Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Elon Musk says first passengers on SpaceX rockets must be 'brave'

The billionaire said that combining three Falcon 9 rockets together had multiplied vibrations throughout the vehicle making it difficult to test without a launch Elon Musk says first passengers on SpaceX rockets must be 'brave'
Christy Curtis | 21 July, 2017, 01:35

In a tantalizing Tweet, Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from NY to Washington.

The Acela Express, the current fastest rail service in the Northeast Corridor, tops out at 135 miles per hour between NY and Washington. However, at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference, Musk has said that this system won't be used because it would require too much effort to ensure that the capsule meets very strict safety standards. It's not clear if Musk has bought a tunnel boring machine in Washington; the only tunnel the company has dug so far is in the parking lot of SpaceX.

SpaceX's chief said Wednesday that the first launch of its big new rocket is risky and stands "a real good chance" of failure. The Department of Transportation did not immediately return The Hill's request for comment on the matter.

Last month, Musk tweeted that he had "promising conversations" about a tunnel network with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Elon Musk's hyperloop - the superfast, underground, magnetic-rail train that theoretically reduces travel time from hours to minutes - is coming to the East Coast. On 19 July, Elon Musk announced that his company would be redesigning its Mars landing plans and moving away from the previous Red Dragon lander.

Atypical Mad Cow Disease detected in AL cow
According to USDA, the World Organization for Animal Health has recognized the United States as having "negligible risk for BSE". The OIE, the worldwide organization for animal health, recognizes the U.S.as a country at negligible risk for BSE.

His series of tweets indicate that while The Boring Company, the infrastructure and tunneling company that Musk founded, received "verbal" government approval, there are still steps to be made before getting formal approval. "Permits [are] harder than technology", Musk tweeted in June.

The "verbal approval" likely came from somebody within the Trump administration.

"Then prob LA-SF and a TX loop", he tweeted. The white paper has spawned other Hyperloop companies not affiliated with Musk, like Hyperloop One.

In 2013, Musk said a hyperloop between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cost less than $6 billion and would take 7-10 years for completion.

Elon Musk tamped down expectations about Space Exploration Technologies Corp's new rocket created to carry private citizens into space, saying whoever chooses to be among the first passengers will need to be "brave".

Recommended

  • Audi ad likens women to used cars in Chinese ad

    Audi ad likens women to used cars in Chinese ad

    The point of this spectacle is to suggest that this sort of rigorous inspection is similar to the one enjoyed by Audi's used cars. She then takes a last look at the bride's chest before a caption declares: " an important decision must be made carefully ".
    5 reasons LeBron James is staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers

    5 reasons LeBron James is staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Regardless of the inaction, though, Irving said with a sly, confident grin that the team might not be done this offseason. The quiet summer and lack of big moves has not sat well with LeBron James , according to USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt .
    Delphi, Indiana murder case: Sketch of suspect released in girls' slayings

    Delphi, Indiana murder case: Sketch of suspect released in girls' slayings

    They do not know his eye color. "The investigation continues", says Captain Dave Bursten with the Indiana State Police . Anyone with information is asked to call the established tip line at 844-459-5786 and can remain anonymous.
  • Can Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) Grab Upward Traction?

    News coverage about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Finally, Nuveen Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Vornado Realty Trust by 2.2% in the first quarter.
    'War for the Planet of the Apes' roars past 'Spider-Man'

    'War for the Planet of the Apes' roars past 'Spider-Man'

    Internationally, Spider-Man took in another $72.3-M from 64 territories for a foreign take of $261.1-M and $469.4-M globally. Off 43%, the cartoon has scored $188.1 million after three weeks and is on course to finishing around the $225 million mark.
    Tekken 7 Geese Howard Gameplay Trailer

    Tekken 7 Geese Howard Gameplay Trailer

    Thanks to the wonders of downloadable content, one more villain from a different fighting game series is coming to Tekken 7 . Bandai Namco and Capcom recently partnered in a major initiative to ensure more Tekken x Street Fighter crossovers.
  • BHP hit by $546m Chilean strikes burden

    BHP hit by $546m Chilean strikes burden

    The stock of BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE: BHP ) earned "Neutral" rating by Clarkson Platou on Tuesday, November 17. The 1 year high share price is 1518.5 GBX while the 52 week low for the share price is 903.4 GBX.
    Warner Bros. Reveals Two New DC Film Premiere Dates For 2020

    Warner Bros. Reveals Two New DC Film Premiere Dates For 2020

    Justice League 2 is also looking for a new premiere date after news broke that its 2019 release would need to be pushed back. Pictures announced two release dates today for a pair of unspecified DC Extended Universe movies.

