Wednesday, July 28

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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...
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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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NASA is giving SpaceX $178 million to launch its mission to a Jupiter moon that could harbor alien life

LoadingSomething is loading. NASA has chosen SpaceX to launch its next alien-hunting mission to a Jupiter moon.The mission, called Europa Clipper, is designed to fly past Jupiter's moon Europa 45 times, getting as close as 16 miles above its surface. Scientists believe the moon conceals a global ocean beneath its icy crust, and alien life could thrive deep within it.NASA announced Friday that it set a date for the mission and awarded the $...
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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos both want to colonize space. Here are the biggest problems with their plans, from thinning bones to toxic plants on Mars.

The space race between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is heating up. Both billionaires have grand but very different plans for human space colonization. Three experts told Insider about the scientific, medical, and ethical challenges facing space colonies. LoadingSomething is loading. We are currently in the middle of a new space race, except this ti...
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‘I might pump but I don’t dump’: Elon Musk outlined his broad approach crypto investing in a panel also featuring Cathie Wood and Jack Dorsey

Elon Musk REUTERS/Mike Blake Elon Musk on Wednesday said he is a supporter of bitcoin and wants to see the cryptocurrency succeed. "If the price of bitcoin goes down, I lose money. I might pump but I don't dump," Musk said during "The B Word" event. Musk spoke on the panel alongside Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Elon Musk on Wednesday detailed his thoughts on cryptocurrencies, saying on a live panel that he is a supporter of bitcoin and would like to see the asset succeed."If the price of bitcoin goes down, I lose money. I might pump but I don't dump," Musk said during "The B Word" event, which also featured Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood.He continued: ...
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WeWork founder Adam Neumann once argued to Elon Musk that getting to Mars would be easy but “building community” there was the hard part, new book says

WeWork founder Adam Neumann told SpaceX CEO Elon Musk getting to Mars was easy, a new book says. "The Cult of We" adds that Neumann said building community on the Red Planet was the hard part. Musk "was unimpressed and lectured Neumann," who wanted to collaborate on Mars plans, the book says. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Watch SpaceX fire up one of the world’s biggest rocket boosters, Super Heavy, for the first time ahead of Starship’s planned orbital launch

SpaceX fired up the Super Heavy booster for its Starship rocket for the first time on Monday. Super Heavy's test takes SpaceX a small step closer to taking humans to Mars in Starship. "Full test duration firing of 3 Raptors on Super Heavy Booster!" SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX fired up its Super Heavy rocket booster for the first time on Monday, bringing the company closer to launching its Starship to Mars.Starship, SpaceX's mega-rocket system, is made of two parts — a ship and a Super Heavy booster, designed to heave the craft into orbit.This Super Heavy prototype, also known as...
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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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Blue Origin: this is the ship that takes Jeff Bezos into space | Digital Trends Spanish

Billionaires go to space. Jeff Bezos, the founding magnate of Amazon and who also holds the title of the richest man in the world, travels to space this Tuesday, July 20, 2021, just nine days after another billionaire, Richard Branson, achieved the feat with the VSS Virgin Galactic Unity. Bezos will do it aboard the New Shepard, a space vehicle system that consists of a reusable rocket and a capsule with a capacity for six crew members. But Bezos will not go to space as an astronaut in a bulky helmet and suit, but as a tourist. Sure, not just anybody. Although he will travel "free", the seat of one of his companions was auctioned for $ 28 million. Given that the experience aboard the New Shepard will last just 11 minutes between takeoff and landing of the capsule, that $ 28 million...
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Elon Musk laughs at a meme about Jeff Bezos’ upcoming space flight, making fun of him for only touching the edge of space

Elon Musk commented "haha" on a meme about Jeff Bezos' upcoming space flight. The meme mocked Bezos' flight because it will be sub-orbital — it will only touch the edge of space. Musk has had a long-running rivalry with Bezos as the pair both own space exploration companies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk enjoyed a meme on Saturday poking fun at Jeff Bezos' upcoming flight to the edge of space.Musk commented "haha" under a meme posted on Twitter about Bezos' flight. The meme shows Bezos talking to Musk about his flight, but with their faces superimposed onto Anakin Skywalker and Padme from "Star Wars: Episod...