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Fifty years ago today, millions of people around the world watched as the Apollo 11 mission blasted off from Cape Kennedy in Florida, carrying the first men who would walk on the moon . Both Armstrong and Aldrin then reportedly spent over 21 hours on the Moon's surface during which they collected the surface samples, took photographs, and performed some experiments.
  • Want to Fight Climate Change? Plant 1 Trillion Trees

    Want to Fight Climate Change? Plant 1 Trillion Trees

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    However, it remains unclear if these restoration goals are achievable because researchers do not know how much tree cover might be possible under current or future climate conditions. According to the researchers' calculations, Earth could support an additional 1.6 billion hectares more trees than it now has, to make for a total forest area equaling 4.4 billion hectares of continuous tree cover.
  • NASA plans to send a drone to Saturn's largest moon

    NASA plans to send a drone to Saturn's largest moon

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    Titan is the gorgeous teal-colored icy moon that was discovered by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens in 1655. The U.S. based space agency is set to fly a robot to Saturn's moon Titan in hopes to find living organisms. Dragonfly should be able to measure the progression to determine if life is beginning to form and, if so, how far along it is. Dragonfly is to travel hundreds of kilometers in Titan's atmosphere during the mission that will last about two-and-a-half-years.
  • NASAs Dragonfly to explore Saturns moon for origins, signs of life

    NASAs Dragonfly to explore Saturns moon for origins, signs of life

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    Taking advantage of Titan's dense atmosphere and low gravity, a rotorcraft called "Dragonfly" will fly to dozens of promising locations on Titan looking for prebiotic chemical processes common on both Titan and Earth, the U.S. Upon arrival, Dragonfly will land in the "Shangri-La" dune fields, which NASA likened to the linear dunes in Namibia. Dragonfly will explore this region in short flights, building up to a series of longer "leapfrog" flights of up to 5 miles (8 kilometers), stopping ...
  • SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket, Fails to Recover Center Core

    SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket, Fails to Recover Center Core

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    After its maiden test flight and the Arabsat-6A mission, STP-2 will be the third launch for the Falcon Heavy-the "most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two", according to SpaceX. NASA signed up for a spot on this Falcon Heavy, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Planetary Society and Celestis Inc., which offers memorial flights into space.
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs ‘Green Light Bill’ Allowing Illegal Alien Driver's Licenses

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs ‘Green Light Bill’ Allowing Illegal Alien Driver's Licenses

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    The Senate approved the Green Light Bill with 33 votes to 29, and the result was met with cheers and shouts from the gallery. "It's been an 18-year struggle", immigration rights activist Javier Valdés told the Times . 'The key to this bill is not the political intent but the legal effect. "We hope the attorney general's assessment is correct for the safety of the thousands of undocumented individuals who are relying on her legal opinion", Alphonso David, the counsel to the governor, said ...
  • Premier Horgan promises action after release of missing women inquiry report

    Premier Horgan promises action after release of missing women inquiry report

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    In 2015, a landmark Truth and Reconciliation report into the legacy of residential schools in Canada issued a damning verdict - that the policy amounted to "cultural genocide". She implores people to listen to the concerns of Indigenous women in the report because otherwise they will never understand what the experience is of being an Indigenous woman or girl.
  • Elon Musk reveals Cuphead is coming to Tesla

    Elon Musk reveals Cuphead is coming to Tesla

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    It looks like some cute little Disney thing and you're like, "This plot is very dark". Cuphead on a Tesla doesn't come as a complete surprise, as Musk put out the call for car-based game development about 10 months ago. For very obvious reasons, games can only be played while the vehicle is in park. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk , has revealed that the incredibly hard cartoon platformer, Cuphead , will soon be playable in its fleet of electric vehicles.
  • SpaceX Starlink Satellites Deployed: When Blockstream Integration?

    SpaceX Starlink Satellites Deployed: When Blockstream Integration?

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    At least 12 launches carrying similar payloads are needed to achieve constant internet coverage of most of the world, Musk said. Following the successful launch of the first set of Starlink satellites, astronomers warned that the final phase of the massive project could obstruct our view of space and the stars.