For Jeff Bezos, Space Is the Place

In February, shortly after SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a sports car to Mars, the company’s founder Elon Musk declared a new era in exploration. “We want a new space race,” Musk told reporters. “Races are exciting.” But Amazon founder Jeff …

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SpaceX seen by analyst as potential suitor if Tesla struggles, Musk wanders

Tesla faces “fierce” challenges from better-capitalized companies pursuing sustainable transportation, Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas wrote in a report Tuesday. Jonas has long been viewed as bullish on Tesla. SpaceX’s rocket-launching business is less …

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NASA’s Space AI Hunts Exoplanets, Not Humans — Yet

More uses will follow. But some critics, like SpaceX founder Elon Musk and the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking (recently deceased), have warned that artificial intelligence could be dangerous if left unchecked. “The key question for humanity today is …

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A SpaceX Rocket Launch Melted a Veteran NASA Photographer’s Camera

Veteran NASA photographer Bill Ingalls was at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on Tuesday, where Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 launched two NASA probes into orbit. “Well, one remote cam outside the pad perimeter was found to be a bit toasty, sigh,” Ingalls wrote on Facebook .

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Laser technology developed in Canberra blasts off on NASA mission

Canberra scientists have developed laser technology that is playing a key role in a joint NASA and German space mission to measure the Earth's gravity and the impacts of climate change. Early on Wednesday morning in California, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off, sending the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on mission spacecraft into orbit.

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Military

In this photo provided by NASA, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences GRACE Follow-On spacecraft lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The mission will measure changes in how mass is redistributed within and among Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, land and ice sheets, as well as within Earth itself.

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SpaceX Dragon, Pro-Second Amendment protests: 5 things to know Wednesday

Pro-Second Amendment students plan school walkouts across U.S. Students at schools across the nation are poised to walk out of their classrooms for 16 minutes Wednesday to show their support for the Second Amendment. The national event, called “Stand …

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