Daily Archives: July 23, 2018

Boeing’s spacecraft faces even longer delays after propellant leak

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/23/boeing-starliner-spacecraft-setback-delay-nasa-commercial-crew/ NASA/KSC/Aerojet Rocketdyne The road to NASA’s Commercial Crew — restoring human spaceflight capabilities to the US — has been bumpy, to say the least. And now, it appears that there has been another setback. Ars Technica uncovered a previously … Continue reading

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SpaceX Hyperloop pod reached almost 300 mph in latest competition

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/23/spacex-hyperloop-pod-reached-almost-300-mph-in-latest-competitio/ WARR Hyperloop Contestants lined their prospective Hyperloop pods on SpaceX’s 1.25-kilometer track at the company’s Hawthorne, California headquarters — and for the third time, the WARR student team from the Technical University of Munich won the competition. This time, … Continue reading

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Waymo’s autonomous vehicles are driving 25,000 miles every day

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/20/waymo-self-driving-vehicles-25000-miles-daily/ Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, has driven 8 million miles on public roads using its autonomous vehicles. Waymo CEO John Krafcik shared the company’s milestone Friday while onstage with … Continue reading

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Duck boat design flagged years ago after fatal accident in Arkansas

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/20/duck-boat-design-flaw-canopy-missouri-deaths/ The drownings of 17 people when a “duck boat” in which they were riding sank in a storm on a Missouri lake on Thursday was reminiscent of an accident involving the amphibious tourist vessel in 1999 in which 13 … Continue reading

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