Elon Musk wants Jeff Bezos to know he’s number 1.
The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts splashed down in the Atlantic on Saturday, completing a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew ever sent into Earth orbit.
The first all-civilian crew ever to circle the Earth from space blasted off from Florida on Wednesday aboard a SpaceX rocket ship and soared into orbit.
Yet another billionaire entrepreneur is set to ride into space, strapped inside the capsule of a SpaceX rocket ship.
Amazon.com has told US regulators that Elon Musk does not believe government regulations apply to the billionaire who heads Tesla and SpaceX as the companies spar over rival satellite-based Internet plans.
The first orbital stack of SpaceX’s Starship rocket should be ready for flight in the coming weeks, taking CEO Elon Musk a step closer to his dream of orbital and then interplanetary travel.
Sitting back and hoping that things go well is probably not a reasonable strategy, safety experts have warned following the space adventures of billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos.
Elon Musk’s brain-chip start-up, Neuralink, has raised US$205-million in a funding round led by Dubai-based venture capital firm Vy Capital, with participation from Google Ventures.
The International Space Station was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to the orbiting outpost.
Inmarsat Group, the UK’s biggest satellite company, plans to launch a constellation of low-earth orbit spacecraft and set up 5G wireless networks, joining a new space race against the likes of Elon Musk.