Bentley Drone is a Futuristic Concept of Sci-Fi Vehicle – WeTalkUAV

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Vertical takeoff and landing, the craft takes passengers door to door without any additional infrastructure. We have seen some other passenger drones from Hoversurf, Ehang and Volocopter, but those are more or less real in comparison with Bentley drone. There is not much to say about the design, it’s screams futurism

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Next Week, Scientists Will Finally Disclose Key Details About Gravitational Waves

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IN BRIEFThis Monday, the scientists from LIGO, VIRGO and observatories around the world will reveal new information about their work with gravitational waves — an area that could transform science forever, and offer unparalleled insight into our universe.EXCITING NEWS ABOUT GRAVITATIONAL WAVESOn Monday, October 16, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will host an event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC featuring researchers from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo collaborations, along with scientists from approximately 70 observatories from around the world. Journalists are also invited to attend the event, which is intended to be the global reveal for new findings on gravitational waves.First the scientists will discuss the new findings, which are from LIGO, Virgo, and various other observatories from all over the world. Next, telescope teams studying extreme cosmic events in partnership with the LIGO and Virgo collaborations will discuss their recent findings. The event will begin for the press and public at 10:00 a.m., EDT.On September 14, 2015 the LIGO team first detected gravitational waves, a discovery that they announced in February of 2016. Gravitational waves are created (among other things) by the compacting and releasing of the fabric of spacetime as two black holes orbit each other in a dance of death. The first observed event confirmed Einstein’s general theory of relativity, via which he posited spacetime as a singular and unitary phenomenon, and was a milestone in astronomy and physics that would usher in a new field of gravitational-wave astronomy. Three more detections were confirmed since then, the most recent of which was the first joint LIGO and Virgo detection.

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Richard Branson: Virgin Galactic Will Start Conquering Space Tourism by Early Next Year

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For some time now, Branson’s Virgin Galactic has been testing the capabilities of their ship, the VSS Unity, a commercial suborbital spaceplane developed in tandem with The Spaceship Company. Earlier this year, they tested the ship’s re-entry system after successfully completing a couple of solo-glide flights in 2016.Branson said back in May that he was confident the company would be able to send their first batch of tourists into space by 2018 — a goal he reiterated during his talk. “We are hopefully about three months before we are in space, maybe six months before I’m in space,” he said, according to Business Insider.

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Blue Origin Announces They’ll Take Tourists to Space by April 2019

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Following the reestablishment of the committee in June 2017, the National Space Council met earlier this week and got an update on the future of space tourism. Bob Smith, the man at the helm of Blue Origin, was in attendance to offer an update on the company’s plans to take passengers into space.Blue Origin is aiming to launch its first rocket ferrying space tourists by April 2019; a more conservative time frame than previously stated, where the company had pledged the launch would occur before the end of 2018.

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World’s Largest Aircraft Starts Engine Tests

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The double-bodied airplane is designed to serve as a mobile launch platform to carry rockets into low-Earth orbit. [Supersonic! The 11 Fastest Military Airplanes] 00:42 01:43According to the scheme, the Stratolaunch plane will make a runway-style takeoff, and when the aircraft reaches a cruising altitude of 36,000 feet (11,000 meters), the rockets it’s carrying will detach and then launch small satellites into low-Earth orbit.

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Welcome to SpaceX City: The Ultimate Startup | PCMag.com

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SpaceX isn’t the only organization going to Mars. NASA has scheduled a manned mission to orbit ol’ Red in 2033, followed by “boots on Mars” in a subsequent but as-yet-undefined mission.The agency’s Martian plans haven’t received nearly as much attention as those from SpaceX. This is probably because NASA’s post-Apollo record of manned exploration has been an evolving disappointment, with timelines shifting from administration to administration and budget to budget. But perhaps that lull was just part of the process the science had to go through before it got real

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Elon Musk publishes 15-page manifesto outlining how to get humanity to Mars

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Musk also reiterates several exciting benchmarks in his timeline that will take us to Mars, with the first unmanned payloads being delivered to the Red Planet within the next two years.

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