After seeing a wealth of favorable reviews of its virtual NASCAR race last weekend, Fox Sports has signed up to broadcast the rest of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. Sunday’s virtual race was watched by 903,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1. Those numbers are far below the millions of viewers who watch NASCAR’s official races as the last one at Phoenix Raceway reached 4.6 million. Sunday’s virtual race hit a number of firsts that seem to be enough and Fox Sports committed to broadcasting the virtual racing series for the remainder of the season, beginning March 29.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Rocket Lab to postpone its next mission.

The California-based company announced earlier this week that it would be suspending its next launch, a mission nicknamed ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ that was scheduled to take-off from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia peninsula on March 30.

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SpaceX employees are reportedly making face shields and hand sanitizer to donate as a part of an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic

 The Space Exploration Company, better known as SpaceX, told employees in an internal memo that it made 75 face shields earlier this week and delivered them to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center near its headquarters in Los Angeles. It seems SpaceX is making their own hand sanitizer and face shields that will be donated to help organizations fighting COVID-19. The company also donated 100 suits to the healthcare workers dealing with the coronavirus cases at the hospital.

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SpaceX will use Dragon XL, a new variation of cargo spacecraft, to carry supplies to astronauts to NASA’s Gateway space station in orbit around the moon.

On Friday, SpaceX was awarded a big contract, as it was picked by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as the first supplier to bring cargo to NASA’s Gateway station in orbit around the moon.

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The first connectors will soon be available at EVgo’s charging stations in the San Francisco area.

Tesla owners will be able to charge their vehicles at EVgo charging stations and a Tesla Supercharger station will no longer be the only public option. EVgo announced via Twitter that it will now accept any Tesla model as it starts distributing the company’s connectors at all public fast-charging stations in the city.

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Chinese authorities have recently given Tesla the green light for production in its huge factory in Shanghai. Europe could be next.

Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Shanghai started trial production ahead of schedule this month and is starting to build “full vehicles”, “from the body to paint”, officials from the company told investors Wednesday.  In addition, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is planning to announce the location of its Gigafactory that will be built in Europe by the end of the year.

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The Starlink constellation may soon have 42,000 satellites in low Earth orbit.

SpaceX has filed documents with the International Telecommunication Union, to launch up to 30,000 more satellites for its Starlink global broadband constellation. That number is in addition to the 12,000 satellites already approved by the Telecommunication Union and the US Federal Communications Commission. There are 20 filings submitted in total, each for 1,500 satellites structured in various low Earth orbits between 204 and 360 miles in altitude. SpaceX says that it’s about ensuring its network can meet anticipated demand “responsibly.”

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California start-up ZeroAvia wants to fill the skies with hydrogen-powered planes by 2022

ZeroAvia recently announced that it has been working on hydrogen fuel airplane technology for years and made significant advancements in developing a zero-emission electric power train. Their goal is the powertrain to deliver the same performance as a conventional aircraft engine at a lower operating cost.

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Just like a year ago, they did it again.

Security researchers at a Belgian university have demonstrated that they could steal Tesla Model S vehicles by cloning the key fob and cracking the replacement that was meant to fix the problem.

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Starhopper test rocket has made its highest and final test flight.
SpaceX Starhopper prototype took flight around 5 p.m. CT on August 27 and successfully completed its 150-meter test. The whole flight lasted a little under a minute. You can watch whole launch right here.
From start to finish, the test rocket spent almost a full minute, approximately 57 seconds, in-flight, showing off the first-ever public view of a Raptor engine fired in daylight.

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