Trump directs establishment of U.S. force to dominate space
President Donald Trump on Monday said he was clearing the way for the United States to exercise extra-terrestrial dominance by establishing a new, sixth branch of the military that he dubbed a "space force.""Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security," Trump said at a White House event attended by former astronaut Buzz Aldrin as well as executives of major aerospace companies.
Buzz Aldrin responded to a fan's wish that he tweeted from space early Thursday by reminding us that he took the first space selfie . Aldrin took the shot during NASA's 1966 Gemini 12 mission, which was his first spaceflight and focused on extravehicular activity (EVA).
On National Selfie Day, a reminder Buzz Aldrin took the first space selfie . The astronaut beat the selfie trend by decades with an out-of-this- world 1966 photo. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin may not have tweeted from space, but he did take a selfie that was out of this world .
Buzz Aldrin responded to a fan's wish that he tweeted from space early Thursday by reminding us that he took the first space selfie.
"I would have loved to see @TheRealBuzz tweeting from the moon. That alone would have made the trip worthwhile," wrote Twitter user Fred Bones.
The 88-year-old former astronaut was quick to respond.
No tweets but I did take the first selfie! In, from space! That was one expensive selfie stick!— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz)
"No tweets but I did take the first selfie! In, from space! That was one expensive selfie stick!" he tweeted.
Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin sues his family alleging fraud
Buzz Aldrin sues family alleging fraud. His children, in turn, express fears he is a victim of manipulation.MELBOURNE, Fla. — Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin has launched a legal battle against his children and family foundation, accusing them of abusing his trust and finances nearly 50 years after his historic moon landing.
Buzz Aldrin has been among the first people to do a few remarkable things. He was among the first crew to set foot on moon and today he just reminded the world about “No tweets but I did take the first selfie ! In, from space ! That was one expensive selfie stick!” said his tweet in reply to Fred Bones.
Buzz Aldrin responded to a fan's wish that he tweeted from space early Thursday by reminding us that he took the first space selfie . "I would have loved to see @TheRealBuzz tweeting from the moon. That alone would have made the trip worthwhile," wrote Twitter user Fred Bones.
Aldrin took the shot during NASA's 1966 Gemini 12 mission, which was his first spaceflight and focused on extravehicular activity (EVA). In 2015, a vintage print of the selfie at an auction in London.
He took part in the more famous Apollo 11 mission -- during which he became the second man to walk on the moon and-- in 1969.
VW ID. SPACE VIZZION: The electric estate car will start in late 2021
World premiere of the study in Los Angeles
VW continues to work hard to provide an independent electrical counterpart to its popular conventional series. In Zwickau has recently started theelectric cars at a glance: in the format of the , 2020 also starts the as a kind of cousin of the . The procedure is similar with the , which will probably be put aside in 2022 for the . Now they are showing a new ID study (it's now the seventh) for the auto show in Los Angeles, which begins in late November. The ID. At first glance, SPACE VIZZION looks like the power offshoot of the , but with a little more shooting brake in the design. In fact, it is the combination variant of the dating from the spring of 2018.
The ID. SPACE VIZZION is, according to VW "a variant of tomorrow, which combines the aerodynamic properties of a Gran Turismo with the generous space of an SUV." The study is based on the Modular Electric Drive Modular System (MEB) from Volkswagen. The MEB should provide for long ranges, dynamic driving behavior and a whole new level of digital networking.
The front and roof sections of the ID, which are flown through by the wind and thus have an aerodynamically optimized design, are to be particularly concise. Be SPACE VIZZION. Thanks to the efficiency of the drive system and the very good aerodynamic properties, VW promises ranges of up to 590 kilometers after the WLTP cycle.
"So far we have with our ID. Family, which is electrically possible in each of the known vehicle categories. With the ID. SPACE VIZZION we are creating a new, purely electrical segment, "says Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design.
Inside there is a fully digitized cockpit. The materials in the cabin are consistently made of sustainable raw materials, such as the new "AppleSkin", an artificial leather with a share of residual materials from the apple juice production. The ID. SPACE VIZZION is a study, but according to VW nevertheless no future music. The production version will be released end of 2021 and will come in different versions in North America, Europe and China on the market.
Gold lunar module replica stolen from museum still missing .
It's been just over a year since a thief broke into the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Ohio and stole an 18-karat gold replica of the Apollo 11 lunar module and other artifacts that have yet to be recovered or suspects arrested. The replicas created by Cartier were given to Neil Armstrong, the first person to step onto the lunar surface, and to fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in Paris following their historic 1969 moon voyage. The theft from the Armstrong museum in Wapakoneta prompted fears that it would be melted down for its gold value, which remains around $40,000.The 5-inch-tall (12.