October 27, 2021

Virgin Galactic is going public to fund its expensive tourist spaceflights

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By Steve Dent From engadget It’ll keep the company running until commercial launches begin. Space tourism company Virgin Galactic has announced that it will go public via a merger with an investment firm. Its new partner, Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH), will invest $800 million in exchange for a 49 percent stake and take Virgin Galactic public later […]

Jaw-dropping video shows Virgin Galactic pilots blasting into space

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By Mark Kaufman From Mashable The spaceship Unity left Earth Friday morning and then successfully glided back down to California’s Mojave desert. Virgin Galactic pilots Dave Mackay and Mike Masucci flew the aerospace company’s fifth-supersonic powered test flight — with a working passenger aboard, chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses. After taking off from a runway attached […]

Blasting through your Bitcoin

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Do you own a Bitcoin or two? Lucky you – especially if you got them before all the crazy market fluctuations of 2017. Why haven’t you used them yet? Is it because they seem like a pirate hoard to be fiercely guarded? That’s fine – stick on your eyepatch and practice your best pirate ditties. […]

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US Convicted Pa. AG says she’ll resign on Wednesday Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general said she will step down from her post effective Wednesday afternoon following her conviction earlier this week on charges that she leaked confidential investigative material to a reporter and lied about it under oath. SOURCE: LAW360   Climate change causes world’s second […]

Pay with Bitcoin: 10 of the most interesting places to spend it

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By Lyndsey Gilpin From Tech Republic Bitcoin continues to gain popularity as a digital currency, but what businesses actually accept them? Here are 10 prominent online and brick-and-mortar retailers. It still takes some searching to find places to spend your Bitcoin, but the list is growing. From sports teams to gift card retailers to online […]