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Watch live: Boeing will launch its spaceship on a do-over flight on Tuesday to prove it can carry astronauts for NASA

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is set to launch its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Tuesday. Before flying astronauts, Starliner must complete this uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing's Starliner spaceship will attempt to redeem itself on...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Commercial Crew Program


Space tourists fly at their own risk - nobody is regulating their safety. Experts say ticket-holders are accepting their role in an 'experiment'

Virgin Galactic/REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted into sub-orbital flights. Space law experts told insider Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic ticket-holders fly at their own risk. Federal agencies do not plan to regulate the flights till at least 2023 in order to give the companies freedom to innovate. See more stories on Insider's business page. When billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted off into space it re...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Office of Commercial Space Transportation


Boeing is ready to try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Boeing is ready try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


So, This Is What It Takes to Get Tim Cook to Say ‘F*ck’

Apple CEO Tim Cook is not known for losing his cool. He’s had stern words for Facebook, and people trying to make a TV show based on Gawker for Apple TV+, but generally speaking? Cook comes off as a genial, if surprisingly swole, gent—your wholesome tech grandpa. At least, until you put him on the phone with Tesla CEO…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Cook, Tesla, Tim Cook, Corporate Governance, Donald Trump, Hyperloop, Epic Games, Ashlee Vance, Businesspeople, Tim Higgins, Tesla Inc


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 say...
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


NASA has delayed Boeing's spaceship flight after a Russian module pushed the space station out of position

An illustration of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing NASA is delaying a test flight of Boeing's Starliner spaceship after a major space-station mishap. A new Russian module, Nauka, fired its engines unexpectedly and rotated the space station on Thursday. Boeing has to fly Starliner to the station and back before it can launch astronauts for NASA. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major mishap on the International Space Station has forced N...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Iss, Boeing, Roscosmos, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Tech Insider, Human Spaceflight


Boeing will once again try to fly its spaceship to the space station for NASA on Friday, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Friday. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Friday, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Cape Canaveral Florida


Jeff Bezos offers Nasa $2bn in exchange for moon mission contract

Billionaire lost out to Elon Musk’s SpaceX in lunar bidContract is to build craft to take astronauts to the moonFresh off his trip to space, Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2bn in Nasa costs if the US space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make a spacecraft designed to land astronauts back on the moon.Nasa in April awarded SpaceX, owned by rival billionaire Elon Musk, a $2.9bn contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the lunar surface as early as 2024...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, US, World news, US news, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Draper, Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman, Dynetics Blue Origin


Jeff Bezos is offering to cover billions in costs if NASA remedies its 'mistake' and gives Blue Origin the chance to compete with SpaceX again for a moon-lander contract

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Jeff Bezos sent an open letter to the NASA Administrator offering to cover over $2 billion in costs for the Human Landing System program. Blue Origin's offer would help it compete with SpaceX for a $2.9 billion NASA contract. In the letter, Bezos criticizes NASA's original decision to select SpaceX as the sole winner. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' space company is offering to cover billions of...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Senate, Trends, Nasa, Getty Images, Billionaires, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, HLS, Tech Insider, SpaceX Blue Origin


NASA is giving SpaceX $178 million to launch its mission to a Jupiter moon that could harbor alien life

This illustration, updated in December 2020, depicts NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has awarded SpaceX a $178 million contract to launch a spacecraft to Jupiter's moon Europa. The Europa Clipper aims to search for signs of aquatic alien life in Europa's vast underground ocean. The mission is now set to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket in October 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has chosen SpaceX to launch its nex...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Alien Life, Jupiter, Europa, Rocket Launch, Berger, Extraterrestrial Life, Spacecraft


Elon Musk Says Tesla Likely to Accept Bitcoin Again

Elon Musk has apparently changed his mind about bitcoin. Again. The billionaire founder of SpaceX said Tesla would likely accept bitcoin again in the future after dropping the cryptocurrency over environmental concerns. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Economy, Bitcoin, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Hyperloop, Digital Currencies, Businesspeople, Boring Company, Neuralink, The Boring Company, Payment Systems, Economics Of Bitcoin


Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk both want to colonize space. Here are the 6 biggest problems with their plans, from thinning bones to toxic plants on Mars.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos both have grand plans to colonize space. Samantha Lee/Business Insider The space race between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is heating up. Both billionaires have grand - but very different - plans to colonize space. Three experts told Insider about the scientific, medical, and ethical challenges facing space colonies. See more stories on Insider's business page. We are currently in the middle of a new space race, except this time it's not between conflicting nat...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, London, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Iss, London Marathon


Jeff Bezos left planet Earth and returned victorious, completing Blue Origin's first passenger spaceflight

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches, July 20, 2021. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth on the first crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Bezos's brother Mark, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, and Dutch teen Oliver Daemen flew with him. Blue Origin aims to launch tourists soon. Bezos eventually wants human settlements in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos just joined the very small cohort of people who have lau...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch


The space race is back on – but who will win?

Alliances are shifting as states led by China and Russia compete with the US and tech entrepreneurs Liu Boming took in the dizzy view. Around him lay the inky vastness of space. Below was the Earth. “Wow,” he said, laughing. “It’s too beautiful out here.” Over the next seven hours Liu and his colleague Tang Hongbo carried out China’s second spacewalk, helped along by a giant robotic arm.Mission accomplished, the two taikonauts – China’s astronauts – clambered back into their home for the next ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, China, Russia, US, World news, Earth, Beijing, Richard Branson, Mars, The moon, Jeff Bezos, Liu


Facebook Is Giving Up on Reading Your Brain, for Now

Facebook is mostly abandoning its plan to hook users’ brains directly into Facebook, at least for now. For the foreseeable future, you’ll have to settle for hooking your wrist directly into an Oculus Rift.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Software, Computing, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift, Wearable Devices, Mixed Reality, Neuralink, Mark Chevillet


Masten Space Systems to develop a GPS-like network for the Moon

Masten Space Systems, a startup that’s aiming to send a lander to the Moon in 2023, will develop a lunar navigation and positioning system not unlike GPS here on Earth. Masten’s prototype is being developed as part of a contract awarded through the Air Force Research Laboratory’s AFWERX program. Once deployed, it’ll be a first-of-its-kind off-world navigational system. Up until this point, spacecraft heading to the Moon must carry equipment onboard to detect hazards and assist with navigation. T...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Artemis, Leidos, Masten Space Systems, Kuhns, Masten, Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Air Force, Private Spaceflight


Elon Musk Is Correct, I Am Specifically Attacking Space Itself and Not Just His Mars Colonization Project

Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has big plans to abandon our endangered species and colonize Mars, under the theory that a planet whose conditions are inimically hostile to human life will make us less endangered. Fair enough.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Mars, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Outer Space, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Hawthorne California, Businesspeople, Star Trek Enterprise, Whitney Kimball, Colonization Of Mars, Spacex Mars Program, Exploration Of Mars


Elon Musk showed up in Richard Branson's kitchen at 3 a.m. to wish him luck flying to the edge of space

Richard Branson said Elon Musk is a friend. Susan Montoya Bryan/Reuters; Mike Blake/Reuters Elon Musk visited Richard Branson in his kitchen at 3 a.m. to wish him good luck on his spaceflight. Branson flew to the edge of space aboard a Virgin Galactic space plane on Sunday morning. He shared a photo of himself with a barefoot Musk - two billionaire spaceflight-company founders. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk visited fellow space-baron billionaire Richard Branson...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Spaceshiptwo, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Rocket Launch, Branson, Musk


Jeff Bezos wishes Richard Branson 'a successful and safe' flight ahead of his journey to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos (left) and Richard Branson (right) may be in a very tight space race. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Jeff Bezos on Saturday wished Richard Branson well ahead of his historic edge of space flight. Branson is set to make history on Sunday by becoming the first founder of a space company to launch to the edge of space. Bezos also plans to make his own space trip nine days after Branson's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon founder a...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Instagram, Nbc, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Virgin Galactic, New York Times, Noaa, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Smith


Elon Musk wishes Richard Branson well ahead of his space flight, implies he will be there to watch the Virgin Galactic launch

Christophe Gateau/picture alliance via Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images Virgin Galactic plans to fly its first full crew to the edge of space on Sunday, including founder Richard Branson. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk implied on Twitter he would be at the launch to watch the flight. Virgin Galactic's space plane is set to fly with Branson on board just days before Jeff Bezos's launch. See more stories on Insider's business page. Richard Branson is set to make history on Sunday b...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Nbc, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Musk


