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SpaceX today launched two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the first company to send people into orbit on a commercial spacecraft. … Continue reading
Seattle and King County reported 15 deaths from COVID-19 last week, a 40% decrease from the previous week, while the number of confirmed cases in the region dropped to 325 for the week, according to GeekWire, the lowest since the beginning March calculations from public health data – Seattle & King County. … Continue reading
The two NASA astronauts, who launched SpaceX's first crewed dragon capsule today, have named their spacecraft, continuing a tradition that goes back to the earliest days of American space efforts. … Continue reading
The countdown for the first crew launch from SpaceX to the International Space Station was less than 17 minutes. However, since the weather was not cooperating, the story had to wait until Saturday at the earliest. … Continue reading
The SN4 spacecraft, the latest in a series of prototypes for the SpaceX SuperX rocket, exploded in a giant fireball shortly after a static fire test at the plant in southern Texas. … Continue reading
A fully electric version of one of the most famous small utility planes in the world hummed today on its first flight on Moses Lake in central Washington. … Continue reading
Epidemiologists believe that the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States, involving a Snohomish County traveler who fell ill in mid-January, may not have triggered the west coast coronavirus outbreak. … Continue reading
During a Friday evening protest against George Floyd's death, demonstrators broke the windows of an Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle as protests and outrage over his death in police custody spread across Minneapolis across the country. … Continue reading
Cultural institutions founded by the late Paul Allen in the Seattle region, including the Cinerama cinema and the Living Computers Museum + Labs, are facing the possibility of permanent closure, according to Vulcan Inc.… Read More
As the University of Washington prepares for the first virtual degree in its 159-year history, President Ana Mari Cauce focuses on what happens a few months later. … Continue reading