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  • Psyche Set To Soar: NASA’s Date With a Metal-Rich Asteroid

    09/25/2023 1:22:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2023 | NASA
    Psyche Spacecraft at the Asteroid Psyche (Illustration) This illustration depicts NASA’s Psyche spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU Now that fueling and testing are complete, NASA’s Psyche spacecraft is ready to meet its ride – a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. The launch is now targeting 10:34 a.m. EDT on Thursday, October 5 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida after optimizing the trajectory for the mission to study a metal-rich asteroid. Craft Integration Technicians connected Psyche to the payload attach fitting at Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida. This hardware allows Psyche to connect to the top of...
  • Biden DOJ targeting of Elon Musk is intimidation, pure and simple

    09/21/2023 8:37:56 AM PDT · by lasereye · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sep. 20, 2023 | David Harsanyi
    In a string of remarkable coincidences, President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has taken a keen interest in all things Elon Musk. The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is reportedly pursuing criminal charges against Musk, scrutinizing whether the Tesla CEO failed to disclose personal benefits he received from his car company. The Wall Street Journal reports that the new inquiry centers around Tesla’s “Project 42,” an alleged plan for a weird glass home and structure that Musk talked about constructing in Texas but never built. It is quite the happenstance that only last month, the...
  • Watch live: Record-breaking 17th launch for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster

    09/19/2023 7:32:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 19, 2023 | Space Flight Now
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 22 second-generation Starlink internet satellites at 11:38 p.m. EDT (0338 UTC) tonight, from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The first-stage booster is making a record-breaking 17th flight and will land on the drone ship 'A Short Fall of Gravitas' in the Atlantic Ocean. Our live coverage from Cape Canaveral, with commentary by Spaceflight Now's Will Robinson-Smith, will begin about an hour before launch.
  • 4K Launch Replay: Falcon 9 does the donut

    09/17/2023 2:11:53 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/2023 | Spaceflight Now
    During the launch of the Starlink 6-7 mission, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket created a donut-shaped ring as it passed through maximum aerodynamic pressure. Lifted off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on July 28, 2023 at 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 UTC).
  • Is Elon Musk a traitor? US to hold closed-door meeting over whether billionaire is conducting own foreign policy

    09/13/2023 8:30:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The New Voice of Ukraine ^ | 9-12-2023 | Alona Sonko
    U.S. Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren is demanding an investigation into SpaceX, whose CEO Elon Musk could have disrupted Ukraine's attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet by refusing to connect the Starlink network in occupied Crimea, Bloomberg reported on Sept. 12. "The Congress needs to investigate what’s happened here and whether we have the adequate tools to make sure foreign policy is conducted by the government and not by one billionaire," Warren said. She also wants the Pentagon to examine its contractual relationship with the company. Musk is expected to attend a closed-door meeting with senators in the Capitol on...
  • Amazon Shareholders Think SpaceX Should Have Been Picked For Kuiper Launches

    09/11/2023 9:00:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 1, 2023 | TheSpaceBucket
    [snip] ...In the suit, however, shareholders claim that Amazon "acted in bad faith" and made no effort to properly discharge their fiduciary duties when picking the launch providers. They primarily claim that SpaceX, the leader within the industry was glossed over and not even considered when making the decision. If that were the case, they would have a valid point considering the cost per launch and timeline these satellites are meant to launch by... [/snip]Amazon Shareholders Think SpaceX Should Have Been Picked For Kuiper Launches | 8:06TheSpaceBucket | 23.3K subscribers | 17,895 views | September 1, 2023
  • SpaceX Has Completed All The Starship FAA Launch Requirements

