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SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad

SpaceX has big plans for its Boca Chica, Texas site – where it’s currently building and testing Starship, the company’s next-generation passenger and cargo spacecraft. A new job posting spotted by CNBC’s Micheal Sheetz seeks a “Resort Development Manager” to be based out of Brownsville, the nearest neighboring town to the small Boca Chica area where SpaceX has built out its existing test and development site. The job posting seeks a manger to “oversee the development of SpaceX’s first reso...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, New Mexico, Spaceflight, Aerospace


SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development

Max Q is a weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. It wasn’t the busiest week in space tech news – much like a lot of the industry, it feels like we’re entering into a bit of a summer doldrums period where things slow down considerably. That’s probably especially true right now, with a lot of companies coming off some Herculean efforts and big successes. This down time will lead to big developments to come, including the first official Inter...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Broadband, Netflix, Mars, Hilary Swank, Astronaut, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, SpaceX SpaceX


How old 14 of the world's richest people were when they first became billionaires

Not all billionaires join the three comma club at the same age. Bill Gates may be richer than Mark Zuckerberg, but the Facebook CEO became a billionaire when he was nearly a decade younger. Oprah Winfrey became a billionaire at age 49. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Bill Gates became a billionaire in 1987 at 31, he was the youngest person to ever join the three comma club. In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg took that title when he reached billionaire status at 23.  But not all...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Microsoft, Ebay, Disney, Dallas Mavericks, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Snapchat, Larry Page


Max Q: SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development

Max Q is a weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. It wasn’t the busiest week in space tech news — much like a lot of the industry, it feels like we’re entering into a bit of a summer doldrums period, when things slow down considerably. That’s probably especially true right now, with a lot of companies coming off some Herculean efforts and big successes. This down time will lead to big developments to come, including the first official Inter...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Broadband, Netflix, Mars, Hilary Swank, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, SpaceX SpaceX, NDA


After a hard-fought competition, ULA and SpaceX to remain military’s rocket launch providers

United Launch Alliance will recieve 60 percent of launch mission orders from 2022 to 2027.
Tags: Spacex, News, United Launch Alliance


Russia wants to build its own reusable rocket, Roscosmos chief says

The agency also wants to go back to Venus
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Russia, Trends, Soyuz, Roscosmos, Breaking Twitter


SpaceX and United Launch Alliance win launch contracts for U.S. Air Force

They beat out Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Ula, United Launch Alliance, U.S. Air Force


After Elon Musk criticized Bernie Sanders' brand of socialism, Sanders took him to task for taking billions of dollars in government support (TSLA, AMZN, FB, WMT)

Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk got into a tiny tussle on Twitter Friday over "socialism." Sanders on Thursday introduced a bill that would place a 60% tax on the wealth gained during the coronavirus crisis by billionaires including Musk and use the money raised to pay all American's out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for a year. In response to an article about the bill, Musk tweeted out a meme that essentially criticized Sanders for spending other people's money to fund "free government programs....
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, California, Stanford, US, Trends, Tesla, Kirsten Gillibrand, Los Angeles Times, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Sanders, Elon, Troy Wolverton, Ed Markey, Tesla SolarCity


SpaceX and ULA win military launch competition worth $653 million -- and that's just the start

Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance are the big winners in a stiff competition to secure military launch contracts, teeing up the companies to dominate the lucrative market for launching US national security satellites for years to come.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Cnn, United Launch Alliance, Boeing Lockheed Martin


Trump takes on TikTok, Google Plus lawsuit, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we talk the top tech stories, including Trump's TikTok executive order and more.
Tags: Spacex, Trends, Google Plus, Trump, Tiktok, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, TikTok Google


SpaceX says its first NASA astronaut flight went 'surprisingly well' — but the mission came with a few eye-opening snags

SpaceX safely returned NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth in a Crew Dragon capsule on August 2 — completing the rocket company's first human journey. In a briefing after the landing, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president and COO, told Business Insider the mission went "surprisingly well." It wasn't without issues or quirks, though, such as errant boaters swarming the recovery site amid toxic propellant fumes detected outside the spacecraft. The astronauts said riding Crew Drago...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Marine Corps, Cbs, Iss, Tom Cruise, Boeing, Gulf of Mexico, Business Insider, Hurley, Don, Mike Hopkins


SpaceX's first NASA astronaut flight went 'surprisingly well' — but came with a few eye-opening snags, including meddlesome boaters and a glitchy iPad

SpaceX safely returned NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth in a Crew Dragon capsule on August 2 — completing the rocket company's first human journey. In a briefing after the landing, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president and COO, told Business Insider the mission went "surprisingly well." It wasn't without issues or quirks, though, such as errant boaters swarming the recovery site amid toxic propellant fumes detected outside the spacecraft. The astronauts said riding Crew Drago...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Marine Corps, Cbs, Iss, Tom Cruise, Boeing, Gulf of Mexico, Business Insider, Hurley, Don, Mike Hopkins


SpaceX just launched 57 new Starlink satellites with sun visors to make them less bright. A scientist says that won't stop them from interfering with astronomy.

