Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Astronauts escape malfunctioning rocket

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Astronauts escape malfunctioning rocket

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe malfunction became apparent about 90 seconds into the flightA US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station (ISS).Shortly after taking off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Nick Hague…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Meet the Astronauts Who Will Fly the First Private ‘Space Taxis’

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Meet the Astronauts Who Will Fly the First Private ‘Space Taxis’

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SpaceX and Boeing are preparing to face off in an epic game of capture the flag. The winner not only wins bragging rights as the first private company to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station, but gets to bring home a piece of history: a small American flag that flew on both the first…