October 22 is set to be a big day for Virgin Galactic. The company confirmed last week that it was ready with SpaceShipTwo for a new round of flight tests starting on that date. If the launch follows the plan, it will mark the first time the vehicle has operated outside the firm’s new headquarters in Spaceport America.
Remember the Howe brothers? Did the men make the DARPA super-tank a few years back called the Ripsaw? Thus, tanks are not all they made. Their company also designed and marketed a super-powered robotic firefighter, dubbed RS3, and sold only one service to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Tesla shoppers who decided to splurge on Tesla’s third-row option for the Model Y are lucky. CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter this week (recently dissolved the company’s PR department) that the production of the extra-seat Ys will begin in November with deliveries taking place a few points before the end of the year.
Perhaps the biggest news of the week took place on Tuesday when Apple unveiled the new iPhone 12, the first Apple product to use 5G connectivity. In addition to the standard model, the company also sells mini and Pro versions as well.