Science news roundup: Virgin Galactic sees delay in space mission with Italian Air Force (September 10);  Factbox - glimpses of the first all-civilian space crew heading to orbit and more

Below is a summary of current scientific news summaries.

Virgin Galactic expects space mission with Italian Air Force to be postponed (September 10)

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc announced Friday that its first commercial research mission with the Italian Air Force has been postponed to mid-October due to a possible manufacturing defect. The company said the delay in the mission, dubbed “Unit 23”, was not related to the pending decision of an investigation by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Facts – Glimpses of the first all-civilian space crew bound for orbit

At first glance, it might seem that the quartet of ordinary citizens who make up Team Inspiration4, who are preparing to go down in history aboard a SpaceX rocket vehicle as the first all-civilian crew launched into orbit, are ordinary people, but they are far from ordinary. They consist of a billionaire online trading executive and a jet pilot. geologist and one-time eligible NASA astronaut candidate program; Physician assistant at the childhood cancer hospital where she was previously a patient; He is a space data engineer and former US Air Force expert.

mRNA vaccines not associated with abortion; COVID-19 shots in the US still protect against severe disease

Here is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that requires further study to confirm results and that has not yet been approved by peer review. mRNA vaccines not associated with pregnancy loss

SpaceX is set to make history with the launch of its first all-civilian crew into orbit

The latest group of space-obsessed billionaires was set to blast off Wednesday with three less-wealthy citizens aboard a SpaceX rocket ship, seeking to become the first all-civilian crew to be launched into Earth orbit. The quartet of amateur space travelers, led by US founder and CEO of e-commerce company Shift4 Payments Inc, Jared Isaacman, was scheduled to launch early 8pm EST (0000 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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SpaceX’s crew of all civilians is feeling a “good kind” of nervousness before launch

The four would-be astronauts preparing to ride a SpaceX rocket ship around the world, the first all-civilian crew in orbit on Tuesday, said they were excited to take off on the eve of their flight, feeling just the “good kind” of nervousness. Said Sian Proctor, 51, an earth sciences professor, artist and lifelong space enthusiast who reached the 2009 finals in the NASA Astronaut Program before she was cut short.

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