SpaceX just launched a new batch of Starlink internet-beaming satellites equipped with visors to block sun glare. The new "VisorSats" should make the fleet of satellites less visible in the night sky. But visor technology won't prevent the satellites from affecting astronomy projects, a scientists say. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After a two-month gap, SpaceX has resumed launching batches of dozens of satellites in its gambit to blanket Earth with high-speed internet a...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, The New York Times, Falcon, McDowell, Jonathan McDowell, Lowenthal, StarLink, Dave Mosher


SpaceX just launched 57 new Starlink satellites with sun visors to make them less bright. A scientist says that won't stop them from interfering with astronomy.

The skies could soon be crawling with tens of thousands of false stars. Making those satellites dimmer might not keep them out of astronomers' way.
Tags: Spacex, News, StarLink


SpaceX and NASA plan to launch astronauts on the Crew Dragon spaceship again next month, with at least 4 major changes

NASA and SpaceX just completed their first astronaut mission together. SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship launched, docked to the space station, and returned to Earth according to plan. But the demonstration mission revealed a few changes to be made before the next crew launches in September. NASA and SpaceX plan to upgrade the spaceship's solar panels, purge the capsule of toxic fumes immediately upon landing, and shoo away spectator boats more effectively. Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
Tags: Spacex, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Cbs, Bob, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Hurley, Coast Guard, US Coast Guard, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Gwynne Shotwell, Shotwell


Warren Buffett's best-performing stock over the past 3 months isn't Apple or Amazon. It's a luxury furniture company.

Warren Buffett's best-performing stock over the past three months isn't Apple or Amazon. The billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO's biggest gainer is Restoration Hardware, a luxury-furniture seller whose shares have more than doubled in value since the start of May. Buffett's second-best performer over the period is StoneCo, which has soared more than 80%. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Warren Buffett's best-performing stock over the past three months isn't App...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spacex, Trends, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Morgan Stanley, Berkshire, Buffett, Restoration Hardware, United Parcel Service, Schonfeld, Man Group Bridgewater, Meanwhile Restoration Hardware, Tom Marsico


SpaceX aims to please astronomers with its latest Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX's latest Starlink satellites have been modified for a special reason
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, StarLink, Breaking Twitter


SpaceX will try again to launch 57 internet satellites

Hawthorne-based SpaceX will make another attempt late Thursday, Aug. 6, to launch several dozen internet satellites into orbit, following a series of aborted efforts. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the 57 Starlink satellites is scheduled to launch from Florida’s Cape Canaveral at 10:12 p.m. California time. SpaceX has tried three previous times to launch the satellites, but the missions have been delayed each time, either due to additional system checks or the weather in Florida. If Thursday night...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN


SpaceX will try again to launch internet satellites

Hawthorne-based SpaceX will make another attempt late Thursday, Aug. 6, to launch several dozen internet satellites into orbit, following a series of aborted efforts. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the 57 Starlink satellites is scheduled to launch from Florida’s Cape Canaveral at 10:12 p.m. California time. SpaceX has tried three previous times to launch the satellites, but the missions have been delayed each time, either due to additional system checks or the weather in Florida. If Thursday night...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN


Watch SpaceX launch its tenth Starlink mission to build out its satellite internet constellation

SpaceX is getting ready for a third try at launching its tenth Starlink mission, after two prior attempts were scrubbed, first in June and then again in July. Meanwhile, SpaceX has accomplished a lot – including another launch of a GPS satellite, and returning astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth from the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon. This Starlink mission attempt is scheduled for Friday, August 7 at 1:12 AM EDT (10:12 PM PDT on August 6) and will take off ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Tech, Earth, Broadband, Canada, United States, International Space Station, Satellite, Gps, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center


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


SpaceX's Starship SN5 Testbed Successfully Makes 150m Controlled Flight

Zitchas writes: On Tuesday evening, SpaceX launched a testbed system which flew 150m into the air, hovered, and made a controlled landing. This testbed is noteworthy for being made out of stainless steel, as well as for being powered by a single off-center raptor engine. It demonstrates that the propulsion system can successfully compensate for the off-balanced propulsion via vectored thrust, as well as handle the stresses involved with landing and take-off. You can watch the testbed system laun...
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Trump falsely said NASA 'was closed and dead' before he was president and appeared to take credit for a private SpaceX launch

The US president made false claims about NASA in a Wednesday tweet that reshared video of SpaceX's private launch of a Starship Mars-rocket prototype.
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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


SpaceX launches early prototype of Mars rocket on 500-foot 'hop test'

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.
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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


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.
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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...
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