CLAIM: President Joe Biden claimed that “only government” can make the scientific breakthroughs that take humans to the Moon and Mars. VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. While NASA has achieved major breakthroughs, so have private companies like SpaceX. In his first joint address to Congress, President Biden tried to argue for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan by arguing that “only government” can send people to the Moon and Mars. Biden’s assertion is merely a repetition of the standard left-wing belief that “only government” can do just about anything. In January 2009, President-elect Barack Obama claimed : “It is true that we cannot depend on government alone to create jobs or long-term growth, but at this particular moment, only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift us from a recession this deep and severe.” With respect to space in particular, Biden is simply wrong. NASA took astronauts to the Moon — including the late Michael Collins, who orbited the … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Biden Claims ‘Only Government’ Can Take People to the Moon and Mars
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CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - SpaceX returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot. The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida, just before 3 a.m., ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company. It was an express trip home, lasting just 6 1/2 hours. The astronauts, three American and one Japanese, flew back in the same capsule — named Resilience — in which they launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in November. Their 167-day mission is the longest for astronauts launching from the U.S. The previous record of 84 days, about 3 months, was set by NASA’s final Skylab station crew in 1974. Saturday night’s undocking left seven people at the space station, four of whom arrived a week ago via SpaceX. “Earthbound!” NASA astronaut Victor Glover tweeted after departing the station. “One step closer to family and … [Read more...] about SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth in Rare Night Splashdown
By: KDKA-TV News Staff BLAWNOX (KDKA) – The Food Network hit show “Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives” will once again returning to the Pittsburgh area. READ MORE: County Commissioners Continue Push For Regional Health Department The Starlite Lounge in Blawnox will be on the show on May 14. This isn’t the first time the show hosted by chef Guy Fieri has come to town, it was here in 2008. Ron Esser, better known as “Moondog”, told KDKA how he landed the opportunity again. READ MORE: 'Kid Mania' Hosting Children's Consignment At Washington County Fairgrounds “I remember one day I was sitting here with a guy, Eric Lindell, and he said, ‘hey, I got Guy Fieri’s number,’ so we called him,” Moondog recalled. “He said, ‘you’ll never guess where I am, I’m eating pierogis at the Starlite Lounge.’ Guy said, ‘Man, that Moondog, he’s a trip!’ “I feel for everybody in this business and what a blessing to get a phone call from the Food Network, ‘Hey, they’re coming back’ and I’m like … [Read more...] about Blawnox Restaurant To Be Featured On ‘Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives’
At NASA Administrator Bill Nelson Clarence (Bill) William Nelson Senate confirms ex-Sen. Nelson to NASA Bill Nelson is a born-again supporter of commercial space at NASA Lobbying world MORE ’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee, Sen. Marsha Blackburn Marsha Blackburn Hillicon Valley: Parler app risks charges of selling out with Apple return | Justices hear First Amendment clash over cheerleader's Snapchat | Google pressed to conduct racial equity audit Lawmakers introduce legislation to create civilian reserve program to fight hackers Five big players to watch in Big Tech's antitrust fight MORE (R-Tenn.) and several of her colleagues asked for his total commitment to tackling the pressing threat of China’s space policy. That speaks volumes about where America stands in the new space race with China. For years, China’s government has stolen countless innovations in an attempt to close the gap in military … [Read more...] about Will Biden’s NASA win the space race with China?
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made a personal attack against Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos on social media, mocking Bezos’ space exploration efforts by posting “can’t get it up (to orbit) lol.” Futurism reports that in response to a tweet from New York Times tech columnist Kenneth Chang, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took shots at Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. Chang shared a story claiming that Bezos’ space exploration company had filed a protest against NASA’s awarding of the lunar lander contract to SpaceX. SCOOP: Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin files a protest against NASA's awarding of the lunar lander contract to Elon Musk's SpaceX. https://t.co/8YV2tcbWe5 — Kenneth Chang (@kchangnyt) April 26, 2021 In response, Musk appeared to attack Bezos’ manhood, tweeting: “Can’t get it up (to orbit) lol” Can’t get it up (to orbit) lol — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2021 Chang’s report states that Bezos’ Blue Origin filed a 50-page protest … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Mocks Jeff Bezos: ‘Can’t Get It Up’