Monday, August 2

Space Travel

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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...
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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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Grimes and rapper Lil Uzi Vert claim he’s in the process of’legally’ buying a planet, but experts say it’s’bogus’

On Thursday, Grimes said Lil Uzi Vert was buying WASP-127b, a planet that was discovered in 2016. Space law experts say it is not possible to own any land in outer space. But, over the past few decades many people have claimed to own land outside of Earth. LoadingSomething is loading. Singer Grimes and Rapper Lil Uzi Vert were trending on Twitt...
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Richard Branson hits back at critics of the billionaire space race, saying he’s giving jobs to scientists to create’wonderful things’

Richard Branson defended his $841 million trip to space in an interview with NBC. The Virgin Galactic founder says pressing issues on Earth should be funded, but space should also. Branson says that VG engineers and scientists are making space accessible for a fraction of the environmental cost. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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SpaceX had to reschedule its rocket launch because a helicopter entered the ‘keep out zone’ with seconds to go — and Elon Musk isn’t happy about it

Elon Musk tweeted an aircraft crossed the "keep out zone," preventing a SpaceX rocket launch. The SpaceX CEO said that the zone is "unreasonably gigantic." Musk said the rules reflect a "broken" spacefaring regulatory system. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said a SpaceX launch was called off because an aircraft entered the so-called keep out zone.Musk, who also is CEO of SpaceX, tweeted Tuesday that the "keep out zone" is "unreasonably gigantic," and since an aircraft entered it, the company was not able to launch its own.  ...