Alex Knapp

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2 weeks ago

SpaceX’s Starship Craft For Space Exploration Blows Its Top During Test

The top of SpaceX’s Mk 1 Starship appears to have blown off during a pressure test of the prototype rocket.
By Alex Knapp 2 min read
1 month ago

Elon Musk Says He Doesn’t Do Market Research And Avoids The Daily News

Elon Musk gave advice about building a space business to an assembled crowd of investors and entrepreneurs.
By Alex Knapp 5 min read
1 month ago

Aurora CEO Chris Urmson Says There’ll Be Hundreds Of Self-Driving Cars On The Road In Five Years

Chris Urmson, CEO of self-driving car company Aurora, predicts there will be hundreds or maybe thousands of self-driving vehicles on the road within five years.
By Alex Knapp 2 min read
1 month ago

Google Announces ‘Quantum Supremacy’ As Samsung-Backed Rival Raises $55 Million

Google announced its quantum computer has reached a major technological milestone before its competition by solving a problem more quickly than a classical computer.
By Alex Knapp 4 min read
1 month ago

This Startup Just Built A New Radar System To Track Space Junk

Leolabs announced Monday that its third radar installation, which was constructed in New Zealand, will allow the company to better track objects in space — even objects as small as 2 centimeters.
By Alex Knapp 3 min read
1 month ago

Boeing Plans To Invest $20 Million In Space Tourism Company Virgin Galactic

On Tuesday morning, Boeing announced that it intended to invest $20 million investment in Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company founded by Richard Branson.
By Alex Knapp 2 min read
2 months ago

Health Testing Startup UBiome Files For Chapter 7 With Plans To Shut Down

San Francisco microbiome startup uBiome has filed a motion to move into Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which would mean ceasing its operations and liquidating its assets.
By Alex Knapp 3 min read
2 months ago

A College For The Cosmos: The Colorado School Training Its Students To Become Space Colonizers

The Colorado School of Mines began in 1874 as a place to teach students how to suck up the resources on this planet. Its future? Showing students how to become astro-engineers on other planets.
By Alex Knapp 4 min read