Tuesday, July 27

Jeff Bezos

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The Battle Between Musk and Bezos Over NASA Contracts Continues | Digital Trends Spanish

In April, NASA awarded Elon Musk a $ 2.9 billion contract to SapaceX to build a lunar lander. This does not seem to convince Jeff Bezos, who has returned to the fray with a new offer to the space agency. In a letter addressed to NASA administrator, Bill Nelson, the tycoon assured that his company Blue Origin is willing to give up up to 2 billion dollars in payments in the current and the next two federal fiscal years in exchange for a contract of landing at a fixed price. According to Bezos, his company is also willing to finance its own exploratory mission to Earth orbit. "This offer is not a postponement, but rather a resounding and permanent waiver of those payments," Bezos explained in the letter. "This offer provides time for the government's appropriation actions to catch up." Th...
cambio climatico, cientificos, clima, Espacio, Jeff Bezos, Noticias, Richard Branson, turismo espacial, Virgin Galactic

Climate Scientists Concerned About Space Tourism | Digital Trends Spanish

While the recent space trips of millionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have been highlighted, climate scientists are concerned about this situation. They are concerned about the growing increase in space tourism and about the stage that both entrepreneurs have just inaugurated, particularly about the effects that this trend could have on the health of the planet. Professionals fear that the increasing number of rocket flights and the increase in space tourism could damage Earth's atmosphere and contribute to climate change. According to Dallas Kasaboski, an analyst at space consultancy Northern Sky Research, a single Virgin Galactic suborbital flight lasting an hour and a half can generate as much pollution as a 10-hour transatlantic flight. This is concerning to researchers, espec...
Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Bezos, Politics, Taxes

Elizabeth Warren took aim at Jeff Bezos, saying’the richest guy on Earth can launch himself into space while over half the country lives paycheck to paycheck’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a jab at Jeff Bezos over his recent space flight as other Americans struggle financially. Warren said if the billionaire can go to space, he can afford to pay more in taxes. ProPublica reported Bezos paid $0 in income taxes for at least two years from 2006-2018. LoadingSomething is loading. Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweet...
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You won’t go to space any time soon, no matter what the billionaires say

This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson went on suborbital space flights with their respective companies. The billionaires say they plan to make space tourism mainstream, but the trips came with hefty price tags. Space law experts say the prices aren't the only thing that will stop the average person from going on a space tour. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Warren Buffett won’t be following Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson into space-he ruled out a rocket trip 25 years ago

Warren Buffett. CNBC Warren Buffett won't be following Jeff Bezos or Richard Branson into space. The investor once said he admired space explorers but had no desire to board a rocket himself. Buffett joked he would charge less to insure Elon Musk's Mars mission if Musk was on board. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Virgin's Richard Branson blasted themselves into space this month, while SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's grand vision is colonizing Mars. Warren Buffett doesn't share his fellow billionaires' passion for interstellar travel-he ruled out leaving Earth 25 years ago.Buffett-who made his fortune investing in staid companies like Coca-Cola and Gillette-takes the same approach to fast-changing businesses and industries as he does to extraterrestria...
Amazon, Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, Space, Tech Insider

Jeff Bezos’ 18-year-old space-flight companion reportedly told him he had never bought anything from Amazon before

On their Blue Origin trip, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen told Jeff Bezos he'd never bought from Amazon. Bezos replied, "Oh, wow, it's a long time ago I heard someone say that," Daemen told Reuters. Amazon revenue was key to funding the trip; Bezos has thanked Amazon workers for making it possible. LoadingSomething is loading. The 18-year-old passen...
Astronauts, Blue Origin, FAA, Jeff Bezos, New Shepard, Rocket Launch, Science, Space, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Tech Insider

Jeff Bezos’ astronaut wings might only be’honorary’ after the FAA changed the definition of an astronaut

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first-ever New Shepard crew may only qualify for "honorary" astronaut wings from the FAA. The FAA updated its astronaut criteria on the day that Bezos rocketed to the edge of space. The new guidelines make a clear distinction between "flight crew" and "spaceflight participants." LoadingSomething is loading. Jeff Bez...
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Bezos is left without decoration that Richard Branson received | Digital Trends Spanish

Everything indicates that the competition between the millionaires who have gone into space will continue: Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. Now, the Federal Aviation Authority of the United States has indicated that it will not give an important recognition to the former CEO of Amazon, who does have Branson, of Virgin Galactic. Recently, this body has tightened its rules. Thus, to grant the traditional astronaut wings, the person should have contributed to the flight and its safety, which Bezos did not do, since the New Shepard's trip was controlled from the ground and at no time did the people who were going in the cabin. So far, only Virgin Galactic pilots, including Richard Branson, who pilot the space plane from the cockpit, plus Chief Astronaut Beth Moses, who flew alone in the coc...
Blue Origin, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Newsletter, Newsletters, Tech, Tech Insider

10 things in tech: Larry Page in Fiji — Zuck’s metaverse — Web outages

Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started.1. A lot of websites went dark yesterday. UPS, FedEx, US Bank, Airbnb, and other major websites saw outages beginning around noon yesterday, but the issue was fixed within an hour. What we know about what happened.2. Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to turn Facebook into "a metaverse company." The CEO said Facebook will transform from a social media company to the center of the metaverse. That sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, so here's a brief explainer.3. Reclusive billionaire Larry Page has been hiding out in Fiji for the past year, sources say. The Google cofounder has bee...
ceo, ejecutivos, Facebook, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Noticias, Redes sociales, seguridad

Protecting Zuckerberg Costs Facebook 23 Million | Digital Trends Spanish

It is uneconomical to protect executives at major tech companies, even though travel has been reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. A report reveals that security spending for executives at major companies totaled $ 46 million last year. The most striking thing is that, of this figure, 23.4 million dollars went only to the security of Mark Zuckerberg, the head of Facebook. According to the report of ProtocolThis is an increase compared to 2019, when $ 20.4 million was spent on the young executive. According to Facebook, this increase was due to the new protocols associated with COVID-19 and special protection during the elections. In this way, Zuckerberg surpassed other personalities on the list, including the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, who paid 1.6 million dollars in ...