On Wednesday evening, the first tourists who will explore the space boarded the SpaceX ship. Four people will be in Earth orbit for three days.
This will be the first manned flight consisting only of unqualified astronauts, according to the American technology platform The Verge.
The success of the mission could usher in a new era in commercial space tourism, with several companies already competing to attract wealthy customers willing to pay a small fortune to experience the euphoria of a supersonic journey, a few minutes of weightlessness and the visual spectacle of outer space.
The four crew members spent five months of rigorous training, which included high-altitude fitness exercises, centrifugal training and testing, pool exercises that simulate microgravity conditions, emergency procedures, special courses and medical checks.
Once in orbit, the crew will perform medical experiments with "health applications both on Earth and during spaceflight," according to Space X.
The shuttle will fly in an orbit about 120 kilometers above the International Space Station. The mission aims to reach an altitude of 575 kilometers, which would place the SpaceX capsule just above the orbit in which the Hubble telescope is currently placed.
The Crew Dragon capsule was modified by Space X by mounting, at the top, where the docking door is, a large and transparent porthole, which will give the four crew members the opportunity to admire outer space and planet Earth.
The crew of the Inspiration 4 mission will re-enter the atmosphere after three days and is scheduled to land in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. After landing, the capsule will be intercepted by a SpaceX recovery ship, and the crew will then be transported safely ashore.
The annual presentation of new Apple products took place in Cupertino. The head of the company started the event not with the technical innovations, as usual, but with promotional series on the Apple + platform, for example, the spectators waited for the new project with Will Farrell and Paul Rudd. After that, it moved on to the long-awaited presentation.
So, here are the new Apple products:
iPad with updated processor and Center Stage technology, the price starts at 329 USD.
iPad mini in new colors. Price 499 USD.
The Apple Watch will come out with a 40% smaller frame, but the screen itself will be 70% brighter. The watch will also charge faster than other models. The price is 399 USD.
Now let's move on to the iPhone.
iPhone 13 will be launched in several new colors and with the most durable glass of all models. The phone display became 28% brighter. Of course, the gadget's camera has improvements. Now the battery lasts 2.5 hours longer. The 13th series will come in two sizes: mini, priced at $ 699 and standard at $ 799.
iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, which some lucky ones will receive for their birthday or winter holidays, are available in four colors, including the new Sierra Blue color. It has three updated cameras, improved video quality, a new ultra-wide camera and a few gadgets with a nicer design. Another important innovation of the new phone: a memory capacity of 1 TB. Prices for new items: starting at $ 999 for iPhone 13 Pro and $ 1099 for iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Read today's Horoscope and find out what the stars have in store for you next week! You have information about all the signs, provided by Bemorepanda.
The end of this week brings you news in the domestic and love chapters. These are exceptional moments to review your emotional relationships and emotional needs. Even if sparks can easily appear in relationships with your loved one or children, with a little patience and a sincere desire to clarify things on a sentimental level, you will be able to solve everything in a favorable way for you and others. On Sunday you can have no health problems.
There is a lot of agitation in the family these days. These are good times for important dialogues with family members, for household decisions with long-term effects. Your loved ones help you a lot in everything related to the family and home segment. The original and the surprise are the basic attributes of the events you will participate in this weekend. On Sunday, have fun with your loved ones at a picnic.
Special days of communication and relationships with others. Your mind is upset, especially by financial dissatisfaction. It is good to remember what you found at the end of this week and the ideas that are now running through your mind. Temper your desire to talk a lot. It is true that you have an irresistible charm in words, you tell beautiful stories, with humorous notes, but some may feel hurt by the way you speak or relate to them.
The astral context of these weekends favors the discovery of special possibilities of earning through the efforts made at a job. There are times that mark the opening of a new stage of growth of your personal income. For now, everything can be at the level of ideas, seemingly simple information from a poster or a trivial discussion with someone in the close entourage.
Very good days for you, thanks to the astral energy, which offers you possibilities to renew and approach life from other coordinates. That's why it would be good to take advantage of this and think leisurely about how you would like your life to be from now on. Dare to dream with open eyes and make great plans. Assume everything you want and you will see how it materializes quickly.
On this weekend, you would feel best away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, meditating on the sacred. You may feel vulnerable, moody or restless. In fact, these are good times to rest, relax, and reevaluate your plans and relationships with others. Someone dear, from the family can support you with wonderful ideas and advice. Accept what your loved ones tell you, but decide for yourself.
In relationships with friends, the wind of change is blowing. At the end of this week, it is good to think leisurely about old friends and people who support you professionally. You will discover interesting things about the relationship between you, maybe you will even find out little secrets about how these people related to your relationship. You will be supported by the astral context, thus obtaining information of real use.
Professionally, the beginning of a stage is outlined. You are supported from the astral, aspect that will impel you to change, in the long run, your social status and position within a professional group. It seems that you will be helped by friends, but also by the people in the professional entourage in which you work. It's all about avoiding taking on responsibilities that are beyond you. Sunday, enjoy the company of your loved ones.
Wonderful ideas will take shape, these days, in terms of professional relationships that involve collaborations with foreign countries. The energy of these weekends supports you in the materialization of old plans, either to travel for tourism, for studies, or to work away from your hometowns. It is also a good time to get in touch with new philosophers of life. On Sunday you will be surrounded by many people.
Suddenly, new ways of earning will open up to you from and through others. There are new incomes, maybe even inheritances or goods that you can share with others. On Saturday, altercations with your life partner are possible, a moment that will trigger new levers in your life. It can be about financing old projects, in which you are involved or will be involved. Beware of long-term investments!
Partnership changes! Although you will be very surprised by the turn that these relationships will take, you will still be tempted to stay connected to some people or situations that have clearly proved unfavorable to you. You are supported by reliable and good quality people to direct your efforts towards new relational horizons. Be open and dare to radically change everything that is no longer useful to you.
It seems that you work hard, whether you stay at home, are at work, or go to visit someone close. Diligence is your basic trait at the end of this week, because you receive energy in this regard. It would be good to think about changing your lifestyle and schedule, to avoid physical and mental overload. Take care of your health, but also of your working relationships!
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