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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The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on our daily lives. As we all continue through these unprecedented challenges, we want you to know that InterPlex is here for you during the Covid-19 outbreak. Steps we are taking:

1. Staying up to date with local rules and regulations about lock-downs and curfews.

2. Monitoring our Chauffeurs’ health conditions and screening them on a daily bases.

3. Deep cleaning and Disinfecting vehicles.

4. Providing on-board sanitizers, gloves, and other protective gear.

5. Networking with other small businesses, restaurants, and stores to assist with deliveries.

6. Offering service / donating to health institutions and their patients.

 Thank you for being an InterPlex customer and for the trust you place in us every day. We are here to help!

State of Ohio approves man’s application for the ‘COV1D19’ license plate.

This Ohio man started taking coronavirus seriously. Brandon C. decided to get a custom plate for his 1986 Ford Mustang over two years ago, but couldn’t come up with an idea for what it should say.

Brandon and his friend were drinking at a local bar, which is, no doubt, the best place ever for brainstorming while discussing the coronavirus and he came up with the idea to check whether “COV1D19” was available from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has been investigating German automaker BMW. The news was confirmed by a company spokesperson a few days ago. The investigation is regarding BMW’s sales practices, specifically whether the company is “punching” its sales.

The German automaker confirmed it has been contacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, however, declined to provide further comment on the ongoing investigation.

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An airport in Lithuania is getting in the holiday spirit with a Christmas tree made of banned items that passengers had to leave behind during screening at the airport in Vilnius, Lithuania. The confiscated items surely landed some passengers on Santa’s naughty list this year.

The festive display of knives, toy guns, and corkscrews – all taken from passengers’ carry-on luggage during security screenings at the airport over the year is a friendly reminder on the importance of aviation security, said the officials from the airport. 

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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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A $1.5billion electric guitar-shaped hotel opened in Hollywood, Florida Thursday with a star-studded red carpet event.

The 36-story venue that boasts a 7,000-seat casino floor, 1,200 hotel rooms, and more than 3,000 slot machines and gaming tables, is the latest creation of the wealthy Native American Seminole Tribe who boast a huge Hard Rock empire.

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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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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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