SpaceX's first civilian crew will have 'one hell of a view' from the spaceship's toilet in a new glass dome

An illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship with a glass dome "cupola" at its nose. SpaceX SpaceX could launch the world's first all-civilian crew into orbit as soon as September. The Inspiration4 crew will have a glass dome, or "cupola," on their Crew Dragon spaceship. That's where SpaceX's mysterious toilet is, according to mission commander Jared Isaacman. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's first civilian crew is poised to enjoy what may ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Iss, Forbes, Crew Dragon


SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell says she is hoping for a Starship orbital launch in July

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX's president said the company is "shooting for July" for its first Starship orbit mission. The company is yet to receive regulatory approval from the FAA for such a launch, per SpaceNews. "I'm hoping we make it but we all know that this is difficult," said Gwynne Shotwell at a conference. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tech, Cnn, Hawaii, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, South Texas, Starship, Space News, Gwynne Shotwell, Shotwell


NASA tells lawmakers that it wants to see moon landings occur annually for 12 straight years

People watch the "Super Blood Moon" rise over the Pacific Ocean at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia on May 26. Steven Saphore/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images NASA wants to go to the moon every year for a dozen years. Administrator Bill Nelson on Wednesday outlined the agency's plans during a House committee meeting. "There needs to be a landing each year for a dozen years," Nelson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA wants to go to the moon every year for a dozen yea...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, United States, House, Moon, Jeff Bezos, Pacific Ocean, Apollo, Artemis, Nelson, Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia


Incoming Visitor From the Oort Cloud Could Be Among the Largest Comets Ever Documented

An object of unusual size will make its closest approach to the Sun in 2031, during which time it will swing past the orbit of Saturn and possibly turn into an exceptionally large comet. Astronomers are already looking forward to the potential “fireworks” display.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Kindle, Comets, Asteroid, Coma, Solar System, Meg Schwamb, Heavens Gate, Minor Planets, Oort Cloud, In Science, Vera Rubin Observatory, Samantha Lawler, Astronomical Objects, Great Comets


NASA is keeping a watchful eye on Jeff Bezos and other billionaires competing in the space race, according to the agency's chief

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson. Patrick Pleul/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Insider NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said he is keeping an eye on Jeff Bezos' space plans. Space won't be the Wild West for billionaires, Nelson suggested in a FoxBusiness interview. His message addresses a rise in commercial space travel fuelled by the ultra-wealthy. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's only weeks until Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos blasts off...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Branson, Nelson, Blue Origin


The Last Images From Doomed Space Probes

To all the space probes we’ve loved before: sorry! You fell into Saturn, drifted into deep space, suffocated in Martian dust—all for the greater good of science. Today, we’re memorializing the space explorers that met dramatic endings far, far from Earth.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Environment, Saturn, Spaceflight, Titan, Venera, Venus, Carl Sagan, Spacecraft, Martian, Cassini, Huygens, Christiaan Huygens, Space Science, Oppy


Video Shows Wooden Satellite Prototype in the Stratosphere

A Finnish team is full steam ahead on its plans to launch a satellite made of plywood into space by the end of 2021. The satellite will orbit between 300 and 400 miles above Earth and will be a proof-of-concept for future wooden instruments in space.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Environment, Earth, Telecommunications, Satellite, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, StarLink, High Altitude Balloon, Riccardo Rampini


Elon Musk Juices Bitcoin Price Yet Again with His Stupid Tweets

Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin soaring Sunday night after a positive tweet about the cryptocurrency, which has tracked closely with Musk’s tweets over the past six months. The SpaceX founder also revealed his electric car company Tesla has sold roughly 10% of its bitcoin holdings.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Bitcoin, Price, Cryptocurrencies, Musk, Coindesk, Digital Currencies, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Payment Systems, Cryptocurrency Bubble, Criticism Of Tesla Inc


Rocket men: Bezos, Musk and Branson scramble for space supremacy

Experts say three billionaires have upended the traditional model for human spaceflight and are shaping a thriving new eraIt was a week in which two space-faring billionaires tussled again in their futuristic game of cosmic oneupmanship. And this time, for once, Elon Musk was not at the party.The declaration that Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and world’s richest man, was heading into space next month on the first crewed launch of his Blue Origin New Shepard rocket was followed quickly by an app...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, World news, US news, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Bezos Musk



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