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Jeff Bezos prepares for takeoff on Blue Origin spacecraft

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For those of us who didn’t study astrophysics, going to space has always been just a dream

As the space race heats up, floating amongst the stars may become a reality sooner than we think.

From Richard Branson to Jeff Bezos and even Elon Musk, the space race is officially kicking off and the world is waiting to see who can make it commercially viable first.  

Branson goes first

Richard Branson was the first of his billionaire pals to fly to the edge of Earth’s horizon on July 11.

The eccentric Virgin Air founder fulfilling his life-long ambition with the world watching on in awe and now, it’s time for Bezos to shine.

Bezo’s Blue Origin space shuttle scheduled to depart on July 20

Onboard with Bezos will be his brother, Mark, recent high-school graduate Oliver Daemaen and Wally Funk and an 82-year-old pilot who was one of the Mercury 13 women.

But not everyone is a fan of intergalactic missions Chief Economist at The Australia Institute Matt Grooddnorf 

But it’s clear that the race to a galaxy far far away is only going in one direction – up and up!

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Rolls Royce CEO slams aviation for failing on climate targets

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Aviation needs to act on net-zero targets, that’s according to the CEO of Rolls Royce

Warren East says the sector needs to move towards bio-fuels like hydrogen and electric aircraft.

Travellers can even look forward to flying on planes that has a gas turbine that’s burning hydrogen.

Speaking at a conference in London, East says transitional technology is the answer that plane-makers are searching for.

Some companies are already looking at sustainable fuels that can offer 80 per cent off carbon emissions across their lifetime.

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Amazon halts hiring on all corporate roles

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E-commerce giant is the latest of many to close all corporate job openings due to economic concern

Amazon is pressing pause on corporate hiring for the rest of the year, as economic concerns continue to grow.

The tech giant has instructed all recruiters to close all current corporate job openings… worldwide.

This means more that ten thousand openings will be closed as of Monday evening.

The job postings that will affected include technology positions, in store and online retail businesses, and logistics operations.

However, Amazon spokesman, Brad Glasser, says the company will still continue to have a significant number of other roles open.

He says, “we have many different businesses at various stages of evolution, and we expect to keep adjusting our hiring strategies in each of these businesses at various junctures.”

The freeze sees Amazon joining Meta, Apple, and Google, who have also announced a reduction or temporary pause on hiring.

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What is Elon Musk’s “everything app”?

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Elon Musk’s Twitter deal is back on, and he says it’s the key to creating his much-anticipated ‘everything app’.

The billionaire entrepreneur had been in talks to take the social media platform private, but the deal fell through. However, after news of its reinstatement, Mr Musk said that buying Twitter is an essential part of his plans for X.

The idea behind X is a sort of super app, combining messaging, social media, payments-and lack of reliance on ad revenue, similar to the Chinese WeChat. That already has more than one billion users, but so far no equivalent exists in the West.

With Twitter under his belt, Musk believes he can make X a reality much sooner than originally planned. “It’s brought forward our X project by three to five years, but I could be wrong,” he said.

There are no further details on the X project at this time, but with Musk’s track record of visionary innovation, it’s sure to be something we’re all talking about in the near future.

Why does Elon Musk want to buy Twitter?

Elon Musk is known for his ambitious plans and big ideas, so it’s no surprise that he sees Twitter as a key piece of the puzzle for his next project, X.

The details of the deal have not been made public, but it is thought that Musk is paying a premium for Twitter.

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