Hawking is eager to see us search for a new planet to call home. NASA is building an engine that could take us there.
Nov 18, 2017 2:02PM - Futurism (futurism.com)
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Walmart To Order 15 Tesla Semi Trucks, Canadian Grocer Loblaw To Order 25
Google+ November 18th, 2017 by James Ayre Following earlier news that the US-based trucking firm JB Hunt would be reserving and ordering a number of Teslas new semi trucks, Walmart and the Canada-based grocery chain Loblaw have both revealed that they will be doing the same. Walmart has revealed that it will be reserving and ordering 15 of the new Tesla semi trucks with 5 slated for use in the US and 10 in Canada. And the Canada-based grocery chain Loblaw has revealed that it will be reserving and ordering a total of 25 of the new all-electric Tesla heavy-duty trucks.
Nov 18, 2017 1:56PM - CleanTechnica (cleantechnica.com)
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US Government to Continue Funding Hurricane-Stricken Puerto Rican Telescope
Yesterday, the National Science Foundation announced that theyll keep the storied Arecibo telescope running in the wake of the Hurricane Maria damage. The NSF concluded that the best way forward was to collaborate with new stakeholders who will both use and maintain the facility, according to the Record of Decision. There could be some potential demolitions of buildings on the site, but funding will continue.
Nov 17, 2017 5:02PM - Gizmodo (gizmodo.com)
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A telescope 100X stronger than Hubble will unveil parts of the cosmos we've never seen
In Brief NASA has announced the selection of 13 research programs that will comprise the Early Release period for the James Webb Space Telescope. The powerful craft will facilitate projects that were previously impossible. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has detailed the 13 proposals that will comprise the initial set of scientific observations carried out using the highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Nov 17, 2017 3:03PM - Futurism (futurism.com)