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SpaceX launches Telstar satellite on block 5 Falcon 9

Ever since, the engineers have been assessing how the Block 5's core had performed during that flight, since the rocket is designed for reusability. The satellite lofted this morning, called Telstar 19V, is headed for geostationary orbit, about 22,250 miles (35,800 kilometers) above Earth.


SpaceX sends Telstar satellite into space

SpaceX sends Telstar satellite into space

The launch window for the Telstar 19 VANTAGE mission opens at 1:50 a.m. While the satellite communications segment is certainly a more niche aspect of the overall sector, SpaceX is creating somewhat of a strangle hold on the launch industry with estimates putting Musk's market share at more than 50%.


Armoured dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

Armoured dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

The spikes and cones found on the skull of Akainacephalus resemble those of its ankylosaurid cousin, the New Mexican Nodocephelausaurus kirtlandensis , but that's about it. The team further reports that the dino once roamed the southern part of Laramidia - a landmass on the western coast of a shallow sea that spanned the central region, splitting the continent of North America in two.


Space collection of Neil Armstrong is up for auction

Space collection of Neil Armstrong is up for auction

Armstrong, who passed away in his native OH in 2012 aged 82 years, made history as the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong , Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins were in orbit around the Moon , the only natural satellite of the Earth.


Latest Blue Origin Launch Tests Space Exploration Technologies

Latest Blue Origin Launch Tests Space Exploration Technologies

If this test goes well, Blue Origin's New Shepard program could become operational as early as this year. During that test, the spacecraft's emergency motor was sacked 45 seconds into the flight, at an altitude of 16,000 feet (4,876 meters), slamming the rocket booster with 70,000 pounds of thrust and forceful exhaust.


First Fossilized Snake Embryo Ever Discovered Rewrites History of Ancient Snakes

First Fossilized Snake Embryo Ever Discovered Rewrites History of Ancient Snakes

A second amber fossil, which appears to contain part of the shed skin of another much larger creature - but scientists can not determine if it is a snake or a lizard. Based on dating of the volcanic rock in which the amber was preserved prior to collection, the team estimates the snake specimens are 98.8 million years old, give or take a couple hundred thousand years.