Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Alitalia Replacement Will Have Half the Aircraft, Half the Workforce



Article: New Alitalia Set To Halve Fleet, Workforce - Airline Geeks

Italian flag carrier Alitalia is being replaced by the new ITA. It will start with half the fleet and half the workforce of its predecessor.

Read the article above to learn more.

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Airlines Want Boeing 737 Max Back Despite Customer Concerns



Article: Why airlines are so eager to get the Boeing 737 Max back in the air despite customer concerns - Business Insider

There are airlines who want to get the beleagured 737 Max back in the air, no matter what the concerns are of the flying public.

Read the article above to learn why.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Reviews Are Out



Review: Cyberpunk 2077 review — A look at the present, not the future - VentureBeat

Review: Cyberpunk 2077 is dad rock, not new wave - Polygon



Reviews are out for "Cyberpunk 2077," the often-delayed RPG game. Reviews are decidedly mixed, as you can read above. While very expensive and offering a large world to explore, the game sounds like it breaks little new ground. And, there are bugs to be fixed.

The game will be released this Thursday.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

China Moon Lander to Return Lunar Sample



Article: China's Chang'e 5 lands on the moon to collect the 1st fresh lunar samples in decades - Space.com

Mission Updates: Live: Special coverage of China's Chang'e-5 landing operation - CGTN




Chang'e 5 touched down on the moon at 10:11 a.m. EST (1511GMT, 11:11 p.m. Beijing Time) near Mons R├╝mker, a mountain in the Ocean of Storms (or Oceanus Procellarum), China's space agency, CNSA, said. The lander seeks to collect a lunar sample and return it to Earth. This would be the first time a lunar sample has been brought back to Earth since 1976, when the Soviet Union's Luna 24 mission brought back six ounces of material.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Crew-1 Rendezvous and Docking



NASA TV: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

Article: SpaceX-NASA mission: Four astronauts to dock with International Space Station - CNN

Mission Updates: Crew-1 Updates - NASA.gov




At 11:00 p.m. EST (4:00 a.m. UTC), the NASA SpaceX Resilience spacecraft will dock with the International Space Station.

Watch on NASA TV. That link is below.

Continuing mission coverage:

 • NASA TV: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

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Crew-1 on Facebook Live



Facebook Live: Crew-1 Live from Crew Dragon - Facebook

Mission Updates: Crew-1 Updates - NASA.gov



At 4:48 p.m. EST (9:48 p.m. UTC), the NASA SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts give you a LIVE tour of their spacecraft Resilience. Click the Facebook Live link above to watch! Or, as always, watch on NASA TV. That link is below.

Follow the continuing mission coverage:

 • NASA TV: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Crew-1 Has Launched!



Live Coverage: NASA Live - NASA.gov

Article: SpaceX's Crew-1 astronaut launch for NASA: Live updates - Space.com



At 7:27 p.m. ET., NASA and SpaceX launched their second manned Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Kennedy in Florida. The crew of four are now enroute to the International Space Station. This was the second launch from U.S. soil in almost a decade. SpaceX head Elon Musk wasn't able to attend due to an inconclusive COVID test.

Follow the continuing mission coverage:

 • NASA TV: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

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Manned Launch Tonight!



Live Coverage: NASA Live - NASA.gov

Article: SpaceX's Crew-1 astronaut launch for NASA: Live updates - Space.com



Today's launch is on for 7:27 p.m. ET. The launch will take a crew of four to the International Space Station. This will be the second launch from U.S. soil in almost a decade. SpaceX is again sending a manned Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Kennedy in Florida. SpaceX head Elon Musk cannot attend due to an inconclusive COVID test.

There are two ways to watch the launch coverage:

 • NASA TV: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

 • Discovery Coverage: Space Launch Live - Discovery Channel - Live broadcasts on both Discovery Channel and Science Channel.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

"Come Play" First Reviews



Review: 'Come Play': Film Review - The Hollywood Reporter

Review: ‘Come Play’ Review: The Ghost in the Machine Has a Few Bugs in the Programming - Variety



First reviews are in for "Come Play." An autistic boy finds himself up against a monster that's been unleashed from an app. Review are mixed. See what you think with the links above!

