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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins Bid to Build High-Speed Underground Rail in Chicago

Elon Musk’s underground transportation business, The Boring Company, has won a bid to create an underground high-speed rail line from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport. The company beat out at least four other developers for the project, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to make an official…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Bacteria Is Why The Space Tesla Could Really Mess Up A Planet (If It Ever Hits A Planet)

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched a car into space in February, acting on something most thought was a joke. But less humorous are potential impacts the car could have on a planet, should it crash into one. Professors at Purdue University said the car could end up being a biological threat—or benefit.Read more… […]

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SpaceX Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net by ‘a Few Hundred Meters’

Early today, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with a pair of SpaceX-owned internet satellites, to low-Earth orbit. It was an otherwise routine launch and deployment, save for the attempt to recover the rocket’s payload fairing—a feat that’s never been tried before. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch SpaceX’s Second Attempt to Launch Experimental Internet Satellites Live Right Here [Updating]

SpaceX is set to launch a pair of experimental internet mini-satellites after yesterday’s launch was cancelled due to high winds. You can watch today’s launch of the Falcon 9 live right here starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern (6:00 a.m. Pacific).Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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SpaceX’s Ambitious Internet Satellite Project Is Set to Launch This Weekend

With the inaugural launch of the super-powerful Falcon Heavy rocket now in the books, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is ready to set his sights on an ambitious project known as Starlink. On Saturday, SpaceX will launch two experimental mini-satellites—the first batch of what Musk hopes will eventually comprise a 4,000-satellite…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASA Has Officially Listed Musk’s Tesla Roadster As a Celestial Object

You may remember that, as a publicity stunt, SpaceX propelled a red Tesla, driven by a dummy in a spacesuit named Starman with the words “DON’T PANIC” written on the control panel, into space using its Falcon Heavy rocket. That car is now a permanent advertisement on the NASA HORIZONS directory of solar system bodies.Read […]

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So Many People Questioned The Tesla Roadster In Space That It Wound Up On Snopes

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, better known as the world’s one true Space Boy, spent Tuesday afternoon shooting a Tesla Roadster into the deep abyss of the universe in a rocket. It was very strange and questionable! So many people questioned the issue, in fact, that it wound up on fact-checking website Snopes.Read more… […]

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So Like, If You Could Bring Elon Musk’s Tesla Back From Space, Would it Still Work?

Today’s SpaceX launch was spectacular, making the Falcon Heavy the most powerful rocket in the world and wowing us with the synchronized landings of the side boosters. Yadda yadda, historic space stuff. But the payload was Musk’s own Tesla roadster with a spacesuit-wearing dummy in the driver’s seat.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It Looks Like Elon Musk Is Going To Launch His Tesla Roadster Into Space After All And Now It Has A Passenger

After toying with us, the world, by first claiming he was going to launch a Tesla Roadster into space, and then saying he was just kidding, Elon Musk now seems to be genuinely planning to launch his red Tesla Roadster into space as payload on SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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