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The Morning After: OnePlus unveils the 7T Pro

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links OnePlus Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Dyson won’t make an EV, but Toyota’s adding a plug to its hybrid RAV4 and has given the fuel cell-powered Mirai a stylish makeover. Also, there’s an upgraded OnePlus smartphone coming to some of you, and ESPN is finally jumping into 4K. It’s […]

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NASA’s ICON launches to study the boundary between Earth and space

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer or ICON spacecraft is finally in orbit after years of delays and postponed launches. A Northrop Grumman aircraft carried ICON, which was strapped to a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket, to an altitude of 39,000 feet. At 9:59 PM EDT on October 10th, the carrier […]

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SpaceX Crew Dragon could fly astronauts to the ISS in early 2020

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, talks with SpaceX chief engineer Elon Musk, right, in front of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, about the progress to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station, from American soil, as part of the agency’s commercial crew program at SpaceX headquarters, in Hawthorne, Calif., […]

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Astronauts bioprint beef in space for the first time

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roscosmos Lab-grown meat is no longer confined to Earth — Aleph Farms and partners have successfully grown meat in space for the first time. The experiment, conducted aboard the Russian section of the International Space Station on September 26th, used a bioprinter from 3D Bioprinting Solutions to produce a cultivated […]

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Elon Musk and NASA’s administrator will talk Crew Dragon on Thursday

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft sits on launch pad 39A prior to the uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., March 1, 2019. Mike Blake / Reuters Just before Elon Musk took a victory lap […]

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Northrop’s satellite refueling spacecraft launches on October 9th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Northrop Grumman Space junk is hard to completely avoid when satellites can only carry so much fuel, but that might not be a problem for much longer. Northrop Grumman and NASA are launching a “first-of-its-kind” refueling vessel, the Mission Extension Vehicle, aboard a Russian rocket on October 9th. The inaugural […]

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NASA shares the odd sounds from its Mars seismometer

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP NASA’s InSight lander is providing a veritable soundtrack for Mars. The agency has posted a handful of recordings from the SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) that give a feel for Mars’ activity. Two of them are “representative” marsquakes, and might be good for testing the bass […]

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The Morning After: A ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ preview

Engadget RSS Feed Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome back! Apple’s latest iOS update is here, and the difference from .0 to .1 is bigger than you might expect. Also, Flight Simulator is making a comeback, and on Saturday, Elon Musk set the timetable for Starship test flights. Let’s try that again.iOS 13.1 review […]

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Elon Musk hopes SpaceX’s Starship will reach orbit in six months

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SpaceX, Twitter Elon Musk’s ambitious plans for Starship extend to the timeline for its first flights. As part of a Q&A session at SpaceX’s presentation, Musk outlined plans for rapid prototyping that could get the vessel into space in a short time frame. Starship Mk1 (above) at Boca Chica, Texas […]

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SpaceX’s plan for in-orbit Starship refueling: a second Starship

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Starship in-space refueling. SpaceX During an update on the SpaceX Starship program, Elon Musk just showed off a brief clip that explained part of the plan for using these vehicles to reach Mars. It involved a Starship in orbit around Earth, meeting a similarly-sized vehicle to refuel before it goes […]

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