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A billionaire who just blasted into space shared footage of his training, which included lying upside down and spinning on a chair

Yusaku Maezawa during his space-suit check shortly before the launch to the International Space Station at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on December 8, 2021.REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa launched into space on Wednesday to visit the ISS for 12 days. He shared footage of his training, including videos of him in zero-gravity and playing badminton. One video showed him in a spinning chair, which he said "almost feels like torture." The Japanese billionaire Yu...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Trends, International Space Station, News UK, Kazakhstan, Iss, MZ, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Baikonur Cosmodrome Kazakhstan


Neuralink and Tesla have an AI problem that Elon’s money can’t solve

Elon Musk’s problems are bigger and more important than yours. While most of us are consumed with our day-to-day activities, Musk has been anointed by a higher power to save us all from ourselves. He’s here to ensure we eliminate car accidents, make traffic a thing of the past, solve autism (his words, not mine), connect human brains to machines, fill the night sky with satellites so everyone can have internet access, and colonize Mars. He doesn’t exactly know how we’re going to accomplish all t...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Elon, Neural, Next Featured


Elon Musk's Neuralink wants to embed microchips in people's skulls and get robots to perform brain surgery

Elon Musk.Win McNamee/Getty Images Neuralink is one of Elon Musk's strange and futuristic portfolio of companies. Neuralink developing neural interface technology — a.k.a. putting microchips into people's brains. The technology could help study and treat neurological disorders.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Elon Musk is known for his high-profile companies like Tesla and SpaceX, but the billionaire also has a handful of unusual ventures. One them, he says, h...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Trends, Neuroscience, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, World Health Organization, Ai, Jackson, Google Ventures, Pong, University Of California, Wall Street Journal


Japanese fashion tycoon to blast off for ISS as Russia revives space tourism

Yusaku Maezawa to become first space tourist sent to space station by Russia in more than a decadeThe Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has said he can barely contain his excitement on the eve of blasting off to the International Space Station in a prelude to a more ambitious trip around the moon with Elon Musk’s SpaceX planned in 2023.The 46-year-old fashion magnate and art collector has been training at a space centre outside Moscow before becoming the first space tourist to travel to the IS...
Tags: Europe, Space, Japan, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, World news, Asia Pacific, International Space Station, Moscow, Iss, Yusaku Maezawa


Russia pushes the International Space Station away from '90s US rocket debris — the 2nd space-junk scare this week

The International Space Station, as pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a flyaround on November 8, 2021.NASA Russia maneuvered the International Space Station away from a chunk of a US rocket from the '90s. Satellite and rocket debris orbiting Earth regularly threatens to collide with or puncture the ISS. Russia blew up a satellite recently, sending debris into space. NASA is a also a major space junk culprit. The International Space Station (ISS) changed course Friday t...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, China, Russia, India, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Pegasus, TNT, Iss


Elon Musk reportedly warned that SpaceX faces the 'risk of bankruptcy' from lack of Starship engine progress

Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images Elon Musk told SpaceX employees that lack of progress on Raptor engines creates a "risk of bankruptcy." The SpaceX CEO expressed his concern in a company-wide memo that was sent on Black Friday, CNBC reported. Musk said lagging engine production is holding up Starship and Starlink progress. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the company's Raptor program is in "crisis" and poses a major threat to the entire space venture.Musk said he is upset with the lack of p...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Tesla, Space Exploration, Mars, Cnbc, Musk, Blue Origin, Starship, Raptor


Space debris from a Russian missile test could disrupt Elon Musk's Starlink project to beam the internet from orbit

An illustration of SpaceX's Starlink network of satellites.Getty Images Russia sent thousands of bits of space debris flying with an anti-satellite missile test. It will likely cross paths with SpaceX's fleet of Starlink satellites, an expert told Insider. Starlink gear could get hit before it's possible for it to dodge the new space junk. Elon Musk's Starlink satellites are likely to cross paths with the debris released when Russia destroyed a satellite in a missile test this...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Earth, News UK, Satellite, European Space Agency, Space Junk, US State Department, McDowell, Jonathan McDowell, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