    State Dept.: Iran complying with nuclear deal but not 'spirit' of pact

    Our European allies want to work with us to interpret the agreement more strictly. "We expect they will be good partners on this". McMaster and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, the New York Times reported .
  • Kylie Jenner Unveils Wax Figure, Pranks Entire Family During FaceTime Call

    Kylie Jenner Unveils Wax Figure, Pranks Entire Family During FaceTime Call

    Another added: 'Kylie Jenner posting that wax figure of herself on snapchat, I couldnt even tell until I turned the volume up'. Apparently, Kylie Facetimed her family using the wax figure and they all totally bought that it was Kylie.
    What You Need To Know About The Big BBC Salaries Reveal

    What You Need To Know About The Big BBC Salaries Reveal

    For part-time workers the pay gap favours women, who now earn 6% more than men. Craig Revel Horwood had the same pay as Bussell. He earned between £600,000 and £649,999.
    Ed Sheeran's cameo in Game of Thrones

    Ed Sheeran's cameo in Game of Thrones

    Ed sang a "new" song, "Hands of Gold", which has significant meaning within the A Song of Ice and Fire universe. Chart-topping musician Ed Sheeran is to play Lisa's love interest in an upcoming episode of " The Simpsons ".

Charlie Gard hospital slams 'world where only parents decide for children' Charlie Gard hospital slams 'world where only parents decide for children' Michio Hirano, MD, a Harvard-trained neurologist , examined Charlie this week to provide his opinion about experimental treatment. But Dr Hirano, 55, believes his experimental theory could give Charlie "11% to 56% chance of clinically meaningful improvement".

State pension age to hit 68 in 2038 State pension age to hit 68 in 2038 While it is possible to delay retirement and take a higher pension in exchange, the same flexibility does not exist in reverse. Keeping the State Pension age at 66 would cost over £250 billion more than the government's preferred timetable by 2045/46.

Kelly captive claims father sent her to live with singer Kelly captive claims father sent her to live with singer Jezebel explains Kim is different from the others because she is both a few years older (in her mid-twenties) and white. The accusations, which Kelly has "unequivocally" denied , were published on Monday by USA media outlet Buzzfeed News .

Caitlyn Jenner and Steven Tyler Are Recording a Duet Caitlyn Jenner and Steven Tyler Are Recording a Duet Jenner took issue with the unnamed host-later revealed to be Sharon Osbourne-for poking fun at her gender confirmation surgery. Caitlyn accepted Jimmy's apology but not before calling him out for only apologizing now that she was his talk show guest.

Trump administration releases NAFTA negotiating plan Trump administration releases NAFTA negotiating plan As it stands, there's nothing in the outline "where you could say, this is how we get rid of the trade deficit", Levy said. Trump on Monday hosted companies from all 50 states that make products locally.

Officer accused of shooting Australian 'healer' identified Officer accused of shooting Australian 'healer' identified Justine Damond was living with her fiance in Minneapolis and they were planning to marry in August, the Associated Press reports . She said there are a lot of unanswered questions - many of which she's pushing to get the answers to as quickly as possible.

Tour de France Stage 16: Trouble for Team Quick-Step He added: "Nothing is lost". "Everyone knew that the last 20km would be in the wind with crosswinds", said Sky's Froome.

Mayawati threatens to resign from RS, BJP objects to her conduct Mayawati threatens to resign from RS, BJP objects to her conduct Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leaders demanded that Mayawati should apologise for her "threatening" comments in Parliament . She walked out from the Rajya Sabha and in her support, MPs of Congress and TMC also staged a walkout.

Trump blames Democrats for failure of bill to replace Obamacare Trump blames Democrats for failure of bill to replace Obamacare This comes after McConnell announced Saturday that he would delay a vote this week on the revised health care bill. Trump's promises also included offering a plan to cover everyone for less cost, without any cuts to Medicaid.

Sasikala prison bribery case: Bengaluru DIG D Roopa transferred to traffic department Sasikala prison bribery case: Bengaluru DIG D Roopa transferred to traffic department Abdul Karim Telgi, the kingpin of a multi-crore stamp paper fraud that hit the headlines about a decade earlier, was another. Rao, however, denied the charges and welecomed the inquiry into Moudgil's report.

Perisic named in Inter tour squad despite Manchester United links Perisic named in Inter tour squad despite Manchester United links Mourinho still wants two more signings and Sportsmail understands a £44million deal for Perisic has nearly been agreed. And after adding Perisic to the list, it seems he is ready to battle with bitter rivals Liverpool to sign Naby Keita.

Monsoon session: Oppn to corner Govt on Kashmir,China Monsoon session: Oppn to corner Govt on Kashmir,China The Prime Minister also called on all the party to support the war against corruption, which has been initiated by the government. In this Monsoon Session of Parliament, at least 16 bills are listed for introduction in both houses.

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Special Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Special The hosts for the ceremony were Saif Ali Khan and Johar, who had the audience in splits with their amusing one-liners and banter. Dhoni, ' Ram Madhvani for 'Neerja , ' Ali Abbas Zafar for 'Sultan" and Abhishek Chaubey for 'Udta Punjab '.

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill But two Republican senators have already declared their opposition to revised legislation unveiled on Thursday. But there's no guarantee the extra time will accomplish anything except giving senators more heartburn.

Worried Blues? Conte no closer to agreeing new Chelsea contract Worried Blues? Conte no closer to agreeing new Chelsea contract Chelsea's latest arrival, Tiemoue Bakayoko , has hailed former Blues stars Didier Drogba and Claude Makelele as two major influences in his career.