The film will be released in theaters and Video On Demand this Friday.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

"Mandalorian" Season 2 - New Trailer!



Trailer: Special Look | The Mandalorian - Disney+



JUST OUT! - Special Look on "The Mandalorian" Season 2 that just aired on Monday Night Football.

Season 2 starts streaming on Disney+ October 30.

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Comet Sample Return Happens Tomorrow



Article: OSIRIS-REx to collect sample from Bennu’s surface - NASA.gov

Article: NASA is about to play 'tag' with asteroid Bennu: Here's how it works. - Space.com



Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 20, the NASA spacecraft OSIRIS-REx, will play "tag" with an asteroid, and attempt to collect a sample that it will then return to Earth.

NASA TV will start its coverage at 5 p.m. EDT.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

"Bill and Ted Face the Music" First Reviews



Review: 'Bill & Ted Face the Music': Film Review - The Hollywood Reporter

Review List: Bill & Ted Face the Music - Rotten Tomatoes



First reviews are in for "Bill & Ted Face the Music.' Theodore and William are back, and are bringing their daughters with them on another crazy time-travel adventure! Read what the critics think at the links above.

The film will be released in theaters and Video On Demand this Friday.

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Lego Skywalker Saga Game Gets Trailer



Article: THE NEW LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA TRAILER - Star Wars.com



A new trailer is out for the new game, "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga." Packed with lots of classic scenes from all nine movies, the trailer, or course, includes the signature Lego comical take on things!

"Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" will be released in Spring 2021.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

"Tenet" First Reviews!



Review List: ‘Tenet’ (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes



First reviews are in for Christopher Nolan's "Tenet." Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus says: "A visually dazzling puzzle for film lovers to unlock, Tenet serves up all the cerebral spectacle audiences expect from a Christopher Nolan production."

The film is currently scheduled for release in theaters on September 3.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Join Online NASA Meet Up for Mars Mission



Article: #CountdownToMars Social - NASA.gov

NASA has been hosting in-person get-togethers for a decade now. During these times, however, they are doing them online, and it's easy to participate.

Just go to their Facebook page: #CountdownToMars Virtual NASA Social Answer a few questions, and get approved. You will then be able to participate. This is a great opportunity to be part of the historic launch later this month, when the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will launch on its mission to the red planet.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

How to See Comet NEOWISE



Viewing Information: For those at northerly latitudes, Comet NEOWISE up in the evening now, too - EarthSky.org

Go to: TheSky Live Planetarium. Then,

1.) At the top left, click on location and set where you are.

2.) Below that, set the time you are looking for.

3.) Below that, in the search box, key "Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)" and ENTER.

Neowise is following the sun in the sky. So, right now, it is rising about an hour and a half before the sun. Later in the month, that will switch, and it will be following the sun into setting.

Click on the link above to register for the event!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Learn About New Space Telescope



Event Information: Astronomy in Space: From Hubble to Roman - SETI Institute

In two weeks, SETI Institute will offer a live event discussing the OTHER upcoming space telescope. In this case, it will be the newly named Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope – or Roman Space Telescope. It was formerly known as WFIRST. It is set to launch in the mid-2020's.

Click on the link above to register for the event!

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Comet Can Be Seen in Night Sky



Article: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) springs a naked-eye surprise - Astronomy Magazine

After a few disappointments this year, a comet now gives us hope of seeing one in the night skies!

Comet NEOWISE can be seen it in the morning sky. Click the article above for all the details!

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Final Online Star Party Tonight!



Video: VSP 8: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Coming up at 12 midnight Eastern Time and 11 p.m. Central Time, Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a new Virtual Star Party!

This is their eighth one of the year, and the last one before the team goes on hiatus for the summer.

