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SpaceNews Webinar | Back to the Moon: Private Partnerships for Lunar Landers

NASA has selected three companies to begin development of lunar landers that could return astronauts to the surface of the moon as soon as 2024. The program makes use of public-private partnerships, rather than conventional contracts, to fund these efforts. What are the next steps in developing these landers? Why are partnerships the best approach for this program? What are the technical and policy challenges these companies, and NASA, face? Joi..

Betaal Review: Shah Rukh Khan’s Second Netflix Series Fails to Thrill

Betaal — the four-part Netflix original that has Shah Rukh Khan as an uncredited producer — has been marketed as the first Indian series with zombies. Except they aren't exactly zombies. Sure, they love to bite and turn humans to their cause. But they don't pursue their prey rabidly. Instead, Betaal's undead operate at the behest of their leader, who can command them and speak through them. After resurrection, the infected remember..

Trump to attend Demo-2 launch, but fewer other guests

WASHINGTON — While both the president and vice president plan to attend the Demo-2 commercial crew launch, there will be far fewer people attending the first American human orbital spaceflight in nearly a decade than once expected. The White House announced May 22 that President Donald Trump will go to the Kennedy Space Center for the Demo-2 launch on May 27, but provided few other details about the visit. Vice President Mike Pence had already ..

Betaal Season 2? ‘Not Up to Me,’ Says Creator Patrick Graham

Betaal — the Netflix zombie horror series produced by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies — runs for just four hour-long episodes in total. For those wondering if there's more to it, well, Betaal creator, co-writer, and co-director Patrick Graham wouldn't be drawn on a straight answer. Speaking to Gadgets 360, Graham said Betaal was “intended as a single, encapsulated” series. At the same time, he's “open-minded” about a season 2, a..

Virgin Orbit sets expectations for first launch

Updated 8:45 a.m. Eastern May 24 with revised launch date. WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit says that it’s ready for its first orbital launch attempt, now scheduled for no earlier than May 25, while acknowledging potentially long odds of successfully placing a payload into orbit. Company executives said in a May 23 media call that final preparations for the inaugural LauncherOne mission are proceeding, with a “green board” and no weather concerns. How..

How Shah Rukh Khan Helped Shape Netflix’s Betaal

Betaal — the supernatural zombie horror series releasing this Sunday — is the second Netflix original for Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies, after Bard of Blood last year. And though Khan is an uncredited producer — as he prefers — on Betaal, he had a creative role to play as well. For one, Khan is responsible for the Netflix series' exact title, Betaal creator Patrick Graham revealed to Gadgets 360: “It was originally Betal with one '..

Facebook embraces remote working beyond COVID-19, but may cut pay

Facebook plans to hire more remote workers in areas where the company doesn't have an office, and let some current employees work from home permanently if they'd like to. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company plans to "aggressively open up remote hiring" starting immediately with the US, particularly for engineering talent. Based on internal employee surveys, he believes remote workers could make up as much as 50 per cent of Facebook&#03..

Fastly outage hits world news websites

A string of major news websites were affected on Thursday afternoon by an outage on content delivery network Fastly. The outage occurred around 3.45 and affected news organisations including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Guardian, BBC, The Australian Financial Review, The New York Times and 10 Daily. It appeared to be limited to Sydney and Perth and lasted for around half an hour. The Fastly outage affected news organisations. Credit:Si..

Sounds of the home isolation blues

Music tastes change throughout your life. Usually it’s small changes; as life gets better you tend to gravitate towards music that makes you happier, for example. But it’s rare that music tastes change dramatically, on a global scale, as they have during the COVID-19 pandemic. Famously, in the wake of 9/11, American record companies thought people needed more macho music. That’s how Evanescence turned from being a classical, operatic band into a ..

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