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Jeff Bezos’ presents NASA with a $2Bn offer to take people to the moon

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Take me to the moon: Jeff Bezos has offered $2 billion dollars to NASA, to build a lander that will return humans to the Moon this decade

The  Moon landing vehicle is based on SpaceX’s Starship design

Why does Bezos want to cover the costs?

He wants to cover the costs for a key contract to build a Moon landing vehicle.

“Blue Origin will bridge the HLS [Human Landing System] budgetary funding shortfall by waiving all payments in the current and next two government fiscal years up to $2bn to get the programme back on track right now,” Bezos wrote in a letter to NASA.

“This offer is not a deferral, but is an outright and permanent waiver of those payments.”

In his letter, Bezos emphasised Blue Moon’s proven heritage: “We created a 21st Century lunar landing system inspired by the well-characterised Apollo architecture – an architecture with many benefits. One of its important benefits is that it prioritizes safety.”

But didn’t Musk win this contract?

Back in April the space agency awarded the $2.9 billion contract to Elon Musk, rejecting a bid from Bezos’ company Blue Origin.

The lander is based on SpaceX’s Starship craft, which is being tested at a site in southern Texas.

SpaceX was competing against a joint bid from traditional aerospace giants and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as well as Alabama-based Dynetics. The total value of the contract awarded to Musk’s company is $2.89bn.

Nasa could only award the contract to one company because of funding constraints.

The award is for building the landing system that will carry astronauts down to the lunar surface as early as 2024.

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Apple shares surge to record highs following AI announcement

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Apple shares increased over 7% to a record high, nearly regaining its crown as the world’s most valuable company shortly after it unveiled new AI features.

Among the excitement of Apple’s big AI announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed his intention to ban Apple devices from his companies if Apple integrates its operating system with OpenAI’s technology, as reported by Reuters.

Musk’s statement came amid rising tensions between the tech giants over artificial intelligence integration and its implications for user privacy and data security.

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AI dating platform Replika is making chatbot relationships official

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Could chatbot relationships and AI dating platforms like Replika lead to the next generation of romance?

While some view chatbot dating as a revolutionary step towards combating loneliness and enhancing human interaction, others raise concerns about its impact on genuine relationships and societal norms.

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Microsoft’s latest Xbox Showcase reveals a financial future focussed on subscription services

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Summer Games Fest and Xbox Showcase unveil exciting game lineups for Q4 of 2024.