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US FAA Finds No Blue Origin Safety Issues After Review

The United States Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday it had found no safety concerns after investigating allegations against Blue Origin’s manned space flight program. The FAA announced in September that it would review safety concerns raised by former Blue Origin employees. The FAA said on Friday it was closing its investigation after finding “no specific safety concerns” and taking no action against billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space company.

Poor staff vaccination linked to COVID deaths in retirement homes; an experimental vaccine targets several coronaviruses

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the results and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Staff vaccination rates linked to COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes

TV host Michael Strahan and Alan Shepard’s daughter ready for Blue Origin launch

After the trail left by “Star Trek” actor William Shatner to boldly go where few celebrities have gone before, two more guests of honor at Jeff Bezos’ space tourism firm, Blue Origin, are ready to go. take a free ride to the last border. The company’s New Shepard rocket is scheduled to take off from Texas at 8:45 a.m. central time (2:45 p.m. GMT) on Saturday, with American television personality and retired NFL star Michael Strahan attached alongside the eldest daughter of the late pioneer astronaut Alan Shepard.

Japanese researchers use ostrich cells to make illuminated COVID-19 detection masks

Japanese researchers have developed masks that use ostrich antibodies to detect COVID-19 by glowing under ultraviolet light. The discovery of Yasuhiro Tsukamoto and his team at Kyoto Prefectural University in western Japan could allow low-cost home testing of the virus, they said in a press release.

Pioneer astronaut Alan Shepard’s daughter soars into space aboard the Blue Origin rocket

The eldest daughter of pioneering American astronaut Alan Shepard took a trip to the edge of space aboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket on Saturday, 60 years after her late father’s famous suborbital NASA flight at the dawn of the space age. Laura Shepard Churchley, 74, who was a schoolgirl when her father first entered space, was one of six passengers strapped into the cabin of Blue Origin’s fully autonomous New Shepard spacecraft as it took off from a launch site outside the town of Van, West Texas. Horn.

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