So, tune in! Always great observations and great talk about astrophotography!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

"Foundation" First Trailer



Article: ‘Foundation’ Trailer: Isaac Asimov’s Sci-Fi Classic is Now an Apple TV+ Seriesn - /Film



Taking on classic science fiction novels has always been a challenge! But, Apple TV+ streaming service is about to do just that. And, not with just any science fiction novel, but Issac Asimov's epic eight-novel series, "Foundation."

The series will premiere next year, and the first trailer is out!

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Live Star Party Coming Up!



Video: VSP 7: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Time for this week's live star party! Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a new Virtual Star Party tonight!

This is their seventh one of the year. Live tonight at 11 p.m. Central Time, 12 midnight Eastern Time, viewers can request objects to be viewed.

Tune in! Great observations and great talk about astrophotography!

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

New Online Star Party Tonight



Video: VSP 4: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a live star party tonight!

This is their sixth one of the year. Live tonight at 11 p.m. Central Time, 12 midnight Eastern Time, viewers can request objects to be viewed.

Tune in! The previous installments have been great!

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Online Star Party Tonight



Video: VSP 4: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Another week, another live star party! Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a new Virtual Star Party tonight!

This is their fifth one of the year. Live tonight at 11 p.m. Central Time, 12 midnight Eastern Time, viewers can request objects to be viewed.

Tune in! The previous installments have been great!

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Night Sky for June



Video: What to see in the night sky: June 2020 - BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Video: What's in the Night Sky: 1 - 7 June - National Space Centre



Learn about what is available for viewing in the night sky for June! Two videos that will give you some ideas of what to look for in the sky.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Learn How First Black Hole Image Was Made



Webcast: Seeing the Unseeable: Capturing an Image of a Black Hole - YouTube

Related Article: First Images of a Black Hole from the Event Horizon Telescope - AAS Nova



Tonight, June 2, at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, learn about how the historic first photo of a black hole was made. Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration will tell you how it was done!

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Online Star Party Tonight



Video: VSP 4: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a live star party tonight!

This is their fourth one of the year. Live tonight at 11 p.m. Central Time, 12 midnight Eastern Time, viewers can request objects to be viewed.

Tune in! The previous installments have been great!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

American Manned Launch Scrubbed for Today



Article: SpaceX delays 1st astronaut launch for NASA due to bad weather - Space.com

Live Webcast: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

Discovery Coverage: Space Launch Live - Discovery Channel



Today's launch has been scrubbed. The launch would have had to take place at exactly 4:33:33 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time in order to reach the International Space Station. The next attempt will be on Saturday at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT). If that doesn't work out, SpaceX could try again on Sunday (May 31) at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT).

This launch is for the first manned mission to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Kennedy in Florida.

There are two ways to watch the launch coverage:

 • NASA TV: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

 • Discovery Coverage: Space Launch Live - Discovery Channel - Live broadcasts on both Discovery Channel and Science Channel.

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Live Launch Coverage of Manned Mission



Live Webcast: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

Discovery Coverage: Space Launch Live - Discovery Channel



Today at 4:33:33 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time is the proposed launch for the first manned mission to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Kennedy in Florida.

There are two ways to watch the launch coverage:

 • NASA TV: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

 • Discovery Coverage: Space Launch Live - Discovery Channel - Live broadcasts on both Discovery Channel and Science Channel.
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Monday, May 25, 2020

Virgin Orbit First Launch Fails



Article: Virgin Orbit's 1st test launch fails to reach orbit - Space.com

The first launch attempt for Virgin Orbit has failed. Crew and craft are okay. The mission was to launch a payload into space from a 747.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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SpaceX Launch Crew Arrives at Kennedy



Live Webcast: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

Article: Event Schedule for SpaceX Manned Launch - NASA.gov

Today, May 20, at 4 p.m. EDT – SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 crew arrives at Kennedy Space Center for a media question and answer session. Click on the link above to watch the webcast.

