Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Behold! SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon Spaceship Is On the Launchpad

Behold! SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon Spaceship Is On the Launchpad SpaceX set for its first orbital test flight of Crew Dragon
Cary Marshall | 10 January, 2019, 07:53

NASA said in November that it expects the first manned flights of Crew Dragon to take place in June.

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has announced that the SpaceX Starship test flight is due in four to eight weeks. All eyes will be on both companies in 2019 as they inch their way towards their goals, and SpaceX just teased that they're nearly ready to hit a big milestone.

No official launch date has been set from NASA, as most of the space agency workers are on furlough right now.

Under the Commercial Crew Program, NASA and industry partners prepare for the next generation of American spacecraft that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station from here, the Space Coast of Florida.

The Crew Dragon's first test flight is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, but it might be delayed because of the ongoing partial government shutdown in the United States.

We could be only weeks away from the first major test of a private spaceship created to take American astronauts back to space on an American rocket from American soil.

More news: Jimmy Kimmel Gives Federal Workers a Job During Government Shutdown

Aside from the flight schedule, Musk also revealed what the test Starship will look like. It's still an early stage test, and doesn't mean Crew Dragon will be ready for passengers immediately, or even within months.

Both SpaceX and Boeing are working on their crew capsules that will take US astronauts to the International Space Station.

Since the retirement of the space shuttle almost eight years ago, NASA has bought expensive rides on Russian rockets.

Dragon-2 is an improved version of reusable private spaceship Dragon company SpaceX.

SpaceX shared a particularly gorgeous shot of the Falcon 9 against a backdrop of rosy clouds. The spacecraft is created to fly up to seven astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit.

First flights of new space vehicles carry inherent risk. It will use parachutes to splash down in the ocean, also like the uncrewed Dragon.

Recommended

  • Ranveer Singh And Ranbir Kapoor Are 'Special' To Me, Says Alia Bhatt

    Ranveer Singh And Ranbir Kapoor Are 'Special' To Me, Says Alia Bhatt

    The film celebrates the journey of a boy of Mumbai streets as he goes on to become one of India's most notable rappers. Kalki Koechlin also plays a significant role in the film. "This is my film and I think only I could have done it".
    Jerry Jones buys 109-meter superyacht

    Jerry Jones buys 109-meter superyacht

    At the time, the 290-foot yacht, named Nirvana , was up for sale with a price tag of about $300 million. The yacht was constructed by Dutch company Oceanco and engineered by Lateral Naval Architects.
    Bullard Warns of a U.S. Recession If Fed Keeps Raising Rates

    Bullard Warns of a U.S. Recession If Fed Keeps Raising Rates

    The S&P 500 index of USA stocks has fallen 12 percent since a September peak. The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook On China, Wall Street And Innovation

    Apple CEO Tim Cook On China, Wall Street And Innovation

    Long the biggest company by market capitalization, Apple is now fourth behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet. We're taking what has been with the institutions and empowering the individual to manage their health".
    IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds in Shutdown After All

    IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds in Shutdown After All

    Those who need the refunds the most are also usually among the first to file during the January to April tax season. Herron says despite the shutdown , automated payments will continue and taxpayers can also mail payments.
    Adidas Debuts 2019 NHL All-Star Jerseys Made From Parley Ocean Plastic

    Adidas Debuts 2019 NHL All-Star Jerseys Made From Parley Ocean Plastic

    The jerseys, created by adidas in conjunction with Parley Ocean Plastic, are made with re-purposed plastic debris from the ocean. But rather than have an abundance of colors out on the ice, the league paired up with Adidas to make colorless jerseys.
  • Dramatic moment helicopter rescues injured skier in Alps

    Dramatic moment helicopter rescues injured skier in Alps

    Nicolas Derely wrote in a Facebook post that he was with his family skiing on January 2 when his son's friend injured his knee. The pilot managed to hold the vehicle in place so that the right-hand landing skid remained in contact with the mountainside.
    Vacaville: Roommate Busted For Stealing Scratcher Lottery Ticket Worth $10M

    Vacaville: Roommate Busted For Stealing Scratcher Lottery Ticket Worth $10M

    According to investigators, he was not only told that his ticket was not a victor , but also that it had been altered. The officials were told at the Lucky Grocery Store, where the ticket was purchased, that it might have been stolen.
    US Says China Willing to Buy More American as Trade Talks End

    US Says China Willing to Buy More American as Trade Talks End

    Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said a one-day extension in talks showed both sides are serious about the negotiations. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said it wants any deal to include "ongoing verification and effective enforcement".
  • $650 DJI Smart Controller announced for DJI drones with OcuSync 2.0

    $650 DJI Smart Controller announced for DJI drones with OcuSync 2.0

    The Smart Controller aims to replace a regular controller, smartphone/tablet, cable, and sunshade with an integrated solution. DJI GO-Share lets pilots quickly transfer photos and videos from the Controller to smartphones and tablets.
    New coach trusted by Timberwolves

    New coach trusted by Timberwolves

    Taylor has made clear that he expects results this season, but I thought Thibs would get the entire year to show them. While Saunders will serve as the interim coach of the team, it is highly-likely that he will be replaced soon.
    Packers' LaFleur excited to work with Rodgers

    Packers' LaFleur excited to work with Rodgers

    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the Packers "moved quickly on LaFleur" rather than take the time for a second round of interviews. LaFleur takes over for Mike McCarthy, who was sacked during the season following a stunning home loss to Arizona on December 2.

