After weeks of speculation, SpaceX has finally admitted that a Crew Dragon capsule was destroyed during a test of system’s abort thrusters on April 20. No cause was given for the anomaly, nor were any new details disclosed about possible delays to NASA’s languishing Commercial Crew Program. Speaking to reporters at a NASA briefing held earlier this week, Hans Koenigsmann, the vice president of build and flight reliability at SpaceX, said the mishap is “certainly not great news,” in terms of the company’s plan to launch astronauts into space later this year, as CBS Newsreports. The purpose of the briefing was to discuss an upcoming cargo launch to the ISS, but the incident, in which a Crew Dragon capsule got torched just prior to the firing of launch-abort thrusters, dominated much of the discussion. Advertisement The mishap occurred at Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone 1 on April 20 during static ground tests of the system’s boosters. The Crew … [Read more...] about Yep, That SpaceX Crew Capsule Was Definitely Destroyed During Failed Ground Test, Company Confirms
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Back in the 1960s, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee imagined a meek scientist who was given the ability to transform into a rampaging green muscleman after being accidentally exposed to gamma rays. Short-sighted as the previous generations were, their pulp fiction dreams could only reach as far as radioactive mishaps turning humans into larger, angrier humans. Never, in their imaginations, could they have foreseen an even more bizarre series of events in which the Earth’s dogs, while doing normal dog stuff, would learn how to dye themselves green at will. Advertisement A video from Yada Ornsomjit shows this phenomenon in stunning detail. Four French b As Rumble describes, Ornsomjit forgot to close her kitchen door one Saturday night and later came in to find her dogs coated in the food coloring they had spilled out from a bag pulled from the cupboard. The pair of delightful, snuffling shitheads—Dam-nam and Sai-Aua—presumably rolled around in the coloring until it was … [Read more...] about No, it’s not your screen, these dogs are definitely green
Photo: courtesy of the retailers Lots of new (and highly giftable) releases we’ve sniffed out this week, including an actually nice-looking sheet pan, some velvet Lululemon leggings, and Billie Eilish baby merch. Madewell x Hedley & Bennett Striped Pocket Apron Chef-beloved apron line Hedley & Bennett has teamed up with Madewell on an exclusive apron as well as other “superfunctional” pieces for “makers of all kinds.” $79 at Madewell Buy Madewell x Hedley & Bennett Leather-Strap Canvas Tote $88 at Madewell Buy JJJJound Tote Bag JJJJound, a.k.a. blogger and designer Justin Saunders, has finally released his long-awaited collaboration with A.P.C. And as Jean Touitou told Vogue: “It looks like nothing, but it’s everything.” Already, a lot of the clothing has sold out, but accessories (that would make nice gifts) are still available. $90 at A.P.C. Buy JJJJound Notebook and … [Read more...] about 14 Things That’ll Almost Definitely Sell Out: From Madewell to A.P.C.
Photo: courtesy of the retailer Welcome to a very playful edition of Don’t Dillydally, our weekly look at the limited-edition and new launches worth getting excited about. And apologies in advance for getting a little carried away with Drew Barrymore’s new kids’ line … the stuff is just really good. Drew Barrymore Flower Kids Sweet Strawberry Complete Bedding Set Regular Don’t Dillydally readers may remember when we covered the launch of Drew Barrymore’s Walmart line, Flower Home. Well, yesterday, Flower Kids made its online debut, and the stuff is so stinkin’ cute we couldn’t limit ourselves to just a few products. It feels very vintage Land of Nod (pre–Crate and Barrel acquisition). Note that this Sweet Strawberry bedding set, as well as the Jungle Tiger set below, comes in a full size (for grown-up-sized beds) as well as twin. From $44 at Walmart Buy Drew Barrymore Flower Kids Jungle Tiger Complete Bedding … [Read more...] about 15 Things That Will Almost Definitely Sell Out: From Drew Barrymore to Madewell
After the death of Steve Jobs in 2011, Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos inherited the mantle as the tech world’s smartest CEO. He’s built his empire by making Amazon.com the 600-pound gorilla of online shopping, and by using his company’s Internet prowess to develop a cloud platform for businesses that can handle everything from computing and storage to databases and networking. Apple’s late CEO was better at coming up with winning products: The iPod, iPhone and iPad were all Jobs’ brainchildren. In that area, Bezos has a hit-or-miss track record. Amazon Fire tablets have been doomed by the company’s proprietary Appstore, which doesn’t measure up to the Android and Apple stores. And Amazon’s attempt at a smartphone disappeared soon after it was released, making it one of the biggest busts of its kind. More by David Einstein Biz & TechBy David EinsteinUpsell baloney on Wi-Fi routersBiz & TechBy David EinsteinHard for parents to … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Kindle is best of the e-readers