Elon Musk's Boring Company raises $112.5 million for hyperloop and tunnel projects

  • Elon Musk's Boring Company raises $112.5 million for hyperloop and tunnel projects

Elon Musk's Boring Company raises $112.5 million for hyperloop and tunnel projects

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In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 200,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits.

"But since then, we have found thousands of planets orbiting others stars and we think all the stars in our galaxy must have their own family of planets".

However, TESS will observe stars 30 to 100 times brighter than those observed by the Kepler mission and enable efficient follow-up studies. Falcon 9 first stages perform engine maneuvers in space that send them back to Earth, where they can land on an offshore drone ship or landing pads near their launch sites.

Musk, who also leads electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and rocket company SpaceX, is seeking to revolutionise transportation by sending passengers packed into pods through an intercity system of giant, underground vacuum tubes known as the hyperloop.

Meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing continue to predict an 80 percent chance of favorable weather for liftoff. In 2016, NASA developed a unique way to introduce some of them to the public with an whimsical vacation-planning guide.

The wonders of space can be hard for people to grasp because it sometimes comes across as just data, said Joby Harris, also a visual strategist with NASA.

TESS is designed as a follow-on to the USA space agency's Kepler spacecraft, which was the first of its kind and launched in 2009. "The power of imagery with science really makes the connection with people".