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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity 22 launch with Richard Branson. See video and photos of the flight., ,

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Update 12:57 p.m. EDT: Richard Branson and the Unity 22 crew have safely landed back at Spaceport America. Read the full story here. On July 11, Virgin Galactic made a giant leap toward commercial suborbital spaceflight. The company launched its first fully crewed flight of its SpaceShipTwo space plane Unity with a special passenger on board: the company’s billionaire founder …

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Virgin Galactic teams with Omaze to raffle off 2 tickets to space to the public, ,

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Virgin Galactic is offering a free ride to suborbital space to two contest winners from the general public. The company announced a partnership Sunday (July 11) with charity fundraising platform Omaze for the contest, which will put two people on a spaceflight expected to launch in early 2022. The news came shortly after billionaire Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and …

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‘Welcome to the dawn of a new space age,’ Richard Branson says after Virgin Galactic flight, ,

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SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. — Virgin Galactic‘s newly minted astronauts are beyond thrilled following their journey to space on the company’s first fully crewed spaceflight. Today (July 11), Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson joined crewmates Sirisha Bandla and Colin Bennett in earning their astronaut wings following the successful launch and landing of the company’s Unity 22 suborbital mission. Beth Moses, who …

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Black Widow has been a big hit on Disney Plus, Jay Peters

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Black Widow is the first Marvel movie to debut on Disney Plus the same day it hit theaters, and based on financial figures Disney released on Sunday, the movie has been very successful on the streaming service in its first weekend, where it is available as a Premier Access title. According to Deadline, the movie has earned $60 million in …

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Black Widow has been a big hit on Disney Plus, Jay Peters

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Black Widow is the first Marvel movie to debut on Disney Plus the same day it hit theaters, and based on financial figures Disney released on Sunday, the movie has been very successful on the streaming service in its first weekend, where it is available as a Premier Access title. According to Deadline, the movie has earned $60 million in …

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From iron rain on exoplanets to lightning on Jupiter: four examples of alien weather, ,

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This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Ian Whittaker, Senior Lecturer in Physics, Nottingham Trent University When Oscar Wilde said “conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative” he was unaware of some of the more extreme weather on planets and moons other than …

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Werner Herzog documentary ‘Last Exit: Space’ coming to Discovery+ this year, ,

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A new out-of-this-world documentary, “Last Exit: Space,” is coming to Discovery+ from legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog. The new documentary is set to look at humanity’s push for space exploration and colonization. There are more than 100 billion planets in the Milky Way alone; could one of them be our new home? Available to stream later this year, “Last Exit: Space” …