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Scenic flights into space get closer to becoming a reality

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Taking passengers to space could is one step closer to becoming a reality

Virgin Galactic’s rocket-powered plane, carrying two pilots has soared into the upper atmosphere on its third mission to reach space.

The success cues up Virgin Galactic to begin launching paying customers within the next year.

The spacecraft called ‘Spaceplane VSS Unity’ reached an altitude of 55.45 miles.

The US government recognises the 50-mile mark as the edge of space.

The company tweeted over the weekend that the spaceflight carried technology experiments for NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program.

Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson in 2004 has spent years pledging to take groups of customers on brief, scenic flights to suborbital space.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Paris Olympics insurers are worried over possible AI-driven cyber attacks

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Insurers are increasingly concerned about potential losses due to militant attacks and AI-driven cyber hacks during the upcoming Paris Olympics.

The upcoming global sports event poses significant financial risks for insurers, who fear substantial payouts in case of terrorist incidents or sophisticated cyber breaches.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from the UniSC join to share all the latest. #featured

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Renowned actor Nicolas Cage faces off against AI, expresses fear of digital duplicates

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Cage, now aged 60, highlighted worries about losing control over how his image might be used in future technologies.

During a interview with The New Yorker, The renowned actor, known for his diverse roles, including in “Face/Off” and “National Treasure,” revealed his concerns about the ethical implications of AI recreating his persona.

“They’re just going to steal my body and do whatever they want with it via digital AI. God, I hope not AI. I’m terrified of that. I’ve been very vocal about it.”

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured

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