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German rocket-launch startup pitches ‘small and fast taxi’ to space

Munich-based Isar Aerospace wants to provide the 'small and fast taxi' using nimbler trips for space-faring ventures than those currently offered by the likes of Elon Musk’s SpaceX to circumvent the expense and delay of waiting for ride alongside bigger players on the existing rocket routes
Daniel Metzler, CEO of Isar Aerospace, poses in Munich, southern Germany, on June 8, 2021. - If all goes according to plan, the startup Isar aerospace will send its first mini-rocket to the sky in less than a year. For the creators of this German nugget, who are barely 30 years old, nothing would have happened so quickly without the vitality of Munich as a hub of industrial innovation. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)(AFP)
Daniel Metzler, CEO of Isar Aerospace, poses in Munich, southern Germany, on June 8, 2021. - If all goes according to plan, the startup Isar aerospace will send its first mini-rocket to the sky in less than a year. For the creators of this German nugget, who are barely 30 years old, nothing would have happened so quickly without the vitality of Munich as a hub of industrial innovation. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 07:32 AM IST
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Elon Musk’s mother Maye Musk wishes him happy birthday with throwback pic

Elon Musk’s mother Maye Musk tweeted the sweetest birthday message for her son.
Elon Musk with his mother Maye Musk.(Twitter)
Elon Musk with his mother Maye Musk.(Twitter)
Published on Jun 28, 2021 02:14 PM IST
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Space is for everyone: Europe's Space Agency to hire first disabled astronaut

  • "We would like to launch an astronaut with a disability, which would be the first time ever," said ESA head Josef Aschbacher
Space is developing extremely fast and if we don't catch up with this train we are left behind,
Space is developing extremely fast and if we don't catch up with this train we are left behind," ESA head Josef Aschbacher told Reuters on Friday(Nasa)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 09:56 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Maharashtra imposes stricter Covid curbs

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Maharashtra government has decided to impose stricter norms by reducing the five-level relaxation plan to three. (File photo)
The Maharashtra government has decided to impose stricter norms by reducing the five-level relaxation plan to three. (File photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 04:52 PM IST
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Twitter conversation between Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey goes viral

It all started with a tweet by Jack Dorsey to which Elon Musk replied.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter conversation has amused people.(File Photo)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter conversation has amused people.(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 01:34 PM IST
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Pooja Batra posts throwback pics with Elon Musk’s mother Maye Musk

“With the powerhouse @mayemusk #tbt,” Pooja Batra wrote while sharing the pictures on Instagram.
The image shows Pooja Batra with Elon Musk's mother Maye Musk.(Pooja Batra)
The image shows Pooja Batra with Elon Musk's mother Maye Musk.(Pooja Batra)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 02:39 PM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

Smashing stereotypes: How gender-neutral parenting is gaining momentum in Indian families

Gender-neutral parenting is all about bringing up kids without enforcing gender roles on them. Instead, they are allowed to choose who they want to be.
There’s a growing section of parents who believe in raising their kids without patriarchal stereotypes. (Shutterstock)
There’s a growing section of parents who believe in raising their kids without patriarchal stereotypes. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 02:24 PM IST
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By Imana Bhattacharya

Why Miley Cyrus got angry at Elon Musk for his meme attack on Anonymous

Miley Cyrus responded to Elon Musk's meme on Anonymous using her old show Hannah Montana (Agencies)
Miley Cyrus responded to Elon Musk's meme on Anonymous using her old show Hannah Montana (Agencies)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 02:18 PM IST
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Miley Cyrus reacts to Elon Musk’s meme for hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’

Elon Musk also responded to Miley Cyrus' "angry" reply to his Hannah Montana meme post for hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’.
Elon Musk and Miley Cyrus' Twitter conversation about Hannah Montana meme for hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ has left people chuckling.(Instagram/@mileycyrus/ Elon Musk)
Elon Musk and Miley Cyrus' Twitter conversation about Hannah Montana meme for hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ has left people chuckling.(Instagram/@mileycyrus/ Elon Musk)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 08:43 AM IST
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Elon Musk mocks hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ with meme after their viral clip

Anonymous shared the video about Tesla CEO Elon Musk from their YouTube channel and ended the recording with ‘We are Anonymous. We are Legion. Expect us’.
Elon Musk shared the meme on his Twitter handle a week after Anonymous shared the video.(Twitter/@elonmusk)
Elon Musk shared the meme on his Twitter handle a week after Anonymous shared the video.(Twitter/@elonmusk)
Published on Jun 15, 2021 01:38 PM IST
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Tesla to use Bitcoin transactions when mining cleaner: Elon Musk

The transactions will start back up “when there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend.”
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.(REUTERS)
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 14, 2021 03:11 AM IST
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Elon Musk reacts to Twitter user’s post about his homework from college days

Elon Musk's reply to the tweet on his homework from college days is now viral.
Elon Musk replied to the images of his homework from college days shared by a Twitter user.(Twitter/@elonmusk)
Elon Musk replied to the images of his homework from college days shared by a Twitter user.(Twitter/@elonmusk)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 01:36 PM IST
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Rocket trip to space with Jeff Bezos sells at auction for $28 million

