Virgin Galactic Launch Aborts After Drop, Details Forthcoming

Virgin Galactic Launch Aborts After Drop, Details Forthcoming
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After waiting through the first day of an open launch window on Friday, December 11th, Virgin Galactic this morning took flight in an attempt at their first powered flight in New Mexico. An anomaly interrupted the flight but crew and spacecraft are both safely back on the ground.

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TechCrunch.com | 28. 07. 2021 17:36:39 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 28. 07. 2021 17:36:37 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 28. 07. 2021 15:18:53 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 28. 07. 2021 15:18:52 | Tech

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BBC.co.uk | 28. 07. 2021 14:53:36 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 28. 07. 2021 10:36:35 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 28. 07. 2021 07:06:12 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 28. 07. 2021 07:06:09 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 28. 07. 2021 01:21:05 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 28. 07. 2021 00:19:54 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 27. 07. 2021 23:13:21 | Tech

Today after the bell amidst a deluge of major technology company earnings reports, Alphabet reported its own second-quarter performance. The search-and-services company posted revenues of $61.9 billion in the June 30, 2021 quarter, net income of $18.5 billion, and earnings per share of $27.26. Those figures work out to top line growth of 62%, and n ...

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TechCrunch.com | 27. 07. 2021 23:13:19 | Tech

Another excellent quarter for Apple, as the company posted $81.4 billion in revenue. That’s a 36% year-over-year jump for the company, besting Wall Street estimates of $73.3 billion by a considerable margin. “Our record June quarter operating performance included new revenue records in each of our geographic segments, double-digit growth in each of ...

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TechCrunch.com | 27. 07. 2021 22:53:19 | Tech

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TechCrunch.com | 27. 07. 2021 22:53:16 | Tech

One of the world’s biggest video game companies is reeling after a state discrimination and sexual harassment suit kicked off a firestorm of controversy within the company. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued Activision Blizzard last week, alleging that the company fostered a “breeding ground for harassment and discriminatio ...

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Apple is responding to user complaints and feedback about the controversial changes to the Safari mobile browser with today’s launch of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 beta 4. The new Safari design first introduced at WWDC had moved the tab bar (URL bar) to the bottom of the screen — a fairly radical change for one of the iPhone’s most-used ...

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Twitter’s recent acquisition spree continues today as the company announces it has acqui-hired the team from news aggregator and summary app Brief. The startup from former Google engineers

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When Anada Lakra and Ilya Usorov first moved to the United States, they struggled to find their voices. They both knew and understood English, but when it came time to speak up, their accents became a hurdle. Usorov, for example, watched his Russian-born parents struggle to advocate for themselves, which limited work opportunities. While Lakra, who ...

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