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Everything SpaceX Had To Get Right For Crew Dragon's Splashdown

SpaceX and NASA's Crew Demo-2 mission is officially a success after the safe return of the Crew Dragon capsule and the astronauts inside. Elon Musk has said that this was the most nerve-racking part of the entire mission. High speeds and temperatures make it extremely dangerous to reenter Earth's atmosphere and splash down safely. Here's everything that had to go right in order to bring Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley home. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcr...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Musk, Hurley, Behnken, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, Abby Tang


The first-ever space helicopter is en route to Mars in the belly of NASA's rover. It's set to record the first Martian drone footage.

NASA stowed a solar-powered helicopter in the belly of its Perseverance Mars rover, which launched on July 30. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, is programmed to conduct the first controlled flights ever on another planet. Ingenuity and Perseverance will both record video as the helicopter flies across an open Martian field. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA's new Mars rover, which launched on July 30, has a miniature helicopter tucked inside its belly.  Perseverance wi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Thomas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Don, Matt Wallace, Aung, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


Why Elon Musk is wrong about Level 5 self-driving cars

“I’m extremely confident that level 5 [self-driving cars] or essentially complete autonomy will happen, and I think it will happen very quickly,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a video message to the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai earlier this month. “I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year.” Musk’s remarks triggered much discussion in the media about whether we are close to having full self-driving cars on our roads...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Shanghai, Shift, Syndication


Trump falsely said NASA 'was closed and dead' before he was president and appeared to take credit for a private SpaceX launch

SpaceX on Tuesday launched and landed a vehicle called SN5, which is a full-scale prototype of a planned Mars rocket ship called Starship. On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump wrongfully appeared to take credit for the privately developed vehicle's creation or launch. Trump also shared falsehoods about NASA, which spaceflight experts pointed out and corrected. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX on Tuesday night launched an early prototype of a Starship rocket hundre...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Obama, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Mars, Biden, Donald Trump, Boeing, George W Bush, Trump, Bush


SpaceX has proven it can fly astronauts. Here's how Elon Musk's company became the first to help NASA resurrect US spaceflight.

SpaceX returned two NASA astronauts to Earth on Sunday after flying them to the International Space Station. The mission, called Demo-2, flew the first crewed US spacecraft since the end of NASA's space shuttle program in 2011. SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship is a product of NASA's Commercial Crew program, a partnership between the space agency and private companies. Boeing is also building a spaceship as part of the program, but SpaceX's progressed faster. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, International Space Station, Mars, Bob, Demo, Boeing, The Washington Post, Gulf of Mexico, Musk


This odd flying metal cylinder is a prototype for Elon Musk's Mars rocket

SpaceX launched an experimental rocket prototype on a "hop test" this week during which the giant tank-like vehicle — reminiscent of an old metal grain silo — soared nearly 500 feet above ground before touching down safely on a nearby ground pad.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Cnn


No, this isn't a flying grain silo. It's a SpaceX prototype

Watch SpaceX's Starship SN5 perform a hop test in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says it will one day transport humans to Mars.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Stories, Boca Chica Texas


Twitter just fixed a bug in its Android app that could have given hackers access to private messages (TWTR)

Twitter fixed a vulnerability in its Android app that could have given intruders access to private user data if exploited, the company said. Twitter said there's no evidence this vulnerability has been exploited, and it's only said to impact 4% of those using Twitter on Android. The social media company is urging those who may be impacted to update their Twitter app for Android. The discovery comes after Twitter suffered a massive attack in July that saw the accounts of celebrities, politician...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, Elon Musk, Florida, Mac, Trends, TWTR, Barack Obama Tesla


Elon Musk tweeted that the Egyptian pyramids were built by aliens. Here are 39 of the most outrageous things he's said over the years.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has both inspired intense devotion and attracted controversy as a result of his public statements.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Tesla


Elon Musk tweeted that the Egyptian pyramids were built by aliens. Here are 39 of the most outrageous things he's said over the years. (TSLA)

Elon Musk is one of the most outspoken leaders in tech.  The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has inspired intense devotion and attracted controversy as a result of his public statements. But he's also landed himself in hot water, like when he called a British cave diver a "pedo guy" or said he had the funding secured to take Tesla private at $420 per share.  Musk hasn't shied away from sharing his more off-the-wall ideas, like the concept that humans are living in a simulation or the theory that we sh...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Mac, Stephen Colbert, California, Youtube, Cbs News, La, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Bbc, Thailand, Egypt


SpaceX Starship Prototype Completes Its First ‘Hop’

