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If SpaceX's rocket fails, an emergency escape system will save the astronauts onboard. NASA calculated a 1-in-60 chance they'll need it.If SpaceX's rocket fails, an emergency escape system will save the astronauts onboard. NASA calculated a 1-in-60 chance they'll need it.

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· SpaceX is set for a historic launch on Saturday: It plans to send two NASA astronauts to the space station.
· NASA has calculated a 1-in-60 chance that the mission will fail but the astronauts will survive.
· A built-in emergency escape system is designed to detach the Crew Dragon.. »more

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Google delays the Android 11 Beta announcement as protests roil US cities

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Google had been planning to unveil new features coming in Android 11 on June 3rd, but it has decided to delay the unveiling. In a tweet on Friday evening, Android’s developer account said that “We are excited to tell you more about Android 11,..
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Facebook won’t take any action on Trump’s post about shootings in Minnesota

Facebook will not remove or take any other action on a President Trump post that Twitter removed for “glorifying violence,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. “I know many people are upset that we’ve left the President’s posts up, but our position is that we should enable as much expression..
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Another SpaceX Starship prototype explodes after an engine test

While the next launch attempt for Crew Dragon is still set for tomorrow afternoon in Florida, in Texas SpaceX is busy working on its Starship project. This afternoon the company appeared to successfully complete a static fire test on the SN4 prototyp...
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Puffy 'cotton ball' clouds are a rocket launch's most common nightmare. Here's why they delayed SpaceX's historic flight.

· SpaceX's first launch of NASA astronauts was scrubbed on Wednesday because of poor weather. The next attempt is scheduled for Saturday.
· Rockets launching through puffy cumulus clouds can trigger lightning strikes, endangering the astronauts they carry.
· Those "cotton ball" clouds..
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News24.com | US cop who kneeled on George Floyd's neck charged with third-degree murder
A Minneapolis policeman accused of killing unarmed African-American George Floyd by kneeling on his neck was taken into custody on Friday and charged with third-degree murder, officials said.
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The Vast of Night is an alien encounter film like no other
Film festival darling snuck up and attracted Amazon money in 2019, hits Prime this weekend.
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