Black Hole and Neutron Star Collisions Detected Twice in Ten Days

Two instances of black hole-neutron star collision events have been detected using the Advanced LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors, details of which have been published today in Astrophysical Journal Letters. Previous gravitational wave detections have spotted black holes colliding, and neutron stars merging, this is the first time that scientists have detected a collision …

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Another Billionaire Survives Flight to Space

Jeff Bezos had a successful suborbital flight. He flew on his Blue Origin rocket. Congratulations to Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin. SOURCES- Blue Origin, NPR Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 …

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GPS Accuracy Improvements

China’s BeiDou global navigation system was completed in June 2020 provides positioning accuracy of 1.5 to two meters to anyone in the world. GPS World provides details. From March to June 2020, two BDS-3 GEO satellites were launched, while the in-orbit tests of two IGSO satellites, two GEO satellites, and two MEO satellites were completed. …

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Virgin Galactic Has Successful Sub-orbital Flight With Branson and Others

Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 mission has successfully flown billionaire Richard Branson on his first flight into space. Congratulations to Virgin Galactic and Branson. This is the culmination of a long journey that started with Xprize and Peter Diamandis and Burt Rutan and Spaceship One. On October 4, 2004, XPRIZE captured the world’s attention by awarding …

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China’s Space Ladder Vision Would Be a $200 Billion Space Shuttle Mistake

China has been pretty good at large engineering projects. Readers of Nextbigfuture over the last 15 years know that Nextbigfuture tracks all of China’s megaprojects and all of the major space, energy and technology projects that have ever been proposed. China does not have infinite funds and I will go over the fundamental engineering, science, …

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Gwynn Shotwell and SpaceX Orbital Super Heavy Starship Raptor Engines

SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell, a Northwestern graduate, delivered a commencement address from the SpaceX factory in Hawthorne, California. Gwynn walked in the SpaceX factory in front of a graphic that shows the delivery of Raptor engines for the new orbital Starship test rocket. About 11 Raptors were delivered over 25 days. This means the complete …

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