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Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s latest exoplanet-hunting satellite – TechCrunch

Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s latest exoplanet-hunting satellite – TechCrunch SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today during a 30 second window at 6:32pm EDT. Onboard is NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) designed to find exoplanets. SpaceX said this morning there’s an 80 percent chance of launching …

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Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX idea involves a party balloon and bounce house – TechCrunch

Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX idea involves a party balloon and bounce house – TechCrunch Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday night to announce a new recovery method for an upper stage SpaceX rocket. A balloon — a “giant party balloon” to quote him directly — will ferry part of a …

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As UK fires-up private space industry, Space Camp Accelerator launches – TechCrunch

The UK government recently passed the Space Industry Bill, covering the basics like spaceflight licensing, insurance requirements and safety commitments. It didn’t make much of a splash when it was announced, but it’s a huge move for the UK as it laid the regulatory groundwork that will be needed to …

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Aurora hires SpaceX’s Jinnah Hosein, opens SF and Pittsburgh offices – TechCrunch

Self-driving technology company Aurora has made some key moves on its leadership team and overall company growth: It’s bringing on SpaceX’s now former head of software engineering, Jinnah Hosein, to lead its own software engineering team in a VP role. The autonomous software provider is also opening up two new …

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Elon Musk’s next Boring Co. merch will be big Lego bricks made from tunnel rock – TechCrunch

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is indeed living up to its namesake and boring tunnels, but its primary source of revenue still seems to be selling stuff branded with its logo. First there was the hat, then the ‘not a flamethrower,’ and now Musk has said that the company will …

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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. flamethrower ships in time for summer BBQs – TechCrunch

Elon Musk raised a significant chunk of money for his tunnel boring venture, the aptly named Boring Company, via sales of a heavily marked up ‘flamethrower’ with Boring Co. branding. Those pre-sales are all concluded, but now people who put down cash to reserve one are finding out when they …

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