SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to fly again for first time since explosion

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Almost immediately after SpaceX’s catastrophic Falcon 9 rocket explosion in September, people started wondering when Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company would fly again.

Now, we finally have an answer. 

According to an update released Wednesday, SpaceX is planning to launch its first mission since the mishap in January, after completing its investigation into the accident.

“We are finalizing the investigation into our Sept. 1 anomaly and are working to complete the final steps necessary to safely and reliably return to flight, now in early January with the launch of Iridium-1,” SpaceX said in the statement.  Read more…

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Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot is coming mid-December, but not all of it

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Buyers of Tesla’s Model S and Model X cars will start getting new self-driving capabilities in their vehicles around mid-December, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced. 

In a tweet Sunday, noticed by Electrek, Musk said the feature should arrive in “about three weeks.” He also said the new features will be rolled out incrementally, in “monthly releases.” 

@edwardsanchez about three weeks and it will get rolled out incrementally in monthly releases

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 27, 2016

In October, the car maker announced all of its cars in future will be equipped with a heavily upgraded version of Autopilot, which practically allows for full autonomy in driving.  Read more…

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