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In this image from video made available by Blue Origin, the New Shepard rocket lifts off from its launchpad in Texas, to test new lunar-landing technology for NASA that could help put astronauts back on the moon by 2024. (Blue Origin via AP)

NASA moon-landing tech hitches ride to space on Bezos rocket

Oct. 13, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company launched a New Shepard rocket for a seventh time from a remote corner of Texas on Tuesday, testing new lunar-landing technology for NASA that could help put astronauts back on the moon. The entire flight — barely skimming space...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Richard Branson appears at a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles.  Virgin Hyperloop One will build a certification center in West Virginia to test the high-speed transportation concept that uses enclosed pods to zip passengers underground at over 600 mph (966 kph).   The company had received bids from 17 states in 2020 to build a 6-mile testing track and other facilities over hundreds of acres for its electromagnetic levitation transportation technology.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP File)

West Virginia site chosen for high-speed travel facility

Oct. 8, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Virgin Hyperloop One will build a certification center in West Virginia for the high-speed transportation concept that uses enclosed pods to zip passengers underground at over 600 mph (960 km/h). The company had received bids from more than a dozen states in the past year to build...

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'The Right Stuff' looks back and up with first US astronauts

Oct. 8, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Hollywood does biopics on musicians, we're used to lots of saucy tales of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Not so much when it comes to astronauts. That changes with “The Real Stuff,” an eight-part National Geographic scripted series that shows the often ugly...

Russian pleads not guilty in foiled Tesla ransomware plot

Sep. 24, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Russian citizen accused of offering a Tesla employee $1 million to enable a ransomware attack at the electric car company's plant in Nevada denied wrongdoing Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. “I'm not guilty," Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov said in response to a charge of...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. Tesla is expected to announce a breakthrough in electric vehicle battery chemistry on Tuesday Sept. 22 that could bring down the cost of the vehicles and increase their range and durability. At an event called “battery day,”  Musk likely will show off the new technology, which could increase the traveling range per charge and durability of its batteries.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's next big bet rides on better batteries

Sep. 22, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Tesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge. But the battery breakthroughs that Musk unveiled Tuesday at...

Carvana, GameStop rise; Tesla, Peloton Interactive fall

Sep. 22, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Tuesday: Carvana Co., up $53.16 to $226.83. The online car dealer gave investors an encouraging revenue forecast for the third quarter. Blueprint Medicines Corp., up $10.06 to $87.27. The company's developing treatment for a rare blood...

In this Nov. 14, 2008, file photo, a woman receives a bag of maize meal from the World Food Program in the town of Rutshuru, eastern Congo. The World Food Program chief warned Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic and he urged donor nations and billionaires to help feed them and ensure their survival. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starving

Sep. 18, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program chief warned Thursday that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic and he urged donor nations and billionaires to help feed them and ensure their survival. The U.N....

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Netflix delves into the 'human side' of Challenger disaster

Sep. 15, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Americans have vivid memories of Jan. 28, 1986. That was the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded over a chilly Florida, just seconds after liftoff. School children across the country had tuned in to see Christa McAuliffe become the first teacher in space. One person watching was...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, the company logo appears on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo.  A day after its 5-for-1 stock split took effect, Tesla is announcing plans to sell up to $5 billion worth of common shares.  Tesla shares rose over 2% in premarket trading Tuesday, Sept. 1,  after the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla announces plans to sell up to $5B in new stock shares

Sep. 1, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A day after its 5-for-1 stock split took effect, Tesla announced plans Tuesday to sell up to $5 billion worth of common shares. The electric car and solar panel maker said in a filing with securities regulators that it intends to sell up to 10.03 million shares and use the proceeds for...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. file photo, Elon Musk founder, CEO, and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX speaks during a news conference after a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket test flight to demonstrate the capsule's emergency escape system at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Elon Musk is not content with just electric cars, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. He also wants to get inside your brain. His startup, Neuralink, wants to one day implant computer chips inside people's brain.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Elon Musk wants YOU to build a brain-computer interface

Aug. 28, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

Elon Musk isn't content with electric cars, shooting people into orbit, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. He also wants to get inside your brain. His startup, Neuralink, wants to one day implant computer chips inside the human brain. The goal is to develop implants that...