Masten Space’s Xombie Rocket Uses Draper Labs GENIE in Recent Launch

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Private spaceflight company Masten Space’s XA-01.B rocket, which they have dubbed Xombie for short, was recently launched and it included Draper Laboratory’s GENIE system. Draper Laboratory created the guidance computer for the Apollo program and their latest system also performed well, during this test launch.

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The New Yorker & Halloween

The New Yorker's Halloween themed cover

Chris Ware created this great cover for The New Yorker. It is thought-provoking. It’s part of a comic strip, but like others mentioned, I think that the impact is more significant by itself, though the comic is really interesting as well.