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New Shepard rocket ready to boost Bezos and three crewmates into space

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here While Jeff Bezos and his three crewmates worked through a two-day “astronaut” training course, engineers on Sunday tentatively cleared their New Shepard rocket and capsule for blastoff Tuesday on a 10-minute up-and-down flight to the edge of space, matching......

Elon Musk admits Tesla’s Cybertruck could flop

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Cybertruck at the TeslaDesign Studio in Hawthorne, Calif. The cracked window glass occurred during a demonstration on the strength of the glass. Robert Hanashiro | USA TODAY | Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk said......

FAA warns SpaceX that massive Starship launch tower in Texas is unapproved

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Two Starships now stand inside the SpaceX build site in Boca Chica, Texas, July 13th, 2021. Reginald Mathalone | NurPhoto via AP The Federal Aviation Administration warned Elon Musk’s SpaceX in a letter two months ago that the company’s work......

Elon Musk says Tesla Powerwall production lagging due to chip shortage

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., right, departs from court for the SolarCity trial in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., on Monday, July 12, 2021. Samuel Corum | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed in court on......

Elon Musk wraps testimony in SolarCity trial after denying he set acquisition price

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., arrives at court during the SolarCity trial in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images WILMINGTON, Del. — Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrapped up his testimony......

Elon Musk testifies to defend Tesla’s $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity in shareholder lawsuit

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk, Founder and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC, United States on March 9, 2020. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images WILMINGTON, Del. — Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended his......

Virgin Galactic falls after it gets set to sell $500 million in stock following Branson’s successful flight

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shares of Virgin Galactic slipped on Monday after the company filed to sell up to $500 million in common stock. This follows the commercial spaceflight company’s successful test flight with founder Sir Richard Branson. Virgin Galactic, which trades under the......

NASA chief says Richard Branson’s flight was a great milestone in human space exploration

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Monday commended Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson after he traveled to the edge of space as a passenger on his company’s VSS Unity spacecraft. “We put up Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom into suborbit 60......

CBS Weekend News, July 11, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Weekend News, July 11, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Richard Branson soars into space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane; Australian organization works to restore Tasmanian Devil population Be the first to know Get browser notifications for......

Richard Branson reaches space on Virgin Galactic flight

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) trading in New York, U.S., October 28, 2019. Richard Branson Virgin Galactic IPO NYSE Sir Richard Branson, after nearly 17 years......

Branson flight signals confidence in commercial spaceflight

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic-founder Richard Branson and five company crewmates have made final preparations for a barnstorming ride to space Sunday, a bold show of confidence in his company’s readiness to start carrying adventurous passengers on brief trips out of the......

The future of self-driving? Maybe less like Elon Musk and more like Domino’s pizza robots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Refraction AI’s 4.5-foot tall, 150-pound Rev-1 three-wheeled robot vehicle has been delivering pizzas in Austin, Texas. The company believes the future of autonomous driving is ‘zero occupant.’ Source: Refraction AI As companies like Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk come......

Tesla CEO Elon Musk goes to trial Monday to defend $2.6 billion SolarCity acquisition

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk speaks at SolarCity’s Inside Energy Summit in New York. Rashid Umar Abbasi | Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected in court on Monday, and the stakes are high — if he loses he could have to pay......

Billionaires fight over what is actual outer space as Branson gets set to launch before Bezos

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic’s Sir Richard Branson (L) and Blue Origin’s founder Jeff Bezos. Getty Images Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos are set to launch themselves just weeks apart, but the exact boundary and experience of their spaceflights has become a point......

Richard Branson believes the space market has room for 20 companies launching tourists

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sir Richard Branson may be trying to be first in the billionaire space race, but he believes there is plenty of opportunity in the market for companies like Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, or Elon Musk’s SpaceX. “There’s room......

California Highway Patrol tickets driver with apparent SpaceX Starlink dish bolted to car hood

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here California Highway Patrol Officer T. Caton A California Highway Patrol officer pulled over a vehicle on Friday that had a satellite dish bolted to the car’s hood, and the device appeared to be one of SpaceX’s Starlink antennas. “Sir I......

Tesla delivers more than 200,000 vehicles in a quarter for the first time

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tesla delivered 201,250 vehicles in the second quarter of 2021, the company reported. The quarter’s deliveries fell slightly short of expectations. Analysts were expecting Tesla to deliver around 202,800 cars during this period, according to estimates compiled by FactSet as......

Tesla Model S Plaid caught fire while driver was at the wheel, says fire chief

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This Tesla Model S Plaid caught fire while the driver was at the wheel, according to a local fire chief and attorneys representing the driver, on June 29, 2021, in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Provided by Geragos & Geragos A 2021 Tesla......

Commerce secretary dismisses Xi speech as ‘bluster,’ will push for U.S. access to China market

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo testifies before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to examine the American Jobs Plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2021. Oliver Contreras | Pool | Reuters U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Thursday vowed......

Why Elon Musk is winning the billionaire space race in 2021: CNBC After Hours

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC.com space reporter Michael Sheetz explains which companies are ahead in the commercial space race. Plus, Robinhood officially files to go public on the Nasdaq. Elon......

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