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NASA’s Orion crew capsule is officially complete and ready to prep for its first Moon mission

NASA’s 50th anniversary celebrations weren’t limited to just remembrances of past achievements – the space agency also marked the day by confirming that the Orion crew capsule that will bring astronauts back to the Moon for the first time since the end of the Apollo program is ready for its first trip to lunar orbit, ...

Elon Musk says Starship prototypes will have first test flights in ‘2 to 3 months’

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes that both the Texas and Florida Starship prototype rockets being developed by the private space company will fly “in 2 to three months,” which is an aggressive timeline considering the planned untethered flight of its Starhopper demonstration prototype missed its target of running this past week. SpaceX is developing two ...

Florida homes invaded by scurrying onslaught of land *****

Endless casts of land ***** have invaded a neighborhood in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Apparently heavy rains have driven the crustaceans to seek shelter in people's homes. Groceries have reported a run on butter. (OK, that last part isn't true.)

“My wife stands out here with a broom when I’m trying to back the car out ...

SpaceX and NASA detail cause of Dragon test failure, crewed flight this year looks ‘increasingly difficult’

SpaceX held a press conference on Monday to discuss the results of a months-long investigation conducted by itself and NASA into an anomaly that took place during a static fire test in April. The investigation found that the “anomaly” which occurred during the test was the result of oxidizer mixing at very high pressure with ...

Florida DMV makes millions selling Floridians’ data…for pennies (and you can’t opt out)

Axciom buys records from Florida's DMV (which include non-driver IDs) at $0.01/each.

They're just one of many, many data-brokers who buy data from the state's DMV. So many, in fact, that the state turned over $77m in data-sales in 2017.

These get sold for bill collection and insurance purposes, and are not supposed to be used for ...

Trump Doral resort to host golf tourney run by ***** club, dancers auctioned off as ‘caddy girls’

How bad are things at Donald Trump's garbage Doral golf resort? On Saturday the resort is scheduled to host a golf tournament run by a Miami-based ***** club.

“The club is auctioning off dancers as 'girl caddies',” writes the Washington Post's David Fahrenthold. “But it says there will be no ****** at the ...

Florida school principal unsure if Holocaust happened now certain to lose job

When asked how his school taught The Holocaust, Spanish River High School principal William Latson said that "I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event" and that “you have your thoughts, but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs.”

After a year of anger ...

SpaceX contracted by NASA to launch black hole and neutron star research craft

SpaceX has been awarded a new contract by NASA to launch the agency’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE. This research spacecraft will study polarized light from sources including neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae and supermassive black holes, and provide much more imaging than existing space-based observation resources. The mission will help scientists in the ...

Small fire breaks out and is extinguished at SpaceX’s Florida Starship facility

A small fire broke out Monday at SpaceX’s Florida facility focused on development of Starship, the company’s next-generation rocket. The facility is one of two SpaceX development centres for Starship, which is intended to be a new, entirely reusable spacecraft that will help the company move closer to its goal of reaching Mars. “This afternoon, ...

ICE mined driver’s license photos for ****** recognition

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are using ****** recognition software to trawl through millions of driver’s license photos provided by 21 states to search and find suspects. News broke over the weekend that the FBI and immigration officials access images — often without obtaining a search warrant or court order — in order to identify ...