After a delay, NASA and SpaceX are now set to try to launch astronauts to the the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. It will be the first mission to launch astronauts from the American soil on an American rocket to the ISS since 2011. The Demo-2 mission, that is also being called Launch America, has been scheduled for 7:22pm GMT on Saturday, May 30 (12:52am IST on Sunday, May 31). The Demo-1 mission was the uncrewed test flight that launched successfully in March this year. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be taken to the ISS onboard
Google’s popular map service on Wednesday added more ways for people to engage with local businesses struggling to survive the economic hit of the coronavirus pandemic. The Google Maps enhancements were touted as part of an effort to help small shops and restaurants. They come a week after Facebook unveiled free tools for retailers to create online storefronts on the social network and Instagram.
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ARM, the semiconductor firm owned by Softbank, on Tuesday released new technology aimed at helping Android devices catch up to Apple’s iPhone models for certain computing tasks such as video games. ARM’s technology powers the processors in both iPhones and Android devices. But Apple extensively customises what are called computing “cores” on its chips, while many Android devices hew more closely to designs developed and sold by ARM itself.
In recent years, mobile phones have used a mix of high-performance cores that are speedy at computing but drain a phone’s battery and power-efficient cores that are slower but preserve battery.
Mi Band 5 fitness tracker’s existence is yet to be confirmed by Xiaomi, however, ahead of its launch, the smart device is already doing rounds over the Internet. A tipster on Weibo has now shared the alleged live photos of the Mi Band 5 that also highlight its new charger design. Additionally, the tipster also indicated the alleged pricing of the smart band. Earlier this week, a report had suggested that the Mi Band 5 will come with Amazon Alexa support.
Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX’s new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the International Space Station, the US space agency said on Friday.
The launch is scheduled for May 27 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will arrive at the ISS the following day. The mission, SpaceX’s first carrying humans, marks the company’s climactic test before NASA can certify its Crew Dragon capsule for regular operational flights.
Space Shuttle veterans Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are set
It all started with the dream of growing a rose on Mars.
That vision, Elon Musk’s vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. Now, those rockets will launch NASA astronauts from Florida to the International Space Station — the first time a for-profit company will carry astronauts into the cosmos.
It’s a milestone in the effort to commercialise space. But for Musk’s company, SpaceX, it’s also the latest milestone in a wild ride that began with epic failures and the threat of bankruptcy.
If the company’s eccentric founder and