SpaceX’s plans to build a reusable rocket capable of landing on the Moon and Mars took a major leap forward on Tuesday, following the first successful test of the Starship system.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Rockets, Mars, Starship, Rocket Science


Watch SpaceX’s stunning Starship prototype ‘hop’ test flight and landing

SpaceX achieved a big win in their Starship spacecraft development program on Tuesday evening, flying the SN5 prototype of that future vehicle to a height of around 500 feet, propelled by a single Raptor engine. The test, which took place at SpaceX’s rocket development and testing facility in Boca Chica, Texas, marks the first time that a full-scale Starship prototype has left the ground. The company released a video of the whole test, including footage captured both from a drone’s-eye-vie...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Starship, Boca Chica Texas, Musk SpaceX


SpaceX just launched a full-size Starship rocket prototype hundreds of feet above Texas

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Boca Chica, Texas. The latest Starship prototype, called SN5, performed an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air on Tuesday. The roughly 16-story vehicle soared off the launch pad, flew for about 40 seconds, and then landed downrange. Several live video feeds on YouTube — including SPadre, LabPadre, and NASASpaceFlight — recorded footage of the long-awaited test flight.  Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Padre Island, South Texas, Boca Chica, Starship, NOTAM


Florida teen pleads not guilty to Twitter hack

Graham Clark, the 17-year-old Florida boy accused of pulling off the big Twitter hack, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. During the security breach, top accounts including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk were taken over to push a bitcoin scam. Young Mr. Clark told Circuit Court Judge Christopher Nash in Tampa today he was not guilty of the 30 felony counts of fraud prosecutors have brought against him, according to court records. : Clark is sch...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Elon Musk, Florida, Technology, News, Justice, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Tech News, Florida Man, Justice Department, Tampa, Orlando


SpaceX is trying to launch a 16-story Starship prototype hundreds of feet into the air

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. After experiencing an engine problem during a launch attempt on Monday, Musk said SpaceX will "figure out why" and try again Tuesday.  Several groups are broadcasting ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Padre Island, Boca Chica, Starship, Dave Mosher


New video shows SpaceX's astronaut crew plummeting through Earth's atmosphere, floating under parachutes, and landing in the ocean

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley just completed a test flight of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship. The Crew Dragon survived a fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere, deployed its parachutes, and landed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday — a process that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk called his "biggest concern" for the mission. Watch the reentry and landing of the world's first crewed commercial spaceship in the video below. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX and NA...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, Hurley, Irene Klotz, Pensacola Florida, Aviation Week, Draco, Gwynne Shotwell, Michael Hopkins


Elon Musk says it's 'highly likely' Tesla will eventually create a smaller version of the Cybertruck (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that it's 'highly likely' Tesla will eventually create a smaller version of the Cybertruck.  A smaller Cybertruck would likely appeal to the European market because there's higher demand for smaller vehicles amid regulations around emissions and road width. Tesla is planning to produce the new Cybertruck at Gigafactory Austin by the end of 2021, but Musk has said the first model won't be sold globally. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk said...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Eu, Ford, Musk, Austin Texas, Berlin Germany, Wedbush, Electrek, California China, Shanghai Gigafactory, Cybertruck, Gigafactory Austin


Watch live: SpaceX is trying to launch a 16-story Starship prototype hundreds of feet into the air

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. After experiencing an engine problem during a launch attempt on Monday, Musk said SpaceX will "figure out why" and try again Tuesday.  Several groups are broadcasting ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Padre Island, Boca Chica, Starship, Dave Mosher


Big YouTube accounts are being plagued by hackers promoting Bitcoin scams resembling the hack that compromised Twitter (GOOGL)

Hackers appear to have taken over several big YouTube channels in recent weeks, changing the channels' names to topics like "SpaceX" or "Elon Musk" and promoting Bitcoin scams. The hacked channels, some of which have tens or hundreds of thousands of subscribers, post videos urging people to send Bitcoin in order to be paid back double — a common scam tactic. It bears similarities to the tactics used by hackers who compromised hundreds of high-profile Twitter accounts last month. Unlike the Twi...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Youtube, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Fbi, Bitcoin, Business Insider, Breslau, Rod Breslau, MarcoStyle


Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided by users for a security purpose to target them with ads. In an SEC filing, reported on earlier by the New York Times, Twitter revealed it received the draft complaint from the FTC late last month. The activity the regulator is complaining about is alleged to have taken...
Tags: Travel, Security, Social, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, Florida, Privacy, Advertising Tech, US, Social Media, Joe Biden, Data Breach, United States, Ireland, Bill Gates


