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A month after New Shepard’s first flight carrying people into space, a science flight without crew onboard has launched from Blue Origin’s facility near Van Horn, Texas. The flight, the fourth of the year for the New Shepard program, was originally scheduled for August 25 2021, but was delayed due to a payload integration issue.

New Shepard flight NS-17 lifted off on Thursday, August 26 at 09:31 CDT local time (14:31 UTC) — after two unplanned holds — on a suborbital trajectory with an apogee over 100 kilometers, the boundary to space as recognized by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.

The launch trajectory, therefore, also passed the 80-kilometer mark, which is the altitude recognized by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), NASA, and the United States Air Force as a boundary beyond which astronaut wings are granted and space begins.

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Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with the XPRIZE his mission to extend healthy lifespans of at least one billion people. To do that, Sergey founded Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension technological breakthroughs and to make longevity affordable and accessible to all.

Today Sergey is launching his new book! : “The Science and Technology of Growing Young.”

Watch more videos with Sergey on his Youtube Channel.

In this interview, Elena Milova of is discussing with Sergey his work and the practical tips from the book to help readers live longer healthier.

1:18 How did you begin your longevity journey?
5:45 How did you become a creator of a desirable future?
8:52 How much time did it take to write your book?
14:27 Are the things you write about in your book part of your daily routine? Why is longevity mindset important?
20:00 What can you do now to prolong your healthy lifespan?
26:05 What’s on the short-term horizon for life extension therapies?
33:34 What is the upside to everyone having access to rejuvenation technology?
39:55 Where can people find out more about your initiatives?


How do we convince the public that longevity is a worthy cause? What role does mindset play in advancing longevity technologies? What is available now, and how can you build life extension into your lifestyle? These and other questions are what Elena is discussing today with Sergey Young of Longevity Vision Fund.

The 23rd SpaceX

Commonly known as SpaceX, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company that was founded by Elon Musk in 2002. Headquartered in Hawthorne, California, the company designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft.

Expedition 65 Cool Science Radio Podcast — August 11 2021

Space station crew disusses life in space with cool science radio

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Shane Kimbrough of NASA discussed living and working in space during an in-flight interview on August 11 with Cool Science Radio. Vande Hei and Kimrbough are in the midst of six-month missions on the outpost.

Sun, Jul 11

This event is part of Summer Science 2021.

The ExoMars rover is due to launch in 2,022 and will travel across Oxia Planum on Mars drilling for signs of life.

Join Professor John Bridges of the University of Leicester and colleagues to explore the advanced engineering and UK led science behind this exciting mission, and how researchers hope to check if there was once ancient life on Mars.

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 91
*Astronomers zero in on source of the impactor that wiped out the dinosaurs.
A new study claims the impactor believed to have wiped out and 75 percent of all life on Earth 66 million years ago including all the non-avian dinosaurs — likely came from the outer half of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
*Producing matter out of pure energy.
Scientists have directly converted pure light energy into matter in a single process for the first time.
The findings reported in the journal Physical Review Letters involved the creation of Electrons and their antimatter counter parts positrons — by colliding quantum packets of photons – light particles.
*Discovery of a galactic stream of galaxy clusters.
Astronomers have discovered a never-before-seen galaxy cluster with a black hole at its centre, travelling at high speed along an intergalactic road of matter.
*Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo making space history with double flyby of Venus.
As we go to air tonight the European Space Agency is making space history with two of its space craft6 undertaking almost simultaneous flybys of the planet Venus.
*The Science Report.
New US congressional report says COVID-19 leaked out of Chinese Government Wuhan Lab.
Wearing masks and social distancing even when vaccinated key to combat new COVID strains.
Rising sea levels may mean fewer eruptions from volcanic islands.
How slowing of the planet’s rotation could have paved the way for life on Earth.
Skeptic’s guide to low vaccination and low IQ.
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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover recently attempted its first-ever sample collection of the Martian surface on August 6. However, data shows that while the rover’s drill successfully drilled into the surface, no regolith was collected in the sample tube.

Meanwhile, as Perseverance was preparing for the sample collection event, a team of researchers using ESA’s Mars Express orbiter found evidence that previously thought of lakes of water underneath Mars’ south pole might actually be made of clay.

Perseverance’s sample collection failure

On August 6 Perseverance’s 2-meter robotic arm lowered to the Martian surface, where a drill located at the end of the arm began carving into the local rock.

It’s interesting, but the most advanced robots are acrobatic enough. The Glaring Challenge in robotics right now is copying and duplicating the function of the Human Hand.

Researchers studying rodents’ leaping abilities suggest findings could help them create nimble artificial intelligence systems.

The idea is to offer the predictions for the structure of practically every protein with a known sequence of amino acids free of charge. “We believe that this is the most important contribution to date that artificial intelligence has contributed to scientific knowledge,” he said following the publication of DeepMind’s research in the medical journal Nature.

DeepMind, a company bought by Google, predicts with unprecedented precision the 3D structure of nearly all the proteins made by the human body.

Ever wonder what an atom looks like?

A remarkable photography of a single atom by Ph.D. student David Nadlinger has won the EPSRC science photography contest. The atom photo was captured using a long exposure while the atom emitted light from a laser in a vacuum chamber.