Tuesday, July 27

Space Exploration

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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover will fire a laser from its 7-foot robotic arm to cut its first sample of Martian rock

NASA's Perseverance rover will collect its first Mars rock sample within two weeks, the agency said. The rover's 7-foot robotic arm will cut out a chalk-sized rock sample with a laser. The mission will help NASA search for signs of ancient life on Mars, the agency said. LoadingSomething is loading. NASA on Wednesday said that its Perseverance r...
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Elon Musk wishes long-time rival Jeff Bezos’best of luck’ for Blue Origin’s flight to the edge of space

Elon Musk wished Jeff Bezos "best of luck" ahead of Blue Origin's flight to the edge of space. Bezos is set for an 11-minute flight on Tuesday on the New Shepard rocket. Billionaires Musk and Bezos have been feuding on and off for 15 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk on wished Jeff Bezos luck ahead of the former Amazon CEO's first flight to space, which is scheduled for Tuesday."Best of luck tomorrow!" Musk tweeted overnight, in reply to a post from Blue Origin about Bezos and his crewmates completing training ahead of launch. Bezos owns Blue Origin, which he founded in 2000.—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 2...
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Richard Branson beat Jeff Bezos to the edge of space. Here’s how Virgin Galactic’s plans stack up to Blue Origin and SpaceX.

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson all have ventures dedicated to space travel. Each billionaire has his own vision for humanity's future in space. Branson on Sunday launched to the edge of space, becoming the first of the three to do so. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Elon Musk has paid a $10,000 deposit for a ticket to the edge of space with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic

Elon Musk has booked a seat on a future Virgin Galactic space flight, founder Richard Branson said. Branson told The Sunday Times that Musk was one of 600 people to put down $10,000 deposit. Branson became the first billionaire to reach space on Sunday. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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SCOTT GALLOWAY: Colonizing Mars will not happen in our lifetime and the billionaire obsession with space makes absolutely no sense

Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway questions the point of the billionaire obsession with exploring outer space. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX could offer global Starlink satellite internet coverage by September, its president says

SpaceX could provide global Starlink satellite internet coverage as early as September, its president said. Gwynne Shotwell said SpaceX had launched 1,800 Starlink satellites, enough for global coverage. Shotwell said SpaceX would need regulatory approval in a given country to offer Starlink. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX will be able to beam down Starlink satellite internet to the whole world by about September, the company's president, Gwynne Shotwell, said on Tuesday."We've successfully deployed 1,800 or so satellites and once all those satellites reach their operational orbit, we will have continuous globa...