    09/10/2023 6:56:47 PM PDT · by cabojoe · 15 replies
    TheSpaceBucket/Youtube ^ | 09-10-2023 | TheSpaceBucket
    Two days ago the FAA closed the Starship mishap investigation and cited 63 corrective actions the company needed to take before the next Starship launch could be approved. At that point, that was all the information we had received and while many thought that SpaceX had already completed most of these actions, it turns out the company is already done. Specifically, earlier today Elon provided the exact list of every action and congratulated the SpaceX team on completing these different tasks. Some of the required corrective actions included leak prevention and mitigation to adding 90 plus cameras all around the...
  • After Spending Billions of Dollars on SLS, NASA Admits Its Moon Rocket Is 'Unaffordable'

    09/09/2023 2:03:19 PM PDT · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 67 replies ^ | 09/08/2023 | Passant Rabie
    A new report accuses the space agency of a lack of transparency regarding the cost of its SLS program.NASA has come under heat for the increasing cost of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which space agency officials have finally admitted to being unsustainable and unaffordable, a new report revealed. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Thursday that heavily criticized NASA for its lack of transparency regarding the true cost of the SLS program, which has already gone $6 billion over budget. The SLS rocket launched on November 16, 2022 for the Artemis 1 mission, sending an...
  • FAA orders Musk's SpaceX to take 63 corrective actions on Starship, keeps rocket grounded

    09/08/2023 8:35:40 AM PDT · by CFW · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/8/23 | Lora Kolodny
    KEY POINTS The Federal Aviation Administration said Elon Musk's SpaceX must keep its Starship Super Heavy rocket grounded. The federal agency had been probing the April launch, which saw SpaceX's Starship explode in mid-flight. The FAA called for SpaceX to take 63 corrective actions before it launches another Starship test flight.The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday said Elon Musk's SpaceX must keep its Starship Super Heavy rocket grounded, saying the company needs to take 63 corrective actions before it is cleared for another test flight. The FAA has now wrapped its probe into the April launch, which saw the rocket...
  • SpaceX Rolls Out Ship 25 for Starship - Integrated Flight Test 2 — LIVE COVERAGE & COMMENTARY

    09/04/2023 10:54:57 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 5, 2023 | NASASpaceflight
    SpaceX is rolling out Ship 25 for a potential final time as the company gets ready for Starships second integrated flight test. Next up will be stacking on Booster 9 for pre-launch checkouts. LIVE STREAMING
  • Musk calls Ramaswamy 'very promising candidate'

    08/18/2023 8:00:39 AM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    Just the News ^ | 8/18/2023 | Charlotte Hazard
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk says fellow entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy is a "promising" 2024 GOP presidential candidate. "He is a very promising candidate," Musk wrote on social media in reference to an interview Ramaswamy did Thursday with conservative pundit Tucker Carlson. In the interview, Ramaswamy discussed foreign policy, the importance of truth and him being the youngest Republican candidate in the race. Ramaswamy is the first millennial to run for U.S. president as a Republican and has made a lot of his messaging toward young people and bringing back American pride. "We are hungry for a cause," he stated during a...
  • Elon Musk Appears to Switch Sides From DeSantis to Ramaswamy

    08/17/2023 6:23:02 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 22 replies
    Just months after helping GOP presidential candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla) announce his campaign, Elon Musk appears to switch sides, bonding over the failing American dream with 2024 candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. During a Twitter Spaces interview, Musk complimented Ramaswamy, calling him a "very promising candidate" as they both agreed the elite's ongoing anti-American efforts are "insane." Ramaswamy said everyone should be proud to be an American, condemning progressive Democrat's "self-destructive" efforts to undermine the Constitution. He told Musk that he is concerned his sons will never have the opportunity to achieve the American dream so long as Democrats keep control...
  • D***MN son! Elon Musk's tweet calling Soros OUT for 'hating humanity' is straight-FIRE

    08/07/2023 5:27:33 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 8 replies ^ | 8/6/2023 | Sam J.
    Elon Musk was very busy overnight between offering to cover legal fees for anyone being harmed for posting or liking something on Twitter/X to dropping George Soros. It's not every day you see the richest man in the world take out another super-rich man. Let us rephrase that, another super-rich EVIL man. George Soros really is the worst. It all started here: When George Soros Admitted Seeing Himself "As Some Kind Of God" — zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 5, 2023 As some kind of god. Really? From Zero Hedge: In January 2023, Joe Rogan spoke with former CIA officer Mike...
  • Biden DOJ Goes After Elon Musk's SpaceX in What Many Believe Is Political Targeting

