Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite completes test, reaches final orbit

FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Israeli-owned Amos-17 commercial communications satellite, lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Space Communications said … Continue reading Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite completes test, reaches final orbit

Boeing received ‘unnecessary’ contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says

FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is pictured at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 14, 2018. Picture taken August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing’s multibillion … Continue reading Boeing received ‘unnecessary’ contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says

China’s huge mysterious extinct ape ‘Giganto’ was an orangutan cousin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Genetic material extracted from a 1.9 million-year-old fossil tooth from southern China shows that the world’s largest-known ape – an extinct creature dubbed “Giganto” that once inhabited Southeast Asia – was an oversized cousin of today’s orangutans. … Continue reading China’s huge mysterious extinct ape ‘Giganto’ was an orangutan cousin