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Will Jeff Bezos be an astronaut when he travels into space on a Blue Origin flight? It's complicated, because experts say there's still a debate about where space begins.

Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos, who will probably be an astronaut. Blue Origin said founder Jeff Bezos will earn his "astronaut wings" in July. He'll cross the Kármán Line, the imaginary boundary into space. But academics and other experts said there isn't yet a true consensus on where space begins. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos in July will blast off, ushering in a new era of private space travel, and raising questions about who g...
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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


SpaceX Launches Advanced GPS Satellite for US Space Force, Sticks Rocket Landing at Sea

SpaceX successfully launched an advanced GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force on Thursday (June 17), marking the 19th launch of the year here on the Space Coast. From a report: One of the company's two-stage Falcon 9 rockets blasted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here at 12:09 p.m. EST (1409 GMT), carrying the GPS III SV05 navigation satellite to orbit. Nine minutes later, the rocket's first stage touched down on the deck of "Just Read the Instructions," o...
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Elon Musk's last remaining home, a 47-acre Bay Area estate, hits the market for $37.5 million

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk says he's selling his last remaining house. His Bay Area estate hit the market this week for $37.5 million. The 16,000-square-foot mansion sits on 47 acres and has a pool, hiking trails, and space for 11 cars. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk has been shedding multimillion-dollar properties left and right over the last year. Now he's parting ways with what...
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Seventh Generation, Toms and SpaceX are 2021's top purpose-driven brands, new study finds

The link between a company's reputation and purpose has grown stronger since 2019.
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Beamery raises $138M at an $800M valuation for its ‘operating system for recruitment’

Online job listings were one of the first things to catch on in the first generation of the internet. But that has, ironically, also meant that some of the most-used digital recruitment services around today are also some of the least evolved in terms of tapping into all of the developments that tech has to offer, leaving the door open for some disruption. Today, one of the startups doing just that is announcing a big round of funding to double down on its growth so far. Beamery, which has built...
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10 things in tech: Zuck's no longer a top CEO, Google salaries, Apple health clinics

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started.1. Companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Goldman Sachs are pursuing vastly different post-pandemic office policies. Some are embracing an all-remote workforce, while others are encouraging employees to return to their office desks. Here's what some of the world's biggest companies have planned.2. Mark Zuckerberg has fallen off Glassdoor's t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Texas, India, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Goldman Sachs, Zuckerberg, Glassdoor, Zuck


Texas authorities threaten SpaceX with legal action over beach closures, private security

SpaceX received a warning from a district attorney in Texas this week, warning that the company could be violating several state laws by shutting down public beaches for extended periods of time and using unlicensed security guards to ward people off public roads.
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SpaceX likely to miss July date for Mars rocket test

SpaceX has been targeting July for the first orbital flight of its gargantuan Starship system, which will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever created -- and, the company hopes, will eventually take humans to Mars. But the company is not likely to hit that goal, CNN Business has learned.
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SpaceX spat with Viasat: Rival accused of abusing legislation to halt Elon's Starlink expansion

Viasat's 'newfound environmentalism is belied by its actions at every turn' SpaceX has accused a satellite telecommunications rival of trying to a weaponise environmental legislation to hamper the expansion of its Starlink internet service.…
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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


An F-35 pilot explains why Elon Musk is wrong about the end of the fighter-pilot era

An F-35 student pilot climbs into an F-35 at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, July 7, 2017. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham) Autonomous drone warfare "is where the future will be," Elon Musk said last year. Drones will play an important role on the battlefield, but it'll be a very long time before they cand do what human pilots can do. Hasard Lee is a fighter pilot currently flying the F-35 Panther, the US's newest 5th-generation stealth fighter. See more stories on In...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Iraq, US, Trends, Tesla, Afghanistan, Arizona, Nevada, US Air Force, Musk, Nellis Air Force Base, Luke Air Force Base, John Thompson, Ethan Miller Getty, Air Force Association


SpaceX could reportedly delay its first Starship orbit mission because the FAA wants to know the launch won't harm nearby wildlife

SpaceX's Starship SN15 rocket successfully landed in May. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX may have to delay its mission to test its Starship rocket in orbit, a source told CNN. SpaceX wanted to launch Starship in July, but environmental reviews could push it back, the source said. The reviews should ensure SpaceX isn't harming wildlife around its South Texas launch pad. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX may have to delay its first Starship roc...
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10 things in tech: Amazon turnover, Airbnb payouts, Intel salaries

Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Amazon burns through workers so quickly that execs worry they'll run out of people to employ. The company has been on a massive hiring spree, but those employees are quitting almost as fast as they can be hired, according to The New York Times. More on Amazon's 150% turnover rate.2. Pink Floyd's Roger Waters said he won't ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Intel, Pink Floyd, Hawaii, Tennessee, New York Times, Larry Ellison, Airbnb


SpaceX threatened with arrests as local authorities in Texas warn it may have committed a crime by using private security guards to block public roads

SpaceX has had repeated run-ins with local authorities and residents stemming from its spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas. Loren Elliott/Getty Images Texas officials warned SpaceX it may have committed crimes by closing public roads, KGRW reported. In a letter, Cameron County DA Louis Saenz accused SpaceX of knowingly ignoring previous warnings. Saenz called the conduct "unacceptable" and threatened arrests for future violations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Local authoriti...
Tags: Spacex, Texas, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Cameron County, Patel, Boca Chica, Mireles, Saenz, Luis Saenz, Boca Chica Texas, Tyler Sonnemaker, Kate Duffy, Boca Chica Texas Loren Elliott Getty Images Texas, KGRW, Louis Saenz