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Trump reportedly said TikTok has until September 15 to find a US buyer or it will be banned — and that the US Treasury should get payment as part of the sale. Trump previously threatened to imminently ban the app, which is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company. TikTok's owner ByteDance is looking outside of the US for its new TikTok headquarters. In a statement M...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Elon Musk, New York, California, Russia, Singapore, US, Trends, Tesla, Beijing, US Treasury, Ubisoft, Garmin, Alexa


Astronauts Made Prank Calls From SpaceX Crew Dragon

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from CNET: NASA's Doug Hurley and his crewmate Bob Behnken had a satellite phone at their disposal after splashdown on Sunday. At a press conference later that day, Hurley filled us in on what they did with their spare time as they floated around. "Five hours ago we were in a spaceship bobbing around making prank satellite phone calls to whoever we could get ahold of," Hurley said. "Which was kind of fun, by the way." Hurley suggested the satellite phone bill s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Nasa, Cnet, Hurley, Behnken, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley


SpaceX may fly a 16-story Starship prototype hundreds of feet into the air on Tuesday. Watch the launch attempt from Texas live.

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said Thursday that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. After experiencing an engine problem during a launch attempt on Monday, Musk said SpaceX will "figure out why" and try again Tuesday.  Several groups should b...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Padre Island, Boca Chica, Starship, Dave Mosher, NOTAM


SpaceX may fly a 16-story Starship prototype hundreds of feet into the air on Tuesday. Here's how to watch live video of the launch attempt from Texas.

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. After experiencing an engine problem during a launch attempt on Monday, Musk said SpaceX will "figure out why" and try again Tuesday.  Several groups should broadcast ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Padre Island, Boca Chica, Starship, Dave Mosher


Watch live: SpaceX may launch a full-size Starship prototype hundreds of feet above Texas on Monday

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said Thursday that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. Musk did not offer specifics on the timing, but a Monday notice from the Federal Aviation Administration suggests SpaceX could attempt the flight on Monday. W...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Texas, Boca Chica, Starship, Cameron County Texas


Watch live: SpaceX is about to try launching a full-size Starship prototype hundreds of feet above Texas

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said Thursday that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. Musk tweeted Monday evening that the prototype would launch at about 7:56 p.m. ET. Watch a live YouTube feed of the hop attempt, below, courtesy of NASASpaceF...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, South Texas, Boca, Boca Chica, Starship, Cameron County Texas


Veteran VC Steve Jurvetson says he rates startup founders highly if they're like his long-time friend Elon Musk: They have "20-year vision.''

Steve Jurvetson, a venture capitalist who is friends with Elon Musk, was an early investor in both SpaceX and Tesla.  Jurvetson, who left the firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 2017 after he was accused of sexual harassment, co-founded his new firm, Future Ventures, in 2018 and launched a $200 million fund in 2019. On Monday, the VC appeared on the podcast, The Twenty Minute VC, to talk about his friendship with Elon Musk, as well as what VCs look for when they meet with pitching founders.  Here'...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, SEC, Airbnb, Electric, Musk, Steve Jurvetson, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Jurvetson, Harry Stebbings, Stebbings, Future Ventures, Tesla Jurvetson


Elon Musk says Tesla will create a normal pickup truck if the Cybertruck doesn't sell, as a 'fallback strategy' (TSLA)

Despite hundreds of thousands of Cybertruck pre-orders, Elon Musk told Automotive News that Tesla will build a "normal truck, no problem" if people don't buy the unique design. An exact number or pre-orders isn't known. Musk has previously said Tesla had crossed 200,000 pre-orders since the Cybertruck was revealed in November, but a Wedbush analyst pegged the number closer to 650,000. Musk said a more conventional pickup was Tesla's "fallback strategy." Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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SpaceX may launch a full-size Starship prototype hundreds of feet above Texas on Monday

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. Elon Musk said Thursday that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental "hop" hundreds of feet into the air. Musk did not offer specifics on the timing, but a Monday notice from the Federal Aviation Administration suggests SpaceX could attempt the flight on Monday. ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Texas, Boca Chica, Starship, Cameron County Texas


Elon Musk says a third Tesla car factory in the US is 'likely' after it finishes Austin and Berlin construction (TSLA)

A third Tesla car factory in the US is likely, Elon Musk said on a podcast released Monday.  Tesla announced in July that its second US car factory would be in Austin, Texas.  It's also building a Gigafactory in Europe, near Berlin, Germany, and operates one in Shanghai, China. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla's potential third car factory in the United States would likely be within the Northeast, Elon Musk said in a new interview published Monday. The CEO told Automo...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, California, Berlin, US, Trends, Tesla, Austin, United States, Shanghai, TSLA, Musk, Buffalo New York, Austin Texas, Berlin Germany, Automotive News