SpaceX accepts Dogecoin as payment to launch ‘DOGE-1 mission to the Moon’ next year

SpaceX founder Elon Musk gestures to the audience after being recognized by U.S. President Donald Trump at NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building following the successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | Getty Images Elon Musk’s SpaceX will … Read more

Automaker Stellantis expects employees to work remote most of the time under new plan

The logo of Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest automaker which starts trading in Milan and Paris after Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA finalised their merger, is seen at the main entrance of FCA Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, January 18, 2021. Massimo Pinca | Reuters DETROIT – When employees of Fiat Chrysler, now Stellantis, make … Read more

India’s rich are not the only ones fleeing the Covid crisis on private jets, says CEO

Tycoons and Bollywood stars may be among the most high profile residents fleeing India’s shores on private jets as the coronavirus crisis escalates — but they are by no means the only ones, according to private jet charter company JetSetGo. The situation in India has become so dire that even upper-middle class families are pooling … Read more

GM under Barra will sell more than cars and trucks as automaker targets trillions in new markets

GM CEO Mary Barra talks with media prior to the start of the 2017 General Motors Company Annual Meeting of Stockholders Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at GM Global Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by John F. Martin for GM DETROIT — Since taking over the helm of General Motors in 2014, CEO Mary Barra has … Read more

Semiconductor shortage hits Ford Bronco SUV, Ranger pickup production

Ford is launching the 2021 Bronco with more than 200 factory-backed aftermarket accessories for more capability and personalization. Source: Ford DETROIT – The Ford Motor confirmed Wednesday another round of production cuts due to the ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips, saying it will impact early production of its highly anticipated Bronco SUV. The automaker said … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to launch first space tourism passengers on July 20 and auction off a seat

A New Shepard rocket launches on a test flight. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin will launch its first astronaut crew to space on July 20, flying on its space tourism rocket called New Shepard, the company announced Wednesday. The company has yet to open ticket sales or release pricing information about New … Read more

Lyft shows more signs of pandemic recovery with revenue up 7% over last quarter

Confetti falls as Lyft CEO Logan Green (C) and President John Zimmer (LEFT C) ring the Nasdaq opening bell celebrating the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on March 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The ride hailing app company’s shares were initially priced at $72. Mario Tama / Getty Images Ride-hailing company Lyft showed continued … Read more

Take a look inside Astra’s rocket factory, as the company prepares to go public

Astra VP of manufacturing Bryson Gentile, left, and CEO Chris Kemp take a protective cover off a rocket fairing half. Michael Sheetz | CNBC ALAMEDA, California — Rocket builder Astra wants to simplify the launch business, with the soon-to-be-public company on a quest to both cut manufacturing costs while dramatically increasing the number of launches … Read more

NASA tells SpaceX to halt lunar lander work pending contract challenges

In this handout provided by NASA, Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk watches the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the balcony of Operations Support Building II carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASAs SpaceX Crew-2 mission with NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and … Read more

TSA extends mask requirement for planes, buses and trains through mid-September

Passengers, almost all wearing face masks, board an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, on May 3, 2020, in New York City. Eleonore Sens | AFP | Getty Images Traveling this summer? Don’t forget your mask. The Transportation Security Administration on Friday extended a federal requirement that travelers on buses, trains, commercial flights and at airports … Read more