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Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

Science
Elon Musk's company SpaceX has unveiled the first private passenger it plans to fly around the Moon.Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, 42, announced: "I choose to go to the Moon."The mission is planned for 2023, and would be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.But it is reliant on a rocket that has not been built yet, and Mr Musk cautioned: "It's not 100% certain we can bring this to flight."The man hoping to become world's first moon touristThe announcement was made at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Tuesday. The company said the flight on board the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - a launch system that was unveiled by Mr Musk in 2016 - represented...
Kerry Katona unveils DRAMATIC new look in barely-there outfit

Kerry Katona unveils DRAMATIC new look in barely-there outfit

Entertainment
She recently announced she’s officially off the market, having gone public with new boyfriend, hunky personal trainer Ryan Mahoney.And it looks as if romance most definitely suits Kerry Katona, who looked positively glowing as she attended The Sun's Love Island bash in London on Monday night.The reality star – who has recently shed more than two stone – ensured all eyes were on her in a vibrant and eye-catching outfit as she flaunted her incredible figure.Donning a plunging halter neck, backless top and a pair of stylish red flare rousers, the former Atomic Kittens singer put every inch of her toned physique on display as she happily posed for photographers. Hewitt / SplashNews.com TRANSFORMATION: Ke...
Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Technology
Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. Accounts with large audiences will be able to go as long as an hour. Video will be available through Instagram or a new app called IGTV. The video will eventually give Facebook more opportunities to sell advertising. It's the latest instance in which Instagram has ripped a page from a rival's playbook in an effort to preserve its status as a cool place for young people to share and view content. In this case, Instagram is mimicking Google's YouTube. Before, Facebook an...
NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost

NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device The NHS in England is to get an extra £20bn a year by 2023 as a 70th "birthday present", Theresa May says.It means the £114bn budget will rise by an average of 3.4% annually - but that is still less than the 3.7% average rise the NHS has had since 1948.The prime minister said this would be funded partly by a "Brexit dividend", but also hinted at tax rises.Labour said the government had failed to fund the NHS properly and was relying on a "hypothetical" windfall.Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said Labour's taxation plans meant his party could match the Conservatives' spending plans and "will go further".In her BBC interview, Mrs May did not spell out how the £20bn a year ...
Boeing unveils UAV prototype for cargo, logistics use

Boeing unveils UAV prototype for cargo, logistics use

Business
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Boeing has unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing, or eVTOL, cargo air vehicle prototype that it plans to use to test and evolve future autonomous technology."This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major step in our Boeing eVTOL strategy," Boeing Chief Technology Officer Greg Hyslop said in a company press release "We have an opportunity to really change air travel and transport, and we'll look back on this day as a major step in that journey."The eVTOL cargo air vehicle, announced on Wednesday, is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds, and will aid in future cargo and logistic applications, the company said.The transport is powered by an environmentally-friendly electric propulsion system and has eight counter rotating blades al...