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Three Apollo asteroids set to pass Earth today, reveals NASA; check speed, size, and other details

January 2024 was filled with numerous asteroid approaches, and February is set to continue the trend. But how do these asteroids get spotted? When NASA's telescopes track a new Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA), astronomers measure the asteroid's observed positions in the sky and report them to the Minor Planet Center. The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) then uses that data to determine the asteroid's most likely orbit around the Sun, according to NASA. Using its advanced tech, NASA has shed light on as many as…

Apollo to Artemis: Why America is betting big on private space

Reputation will be on the line when Intuitive Machines' Nova-C spaceship will launch atop a SpaceX rocket on Wednesday, following recent completed touchdowns by China, India and Japan. So why entrust such tasks to the commercial sector, especially after an attempt by another company with similar goals, Astrobotic, failed just last month? The answer lies in the way NASA has fundamentally reorganized itself for Artemis, the agency's flagship Moon-to-Mars…

The Story Behind Carl Weathers Auditioning For Sylvester Stallone To Play Apollo Creed In Rocky

Carl Weather’s death at age 76 left Hollywood and the general public stunned, leading to endless tributes from the likes of Adam Sandler and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Though he starred in many notable movies throughout his decades-long career, Weathers' most memorable role is arguably that of Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies (which we've ranked). As the cocky and intelligent boxer, he starred opposite Sylvester Stallone, who played the franchise's eponymous boxer. Stallone has paid tribute to his late collaborator and, most…

Next-Generation Spaceplanes Are the Cutting-Edge Evolution of the Space Shuttle Dream

NASA’s Space Shuttle operated in low-Earth orbit for 30 years before its retirement in 2011. However, the US space agency’s replacement for this vehicle, Orion, returned to the conical capsule design familiar from the Apollo missions. This was because NASA intended that this newer craft be used for exploring targets in deep space, such as the Moon.The Animal Kingdom Imagines a World of Humans Turning Into AnimalsBut in recent years, we have seen a return of the spaceplane design. Since 2010, the U.S. Space Force (and…

NASA says Apollo asteroid will pass Earth at a breakneck 27463 kmph today

NASA defines asteroids as ancient rocky, airless remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Through various experiments, scientists have known that while asteroids have the potential to cause catastrophic damage if they impact Earth, these objects can also become a resource hub. Space agencies keep a check on the orbits of these space rocks to avoid a potential collision scenario. They have also developed technology to track these space rocks in their orbits, and even…

Apollo Go is a fast and powerful new electric scooter you can carry

You may be more familiar with Apollo’s fancier electric scooters, which the Canadian company has designed largely from the ground up, eschewing traditional industry practices of compiling a hodge-podge of off-the-shelf parts. But the company’s newest model, the Apollo Go, is shedding some serious poundage in an attempt to become the best portable, entry-level scooter that still packs a punch. For those who don’t have $3,000 in their pocket for a flagship electric scooter that can leave cars in…

Apollo Creed From The Film “Rocky”, Carl Weathers Sad Demise At The Age Of 67

Apollo Creed from the Rocky movie Franchise, actor Carl Weathers passed away, and his family confirmed the news on February 2. In his 76 years of life, the incident took place on February 1st. His family gave a statement saying, “Carl Weathers Dead: ‘Rocky’ Star Dies at 76”. His family continued, “Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations.…

Carl Weathers dies; ex-Raider star played Apollo Creed in ‘Rocky’ films

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press NEW YORK — Carl Weathers, a former NFL linebacker who became a Hollywood action movie and comedy star, playing nemesis-turned-ally Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies, facing-off against Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator” and teaching golf in “Happy Gilmore,” has died. He was 76. Matt Luber, his manager, said Weathers died Thursday. His family issued a statement saying he died “peacefully in his sleep.” Weathers was as comfortable flexing his muscles on the big screen in “Action Jackson”…

Carl Weathers dies at 76: Sylvester Stallone pays tribute to Apollo Creed actor | Hollywood

American actor Carl Weathers died at the age of 76 on Thursday, February 1. Weathers' family confirmed the news of his death in a statement, saying he “died peacefully in his sleep.” His death left fans of the Rocky franchise devastated as Weathers was most famous for his role as Apollo Creed. Following the news of Weathers' death, Sylvester Stallone, who starred alongside him in Rocky films, paid a touching tribute to his co-star. Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed in a still…

Carl Weathers dead: Rocky’s Apollo Creed, Mandalorian star dies

Actor Carl Weathers, known for a wide range of iconic film and TV roles, including “Rocky,” “The Mandalorian” and “Predator,” has died. He was 76. Weathers “died peacefully in his home” on Thursday, his manager Matt Luber confirmed Friday to The Times. A cause of death was not revealed. Weathers’ additional television and film credits include “Happy Gilmore,” “Street Justice,” “Brothers” and “Toy Story 4.” This story is developing. Actor Carl Weathers, known for a wide range of iconic film and TV roles,…