SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
01 June 2020 | 9:00 am
Some 19 hours after blast-off from Florida, the capsule built by Elon Musk's private space firm has arrived at its destination. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will spend up to four months on the ISS.
Enes Kanter Freedom is a Turkish-born basketball player who is now a US citizen and plays for the Boston Celtics. He is also a human rights activist. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Freedom criticised billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk for opening a Tesla showroom in China's Xinjiang region, where the minority Uighurs are persecuted. He also accused Nike – the NBA's main sponsor – of "modern slavery" in China. Ahead of the Beijing Olympics, Freedom called on athletes to make their voices heard, saying the diplomatic boycott was "good but not enough".
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bought a roughly 9-percent stake in Twitter. Media reports say he is now the largest shareholder in the social-media company. A US Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows Musk owns over 73 million Twitter shares representing a 9.2-percent stake.
It's been a big week for the world's richest man, Elon Musk. Not only has he inaugurated Tesla's new "gigafactory" in Texas, but he's also officially become Twitter's biggest shareholder. But did he do it for the memes, or does he intend to truly transform Twitter and the social media landscape as a whole? FRANCE 24's Tech Editor Peter O'Brien gives us his take.
The Axiom-1 crew underwent rigorous astronaut training with both NASA and SpaceX to prepare for eight days of science and biomedical research aboard the International Space Station.
Billionaire and avid platform user Elon Musk has made an offer to purchase 100% of the shares for the social media giant.
Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter For $43.4 Billion, 106 Persons buried in Plateau attack- LG Chairman
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The European Space Agency's move marks the latest in the deterioration of space-based relations with Russia.
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