SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets bound for the Moon and Mars, and for hypersonic Earth travel – TechCrunch

[ad_1] SpaceX is hiring experts in Offshore Operations in Brownsville, job ads revealed on Tuesday – and the purpose is to help the company develop and build floating spaceports that will provide launch sites for the company’s’ Super Heavy-class launch vehicles. SpaceX will use these larger rockets to get its forthcoming large payload rockets to…

Tesla reportedly adding wireless charging, USB-C to the Model 3

[ad_1] Telsa is apparently adding a couple of new features to its Model 3 vehicles produced at its Fremont facility in southern California. According to reports by both Drive Tesla Canada and Electrek, the U.S. models will now include a wireless phone charger and USB-C ports. As spotted by Drive Car Tesla, one user revealed…

NASA taps Kathy Lueders to lead its human spaceflight efforts – TechCrunch

[ad_1] NASA has selected a new top official to oversee all of its efforts regarding human spaceflight — Kathy Lueders, who previously led NASA’s commercial crew program starting in 2014 and culminating in the successful first crewed demonstration launch of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft last month. Lueders also previously worked on NASA’S Commercial Cargo program, which…

Tesla workers reportedly test positive for COVID-19 after Musk forced factory reopening

[ad_1] Last month Tesla CEO Elon Musk bullied his way to reopening his electric car factory in California ahead of local health officials’ recommendations. Now there are reported coronavirus cases that likely stemmed from the rushed reopening.  As the Washington Post reported Tuesday, several workers at Tesla facilities in Fremont were reportedly away from work…

Elon Musk says Starship is now SpaceX’s top priority – TechCrunch

[ad_1] SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk says that after accomplishing its first human launch, the company’s primary focus going forward will be developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft. According to an internal email seen by CNBC, Musk said that Starship is job one for the company, with the exception of ensuring that everything goes well…

Elon Musk tells employees Starship rocket is ‘top SpaceX priority’

[ad_1] Now that SpaceX has successfully launched NASA astronauts into space, Elon Musk wants the company to put the pedal to the metal on developing its large capacity Starship rocket. Musk sent a company-wide email Saturday in which he told employees that accelerating progress “dramatically and immediately” on Starship should be their “top priority,” according…

Tesla will make 12-seater electric van for Boring airport tunnel

[ad_1] A Southern California airport connector project will work with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground tunnel and a new Tesla vehicle is reportedly part of the plan.  The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority approved a connector line between Rancho Cucamonga with the Ontario International Airport last week. The proposal is…

the Tesla Cybertruck isn’t getting any smaller – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In the days and weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the cybertruck — a post-apocalyptic inspired vehicle made of cold-rolled steel — there was a lot of speculation about whether it would be smaller once it actually made it to market. Production of the Cybertruck is still a long ways off. There isn’t…