SpaceX announces first-ever all-civilian space flight crew

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SpaceX announces first-ever all-civilian space flight crew

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Jared Isaacman, an entrepreneur behind a payment processing startup, is funding a multimillion-dollar trip to space aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. This particular mission will be unique because it will be the first-ever orbital flight crewed entirely by non-astronauts.

Isaacman will command the mission, which is slated for later this year. He will also see the spacecraft make a “multi-day” trip into Earth’s orbit. Isaacman has purchased three additional seats aboard the mission. The seats will be donated to a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “ambassador” and a member of the public who enters for a chance to join the trip.

It is unclear when the winners will be chosen. Isaacman said that the crew members could all begin training within thirty days. Elon Musk, who has previously expressed interest in joining a SpaceX mission, will not be on the Inspitation4 mission.


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The market looked poised for a strong open today, as futures tied to all three major indexes rose this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was slated for a 250-point increase, while S&P 500 futures climbed 0.9% and Nasdaq 100 futures jumped 0.8%.

This morning’s gains mirrored the continued decline in shares of GameStop, which had become a darling among retail investors last week as they forced a short squeeze. The stock slipped 30% during the premarket after diving 30% yesterday. The tumble signaled a sigh of relief for some investors.

“The GME [GameStop] nonsense seems to be abating as the fever around that cohort of stocks starts to break,” said Vital Knowledge Founder Adam Crisafulli.

Meanwhile, several companies will report their latest earnings today, with Pfizer and ExxonMobil up before the market opens, and Amazon and Alphabet sharing this evening.

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These 5 tips can help you stick to a healthy diet

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Staying on track when adopting a healthy diet can be difficult, but there are a few tips that can help you stay the course.

One of the tips you can use is to ensure you have a savory breakfast every morning. Breakfast is not only an important meal, but if you have a savory breakfast, it can help curb cravings for sweets throughout the day. So, just make sure you aren’t grabbing any sweet treats to start the day, or it could lead you astray.

Another tip is to eat foods that are high in fiber. Upping your fiber intake can help you burn fat and it can jumpstart your metabolism. Fiber will also leave you feeling energized, satisfied, and feeling good enough to stay on track. What are the other three tips that can help you stay on a healthy diet?

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Unless you’re creating an oil painting or restoring a vintage car, you don’t have the benefit of lengthy deadlines to help you perfect whatever it is that you’re doing. That’s why the art of the middle way can really boost your production. It balances a hard work ethic with the need for efficiency.

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Is Mark Zuckerberg about to be forced into retirement?

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A whole slew of experts are predicting that this is going to be a very tough year for Facebook. So tough, in fact, that it might be the year where Mark Zuckerbeg gets forced into early retirement – whether he wants it or not.

Or at least that’s the prediction of tech pundit Robert Cringley. While he isn’t betting on the transition happening this year, he doesn’t think 2022 would be too early.

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