NASA is pushing its human moon landing back to 2025, and its top official worries China will beat the US there

An illustration of SpaceX's Starship as a lander carrying NASA astronauts to the moon. SpaceX NASA said Tuesday that it won't land astronauts on the moon by 2024, as previously planned. Now the goal is 2025. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson partially blamed Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin for the delay. Nelson also expressed concerns that China could put astronauts on the moon before the US. NASA is officially pushing back the timeline for its return to the moon.The agency had been sayi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Congress, China, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, United States, Orion, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts


Watch SpaceX launch its next astronaut crew for NASA on Wednesday, after a week of delays

The Crew-3 astronauts, left to right: ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron. SpaceX plans to launch its fourth NASA astronaut crew to the International Space Station on Wednesday night. The Crew-3 mission has been delayed twice due to bad weather and a minor medical issue. Watch live below as the Crew Dragon spaceship flies to the ISS. SpaceX plans to send a rocket streaking above the Florida skies on Wednesday night. Onboard its...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss


Videos show SpaceX's Dragon capsule as it returns to Earth like a 'shooting star'

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk reacts at a post-launch news conference to discuss the SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut capsule in-flight abort test at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 19, 2020. Joe Skipper/Reuters A New Orleans resident captured footage of SpaceX's Crew-2 as it reentered Earth's Atmosphere. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk compared the capsule's descent to a "shooting star." SpaceX launched the NASA mission to the International Space ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, European Space Agency, New Orleans, Dragon, Astronauts, Iss


Elon Musk shares meme of Judge Dredd saying 'You have been judged' after Blue Origin loses NASA lawsuit over SpaceX contract

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters The US Court of Federal Claims ruled against Blue Origin in its lawsuit against NASA. Jeff Bezos' space company filed the lawsuit in August, after NASA awarded a contract to SpaceX. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responded to the ruling with a "Judge Dredd" meme. The US Federal Court of Claims ruled against Blue Origin on Thursday in its lawsuit against NASA.Federal judge Richard Hertling's ruling ended a months-long legal battle in whic...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Getty Images, United States, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Blue Origin, SpaceX SpaceX, HERTLING, US Court of Federal Claims, Court of Federal Claims


SpaceX's next astronaut flight for NASA is delayed after a 'minor medical issue.' It won't launch before Saturday.

The Crew-3 astronauts, left to right: ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron. SpaceX plans to launch its fourth NASA astronaut crew to the International Space Station no earlier than Saturday. The Crew-3 mission has been delayed twice due to bad weather and a minor medical issue. When it launches, watch live below as the Crew Dragon spaceship flies to the ISS. SpaceX plans to send a rocket streaking above the Florida skies as earl...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss


Elon Musk said he'd donate $6 billion if the UN could prove it would help the hunger crisis. Here are all the other humanitarian disasters he's tried to fix, and how it's going so far.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk doesn't shy away from a crisis. He's actively working to solve existential problems like climate change and traffic gridlock. He's also tried to solve immediate issues like ventilator shortages to varying degrees of success. Elon Musk has courted controversy and made headlines for all the wrong reasons in the past, but he's also had some remarkable success in developing worl...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, California, Washington Post, Germany, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Ap, Earth, Cnn


A toilet tube on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship broke and sprayed pee under the floor during its first tourist flight

The Crew Dragon Endeavour approaches the International Space Station with astronauts on board, April 24, 2021. NASA SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship experienced a toilet issue while flying its first tourists in orbit. A tube came loose and released urine beneath the spaceship floor, but pee didn't get into the cabin. Astronauts discovered the same leak on another Crew Dragon docked to the International Space Station. SpaceX's first tourist flight seemed to go swimmingly last mont...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, International Space Station, Spaceships, The New York Times, Toilet, Times, Crew Dragon, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Bill Gerstenmaier


