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Aug 10, 2020

SpaceX is building the road to the moon and Mars in Texas

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, government, space travel

It would be fun to die in Mars.


Imagine living in Texas a few decades from now and suddenly being possessed with the desire to visit the moon. Traditionally, the only way such a dream could become reality would be for you to go through the arduous process of becoming a NASA astronaut and then hoping that Congress would fund a back-to-the-moon program.

If SpaceX’s Elon Musk has his way, a new road will be devised to go to the moon — and Mars and beyond. The scrappy, entrepreneurial space launch company is planning to build an offshore spaceport to launch its Starship spacecraft. The rocket ship would not only fly to far distant destinations in space, but to similar offshore spaceports around the world. Travel to Europe and Asia would be cut from many hours to tens of minutes.

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Aug 8, 2020

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk’s plans to colonize space are even crazier than we thought

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

As a child, Elon Musk would read comic books and sci-fi novels and dream of fantastical worlds. Now the tech entrepreneur is on the verge of visiting one.

Musk’s focus narrowed some 20 years ago while poking around NASA’s website. He noticed that there was no timetable for a manned mission to Mars. He later called the lack of vision “shocking.”

Musk, then already a millionaire from the sale of a software company, ditched Silicon Valley for Los Angeles, in order to be closer to the aerospace industry, and set his sights on the stars.

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Aug 7, 2020

SpaceX and ULA win billions in Pentagon rocket contracts, beating out Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, military, space travel

The U.S. Air Force on Friday awarded rocket builders United Launch Alliance and SpaceX contracts worth billions to launch national security missions for five years starting in 2022.

The awards represent the second phase of the military’s National Security Space Launch program, which is organized by the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, California. Four companies — Elon Musk’s SpaceX, ULA, Northrop Grumman and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — bid for the contracts, with the military set to spend about $1 billion per year on launches.

The NSSL awards represent nearly three dozen launches, scheduled between 2022 and 2026. ULA won 60% of the launches, and SpaceX won the remaining 40%.

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Aug 7, 2020

Mars map with water: incredible terraforming image shows Elon Musk’s dream

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, engineering, environmental, space

A new map shows what the red planet would look like if 71 percent of its surface area was covered with water — around the same proportion as Earth.

Aug 6, 2020

This Tesla Model 3, Like All Teslas, Can Become A Boat For A Bit

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla’s Elon Musk has said on multiple occasions that Tesla’s vehicles can function as boats for a time. He doesn’t advise it, but it has been proven true.

Aug 5, 2020

Twitter hackers who targeted Elon Musk and others received $121,000 in bitcoin, analysis shows

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, cybercrime/malcode, Elon Musk, geopolitics

Victims included Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Accounts for those people, and others, posted tweets asking followers to send bitcoin to a specific anonymous address.

For their efforts, the scammers received over 400 payments in bitcoin, with a total value of $121,000 at Thursday’s exchange rate, according to an analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain performed by Elliptic, a cryptocurrency compliance firm.

Elliptic co-founder Tom Robinson said it’s a low sum for what appears to be a historic hack that Twitter said involved an insider.

Aug 1, 2020

SpaceX’s new ‘Endeavour’ spaceship is poised to make history after undocking from the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts aboard

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley now face the phase of the flight that Elon Musk said is his “biggest concern.”

Jul 31, 2020

Tesla’s Musk Is Weeks Away From Next Multibillion-Dollar Payout

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Watch my hero.


Tesla Inc.’s surging stock price has already let Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk collect two tranches of his moonshot compensation award, valued at a collective $3.94 billion.

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Jul 29, 2020

Elon Musk says DeepMind is his ‘top concern’ when it comes to A.I.

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, entertainment, robotics/AI

“Just the nature of the AI that they’re building is one that crushes all humans at all games,” Musk told The New York Times in an interview published on Saturday. “I mean, it’s basically the plotline in ‘War Games.’”

DeepMind declined to comment when contacted by CNBC.

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Jul 28, 2020

Elon Musk claims AI will overtake humans ‘in less than five years’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Do you agree Eric Klein?


The billionaire engineer, who also helped found the artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI in 2015, has consistently warned of the existential threat posed by advanced artificial intelligence in recent years. Despite this, he said he still feels that the issue is not properly understood.

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