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From Tuk Tuk races in Thailand to snowboarding in Iceland, a CEO who plans corporate retreats says many firms are ditching offices for team-bonding trips

Many companies are sticking to remote work even as the world emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. For some, the lack of overheads means they can pay for corporate retreats instead. The CEO of Moniker, which has planned retreats for Uber and Amazon, says demand is soaring. LoadingSomething is loading. Ever imagined yoursel...
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SpaceX’s Rideshare is making it far easier to launch satellites into orbit. In-Space Missions explains how it’s using the program to help customers realise their ambitions.

SpaceX's Rideshare has helped cut the timescale for getting into orbit from years to a few months.  UK firm In-Space Missions is using the program to develop its own customizable satellite tech. It was able to send one of the 88 small satellites, or smallsats, that recently launched into orbit.  When you spend millions to build a satellite — each second you wait for its launch carries the weight of years of hard work.Nobody knows that better than Doug Liddle, co-founder and CEO of In-Space Missions, and a nearly 30-year veteran of the space industry. He also led the design of the first Galileo satellite demonstrator, Europe's premier global navigation sat...
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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 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 gets to call themselves an astronaut.Will paying customers be considered astronauts? Or will that term be reserved for pilots and scientists?"We're in the early stages, so it seems like it hasn't really hit where those debate...