Researchers have found why some people are fans of ultra-rich individuals like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, but not billionaires in general

A mobile billboard calling for higher taxes on the ultra-wealthy with an image of billionaire Jeff Bezos, near the US Capitol on May 17. Drew Angerer/Getty Images People tend to have negative views of massive wealth inequality and billionaires as a class. But a focus on individual billionaires leads people to change their minds, researchers found. The findings help explain why the world's richest people have fans who rush to defend them. America's top-five richest men now have twic...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Science, News, US, America, Trends, Billionaires, Inheritance Tax, Jeff Bezos, Ohio State, Cornell, Forbes, Jeff, Bezos, Walker


How did Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?

The company employs the world’s top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace cultureThe billionaire space race is only a race by name. In actuality, there is SpaceX – and everyone else.Only the company founded by Elon Musk nearly two decades ago has sent a rocket booster into orbit and landed it safely again. Only SpaceX has landed a rocket the size of a 15-storey building on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean. Only SpaceX has carried...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Nasa, US work & careers, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin


6 analog astronauts are camping out in the Israeli desert for a month to simulate life on Mars

Analog astronauts from a European and Israeli team walk in spacesuits during a training mission at the Ramon Crater in Israel's southern Negev desert on October 10, 2021. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images In Israel, six analog astronauts are living and working in a small structure to simulate life on Mars. The month-long mission aims to help scientists learn how to avoid mistakes that would endanger real astronauts. Scientists are monitoring the group for signs of poor mental and physical hea...
Tags: Utah, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Israel, Trends, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Mars, Simulation, Astronauts, Reuters, Afp


Some Blue Origin employees say Jeff Bezos' space company has an 'authoritarian bro culture' that demoralized workers, a new report says

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images A new report from The Washington Post details a dysfunctional "bro culture" at Blue Origin. Workers told The Post that they felt demoralized by a lack of response to complaints of a "toxic" workplace. Last month, an open letter accused Blue Origin of ignoring employee concerns about safety and sexism. Blue Origin employees say Jeff Bezos' space company has fostered a "dysfunctional" and "demoralizing" work culture that cause...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Smith, William Shatner, The Washington Post, Cnbc, Blue Origin


Elon Musk says 'do not worry too much' about methane, the gas used in SpaceX rocket fuel that accounts for 20% of global greenhouse emissions

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk once again voiced his support for a carbon tax at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting. He said the policy "is really needed," and would benefit Tesla, but hurt ultimately SpaceX. Musk said "do not worry too much about methane," the gas responsible for 20% of greenhouse emissions. Elon Musk endorsed a carbon tax at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, a position he's held since 2015, even though impl...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Climate Change, Trends, Global Warming, Tesla, Pollution, Epa, Mars, Biden, Methane, Musk


Russian actor and director arrive at space station to make first film in orbit

Pair likely to beat Hollywood project announced by Tom Cruise, Nasa and Elon Musk’s SpaceXA Russian actor and director have arrived at the International Space Station in an attempt to beat the US and film the first movie in orbit.The Russian crew are likely to beat a Hollywood project announced last year by Tom Cruise, Nasa and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Space, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, Film, Russia, US, World news, Culture, International Space Station, Tom Cruise Nasa


90-year-old 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner will fly into space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin mission later this month

AP Photo/Steven Senne Blue Origin announced that William Shatner will be traveling on its next mission into space. Shatner said he is excited to see outer space after playing Captain Kirk for so many years. The actor will be joined by a Blue Origin executive, NASA engineer, and healthcare entrepreneur. See more stories on Insider's business page. After decades of playing Captain Kirk, William Shatner will be traveling to outer space for the first time.The Hollywood star, best known fo...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Bezos, Kirk, James T Kirk


Blue Origin employees say they wouldn't feel safe riding the company's rockets, and it's 'lucky' nothing has happened

