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NASA’s Christina Koch just broke a record for women in space

December 30th, 2019

NASA’s Christina Koch hasn’t been on Earth since March 14th, 2019. That day, Koch joined fellow NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin of Roscosmos on a trip to the International Space Station. During her already impressive stint in space, Koch participated in the first-ever all-female spacewalk, and now she has another feather in her …

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New ISS astronaut assignments mean Christina Koch will break a huge NASA record

April 18th, 2019

A few weeks back, NASA had anticipated conducting the first all-female spacewalk with astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClaine on the International Space Station. Unfortunately, due to some last-minute preference changes with McClaine’s space suit sizing the spacewalk was instead conducted by NASA’s Nick Hague and Koch, but it looks like Koch may indeed get …

Yesterday’s ISS resupply mission broke an incredible record

April 5th, 2019

A resupply mission for the International Space Station, Progress MS-11, took off yesterday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, eventually docking with the space station and providing its inhabitants with over 5,400 pounds of supplies. In many ways it was exactly like the countless resupply missions carried out before it, but in one way it …

AT&T reports best-ever quarter for smartphones; 7.6 millon iPhones activated

January 26th, 2012

AT&T reported its fourth-quarter 2011 results on Thursday and noted that it achieved record mobile broadband and smartphone activations during the quarter. The company reported consolidated revenue of $32.5 billion, up 3.6% or $1.1 billion from the same quarter last year, but it posted a loss of $6.7 billion, or $1.12 per share. EPS swings …

Holiday spending jumps 15% from last year to $35.3 billion

December 28th, 2011

U.S. Consumers spent $35.3 billion during this year’s holiday season, up 15% from the same period last year. Shoppers also spent a total of $2.8 billion during the week ended December 25th, up 16% from the same week in 2010, comScore reported. “Holiday e-commerce spending has remained strong throughout the season, and we have now …

Record $1.25 billion spent online on historic Cyber Monday

November 30th, 2011

U.S. consumers spent a record $1.25 billion online on Cyber Monday, the second time the U.S. has ever spent more than $1 billion online in a single day and a 22% increase from the amount spent last year. “While last year saw Cyber Monday rank as the heaviest online spending day of the year for …

Xbox sees biggest ever sales week thanks to hot holiday weekend

November 29th, 2011

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that last week marked the Xbox 360’s best ever week of sales. The company sold more than 960,000 Xbox 360 consoles and more than 750,000 Kinect controllers last week. Microsoft also confirmed that more than 800,000 of the consoles it sold last week were purchased on Black Friday alone. “We have seen …

Amazon profit falls 73% in Q3 despite record Kindle launch

October 25th, 2011

Amazon reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, noting net sales increased 44% from the same quarter last year to $10.88 billion. That figure is on a par with Wall Street’s revenue expectations of $10.93 billion. Amazon reported EPS of $0.14, which missed the Street’s estimates of $0.24 per share. Net income fell 73% quarter-over-quarter, however. Amazon …

AT&T iPhone 4S activations top 1 million

October 20th, 2011

And the disappointments keep on coming… AT&T on Thursday announced that it has now activated more than 1 million iPhone 4S handsets. “It’s no surprise that customers are clamoring for the iPhone 4S and they want it to run on a network that lets them download twice as fast as competitors’,” said AT&T CEO Ralph de …