Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, gave a talk to a members-only event at the Yale Club in New York on Tuesday. During the 30-minute lecture, Bezos said his private aerospace company, Blue Origin, would launch its first people into space aboard a New Shepard rocket in 2019. Bezos also questioned the capabilities of a space tourism competitor, Virgin Galactic, and criticised the goal of Elon Musk and SpaceX to settle Mars with humans. Ultimately, Bezos said he wants Blue Origin to enable a space-faring civilisation where “a Mark Zuckerberg of space” and “1,000 Mozarts and 1,000 Einsteins” can flourish. Bezos advised the crowd to hold a powerful, personal long-term vision, but to devote “the vast majority of your energy and attention” on shorter-term activities and those ranging up to 2- or 3-year timeframes. Jeff Bezos may be the richest human on Earth, as the founder of Amazon, but his ultimate dreams reside within a relatively obscure … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos just gave a private talk in New York. From utopian space colonies to dissing Elon Musk’s Martian dream, here are the most notable things he said.
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By Washington Post PUBLISHED: January 30, 2019 at 7:58 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 7:59 am By Drew Harwell | The Washington Post Tesla chief Elon Musk’s corporate jet flew more than 150,000 miles last year, or more than six times around the Earth, as he raced between the outposts of his futuristic empire during what he has called “the most painful year” of his career, according to flight records obtained by The Washington Post. The billionaire executive’s frequent travel on a private plane was paid for by Tesla, the cash-burning automaker that faces billions of dollars in debt and has laid off thousands of employees within the last year, including slashing 7 percent of its workforce this month. Musk’s jet logged more than 250 flights for his work, pet projects and vacations across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East during a year when he said his electric-car giant was losing up to $100 million a week and teetered on the brink of … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s highflying 2018: What 150,000 miles in a private jet reveal about his ‘excruciating’ year
Elon Musk tweeted an image of an experimental rocket that will help him get to mars. The so-called “test hopper” will not enter orbit when it launches in the coming weeks, but will inform how SpaceX works toward a full-scale prototype of the Mars Starship. Musk has described Starship as a “Tintin” rocket, referring to the famous 20th-century Belgian comics series. Elon Musk has published a photo of an experimental rocket that will help him achieve his mission of conquering Mars. After teasing the spaceship earlier this month, Musk posted a picture of the vehicle – dubbed the “test hopper” – in real life on Friday from SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. As Business Insider’s Dave Mosher noted earlier this month, the rocket carries the test hopper moniker because it is not designed to orbit the earth. Instead, the windowless ship will rocket on “hops” that go no more than about 16,400 feet in the air. In … [Read more...] about Elon Musk released a photo of his latest rocket, and it already delivers on his promise of looking like liquid silver
Elon Musk has shared an illustration of SpaceX’s steel rocket ship with a mirror-like finish. SpaceX is building the vehicle, which Musk calls a “test hopper,” in Boca Chica, Texas. The test hopper is a squat version of a full-scale Starship spaceship that’s being designed to send people to Mars. Musk said the test hopper could launch in four to eight weeks – nearly a year ahead of schedule. On Saturday, Elon Musk shared an eye-catching picture of a stainless-steel rocket ship gleaming in the hot Texas sun. The futuristic image is not a photo but rather a rendering created by SpaceX, Musk’s rocket company. However, his company is working quickly to build a real-life prototype of the vehicle in southern Texas. Musk and Gwynne Shotwell, the president and COO of SpaceX, call the ship the “test hopper” because it’s not designed to launch into orbit around Earth. Instead, the somewhat crude and windowless ship will rocket on … [Read more...] about Elon Musk says SpaceX is building a stainless-steel rocket ship in Texas that will ‘look like liquid silver’ and might launch in February
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: December 18, 2018 at 11:25 am | UPDATED: December 18, 2018 at 11:27 am Here we sit on the edge of another possible milestone in the life of The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s fantastical flight of underground fancy as he proposes to bore a network of tunnels whisking people in “autonomous electric skates” to and fro beneath America’s gridlocked city streets. With Tuesday’s planned unveiling of the company’s test tunnel under a street in the Southern California city of Hawthorne, Musk’s admirers and detractors alike are waiting with bated breath. Dec. 20, 2016: Musk announces the birth of The Boring Company. February 2017: The company begins digging a 30-foot-wide trench outside the Hawthorne offices of SpaceX, another company run by Musk, according to Wired. Musk tells employees: “Let’s get started today and see what’s the biggest hole we can … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Boring Company: A topsy-turvy timeline