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…

SpaceX’s first crewed spacecraft launch is officially cleared to proceed for May 27 target – TechCrunch

[ad_1] SpaceX has received approval on its mission to launch NASA astronauts for the first time ever on May 27, having passed a key Flight Readiness Review (FRR) conducted by the agency to ensure everything is go for launch. This final stretch check, conducted over the past few days after the Crew Dragon spacecraft was…

Polestar to open first U.S. stores in the second half of 2020 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of…

Facebook to pay $52 million to content moderators suffering from PTSD – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook has agreed in principle to pay $52 million to compensate current and former content moderators who developed mental health issues on the job. The Verge reported Tuesday that the settlement will cover more than 11,000 content moderators who developed depression, addictions and other mental health issues while they worked moderating content on the…

SpaceX and NASA break down what their historic first astronaut mission will look like – TechCrunch

[ad_1] NASA and SpaceX’s most defining moment of our current space era is coming up at the end of this month, with its Demo-2 mission on May 27. The mission will be the first-ever launch for SpaceX with humans on board, and for NASA, it’ll mark the first return to U.S.-based astronaut launches since the…

Man dressed as grim reaper to visit Florida beaches that reopen too early

[ad_1] While the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, some U.S. states have decided to reopen as soon as… well, right now. Georgia was the first to ease restrictions, with businesses like gyms and salons opening Friday. Michigan will soon follow suit, following protests from residents.  Reopening worries some citizens, medical professionals, and elected officials,…

Instacart has a problem with third-party apps letting shoppers pay for early access to orders – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Kara Carmichael has been an Instacart shopper for years in Orlando, Fla. It’s how she’s been able to support her family, she told . But she says she has noticed an increase in third-party bot activity that has made shopping “nearly impossible.” Despite the high demand for Instacart amid the COVID-19 pandemic, shoppers like…

Voyage gets the green light to bring robotaxi service to California’s public roads – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Voyage has cleared a regulatory hurdle that will allow the company to expand its self-driving service from the private roads of a retirement community in San Jose, Calif. to public roads throughout the rest of the state. The California Public Utilities Commission issued a permit Monday that gives Voyage permission to transport passengers in…

Intuitive Machines picks a launch date and landing site for 2021 Moon cargo delivery mission – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The first private company scheduled to make a delivery of scientific cargo on behalf of NASA has specified a landing site, and a target date  for its mission. Intuitive Machines will seek to land its Nova-C lunar lander to a site called the ‘Vallis Schröteri,’ which is the largest valley fond on the Moon,…