Monthly Archives: February 2019

Opera gets to the core of Steve Jobs’ character

You shouldn’t expect to glean startup tips from “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” the one-act opera staged by the Seattle Opera this week and next. And don’t expect to hear the brand names “Apple” or “iPhone” or even “Microsoft” sung. But you can … Continue reading

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Wreck of the USS Strong found after 76 years

The USS Strong put in less than a year of service at sea, but the destroyer and its crew nevertheless earned a place of honor in the U.S. Navy’s history of World War II. Now the Strong’s legacy is once … Continue reading

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3 die in crash of Atlas cargo jet with Amazon link

An Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo jet crashed today into Trinity Bay on the Texas Gulf Coast with three people on board, the Federal Aviation Administration said. “Human remains have been found on scene,” the FBI’s Houston office said. “At … Continue reading

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Firefly Aerospace gets a Florida launch site

Firefly Aerospace, a Texas-based launch venture that was lifted out of bankruptcy, says it’s struck a deal with Space Florida to establish business operations at Cape Canaveral Spaceport. The terms of the newly executed agreement call for Firefly to build a 150,000-square-foot … Continue reading

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SpaceX readies test dummy for milestone launch

NASA gave the all-clear today for the first test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship to the International Space Station in a week, setting the stage for crewed missions later this year. There won’t be any crew aboard this first Crew Dragon, … Continue reading

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New Horizons’ view of space snowman hits its peak

The scientists behind NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have released the sharpest possible view of the mission’s latest target, a smooshed-in cosmic snowman known as 2014 MU69 or Ultima Thule. New Horizons captured gigabytes’ worth of imagery and data as it … Continue reading

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SpaceShipTwo carries three people for the first time

Virgin Galactic followed up on last December’s first SpaceShipTwo flight past the 50-mile space milestone by sending up its first non-pilot on today’s test flight. The crew member who accompanied the two pilots was Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic’s chief astronaut instructor (and wife … Continue reading

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