Kathy Lueders joined NASA in 1992 and has worked with the space shuttle and International Space Station programs.
Tesla's shares rose about 8.9 percent to hit $1,025 making the Silicon Valley company the second-most valuable automaker in the world, behind Japan's Toyota Motor Corp.
The two men are scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on Sunday for a stay of up to four months, after which they will return to Earth in a Right Stuff-style splashdown at sea.
With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.
The global pandemic has killed more than 286,000 people and infected over 4.2 million even as countries slowly lift restrictions. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 12:
Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local officials who have stopped the company from reopening its electric vehicle factory.
Tweeting about the project, NASA administrator Jim Brindestine says there’s a need for more popular media about space to inspire future generations.
Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX's new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the ISS, the US space agency said.
The two posts on the Tesla human resources department’s official WeChat account mark the first time the California-based automaker has looked to hire for such roles in China.
The Falcon rocket blasted off with 1,950 kg of equipment and experiments for the International Space Station. Just minutes later, the spent first-stage booster made a dramatic midnight landing back at Cape Canaveral.
Environmental activists are up against Tesla and the law as they try and stop the march of capitalism on their environment.
The US electric carmaker announced plans last November to build a Gigafactory in Gruenheide in the eastern state of Brandenburg.
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