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“Let’s put some fire in this rocket.” NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore made that call from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida this morning as the first crewed flight of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft blasted off to the International Space Station. The successful launch came after years of costly setbacks and two scrubbed countdowns. Read more.

More video in your inbox. That’s the vision of a stealthy new startup called Emovid, led by the former CEO of Evite, that wants to replace billions of written business emails with video messages that are quicker to produce and convey better tone and emotion. Read more.

AI is not a necessary ingredient in every kitchen tool. The use and potential pitfalls of the technology in cooking innovation was a big focus at the Smart Kitchen Summit, a two-day event in Seattle showcasing new products for home cooks as well as commercial food prep. Read more.

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  • Twelve Labs, a Techstars Seattle grad developing an AI system that analyzes video, raised $50 million in a round co-led by NVIDIA. (Bloomberg)

  • Seattle University engineering and computer science students showed off projects that applied classroom learning to real-life scenarios. (Seattle University)

  • The Seattle UFO Network is a community of people with a shared passion for UFOs. (Cascade PBS)

  • The millionaire next door is a regular thing in Seattle, more so than in most other places, according to a new study. (The Seattle Times)

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