Boeing lands Starliner capsule, completing a crucial test flight

Boeing’s Starliner capsule lands in White Sands, New Mexico on May 25, 2022 to complete the OFT-2 mission. NASATV Boeing landed its uncrewed Starliner spacecraft in the New Mexico desert on Wednesday, completing a crucial test flight as the company prepares to carry astronauts. Starliner landed at the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range, after … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner OFT-2 launch update: What’s at stake

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen as it is rolled out to the launchpad for the OFT-2 mission scheduled to lift off on May 19, 2022. Joel Kowsky | NASA Boeing is set to make another attempt to reach the International Space Station with its Starliner vsassume … Read more

Boeing considers redesigning crucial valve for Starliner space capsule

Boeing’s Starliner capsule for the Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission is lifted on top of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket on May 4, 2022. Frank Michaux/NASA Boeing is examining whether to redesign the propulsion valves on its Starliner crew capsule, a crucial system that has kept the company from flying astronauts for NASA … Read more

Rocket Lab CEO touts helicopter catch of rocket as key toward reusable goals

The Electron booster comes into view of the company’s helicopter for the catch. RocketLab Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck heralded the company’s first attempt on Monday to catch its Electron rocket booster using a helicopter after launch as “phenomenal,” telling CNBC that the test “achieved 99%” of the company’s goals toward reusing rockets. “Yesterday was … Read more

SpaceX Starbase expansion plans will harm endangered species: FWS

A newly hatched piping plover chick stands next to one of its parents, Monty or Rose, at Montrose Beach on July 10, 2021. John J. Kim | Tribune News Service | Getty Images SpaceX must take steps to track and mitigate its impact on endangered species and their habitat in order to gain approvals for … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches NASA Crew-4 astronaut mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft Freedom launches the Crew-4 mission from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 27, 2022. Aubrey Gemignani | NASA SpaceX launched a group of astronauts for NASA early Wednesday morning, with Elon Musk’s company now having sent 26 people to orbit in less … Read more

Starbucks’ New York City Reserve Roastery becomes the 9th cafe to unionize

Employees serve customers at a newly opened Starbucks’ Reserve Roasteries in the Meatpacking District on December 14, 2018 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Starbucks baristas at its New York City Reserve Roastery voted 46-36 in favor of forming a union on Friday, dealing a blow to incoming interim CEO Howard Schultz … Read more

Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other hotels crack down on human trafficking

Human trafficking generates about $150 billion a year globally in illegal profits, according to the International Labor Organization, and poses a complicated challenge for major hotel chains. In 2020 there were more than 10,000 reported cases of human trafficking in the US, with 72% of those related to sex trafficking, according to the National Human … Read more

Tesla TSLA Q1 2022 Vehicle Production and Delivery Numbers

Customers experience new energy electric vehicles at a Tesla store in Shanghai, China, On December 4, 2021. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images Tesla just reported first-quarter vehicle production and delivery numbers for 2022. Here’s how they did. Electric vehicle deliveries (total): 310,048 Electric vehicle production (total): 305,407 Over the same period last … Read more

Amazon workers just voted to join a union — here’s what happens next

A demonstrator during the vote count to unionize Amazon workers outside the National Labor Relations Board offices in New York, US, on Friday, April 1, 2022. Jeena Moon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon workers on New York’s Staten Island just made history, becoming the first group to vote in favor of unionizing at a … Read more