Jeff Bezos (left) launched aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right) in July. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Twenty-one Blue Origin employees published a whistle-blowing open letter on Thursday. Some employees said they wouldn't ride a Blue Origin rocket due to safety concerns. One said it's "lucky" nothing has happened. No federal agency regulates passenger safety on private spaceflights. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a scalding open letter...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Faa, United Launch Alliance, Rocket Launch, Cnbc, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


‘You can’t sue your way to the moon’: Elon Musk intensifies Bezos space feud

SpaceX founder, who in April won a contract from Nasa, took a jab at Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin for suing when it lost out on dealElon Musk intensified the feud over lawsuits and rocket sizes with space rival Jeff Bezos this week, kicking off the latest round in the billionaire battle over humanity’s return to the moon.The SpaceX founder, who in April won a contract from Nasa to build the next-generation spacecraft to take astronauts to the moon’s surface for the first time since 1972, took a jab...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, World news, US news, Nasa, Moon, Jeff Bezos, Bezos


Open letter from former and current Blue Origin employees accuses Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin / Getty Images An open letter says former and current Blue Origin employees believe the company sacrificed safety. A former Blue Origin communications head said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture. Blue Origin said it'd investigate the harassment claims but didn't comment on the safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter written by a group describing itself as 21 former and cur...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Fortune, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


Open letter from '21 former and current' Blue Origin employees accuses Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin / Getty Images An open letter says a group of former and current Blue Origin employees believe the company sacrificed safety. A former Blue Origins communications head said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture. Blue Origin said it'd investigate the harassment claims but didn't comment on the safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter written by a group describing itself as "21 f...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Fortune, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


21 current and former Blue Origin employees accuse Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images Blue Origin sacrificed safety to compete with other billionaires, 21 current and former employees allege. The employees said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture at the company. Blue Origin told CBS it doesn't tolerate harassment at the company and would investigate, but did not comment on safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of current and former Blue Origin employees accu...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


Cooler giant Yeti took a playful swipe at Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' space race with a billboard urging the billionaires to explore earth and 'save billions'

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have spent billions on space exploration, but Yeti has a counter-message: "See Space. Save Billions," and just go outside. Katie Canales/Insider Yeti has a billboard in Austin of a star-filled night sky with the line "See Space. Save Billions." The company told Insider it was inspired by billionaire space racers like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Bezos poured billions of his Amazon stock into Blue Origin, which flew to the edge of space in July. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Media, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Retail, Mars, Jeff Bezos, West Coast, Yeti


Bill Gates takes a dig at Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk: 'Space? We have a lot to do here on Earth'

Susan Walsh/AP; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Axel Schmidt/Getty Images During an interview with James Corden, Bill Gates poked fun at the billionaire space race. Gates comments come a few months after Bezos and Richard Branson took private jets into outer space. The interview was days after Gates was asked on camera about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates dissed Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's preoccupation with outer space during...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates, United Nations


NASA's top official says Blue Origin lawsuit could delay human return to moon

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson at the 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 23, 2021. NASA/Bill Ingalls Blue Origin sued NASA after the agency picked SpaceX to land astronauts on the moon. NASA's administrator said this "legal wrangling" has thrown its moon-landing timeline into question. But experts already thought NASA was unlikely to meet its goal of putting boots on the moon in 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is trying to send astron...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Lawsuit, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Orion, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Artemis, Nelson, Blue Origin, Moon Landing, Colorado Springs Colorado


Elon Musk welcomes SpaceX crew home with $50m donation to charity

Four-person crew asked for the public’s help in reaching fundraising target of $200m for the children’s charity St JudeElon Musk surprised his first all-private crew of space tourists with a welcome home gift after their trailblazing trip to orbit ended on Saturday night: a $50m donation to the children’s charity St Jude. Related: ‘The point is ambition’: are we ready to follow Netflix into space? Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Netflix, St JudeElon Musk



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