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Everything we know about SpaceX’s first moon passenger, Yusaku Maezawa

SpaceX revealed the first passenger its signed up to fly to the moon on Monday for one very expensive art project. The Elon Musk-founded company will send 42-year-old Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa into deep space, but he doesn’t want to take the trip all on his own. The entrepreneur hopes to bring along “six to...CONTINUE READING
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Elon Musk reveals the first passenger SpaceX will send around the moon

SpaceX has announced the identity of its first passenger to fly on its forthcoming BFR spacecraft, headed around the moon in 2023. Yusaku Maezawa, the 42-year-old billionaire founder of Japan’s colossal online fashion mall, Zozotown, will fly around the moon on a mission that will take four or five days in total, SpaceX CEO Elon...CONTINUE READING
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Violent fire vortex sucks up a firehose in dramatic video. What happened?

Thousands of miles away from the deadly deluges brought by the now-tropical depression Florence, wildland firefighters are still battling extreme blazes out West.  An intense video posted to Instagram on Sunday shows a firefighting crew’s violent meeting with a large fire vortex, known scientifically as a fire whirl.  SEE ALSO: A fire tornado hit California....CONTINUE READING
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Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX’s forthcoming BFR spacecraft

That’s one big effing rocket. With the imminent reveal of the mystery passenger who will be flying around the moon in SpaceX’s forthcoming BFR, Elon Musk tweeted two new renders of the spacecraft. SEE ALSO: SpaceX books its first passenger to fly around the moon The 106 metre (347 feet) long ship was first announced...CONTINUE READING
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Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut shakes Hong Kong buildings as it moves into China

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall Sunday in mainland China, but not before deadly 100-plus mph winds blew through the Philippines and Hong Kong. In the Philippines, the New York Times reports more than 60 were killed in landslides and flooding, while millions are affected with homes and communities destroyed. Now the storm is in China, where...CONTINUE READING
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How much plastic does it take to kill a sea turtle?

How much plastic does it take to kill a sea turtle? According to new research, it doesn’t take very much. A study published in the journal Nature Thursday found that sea turtles have a 50 percent higher chance of mortality once they’ve ingested 14 pieces of plastic.  This means that researchers would expect 50 percent...CONTINUE READING
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How flocks of birds got trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Florence

In 1969, researchers spotted a black and white sooty tern in Michigan. This hardy seabird, however, had little business visiting the Midwest. The saltwater species usually spends its life in the tropics, more than 1,000 miles away.  Hurricane Camille — one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history — had trapped and carried the...CONTINUE READING
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Weatherman dramatically braces for Hurricane Florence while 2 guys casually stroll by

As Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc on the Carolinas, weather people and storm chasers are heading as close as they can to the eye of the storm without putting themselves in danger. One such reporter was caught on camera bracing for the storm … a little two intensely. SEE ALSO: Stunning astronaut photos show...CONTINUE READING
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NASA video shows massive scale of Hurricane Florence from space

On Friday morning, Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, bringing extreme winds, surging seas, and huge amounts of rain to the coast. While forecasters have been keeping a close eye on the storm from the ground, the International Space Station watched the slow-moving hurricane make landfall from above.  SEE ALSO: Stunning astronaut photos show...CONTINUE READING
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How you can help victims of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence, a massive storm on course to strike North and South Carolina, finally made landfall Friday morning. The slow-moving hurricane is currently pounding the Atlantic coast with 90 mph winds, widespread coastal flooding, and sheets of rain.  While we won’t know the full scope of Florence’s toll for days, the hurricane has already forced...CONTINUE READING
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