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What makes Elon Musk different

Elon Musk’s agonies and ecstasies have been widely recounted over the years, most notably in the 2015 biography of Ashlee Vance as well as in books on the race to privatize space travel by Christian Davenport and Tim Fernholz. . Two new books, both written with Musk’s cooperation, now deepen …

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KAI and Space X launch next-generation Korean satellite

KAI Headquarters / Courtesy of KAI Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced on July 18 that it had signed a contract with SpaceX for the next-generation mid-size satellite No.4. KAI is also considering strategic cooperation with SpaceX, which has a high launch success rate and low cost. KAI Chief Financial Officer …

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin aims for bigger space goals

Jeff Bezos’ plans for space go well beyond his short trip there on Tuesday. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -1.59% founder has poured billions into his space company Blue Origin LLC over more than two decades, believing that humanity must eventually establish outposts across the solar system. More immediately, Mr. Bezos’ company …

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Astronomers push for global debate over giant satellite swarms

SpaceX launched a batch of Starlink satellites into orbit around Earth on January 6, 2020.Credit: Paul Hennessy / NurPhoto / Getty Aerospace companies have launched around 2,000 Internet satellites into orbit around Earth over the past 2 years, nearly doubling the number of active satellites. This has raised concerns among …

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