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NASA-Russia Alliance in Space Is Shaken by Events on Planet Earth

When Russia’s military blasted an old satellite to smithereens last month with an antisatellite missile, American officials reacted angrily, warning that thousands of tiny pieces of new orbital debris could endanger astronauts on the International Space Station. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, seemed to share some of that frustration. “No, I …

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Something keeps exploding in space and astronomers have no idea what it is

Something keeps exploding in space and astronomers have no idea what it is

After watching a bizarre space object repeatedly explode over 1,600 times in fairly short order, astronomers are still at a loss as to what it actually is. The object is the source of a fast radio burst (FRB), a strange space phenomenon that was only discovered in 2007 and of which very little is known.  …

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Mars never had a chance: new study says Red Planet just too small to hold onto water

Mars never had a chance: new study says Red Planet just too small to hold onto water

Many satellite and robotic expeditions to Mars have documented the Red Planet’s many river valleys, lake beds, and flood channels, revealing a landscape carved by an ancient and active water cycle. But today, Mars is as dry as a bone, and if a new study is correct, the size of the planet itself might be …

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SpaceX surpasses Apollo with tallest-ever rocket on a launchpad

SpaceX surpasses Apollo with tallest-ever rocket on a launchpad

SpaceX set a world record this week for the tallest rocket ever assembled after it stacked and mated its Starship spacecraft onto the company’s main Super Heavy rocket booster, beating out the NASA Saturn V rocket that sent Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon. Starship Serial No. 20 (SN20) was hoisted up by crane onto …

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How to know if your Amazon Kindle will lose internet access soon

How to know if your Amazon Kindle will lose internet access soon

Depending on what type of Amazon Kindle ereader you use, your trusty literature tool might soon lose access to the internet, or at least to mobile data connectivity, thanks to 3G networks shutting down in various places towards the end of 2021.  Amazon has confirmed as much, including listing which devices will be affected (which you can …

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Solar Storm With Massive Speed of 1.6 Million KMPH Expected To Hit Earth This Weekend

Solar Storm With Massive Speed of 1.6 Million KMPH Expected To Hit Earth This Weekend; Solar Winds Could trigger a Geomagnetic Storm Above Planet

Mumbai, July 11: A powerful solar storm is approaching the Earth at a massive speed of 1.6 million kilometres per hour. The storm with the Earth either on July 11 or July 12. These solar winds could trigger a geomagnetic storm above the planet. According to a report by the website Spaceweather.com, the storm is originated …

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Virgin Galactic acknowledges Branson's pre-launch bike ride never happened

Virgin Galactic acknowledges Branson’s pre-launch bike ride never happened

Virgin Galactic Holding Inc acknowledged on Tuesday that billionaire founder Richard Branson never rode a bicycle to the launch site of his space flight on Sunday, as depicted in a highly publicized video included in the company’s webcast of the event.  The video clip showed Branson riding his bike toward New Mexico’s state-owned Spaceport America …

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First look and where to sit when flying Breeze Airways’ Embraer jets

First look and where to sit when flying Breeze Airways’ Embraer jets

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Southwest bans woman accused of assaulting flight attendant

Southwest bans woman accused of assaulting flight attendant

Southwest Airlines has banned a woman accused of punching a flight attendant in the face last weekend in an incident that highlighted a recent increase in unruly passengers. An airline executive disclosed the ban Thursday in a message to employees. The incident happened shortly after a plane from Sacramento, California, landed in San Diego on …

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Breeze Airways setting up base in Norfolk

Breeze Airways setting up base in Norfolk

Breeze Airways, a new low-cost airline, will invest $5.2 million to build an operations center in Norfolk, producing 116 jobs, the governor’s office announced Friday. The airline also will offer nonstop flights out of Richmond International Airport and Norfolk International Airport. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based startup company, which offers service to mid-size U.S. markets, …

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‘Amber-list’ countries: Hundreds of thousands of Britons have booked flights, says Ryanair boss

‘Amber-list’ countries: Hundreds of thousands of Britons have booked flights, says Ryanair boss

Hundreds of thousands of Britons have booked flights to “amber-list” countries, despite calls from Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to holiday there, it has been claimed. Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary claims that people have “been booking in their droves” to visit countries such as Greece and Spain in the past four weeks. On Wednesday, …

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Covid-19 surge: US urges citizens to return home from India through available flights

Covid-19 surge: US urges citizens to return home from India through available flights

The United Airlines and Air India are continuing to operate numerous direct flights weekly from India to the US, a State Department health alert said. Additional flight options remain available on Air France, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha. US citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book …

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Amid disaster in India, coronavirus restrictions easing in US, Europe

Amid disaster in India, coronavirus restrictions easing in US, Europe

Air travel in the U.S. hit its highest mark since COVID-19 took hold more than 13 months ago, while European Union officials are proposing to ease restrictions on visitors to the continent as the vaccine sends new cases and deaths tumbling in more affluent countries. The improving picture in many places contrasts with the worsening …

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