Here is the full schedule of events leading up to next Wednesday's Crew Dragon launch:

Wednesday, May 20
4 p.m. - Crew arrival news conference at Kennedy (limited in-person media only):

Friday, May 22
3:15 p.m. - Virtual Demo-2 Crew engagement at Kennedy

Monday, May 25
Time TBD or one hour after Launch Readiness Review completion – Prelaunch briefing at Kennedy

Tuesday, May. 26
10 a.m. - Administrator Countdown Clock Briefing (limited in-person media only)
12:15 p.m. – NASA TV launch coverage begins for the 4:32 p.m. liftoff
6 p.m. – Administrator postlaunch news conference at Kennedy

Thursday, May. 28
11:29 a.m. – Docking (NASA Television will have continuous coverage from launch to docking)

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Manned Launch NASA Social Get Together



Article: Event Schedule for SpaceX Manned Launch - NASA.com

NASA has been hosting in-person get-togethers for a decade now. During these times, however, they are doing them online, and it's easy to participate.

Just go to their Facebook page: Launch America NASA Social Answer a few questions, and get approved. You will then be able to participate. This is a great opportunity to be part of the historic launch next Wednesday, May 27, when two astronauts launch on a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station.

Here is the schedule of events:

Wednesday, May 20
4 p.m. - Crew arrival news conference at Kennedy (limited in-person media only):

Friday, May 22
3:15 p.m. - Virtual Demo-2 Crew engagement at Kennedy

Monday, May 25
Time TBD or one hour after Launch Readiness Review completion – Prelaunch briefing at Kennedy

Tuesday, May. 26
10 a.m. - Administrator Countdown Clock Briefing (limited in-person media only)
12:15 p.m. – NASA TV launch coverage begins for the 4:32 p.m. liftoff
6 p.m. – Administrator postlaunch news conference at Kennedy

Thursday, May. 28
11:29 a.m. – Docking (NASA Television will have continuous coverage from launch to docking)

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

"The Black Hole" Movie Revisited



Article: How Disney's 'Black Hole' Tried to Match 'Star Wars' - The Hollywood Reporter



A fascinating look at the troubled production of Disney's first PG-rated film, "The Black Hole." The push-pull that had to be made with the very conservative Disney to deliver an edgy science-fiction film is chronicled in this article. A good read!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Dark Sky Web Links



Here are links to the best Dark Sky Resources:

Places to Visit:

 • 10 U.S. Dark-Sky Parks You Need to Visit - Sky & Telescope

 • Dark Skies: 23 Best Places in the World to Stargaze - CNN

 • Find a Dark Sky Place - International Dark Sky Association

 • Arizona's Dark Side - Visit Arizona

Dark Sky Maps:

 • Light Pollution Map - Jurij Stare

 • Dark Site Finder

I will post any updates when I find more links!

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"Moonfall" Starts Casting



Article: Josh Gad to Lead Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall - ComingSoon.net

Roland Emmerich, the modern master of disaster, is getting his casting started on "Moonfall," a sci-fi disaster movie where a group of ordinary humans battle to stop

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

"Kubrick on Kubrick" First Review



Article: ‘Kubrick by Kubrick’: Tribeca Film Review - Variety



Writer/Producer/Director Stanley Kubrick seemed to revel in being an enigma, only granting limited interviews throughout his career. But, the existence of a series of tape-recorded interviews has made knowing Kubrick more possible. They were conducted by Michel Ciment, the French film critic and editor of Positif, over the course of 20 years. And, the new documentary "Kubrick by Kubrick" makes those interviews the basis for the film.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

"Underwater" First Reviews



Review: Underwater - Variety

Review: Underwater - Hollywood Reporter

Review Score: Underwater - Metacritic



Reviews are mixed for the new Kristen Stewart sci-fi horror movie, "Underwater." Of the above, one is thumbs up, one is thumbs down. No Rotten Tomatoes score, as of yet. But, Metacritic is up. 49 score at this time.

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