SpaceX delays launch of Italian satellite again, this time because of wayward ship

SpaceX has had to delay the launch of an Italian Earth-observation satellite yet again, but this time Mother Nature was not to blame. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was all set to loft the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Sunday (Jan. 30) at 6:11 p.m. EST … Read more

SpaceX delays rocket launch carrying Italian satellite due to bad weather

Mother Nature has foiled a planned SpaceX launch for the second day in a row. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was originally supposed to launch the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday evening (Jan. 27), but thick clouds and strong winds forced a 24-hour delay. That … Read more

SpaceX launching Italian Earth-observation satellite Thursday: Watch live

SpaceX will launch an Italian Earth-observation satellite to orbit Thursday (Jan. 27), and you can watch it live. A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite is scheduled to lift off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Thursday at 6:11 p.m. EST (2311 GMT). The rocket’s first … Read more

This Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Knife

In 2018, archaeologists described a truly fascinating puzzle. It looks like this medieval Italian man went through life with a knife attached to his arm, in place of his amputated hand. ¬† The skeleton in question was found in a Longobard¬†necropolis in the north of Italy, dating back to around the 6th to 8th centuries … Read more