    08/24/2023 9:41:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/24/2023 | Nick Arama
    We've had so many concerns about the weaponization of the government under Joe Biden against political opponents and the American people that we now have a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government to deal with those concerns--everything from the lawfare going after former President Donald Trump to going after other Americans, including parents who might raise questions at school board meetings that some on the left don't like. We've seen Biden's FTC trying to go after Elon Musk's Twitter/X platform, now that it is not completely controlled by liberals. Now, there's another stunning action from the...
  • Biden administration SUES Elon Musk's SpaceX for 'only hiring US citizens' and 'discouraging' asylum seekers and refugees from applying for jobs

    08/24/2023 4:19:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 24, 2023 | Rob Crilly
    The Biden administration on Thursday accused Elon Musk's rocket and satellite company SpaceX of discriminating against asylum seekers and refugees in its hiring practices. The Justice Department is suing the company for backpay for people who were denied jobs. 'The lawsuit alleges that, from at least September 2018 to May 2022, SpaceX routinely discouraged asylees and refugees from applying and refused to hire or consider them, because of their citizenship status, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act,' the Justice Department said in a statement. The issue is just another example of how the Biden administration and Musk have...
  • DOJ sues [Elon Musk's] SpaceX for not hiring asylum seekers and refugees

    08/24/2023 3:17:25 PM PDT · by RandFan · 61 replies
    semafor ^ | Aug 24 | Diego Mendoza
    The U.S. Department Justice on Thursday announced it is suing SpaceX over employment discrimination. The DOJ alleges that SpaceX discouraged refugees and asylum seekers from applying to open positions and refused to hire those that did, according to the complaint. According to the complaint, SpaceX job postings wrongly stated that only U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents could apply for openings, and that “SpaceX’s hiring practices were routine, widespread, and longstanding, and harmed asylees and refugees.”
  • LIVE! SpaceX Crew 7 Launch Countdown

    08/24/2023 12:25:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    The Launch Pad ^ | August 24, 2023 | The Launch Pad
    LIVE! SpaceX Crew 7 Launch Countdown Pad : LC-39A Location : NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA Rocket : Falcon 9 / Crew Dragon Live now but will launch in 12 hours
  • Biden’s DOJ sues SpaceX over alleged discrimination in hiring refugees, proving once and for all we live in clown world

    08/24/2023 11:29:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Aug 24, 2023 | Staff
    The nation is crumbling, institutions like NASA are over in the corner eating woke glue, and no one feels like we have a purpose anymore. The Department of "Justice's" solution? Sue Elon Musk for apparently not wanting to hire random refugees to build rockets! That scent you smell is clown makeup. Sure, SpaceX is the only thing keeping us at the forefront of the space race, but at least we'll have equity when everyone else is on Mars! The lawsuit says between 2018 and 2022, SpaceX "wrongly claimed" that export control laws limited its hiring to U.S. citizens and lawful...
  • In Quest for Battery Metals, U.S. Takes On Cobalt's 'Inconvenient Truth'

    08/24/2023 5:51:45 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 27 replies
    Wall St Journal via MSN ^ | 24 Aug 2023 | Alexandra Wexler, Yusuf Khan
    The U.S. is turning to a much-criticized source as it races to secure supplies of battery metals to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles. To do so, it is homing in on cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s informal mining sector, where miners, sometimes including children, often work with no safety equipment in dangerous, hand-dug mines. Congo supplies around 70% of the world’s cobalt, a key metal in the lithium-ion batteries used in EVs, with about a third of that coming from these so-called artisanal miners. The U.S. Agency for International Development said earlier this year that it...

    08/24/2023 8:26:20 AM PDT · by RandFan · 121 replies
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