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Elon Musk says SpaceX has built a shiny Starship test rocket – GeekWire

What is the illustration and what is the actual Starship Hopper test rocket? The real rocket is on the left – and notice the starman standing next to one of the fins. (Elon Musk via Twitter) For weeks, photographers have been photographing photos of a retro-looking, shiny stainless steel rocket taking shape at the starting point of SpaceX in South …

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Enormous CenturyLink Bad Network Card Failure in Colorado – GeekWire

A CenturyLink data center in Bloomfield, CO. (CenturyLink Photo) A nearly two-day, widespread outage of the CenturyLink cloud network that disrupted the emergency service in Washington and other states was caused by a faulty network management card. according to a customer message. EARLIER: Widespread coverage of 911 outages hits Washington as emergency alerts sent to smartphones Brian Krebs, a veteran …

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SpaceX targets lower orbit for Starlink broadband satellites – GeekWire

The SpaceX satellite plan suggests that the Starlink spacecraft would be in two different orbits, starting with lower orbit satellites at a height of 550 kilometers. (PatentYogi via YouTube) SpaceX aims to lower the bar for its first Starlink broadband satellites to begin deployment in late 2019. The revised plan is intended for Federal Communications regulators commission in submissions seeking …

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Blue Origin's Lunar Landing Program wins NASA's "Tipping Point" Awards – GeekWire

The conception of an artist shows the blue moon lander of Blue Origin on the lunar surface. (196519004) NASA is providing $ 44 million to six commercial partners to support "tipping point" technologies ranging from lunar landing capabilities to space refueling and space service. Blue Origin, the space company was founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and headquartered in Kent, …

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Starbucks could accept cryptocurrency GeekWire

For technologies that have been billed as the future of payments, it's really difficult to use digital currencies like Bitcoin or Etherium to buy things in the real world. A partnership of technology and retail companies, which includes Starbucks and Microsoft, plans to support a new company to address this shortcoming. Bakkt is a new company launched Friday by Intercontinental …

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Under the hood of Amazon's surprising new delivery service and the $ 1B acquisition – GeekWire

Amazon SVP's Worldwide Operations Dave Clark in front of a new van from Amazon. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) This week, like so many, was filled with big announcements from Amazon. First, the company introduced a new last-mile delivery service to compete with FedEx and UPS. But there is an interesting twist: despite the workers in Amazon shirts delivering packages …

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Why SpaceX and Boeing can sell spots for commercial space taxis to private travelers – GeekWire

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams wears a SpaceX space suit as she sits in a model for a crew-dragon spaceship. (1964) RENTON, Washington – When NASA's Phil McAlister worked out the contracts with SpaceX and Boeing to bring astronauts to and from the International Space Station, he made sure they could earn some extra money on the side. The contracts include …

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Jeff Bezos and his space company Blue Origin go to the moon – GeekWire

The conception of an artist shows the blue moon lander of Blue Origin on the lunar surface. (Blue Origin Illustration) LOS ANGELES – Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos says his Blue Origin space project will work with NASA and the European Space Agency to create a settlement on the Moon. In order to achieve public-private partnerships, Bezos will do what needs …

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Control Elon Musk's SpaceX & # 39; Starman & # 39; s to blow up Blue Origins Jeff Bezos in the video game GeekWire

It's the Friday before a three-day weekend, and your head is probably already in the clouds, so here's something to put it into space. If you've wondered what happened to the red convertible Tesla Roadster Elon Musk launched together with his Falcon Heavy Rocket in February – complete with a "Starman" mannequin in a space suit – it's in this …

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