Category: SpaceX

Congressman presses Elon Musk to provide SpaceX satellite services for US defense forces in Taiwan, report says

Members of Congress are urging Elon Musk to give SpaceX Starshield satellite access to US forces in Taiwan. Toby Melville – Pool/Getty Images A Congressman is urging Elon Musk to give SpaceX Starshield access to US forces in Taiwan. Refusal could breach SpaceX’s contractual obligations with the US government, Forbes reported. Musk’s significant business ties in China may be a factor in his response. Elon…

The first private company just landed on the moon. Here’s how they did it.

A Houston company made history by successfully landing the first commercial US spacecraft on the moon, more than 50 years after the US made its last crewed landing. The aerospace company, Intuitive Machines, worked with NASA to launch the Nova-C lunar lander in their “IM-1.” The collaboration, which included technology from other private companies, marks a possible trend for NASA to partner with commercial entities….

Amazon and SpaceX are quietly trying to demolish national labor law

Amazon alleged in a legal filing published Friday morning that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is unconstitutional. SpaceX and Trader Joe’s — companies that, like Amazon, have repeatedly faced labor law violations from the federal agency — have recently made similar attacks that threaten national worker protections. This is just Amazon’s latest attempt to block union organizing […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Amazon becomes latest company to argue US labor board is unconstitutional

Amazon has become the latest company to argue that the structure of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) violates the U.S. Constitution, following the lead of SpaceX and Trader Joe’s. The e-commerce giant claimed in a recent filing that the labor board’s case, which accuses the company of illegally retaliating against unionizing workers, should be dismissed because the board itself is unconstitutional. Amazon argued that…

SpaceX files to relocate to Texas after Elon Musk’s spat with Delaware over pay package

Chesnot / Getty Images SpaceX has filed to relocate its business incorporation from Delaware to Texas. The move follows a Delaware judge’s decision to void CEO Elon Musk a $55 billion Tesla pay package. Musk already relocated Neuralink from Delaware to Nevada. SpaceX, which was incorporated in the famously corporation-friendly Delaware, filed to relocate its business incorporation with the Texas Secretary of State, Bloomberg reported….

Intuitive Machines to take its shot at reaching the moon with first private lunar lander

Intuitive Machines is looking to succeed where past ventures have failed with its inaugural lunar lander mission, which would mark the first time a private company has landed a spacecraft on the moon — ever. The mission is poised to lift off on a SpaceX rocket at 12:57 a.m. EST tomorrow from the launch company’s […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

What is Elon Musk’s net worth? Find out the astonishing wealth of the Tesla, SpaceX CEO

Elon Musk is the world’s richest person. Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images Tech mogul Elon Musk has an estimated net worth of $199 billion. His estimated fortune peaked at around $340 billion in November 2021 as Tesla shares soared. Musk is often neck-and-neck with LVMH’s Bernard Arnault for the title of world’s richest man. Elon Musk has a net worth of around $199 billion, according to…

Elon Musk’s SpaceX was the satellite villain of the skies. It’s taking a ‘money hit’ to try and fix the...

SpaceX uses Falcon 9 rockets to transport batches of around 60 Starlink satellites at a time. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images SpaceX became astronomers’ greatest enemy when it started launching Starlink internet satellites. But SpaceX worked with scientists to try reducing the satellites’ brightness in telescope images. Some of SpaceX’s solutions sort of work. Other mega-satellite ventures, like Amazon’s, are noticing. NEW ORLEANS —…

Happy Valentine’s Day, space fans: Intuitive Machines, SpaceX target moon mission lift off on Feb 14

Intuitive Machines is ready to go to the moon. The company announced Monday that its first lunar lander has completed all final integration milestones and is now encapsulated in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 payload fairing, where it will stay until launch on February 14. The mission launch window opens at 12:57 AM EST; should weather or […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Elon Musk’s company directors feel an ‘expectation’ to use drugs with him to avoid upsetting the billionaire, report says

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Elon Musk uses drugs with board members of his companies, The Wall Street Journal reported. Directors of Elon Musk’s companies feel an “expectation” to use drugs with him, per The Journal. Financial ties to Musk’s companies keep them from saying no or speaking out, The Journal reported. Elon Musk has created a culture of peer pressure among his friends and business associates…

Space Force is sending one of its ‘Guardians’ to space for the first time in its history

US Space Force Col. Nick Hague will pilot a space mission. Josh Valcarcel/NASA Johnson Space Center The US Space Force is sending its first Guardian into space as early as August. Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut will accompany Col. Nick Hague. It’s the first time in Space Force’s four-year history that it will send a Guardian to space. The US Space Force is…

SpaceX will reap the benefits of new Dragon research opportunity

SpaceX will become the co-owner of valuable data, biological samples, and possibly even patents and intellectual property related to human spaceflight, according to the terms and conditions of a new program inviting research on crewed Dragon missions. The company started quietly inviting proposals “for exceptional science and research ideas that will enable life in space and […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

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