Space X likely to miss July date for Mars rocket test

SpaceX has been targeting July for the first orbital flight of its gargantuan Starship system, which will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever created -- and, the company hopes, will eventually take humans to Mars. But the company is not likely to hit that goal, CNN Business has learned.
Tags: Spacex, Cnn, Mars


SpaceX likely won't hit July target for orbital test of Mars rocket

SpaceX has been targeting July for the first orbital flight of its gargantuan Starship system, which will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever created -- and, the company hopes, will eventually take humans to Mars. But the company is not likely to hit that goal, CNN Business has learned.
Tags: Spacex, Cnn, Mars


NFTs to the moon? US Space Force says it will start selling digital tokens depicting satellites, mission badges and other memorabilia

President Donald Trump stands as Chief of Space Operations at US Space Force Gen. John Raymond, second from left, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, second from right, hold the United States Space Force flag as it is presented in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Washington. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett stands far left. Alex Brandon/AP The US Space Force will release augmented reality tokens depicting satellites, mission badges and coins. The...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Washington, US, Trends, Markets, United States, Crypto, Air Force, Donald Trump, Cryptocurrencies, US Air Force, Christie, Oval Office of the White House, NFT


Elon Musk puts final home on market 1 year after vowing to unload all ‘earthly possessions’

The SpaceX founder took to Twitter to announce plans to put his "special place" just south of San Francisco on the market. It's unclear if Musk has hired an agent.
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SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell explains the company's 'no a--hole' policy, which she says prevents a hostile work environment and allows big ideas to flourish

Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell said the company has a "no a--hole" policy. This stops staff shutting down conversations and allows people to propose big ideas, she said. In a speech to graduates, Shotwell said people should "listen harder" to solve hard problems. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell on Monday said the aerospace company's "n...
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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 says he's selling his last remaining house, a 'special place' in California that he wants a large family to buy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he's selling his final house. Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk tweeted that he planned to sell his last remaining house, located in California's Bay Area. Musk said that he has already sold all his other houses to fund a Mars colony. Musk called the property a "special place" and said he wanted to sell it to a large family. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tech billionaire Elon Musk said Monday that he planned to sell his "last remaining house."...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Texas, News, California, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Mars, Axel Springer, Musk, Bay Area, Mars Colony, Mars Colonization, Mathias Döpfner


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


NASA seeking proposals for two new private astronaut missions to ISS

NASA said Friday it was seeking proposals from commercial companies for two new private crewed missions to the International Space Station. The first mission would likely take place between fall of 2022 and mid-2023. The second one would follow sometime between mid-2023 and the end of 2023. Private astronaut missions are a relatively recent initiative from NASA, part of its Commercial low Earth Orbit (LEO) Development program. For most of humanity’s history in space, trips to the ISS were reserv...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Commercial Spaceflight, Leo, Houston, Iss, Spaceflight, Artemis, Axiom, Kennedy Space Center, Private Spaceflight


In 1953 a scientist predicted a man titled 'Elon' would lead humans to Mars and crown himself 'Martian Emperor'

In Grünheide near Berlin, a maximum of 500,000 vehicles per year are to roll off the assembly line starting in July 2021. Getty Images / picture alliance / Contributor In October 2020, Elon Musk announced that in 2024, humans would set foot on Mars. A book published in 1953 tells of how a leader titled "Elon" would lead humans to the planet. The book was by Wernher Von Braun, a German-American astronautical engineer and space architect. See more stories on Insider's business page. In O...
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Discovery Channel's reality show 'Who Wants to Be An Astronaut?' will send the winner to the ISS. Its producers hope it will show that space travel can be made accessible to ordinary people.

The winner will journey to the ISS in 2022. Reuters Discovery Channel recently announced a new reality show that will send its winner to the ISS. The mission is expected to take place in 2022. Contestants will be expected to undergo "extreme" challenges based on real astronaut training. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's no shortage of companies offering to blast tourists into space. Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, and Richard Branson's...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Trends, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Branson, Bezos, Peterson, Ricci


Discovery Channel's reality show 'Who Wants to Be An Astronaut?' will send the winner to the ISS. Producers hope it will show that space travel can be made accessible to ordinary people.

The winner will journey to the ISS in 2022. Reuters Discovery Channel recently announced a new reality show that will send its winner to the ISS. The mission is expected to take place in 2022. Contestants will be expected to undergo "extreme" challenges based on real astronaut training. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's no shortage of companies offering to blast tourists into space. Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, and Richard Branson's...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Discovery Channel, Branson, Bezos, Peterson, International Space Station ISS


Elon Musk said he'd sell all his houses to fund colonizing Mars - but he's kept one in California that he rents out for 'events'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Mike Blake Elon Musk said he owns a house in California's Bay Area that he rents out for events. Musk said on Twitter that he rents his primary residence in Boca Chica, Texas, from SpaceX. Musk had previously said he would sell all his houses and most material possessions to fund a Mars colony. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tech billionaire Elon Musk said he would sell all his houses to fund a colony on Mars - but has now revealed that he...
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SpaceX plans to fit laser links to its Starlink satellites so they can beam the internet to planes for in-flight WiFi

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk wants to connect SpaceX's satellite internet service, Starlink, to airplanes. SpaceX is in talks with airlines about this in-flight internet, a Starlink vice president said, per The Verge. SpaceX would need to connect its Starlink satellites by laser links for the plan to work. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX could soon provide in-flight WiFi to airline passengers via its Starlink satellite internet service, The ...
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