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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 02, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy. COVID-19 is You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of...

Today in History

Aug. 02, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2021. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 2, 1939, Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging...

Bezos loses appeal of NASA's plans to use Musk moon lander

Jul. 30, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

The federal government Friday rejected an appeal by billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to get in on NASA’s plans to return astronauts to the moon by using rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX. NASA in April awarded the $2.9 billion contract for a lunar lander to the more...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 20 The Wall Street Journal on billionaires in space — more than a joy ride: The richest man on Earth briefly lost that title Tuesday morning, but only because...

Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: 'Best day ever!'

Jul. 21, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his...

Musk clashes again with opposing lawyer in SolarCity lawsuit

Jul. 13, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Testifying for a second day, CEO Elon Musk pushed back again Tuesday against a lawsuit that blames him for engineering Tesla’s 2016 acquisition of a financially precarious company called SolarCity that was marred by conflicts of interest and never generated the...

Bezos' Blue Origin gets OK to send him, 3 others to space

Jul. 13, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ rocket company has gotten government approval to launch people into space, himself included. The Amazon founder will climb atop his New Shepard rocket next Tuesday in West Texas, joined by his brother, an 82-year-old female...

Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

Jul. 11, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Swashbuckling billionaire Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday, bringing astro-tourism a step closer to reality and beating out his exceedingly richer rival Jeff Bezos. The nearly 71-year-old...

FAA: New tool limits disruptions caused by space operations

Jul. 08, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

Federal regulators said Thursday they now can better track rocket launches and space vehicles returning to Earth, which could cut the amount of time that airplanes must be routed around space operations. The Federal Aviation Administration said a new tool automates the...

Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space

Jul. 08, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two billionaires are putting everything on the line this month to ride their own rockets into space. It’s intended to be a flashy confidence boost for customers seeking their own short joyrides. The lucrative,...