The identity of the winner - presumably an ultra-wealthy space aficionado - was not immediately disclosed.
In this file photo, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and crew capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado, US. (REUTERS)
In this file photo, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and crew capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado, US. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 12, 2021 11:15 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Supreme Court to close proceedings against Italian Marines

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Italy, and not India, has jurisdiction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. (File Photo / AP)
Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Italy, and not India, has jurisdiction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. (File Photo / AP)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 12:55 PM IST
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Musk, Bezos, other billionaires avoided US income taxes: Report

The bombshell report, by New York-based journalism nonprofit ProPublica, showed Amazon Chairman Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 and 2011, while Tesla chief Elon Musk avoided all payments in 2018.
ProPublica says the billionaires did nothing illegal in their tax declarations, but employed tax-avoidance strategies
ProPublica says the billionaires did nothing illegal in their tax declarations, but employed tax-avoidance strategies "beyond the reach of ordinary people."(Photo: Agencies)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 10:52 AM IST
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Watch: Donald Trump calls Bitcoin 'scam' as Elon Musk faces threat by Anonymous

Donald Trump said that Bitcoin is competing against the US dollar (Reuters)
Donald Trump said that Bitcoin is competing against the US dollar (Reuters)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 02:17 PM IST
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Former US President Trump says Bitcoin a 'scam', calls it threat to dollar

  • Bitcoin plunged almost six per cent on Asian trading and was at $32,770, as of 11am in Hong Kong (around 8.30am IST) on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg.
Former US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
Former US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 10:42 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Elon Musk threatened on video by 'Anonymous' over Tesla, Bitcoin, Mars plan

'Anonymous' asked Elon Musk to 'expect' them (Agencies)
'Anonymous' asked Elon Musk to 'expect' them (Agencies)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 03:38 PM IST
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Hacktivist group Anonymous threatens Elon Musk for 'playing games' with Bitcoin

  • Anonymous also lambasted Elon Musk for “prematurely” calling himself 'Emperor of Mars', saying the Red Planet is a place where the SpaceX founder will be sending people to die.
Last month, Elon Musk, citing climate change concerns, said in a tweet that Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin.
Last month, Elon Musk, citing climate change concerns, said in a tweet that Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin.
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 06:48 PM IST
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News updates from HT: 'Why were Covid hospital beds reduced despite warning?'

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. ANI Photo)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 12:54 PM IST
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Dogecoin, started as a joke, now outperforms rivals in cryptocurrency market

In all its internet notoriety, Dogecoin is up more than 14,000% in the past year. The cryptocurrency is establishing itself prominently on the mobile userbase, with the Coinbase Android and iOS apps making Dogecoin more accessible now than ever.
Cryptocurrency representations are seen in front of the Dogecoin logo in this illustration picture taken on April 20, 2021. (Reuters)
Cryptocurrency representations are seen in front of the Dogecoin logo in this illustration picture taken on April 20, 2021. (Reuters)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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Bitcoin slips after Musk tweets a broken heart emoji with Linkin Park song

  • Elon Musk has been slowly breaking away from cryptocurrency after being one of its biggest backers
Following Elon Musk’s tweet, Bitcoin dropped as much as 6.3% and was trading at about $36,750 as of 6.28am in New York(MINT_PRINT)
Following Elon Musk’s tweet, Bitcoin dropped as much as 6.3% and was trading at about $36,750 as of 6.28am in New York(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 05:38 PM IST
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Elon Musk tweet dents bitcoin, but weekly gain in prospect

Musk has been a major promoter of cryptocurrencies but has turned critical of bitcoin since suspending Tesla plans to take it in payment for cars owing to concerns about its energy use.
Bitcoin was last down about 3.6% at $37,809.(REUTERS)
Bitcoin was last down about 3.6% at $37,809.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 09:23 AM IST
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‘Pic of me as a child’: Elon Musk posts ‘childhood’ image with a Dogecoin twist

The Space X CEO tweeted a picture with a caption that reads, “Found this pic of me as a child.”
SpaceX founder Elon Musk.(REUTERS)
SpaceX founder Elon Musk.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 08:13 PM IST
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This is how Elon Musk’s brother used to help him to board school bus on time

What Elon Musk’s brother used to do may serve as a solution for you too if you're always running late for things.
Elon Musk also reacted to a tweet documenting how his brother Kimbal Musk helped him. (File Photo)
Elon Musk also reacted to a tweet documenting how his brother Kimbal Musk helped him. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 06:36 PM IST
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Competitor fears Musk could 'monopolise' space

  • SpaceX, which asked the FCC for permission which will apply to some 2,800 satellites, plans ultimately to blanket poorly connected and isolated areas of the globe with internet connectivity.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk.(REUTERS)
SpaceX founder Elon Musk.(REUTERS)
Published on May 28, 2021 06:03 AM IST
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