NASA has had a constant human presence in space for over two decades
Over the years, NASA has put humans on the moon and animals in orbit as it continues to take to new heights with a range of new missions.
Technology developed by humans on the ground has made some of these missions smoother in space.
1. The Apollo Moon landing
In 1969, the United States successfully placed a human on the moon after multiple failed attempts.
Apollo 11 saw Neil Armstrong become the first person to walk on the lunar surface.
The success of the mission spurred a renewed interest in space exploration and paved the way for future missions to deep space.
2. The Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit around Earth in 1990.
It has been used to observe some of the most distant objects in the universe and has helped to expand NASA’s understanding of the cosmos.
In 2009, the telescope was repaired by a team of astronauts, extending its lifespan by at least another decade.
3. The Cassini-Huygens
The Cassini spacecraft was launched in 1997 and began orbiting Saturn in 2004. It carried the Huygens probe, which successfully landed on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan one year later.
The mission provided scientists with valuable data about Saturn and its moons.
4. The Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity
The Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity were launched in 2003 and landed on Mars later that year.
The rovers far exceeded their expected lifespan, with Opportunity operational until 2016.
The rovers have provided scientists with invaluable data about Mars’ surface conditions and have helped to pave the way for future human exploration of the planet.
5. The New Horizons
The New Horizons spacecraft was launched in 2006 and began its flyby of Pluto in 2015.
The mission returned stunning images of Pluto and its moons, as well as valuable data about the dwarf planet’s surface conditions.
Twitter Files: Jack Dorsey urges Elon Musk to ‘release everything without filter’
The fallout continues as Elon Musk keeps pursuing transparency
Ex-Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is calling on the new CEO Elon Musk to make all the ‘Twitter files’ public.
The move comes after the company’s former deputy general counsel James Baker was fired for his role in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Baker is accused of being part of a ‘deep state’ at the social media platform and sabotaging or obstructing the recent efforts by Musk in releasing information to the public.
Twitter’s former deputy general counsel James Baker is also former counsel to FBI director James Comey.
The situation allegedly came to Musk’s attention on Tuesday after revelations that Baker was delaying the release of files showing government collusion with Twitter to journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss.
In a Tuesday thread Taibbi wrote, “On Friday, the first installment of the Twitter files was published here. We expected to publish more over the weekend. Many wondered why there was a delay.”
“We can now tell you part of the reason why. On Tuesday, Twitter Deputy General Counsel (and former FBI General Counsel) Jim Baker was fired. Among the reasons? Vetting the first batch of ‘Twitter Files’ — without knowledge of new management.”
Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan promised investigations into this and other Big Tech firms colluding with government officials to suppress information.
“I am very concerned about the government influencing big tech in this collusion we now see big tech, big media, big government all working to keep information from with the people,” Jordan said.
When asked about this story during the White House daily press briefing, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she will not comment of things that happened during U.S. President Joe Biden’s presidential election.
How did Musk lose his title as the world’s richest person?
Elon Musk has briefly lost his title as the world’s richest person
This is all following a steep drop in the value of his stake in Tesla and his $44 billion purchase of Twitter.
Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, which includes luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, briefly took over the title, with a personal wealth of $185 billion.
Musk has held the top position since late 2021, but has seen his wealth drop, as Tesla investors are worried that he is focused more on Twitter than the electric vehicle company.
Tesla has lost nearly half of its market value and Musk’s value has fallen approximately $70 billion since he made a bid for Twitter back in April.
Musk slams investigation of bedrooms at Twitter HQ
It’s every office worker’s dream, turning headquarters into a snooze zone… but Elon Musk has slammed concerns
Elon Musk has criticised San Francisco Mayor over an investigation into offices turned into bedrooms at Twitter’s headquarters.
Musk accused the city of attacking companies providing bedrooms for “tired employees”.
The new Twitter boss recently demanded staff committed to long hours or left.
San Fran authorities are investigating potential violations of the building code
A Department of Building Inspection official told local media ‘We need to make sure the building is being used as intended.”
It follows this tweet from the director of product management, attracting thousands of eyeballs for her hashtag ‘sleep where you work’ post.
In May 2020, prior to Musk’s takeover, Twitter told employees they could work from home “forever” if they wished too.
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