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Elon Musk Mocks Bezos’ Moon, Space Colony Plans

Earlier in May, Bezos unveiled a new Moon-lander called “Blue Moon” after three years of development

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Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. Wikimedia

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has mocked Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos’ moon plans saying they make no sense.

Amazon CEO Bezos had described his vision of humans living on miles-long, orbiting space stations called “O’Neill colonies”, named after physicist Gerard O’Neill, who first floated the concept.

“Makes no sense. In order to grow the colony, you’d have to transport vast amounts of mass from planets/moons/asteroids. Would be like trying to build the US in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean,” Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla, tweeted.

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AI could be first ‘resident’ of Mars, hints Musk. (Wikimedia Commons)

The remark comes after Bezos attended a conference in Washington where he discussed his ambitious roadmap for Blue Origin to create a “sustained human presence” – housing up to a trillion people – on the Moon, the report added.

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Earlier in May, Bezos unveiled a new Moon-lander called “Blue Moon” after three years of development, along with a smaller rover at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre.

“We must return to the Moon – this time to stay. We’re ready to support @NASA in getting there by 2024 with #bluemoon,” Blue Origin had tweeted. (IANS)

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Electric Vehicle Maker Tesla Has Not Met CEO Elon Musk’s Q2 Production Goal

However, despite many missed deadlines and sales figures for previous quarters, the EV maker could be well on its track to having a record sales in Q2, delivering a thousand cars per day on average this month

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)
Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has not met CEO Elon Musk’s second quarter (Q2) record production goal, according to media reports.
“At the end of May, a leaked email reportedly sent by Elon Musk to Tesla employees suggested that the electric vehicle maker had a good chance of making Q2 the highest deliveries and sales quarter in its history.
“An email believed to be sent to all Tesla employees by Musk on May 22 appeared on message boards, after a growing number of investment banks and analysts outlined bear case scenarios for the EV maker,” the Oilprice.com reported on Wednesday.
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Tesla cars recharge at a Tesla station at a shopping center in Charlotte, N.C., June 24, 2017. Buyers of Tesla’s luxury models have access to a company-funded Supercharger network. VOA
The email believed to be sent by the Tesla Chief Executive Officer (CEO) also said that the EV maker needs sustained production of 1,000 Model 3s every day in order to beat the previous record, while its production rate has averaged 900 Model 3s in the third week of May.
However, despite many missed deadlines and sales figures for previous quarters, the EV maker could be well on its track to having a record sales in Q2, delivering a thousand cars per day on average this month, according to a report in the Electrek. (IANS)