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  Tesla is suing the Swedish transport agency, accusing it of a “discriminatory attack” on the US electric carmaker, after strike action prevented its new vehicles from getting licence plates […] The post Tesla sues Swedish transport agency, Virgin in ‘green flight’ first appeared first on ShinyShiny.
After many years of delays, Virgin Galactic has carried its first tourist passengers to the edge of space, including British former Olympiad Jon Goodwin, and Keisha Schahaff and Anastatia Mayers, a mother and daughter from Antigua and Barbuda.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin Galactic, Space Tourism
Virgin Galactic’s first space tourism flight is set to take off this afternoon. Among the three passengers about the VSS Unity is 80-year-old British former Olympian Jon Goodwin. The flight […] The post Virgin space flight set to take off, UK government defends access to private messages appeared first on ShinyShiny.
By decoding a genetic process responsible for asexual reproduction, researchers induced virgin births for the first time in a normally sexual fruit fly species. It was then discovered that the remarkable trait was passed down to all of the flies' daughters. The finding could help scientists find new ways to protect crops from insect pests that are increasingly able to reproduce without mates.Cont
It’s taken just shy of 20 years but Sir Richard Branson has finally begun commercial operations with his Virgin Galactic rocket plane, Unity. The vehicle soared high over the New […] The post Virgin Galactic rocket plane begins operations appeared first on ShinyShiny.
After years of setbacks, Virgin Galactic has completed its first commercial flight that saw it carry 13 research payloads and three passengers from the Italian Air Force and National Research Council of Italy to the edge of space.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin Galactic, Launch, Space Tourism
virgin galactic will conduct two spaceflight missions in june and august 2023 before it publicly opens its commercial flights to space. The post virgin galactic to fly first passengers to space this june with monthly commercial flights after appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Scientists have observed the first known “virgin birth” in crocodiles. A female crocodile, kept alone in captivity for 16 years, laid a clutch of eggs that included a fully formed fetus which was genetically identical to its mother. The find reveals that this unusual form of reproduction is possible in more species than we thought – including, perhaps, dinosaurs.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology,
After Virgin Orbit vanished in bankruptcy court, Virgin Galactic announced its first spaceflight in two years as the Unity 25 mission rocketed to an altitude of 54.2 miles (87.2 km) on May 25, 2023 in the skies over Spaceport America, New Mexico.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin Galactic, SpaceShipTwo, Launch, Space Tourism
Sir Richard Branson's space launch company Virgin Orbit has closed its doors and ceased to exist after the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware broke it up and sold off its assets to bidders. This comes after a failed attempt to conduct the first launch from Britain in January.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin Orbit, Space exploration, Virgin, Launch, Boei


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