Comatose woman who had baby is hospitalized, police say Comatose woman who had baby is hospitalized, police say Several sources close to the case told KPHO that there is much more to be uncovered about the abuse allegations at this facility. Hacienda has said it will "do everything in [its] power to bring this police investigation to a quick conclusion".

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result Many have seen this election as Congo's first chance at a democratic, peaceful transfer of power since independence in 1960. On Tuesday, Fayulu and six other presidential candidates issued a statement saying that the results "cannot be negotiated".

How Much Could Wife of Amazon's Jeff Bezos Get in Divorce? How Much Could Wife of Amazon's Jeff Bezos Get in Divorce? Amazon this week passed Microsoft to become the world's biggest publicly traded company by market capitalization. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have four children, including three sons and a daughter adopted from China.

Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for 2019 National Football League draft Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for 2019 National Football League  draft Slusser adds that there is no possibility Murray could play both baseball and football professionally at the same time. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller said talk of Murray staying with football has been "heating up".

BMW 7 Series Facelift Reveals Its Front Facade In A Leaked Image BMW 7 Series Facelift Reveals Its Front Facade In A Leaked Image Well it looks like the facelift 7 Series will also get a similar-looking design when it's officially unveiled to the public. The sixth generation, codenamed G11/G12, of the flagship sedan launched in 2015 and is due for a mid-cycle refresh.

Google's and Lenovo’s Smart Clock makes your morning alarm less terrible Google's and Lenovo’s Smart Clock makes your morning alarm less terrible Well, Lenovo is aiming to bring them back from the dead! Lenovo has also offered some exciting customizable clock faces. Unfortunately, it's powered via a non-USB cable, making you reliant on their in-the-box cable for getting it powered.

The demonic Bird Box monster is revealed in behind-the-scenes photos The demonic Bird Box monster is revealed in behind-the-scenes photos The Fuel Masters also had ropes on their ankles that were tied to each other as tried to walk together with their blindfolds on. The whole point of the movie is you can't look at the monsters, which is why Bullock wears a blindfold throughout the film.

Did The Sopranos Kill Tony Soprano in the Series Finale? But he began to rethink the idea in recent years when reminiscing about his own childhood experiences in the city of Newark. Even after talking to Chase , Seitz and Sepinwall are still arguing about it .

Adam Gase to Become New York Jets' Head Coach Adam Gase to Become New York Jets' Head Coach Gase will replace Todd Bowles, who was sacked by the Jets after four seasons following the end of the 2018 season. This came on the same day as former Jets coach Todd Bowles was hired as Tampa Bay's defensive coordinator.

Theresa May brings ailing Brexit deal back to Parliament Theresa May brings ailing Brexit deal back to Parliament So at that point MPs could - at last, some would say - vote on what form of Brexit or no-Brexit (via a referendum ) they would support.

R. Kelly Under Investigation in Georgia Following New Documentary's Abuse Allegations R. Kelly Under Investigation in Georgia Following New Documentary's Abuse Allegations "There is nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of both victims and witnesses". Kelly's former manager, after he allegedly threatened the father of one of Kelly's alleged victims, Joycelyn Savage.

Warriors ask National Basketball Association to investigate Cavs' signing, release of Patrick McCaw Warriors ask National Basketball Association  to investigate Cavs' signing, release of Patrick McCaw Fast facts: who is Patrick McCaw? The move will increase Toronto's luxury tax bill by $2.56 million, ESPN's Bobby Marks added . McCaw couldn't have signed for these terms while a restricted free agent, as an offer sheet must be for at least two seasons.

Adam Gase to be new Jets head coach Prior to his time as head coach in Miami, Gase was an offensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos . Gase will replace Todd Bowles, who was sacked by the Jets after four seasons following the end of the 2018 season.

Larry Ellison discloses $1B stake in Tesla Larry Ellison discloses $1B stake in Tesla Ellison is worth just shy of $60 billion and according to Tesla's filing his personal investment now stands at a billion dollars. Tesla shares were trading 0.9 percent higher at $338 million in the pre-market in NY , giving a market value of $58 billion.

Mystery repeating energy bursts in deep space 'could be aliens' Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada . The FRBs were detected first by accident in 2007 as a burst signal in radio astronomy data collected in 2001 was spotted.