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NASA reschedules moon rocket’s launch for Saturday as it checks data from first try

Sep 24, 2022

A launch-pad screenshot shows the bottom of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket, including the four RS-25 main engines on its core stage. (NASA via YouTube) One day after the first launch of NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket had to be scrubbed due to an engine cool-down issue, mission managers announced that they’d try again on Saturday. In the meantime, engineers will work out the details of a go/no-go plan, just in case they face issues similar to those that forced Monday ...read more

Aston Martin Valhalla plug-in hybrid to shape future EVs

Sep 19, 2022

Aston Martin is using its upcoming Valhalla high-performance plug-in hybrid to develop a playbook for its future EVs. Executives said that the 937-horsepower Valhalla supercar exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday showcases lessons in driver engagement, visual effects and sound that could surface in its first EV in 2025. “If we get that performance hybrid recipe right, it’s something we could see elsewhere later on in the range,” said Alex Long, head of produ ...read more

Burn, baby, burn. Real estate-focused fintech startups feel the heat

Sep 19, 2022

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up  here  so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. This will include everything from funding rounds to trends to an analysis of a particular space to hot takes on a particular company or phenomenon. There’s a lot of fintech news out th ...read more

Artemis I is NASA’s moonshot mission to kickstart a new age of space exploration

Sep 19, 2022

Fifty-three years after humans first walked on the moon, NASA is kicking off its ambitious Artemis program to return us there, starting with an uncrewed launch of a massive new rocket on Monday. The Artemis I mission scheduled Monday morning will see the first flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the second flight of the Orion capsule. It’s been a long road to the launch pad. SLS’s origin story stretches all the way back to 2010, when Congress directed NASA to develop a ...read more

Investment clubs are cool again, and maybe community is, too

Sep 19, 2022

But investing with your friends is harder than r/wallstreetbets made it look The bets are no longer just on Wall Street — they’re in your group chats, book clubs and that awkward shuffle that happens when everyone’s trying to get out of the door at the same time at the end of class. Community investment clubs are nothing new, but a renewed interest in decentralization and the glittering — albeit now hungover — allure of getting in at the ground level of a rocket-ship venture ...read more

NASA’s Artemis I Revives the Moonshot

Sep 19, 2022

“When you look at the rocket, it looks almost retro,” said Bill Nelson, the administrator of NASA. “Looks like we’re looking back toward the Saturn V. But it’s a totally different, new, highly sophisticated–more sophisticated–rocket, and spacecraft.”Artemis, powered by the Space Launch System rocket, is America’s first attempt to send astronauts to the moon since Apollo 17 in 1972, and technology has taken giant leaps since then. On Artemis I, the first test flight, mission ma ...read more

When the party has confetti but no allergen-friendly appetizers

Sep 19, 2022

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. The bets are no longer just on Wall Street — they’re in your group chats, book clubs and that awkward shuffle that happens when everyone’s trying to get out of the door at the same time at the end of class. Community investment clubs are nothing new, but a renewed interest in decentralization and the glittering — albeit now hungover — allure of ...read more

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Sep 19, 2022

from the chit-chat dept This week, both our winners on the insightful side come in response to our post about the impossibility of complying with the child protection bill being pushed in California. In first place, it’s That One Guy with a comment focusing on the carve-out for telcos and broadband providers: ‘They paid us off so of course they don’t have to follow the rules!’ Nothing says ‘this bill is a grossly dishonest PR stunt’ like exempting certain industries for viol ...read more

The majority of early-stage VC deals fall apart in due diligence

Sep 18, 2022

Here's what investors are looking for when writing the first check into a fledgling startup Covering Five Flute’s fundraising and tearing down the deck the company used to raise its $1.2 million seed round had me wondering: How the hell do investors decide whether to invest in a company at the earliest stages? VC firm Baukunst led the Five Flute investment, and I sat down with Axel Bichara and Tyler Mincey to learn how they evaluate a potential early-stage deal. They told me that t ...read more

Twitter subpoenas Seattle-area tech company Halo Privacy, seeking new info in Elon Musk dispute

Sep 18, 2022

Twitter is seeking information from Halo Privacy Inc. including any agreements it may have with Elon Musk, or analyses the Seattle-area company has performed on the issue of Twitter bots and fake accounts. (GeekWire File Photo / Alan Boyle) Lawyers for Twitter issued a subpoena this week to Halo Privacy Inc. of Lynnwood, Wash., seeking documents and information in the social media company’s lawsuit against Elon Musk over his attempt to end their $44 billion acquisition agreement. The subp ...read more