Jan 22, 6:04 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 01/22/19 AT 2:38 AM After many official discussions, the SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-1 is finally locked in for launch this coming February. While the exact day for that launch has not yet been revealed, some details about the next manned Crew Dragon mission have been confirmed. Here’s what we know so far.According to Teslarati’s report, the Demo-2 launch will likely happen around June or July. The next launch after Demo-1 is confirmed to have the Crew Dragon onboard, and this would technically be another large manned spaceflight event after SpaceX launched a roadster into space last year. As of now, the Demo-1’s exact launch date in February is still under discussion, but it’s been confirmed that it won’t be postponed to after February.So far, the Demo-1 spaceflights are still testing most of … [Read more...] about SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-1 Launch Date, Demo-2 Details Revealed
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Who Will Pay for the California Wildfires? DealBook Supported by Jan. 15, 2019 Good Tuesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. ) P. G. & E.’s bankruptcy tests insurers, investors and regulators Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the California utility that has been in financial crisis after deadly wildfires in the state, said yesterday that it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month. The company said its liability for damages from the wildfires could reach $30 billion, report the NYT’s Ivan Penn, Thomas Fuller and Lisa Friedman. The bankruptcy announcement, made in a regulatory filing, pushed the company’s shares down more than 50 percent and posed a challenge for state regulators, who will have to decide whether to … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Who Will Pay for the California Wildfires?
caption Egg-static. source Sea Wave/Shutterstock A humble egg has become the most-liked Instagram post of all time. It has racked up more than 24 million likes, beating a post by Kylie Jenner. No, we’re not yolking. An egg, just a humble chicken egg, has cracked Instagram by becoming the most-liked post of all time. No, we’re not yolking. Posted with the sole intention of snatching Kylie Jenner’s Instagram throne, the picture achieved its aim on Monday, surpassing 24 million likes at the time of writing. Here is the egg, now the most famous in the world: It’s the only post from the account @world_record_egg. The caption accompanying the image says: “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this.” Read more: The Japanese billionaire who booked a place on Elon Musk’s moon voyage has … [Read more...] about A picture of a humble egg just became the most-liked Instagram post ever
BUSINESS 01/12/2019 12:59 am ET The aerospace company pointed to "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead." By Amy Russo In a major shakeup at Elon Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX announced Friday that it will cut 10 percent of its employees. Behind the move is a planned realignment of its workforce in order to meet its long-term business goals. However, it will mean a significant hit for its current labor pool, which numbers roughly 6,000 people. In a statement, a SpaceX spokesperson told HuffPost the reduction in staff was needed so that the company could set itself up for future successes. To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company. Either of these developments, even when attempted separately, have bankrupted other organizations. This means we must part ways with some talented and hardworking members of our team. We are grateful … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s SpaceX To Slash 10 Percent Of Staff
By Samantha Masunaga Published 4:46 pm PST, Friday, January 11, 2019 SpaceX’s long-stated plans to reach the Red Planet could take a big step forward in February with a “hopper test” of the company’s Mars spaceship prototype. During next month’s test, the prototype will launch and briefly go up in the air before coming back down to Earth, CEO Elon Musk revealed last week. But in line with typical Musk timelines, he gave himself a buffer, tweeting recently that four weeks “probably means eight weeks, due to unforeseen issues.” The vehicle, called Starship, is being assembled in South Texas, about 23 miles east of Brownsville. It is intended to launch on top of a massive rocket booster called Super Heavy. Starship’s planned hopper test is similar to those that SpaceX conducted from 2012 to 2014 with its Grasshopper and F9R test rockets, precursors to its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket. The 10-story Grasshopper rocket, which was … [Read more...] about SpaceX to launch and land giant Mars spaceship