NASA safety advisors voice concerns over Boeing’s Starliner, SpaceX’s Starship – Spaceflight Now

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft descends under parachutes on Dec. 22, 2019, at the conclusion of the Orbital Flight Test-1 mission. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani Members of NASA’s independent safety advisory panel on Thursday cautioned the space agency not to rush toward a crew test flight of Boeing’s troubled Starliner spacecraft, and voiced concerns about final certification of … Read more

Faced with Vladimir Putin, the concerns of Europeans

Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Moscow on December 23, 2021. ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO / AP Faced with Russian demands, NATO’s foreign ministers must try to consult, Friday, January 7, during a videoconference announced in haste. Phone calls, virtual conferences, meetings at all levels: the United States has undertaken to consult its European allies before … Read more

Air transport is expected to suffer from environmental concerns

An Air France Airbus A319, at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, near Paris, on December 2, 2021. SARAH MEYSSONNIER / REUTERS Environmentalists and conservationists will be happy. It looks like the world after will not be quite the same as the world before. This is what emerges from a study carried out by the Roland Berger cabinet, published … Read more

AT&T, Verizon delay 5G over FAA concerns, top places to promote a podcast, and IBM’s IT services becomes Kyndryl

Hello, communicators: Dove Chocolates’ new program will award $10,000 grants to three female small business owners that submit a 30-second business pitch video on Instagram. Dove says that its #DOVEInstaGrants program was inspired by the brand’s longstanding partnership with international humanitarian agency Care and “built on the mutual desire to empower women in West African … Read more

International concerns and condemnations after the coup in Sudan

Protests in the streets of Khartoum, October 25, 2021. – / AFP The ongoing coup in Sudan is causing great concern around the world. Many international voices condemned, Monday, October 25, the arrest by the army of civilian leaders. The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres denounced “The current military coup” and … Read more

China, space junk and more: Senators voice spaceflight concerns

The risk of collisions in space, the fate of the United States in orbit after the space station retires and continuing debates over NASA’s path back to the moon dominated a two-hour hearing on Thursday (Oct. 21) held by a Senate committee focused on space and science. The wide-ranging conversation came as the Senate and … Read more

Supporters and opponents of SpaceX launch site air their concerns

Enlarge / Rendering of SpaceX’s Boca Chica launch site with FAA annotations. FEW The Federal Aviation Administration convened the first of two virtual public hearings on Monday evening to solicit public comments on SpaceX’s plan to launch its Starship rocket from South Texas. The hearing, which lasted nearly four hours, drew both passionate support for … Read more

As SpaceX Gears up To Build Natural Gas-Related Infrastructure in an Ecologically Sensitive Area, Environmental Concerns Take a Backseat

SpaceX, a veritable leader in the emerging space-based economic paradigm, is pursuing an ecologically insensitive strategy to expand the operations at its Boca Chica facility. The magnitude of this expansion is so extensive that it virtually renders the 2014 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of the facility nearly obsolete. As a refresher, SpaceX had announced toward … Read more

Moderna Drops 9% on Concerns over Use of COVID-19 Vaccine for Young Men – Report

Shares of Moderna, Inc. (MRNA) declined 9% to close at $302.42 on Wednesday after Swedish and Danish health officials announced that they would stop the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for all young adults and children. The stock fell further in the pre-market session on Thursday as Finland also looks likely to pause the … Read more

FAA says it’s keeping tabs on SpaceX over environmental concerns in South Texas

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it is tracking SpaceX and environmental concerns regarding the company’s desire to launch its massive Starship Spacecraft from its launch facility on the southern tip of Texas. “SpaceX cannot launch the Starship/Super Heavy vehicle until the FAA completes its licensing process, which includes the ongoing … Read more