NASA Astronauts Set to Return to Earth on August 2nd

NASA astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are coming home soon. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is returning to Earth in two weeks. The spacecraft, which NASA astronauts named Endeavour, is set to splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean on August 2 at about 3 p.m. ET, said officer Kyle Herring, NASA’s Johnson Space Center public affairs.

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California Makes Zero-Emission Trucks and Vans Mandatory by 2045

California’s Air Sources Board (CARB) has passed a brand new rule that says all industrial vehicles and vans bought within the state in 2045 must be zero-emission, in a bid to move the business away from the dirty and dangerous diesel engines that power most of those automobiles at the moment.

It follows California’s 2018 rule to mandate that transit companies buy all-electric buses starting in 2029, in addition to its long-standing Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program for passenger cars and trucks.

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SpaceX Postpones Launch of Two NASA Astronauts

Elon Musk’s company delays astronaut launch for NASA due to bad weather.

After Wednesday’s planned lit off was delayed due to weather, SpaceX now plans to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday at 03:22 p.m. Eastern time.

SpaceX first-ever crewed mission, a test flight to the International Space Station called Demo-2, was scheduled to launch in the afternoon of May 27 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. However, bad weather has made them postpone that plan, pushing the liftoff back to Saturday, May 30, at the earliest, NASA and SpaceX officials announced. A backup launch date is also available on Sunday, May 31, and on Tuesday, June 2, as well. 

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Tesla’s ‘Million Mile’ Battery Could Change the EV World

Tesla’s readying a ‘million-mile’ battery that could revolutionize the EV market. Experts say it would allow Tesla to sell electric vehicles for the same prices as gasoline-powered ones.

Tesla and CEO Elon Musk are getting ready to introduce a long-rumored lower-cost, longer-lasting battery for their electric vehicles in China sometime later this year.

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Tesla Model 3 Owner Traps Carjacker Inside The Car

Tesla owner locks Shocked Thief inside a vehicle using a remote app to help cops nab him.

The Tesla Model 3 owner used the app to turn off the ignition key and lock up the suspect inside the car.

Teslas are packed with impressive new technologies many of its rivals lack. One of them is a remote shutdown, a feature that the owners can use via a smartphone app. However, it turns out that this bit of tech is capable of preventing a carjacking.

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Hacker Gets Tesla On Autopilot To Stop Itself At Red Light

Video shows Tesla Model 3 automatically stopping for a red light.

Tesla is currently making small steps to slowly transition its Autopilot system from a driver assist feature for highway driving to an autonomous driving system that can handle intersections and city driving.

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Experts Warn: Facial Recognition, Phone Tracking May Outlast Coronavirus

Governments around the world are using facial recognition, mobile phone data and other apps to track the spread of COVID-19 and monitor people under quarantine.

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed authorities globally to impose draconian lockdowns, travel bans, and tighter border controls in an attempt to stop the spread of the contagious virus.

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New York Gigafactory will Reopen for Ventilator Production, says Elon Musk

New York invested $750 million to help build the solar-panel gigafactory in Buffalo, and now the plant seems to be helpful in the fight against coronavirus.

Tesla  CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company’s factory will open as soon as possible to start to produce ventilators that are in short supply due to the spread of the pandemic. The sprawling Riverbend plant has struggled for years to meet the state’s high expectations.

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InterPlex Commitment to Our Customers

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on our daily lives. As we all continue through these unprecedented challenges, we want you to know that InterPlex is here for you during the Covid-19 outbreak. Steps we are taking:

1. Staying up to date with local rules and regulations about lock-downs and curfews.

2. Monitoring our Chauffeurs’ health conditions and screening them on a daily bases.

3. Deep cleaning and Disinfecting vehicles.

4. Providing on-board sanitizers, gloves, and other protective gear.

5. Networking with other small businesses, restaurants, and stores to assist with deliveries.

6. Offering service / donating to health institutions and their patients.

 Thank you for being an InterPlex customer and for the trust you place in us every day. We are here to help!

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Lifts off Safely, but Suffers an Early Engine Shutdown

The Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and delivered its sixth batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites to orbit despite an engine failure. The issue likely contributed to the loss of the first stage during the landing attempt. Elon Musk says SpaceX will investigate Falcon 9 rocket engine failure before launching again.

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