Best Tech Stories around the web #267

This week: China launches the world’s first 6G satellite into orbit, humans have traveled aboard the Hyperloop for the first time, and international space station photo highlights celebrate 20 years of human life in orbit.

INNOVATION

China launches world’s first 6G satellite into orbit by scmp.com

China has reportedly launched the world’s first 6G satellite from Taiyuan in the northwestern province of Shanxi. A Long March-6 rocket lifted off on November 6, 2020, with the satellite, which weighs about 70kg (150lbs). Read more

MOBILITY

Virgin Hyperloop hits an important milestone: the first human passenger test by theverge.com

VirginVirgin Hyperloop announced that for the first time it has conducted a test of its ultra-fast transportation system with human passengers. The test took place on Sunday afternoon at the company’s DevLoop test track in the desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

International space station photo highlights celebrate 20 years of human life in orbit by designboom.com

On october 31, 2000, veteran NASA astronaut william ‘shep’ shepherd left earth on a journey to the international space station (ISS) with the distinction of becoming its first commander — beginning almost two decades of continuous human presence in low-earth orbit. Read more