Musk Reveals Starship Progress and First Orbital Starship Flight Plan

SpaceX unveils details on first orbital Starship flight plan, launching from Texas and returning near Hawaii.

Elon Musk’s space transportation company on Thursday revealed in filings to the Federal Communications Commission its plan for the next step in testing the massive Starship rocket. The orbital flight test of next-generation Starship rocket, is expected to launch from Texas and then splashdown off the coast of Hawaii.

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NASA’s Perseverance Sends First Pictures after Mars Landing

On July 30, 2020, NASA launched its Mars Perseverance Rover aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V. rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The robot spent the last several months traveling from Earth to Mars, shielded from the harsh environment of space within the Mars 2020 spacecraft. On February 18  Perseverance landed successfully on the red planet.

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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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