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posted by martyb on Wednesday June 09, @12:51AM   Printer-friendly
from the competition dept.

Branson may make a last-ditch effort to beat Bezos into space:

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said on Monday he would fly on the first human spaceflight of his company's New Shepard spacecraft. This mission will launch from Blue Origin's spaceport in West Texas on July 20, which is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969.

With this timeline, Bezos seemed almost certain to beat his suborbital space tourism rival, Sir Richard Branson, into space. Setting aside whether Branson's VSS Unity vehicle reaches space—its maximum altitude is just below the Kármán line, or 100 km—this is nonetheless a meaningful milestone.


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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday June 09, @03:24PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 09, @03:24PM (#1143546) Journal

    All I can ever think of is Weyland-Yutani.

    Thinking that is like thinking, . . . oh, like thinking that Google might one day turn out to be evil. Couldn't happen. Never gonna happen. Not even if you waited for a million microseconds.

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    Biden needs to mandate an official static TCP port for running 'finger' with TLS 1.3.
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