Launch, Land, Launch - SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket
The launch from the Kennedy Space Center in the U.S. state of Florida will be the first with a reused Falcon 9 booster stage that was recovered from a previous flight, media reported.
The Thursday launch could also mark a huge moment for the private space sector as a whole. After flying more than 4,000 miles per hour and descending from about 460,000 feet, the first stage of the Falcon 9 used small thrusters to align itself for landing and then fired its main engines to slow as it reentered the atmosphere, landing on the autonomous drone shipOf Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean. After successfully showcasing their skill in landing rockets on solid ground, they moved to landing the spacecraft to floating drone ships at sea.
"We're here at the edge of quite a significant bit of history", said Martin Halliwell, chief technology officer with satellite operator SES. Assuming the rocket doesn't become a museum piece after that, maybe we'll see it fly again. "This is a hugely important milestone".
USF player cut from football team after road-rage shooting
Jimenez, who has a valid concealed weapons permit, removed his gun from his waistband and placed it on the seat next to his leg. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing or opposing an officer without violence in March 2012.
Billionaire CEO Elon Musk in the past has said reusability is the key to developing a way to reaching Mars and called it the "fundamental breakthrough" needed in that effort.
SpaceX will send a used Falcon 9 rocket into space carrying a telecommunications satellite from the Space Coast.
Elon musk said earlier that the cost of space-faring will be reduced by a factor of a hundred, and if SpaceX manages to relaunch its rocket, the humanity may enter a new golden age of space exploration. The actions were most unusual, as almost all rocket parts fall into the ocean after launching, they sink and are never recovered or seen again. "That vehicle needs to be created to be reflown right away". (In October, however, she told Space News that SpaceX is only offering 10 percent discounts for the time being.) That means the Falcon 9, which starts at a little more than $60 million, could eventually go for $40 million if it's a reused vehicle. SES S.A a Luxembourg-based communications satellite is the owner and they are taking the risk of being the first company to take a chance on SpaceX's booster. The rocket will carry a satellite called SES-10, which is created to provide television coverage for some parts of Central and South America. The company has contracted with SpaceX for four additional missions, according to Halliwell. "This booster is a really good booster and we are confident". This is highly unusual, as generally most of the rocket parts crash into the ocean, forever sinking at the bottom. Musk has brought in executives from other industries to promote innovation. Because it takes so much energy to get out of the pull of Earth's gravity, rockets are designed in stages with a first stage that carries most of the fuel doing the work of getting the blaster as far as low Earth orbit. The core of the Falcon 9 first flew on April 8, 2016, with a Dragon supply ship on a cargo mission to the International Space Station, then landed with the assistance of rocket thrust on a mobile platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Rockets cost tens of millions of dollars, and in the past they've typically just been left to burn up in the atmosphere after launch.
China announced, and last week denied , plans to build on the highly strategic Scarborough Shoal near Manila and Subic Bay. It lies 250 miles southeast of a major Chinese submarine base on Hainan Island.
He insisted that the all-digital payment schemes were being adopted by not just urban India but also by the "poorest of the poor". People of India have rejected corruption and black money, PM Modi said.
The 2017 County Health Rankings , which was released Wednesday morning, ranked 83 counties across the state for healthy people. In a ranking of West Virginia's 55 counties, Harrison County has moved from 31st up to 26th in health outcomes .
Although Tillerson alluded to the intensified campaign, he said the Trump administration was still refining its strategy. The story Tillerson urges other countries to cough up more for war on IS first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald .
All signs say that Sushant will play a spy in the film, Sushant wrote on social media, 2018 will be RAW . Everyone Have a question, "Is Sushant playing a spy in the film?" The film is slated to release in 2018.
Committee Democrats argued the amendment did not change the substance of the bill enough to allow a vote based on Senate rules. IN has moved one step closer to making the superintendent for public instruction an appointed rather than an elected position.
Gorillaz will be heading out on the road this summer with the group set to headline their own festival, Demon Dayz, on 10 June. Tickets for this concert were no doubt hard to lock down with all the hype around the band's return and their new material.
As the storms move east, the main threat will be damaging wind, though large hail and tornadoes will remain possible. Instability values for now look pretty low, and forecast soundings are not especially favorable for severe storms.
The suspects wore character masks during the incident, including a pig mask seen in photos from the scene posted on social media. First, the suspects couldn't start their auto in the hotel's parking garage and then they failed to carjack another driver, Lt.
Putin meets Le Pen
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said Le Pen was not a "populist" but a "realist or anti-globalist" figure. As if to solidify her status as part of a global far right movement, Le Pen met with Putin on Friday.
Saints won't give CB Malcolm Butler offer sheet
Players can't be traded unless they are under contract, which is why the timing of Butler signing the tender is important. The deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents to an offer sheet is April 21.
Amazon launches store-pick grocery service in Seattle
Once the beta program is over, Prime customers will be able to use AmazonFresh Pickup for free and as many times as they'd like. The easier and more convenient it is for every person in the world to purchase goods from Amazon , the bigger Amazon gets.
Mickelson off to good start at Match Play in Texas
Casey was always in front advancing to 3-up after 7 holes but with the South Korean winning the next two holes with birdies. He showed up, then drove the green on the par-4 opening hole at Austin Country Club to within 12 feet for eagle.
This is the Samsung Galaxy S8, launching on March 29
Authorities in the USA and elsewhere banned the device from use on planes and even from being placed in checked luggage. You'd think Samsung would be trying to do everything it could to get us to all forget about the Note 7.
Trump 'unbelievably healthy', Treasury secretary says
Same goes for " The Big Short ". "Seven more years?" Allen asked. "Well, I'm not allowed to promote anything that I'm involved in. So I just want to have the legal disclosure that you've asked me the question and I am not promoting any product", Mnuchin said.
Severe storms bring golf ball-sized hail to Texas
It is likely that severe thunderstorms will develop by Wednesday afternoon, spreading east across the Four State region. That area will be at an enhanced risk for severe storms on Monday, with very large hail and damaging winds possible.
Oakland Raiders Relocation: Judgement Day
The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas, but they'll spend at least the next two seasons in Oakland while their new stadium is built. Specifically, Goodell wants to add a "play clock" after touchdowns and extra points to ensure games resume in a timely fashion.
Top Dem Now Wants House Intel Chairman Investigated
Jack Reed is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate ties between Russian interests and President Donald Trump's campaign. Nunes said Wednesday the reports "bothers me and should bother the president and his team".
Amitabh hits back at Aussie media for labeling Kohli 'Trump'
However, the bowling department will remain a cause for concern as Ishant Sharma's lack of wickets have hurt India badly. Smith, whose leadership has developed immensely since the horrors of Hobart last November, cares more about the future.