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darpaAstra Rocket Vertical for Launch Rehersal

Astra rocket “1 of 3” has been vertical position at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska. Today the team is going through “wet dress rehearsal” in which the liquid propellant will be added to the rocket, but not fired. See …

internetNextbigfuture Comment System Disabled

Readers of Nextbigfuture. The Spot.im comment system had to be disabled. It was preventing people from reading the site on mobile. It was at least a problem with Safari. I had been trying to work with Spot.im to turn off …

coronavirusCoronavirus Statistics from Clearly Identified People on the Cruise Ship

There are currently at least 705 confirmed cases of coronavirus that stemmed from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Four Diamond Princess passengers have died. There were 3700 passengers on the ship. We know everyone who was on the ship and …

coronavirusIran Has More Coronavirus Deaths Other Than Hubei Province

Iran has officially reported 26 deaths from Coronavirus while the Chinese province with the second most coronavirus deaths is Henan with 20. There were unofficial reports yesterday that Iran had 50 coronavirus deaths. Iran has 245 cases and 26 official …

amazon goAmazon Go Grocery Opens in Seattle

Amazon has opened a cashierless grocery store in Seattle and will open a Los Angeles store soon. Amazon has published various pricing and they have competitive regular pricing and aggressively priced specials. The Seattle store is 7700 square feet which …

futureVirgin Galactic Sees Demand for Million Dollar Premium Sub-orbital Tourism

Virgin Galactic sees demand for premium million-dollar packages for sub-orbital space tourism. They will first expand to spaceports on every continent. They want to expand their system and integrate with regular air ports. They want to get to high-speed point …

darpaAstra Launching Rockets Moved in a Shipping Container Needing Only Days to Prepare

Astra Space is developing pump-fed, liquid bipropellant propulsion engines for DARPA and NASA. The current vehicle, Rocket 3.0, is designed to have a payload capacity of approximately 100 kg to low earth orbit. The first Rocket 3.0 vehicle has completed …

coronavirusModerna Coronavirus Vaccine Samples Shipped

Moderna shipped the first samples of messenger RNA based coronavirus vaccine to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in Bethesda Maryland. Human clinical trials should start in 6 weeks and the results could be available in July. The …

biotechnologyCoronavirus Is Bat Coronavirus With SARS Receptor

Genetic analysis of the COVID-19 virus shows that it is very similar to a coronavirus in bats but the receptor binding looks like the receptor for SARS. This could happen naturally with slow changes of one in ten thousand sequences …

coronavirusCoronavirus Fatality Statistics By Age, Gender and Conditions

There are coronavirus (COVID-19) fatality statistics based on age, gender and pre-existing conditions. The rates are mainly for hospitalized cases in China. There is likely 5-10 times as many people who caught the virus but had no symptoms or did …