What’s Up, Elon: Falcon Heavy Launch, Musk Mixes Up the Moon and Mars + More

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Nexter.org tells about the most interesting things and events that happened with Elon during the last seven days.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch

SpaceX marked a milestone today as the company’s Falcon Heavy megarocket successfully lofted two dozen satellites into orbit.

The rocket blasted off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) here at 2:30 a.m. EDT on June 25 (0630 GMT), three hours into the launch window, marking the Falcon Heavy’s first flight at night and third launch overall. The launch was part of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Test Program and carried payloads for universities, NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the nonprofit organization The Planetary Society.

Elon Musk said it is the “most difficult launch” his rocket company has ever attempted.

 

Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars

On Monday, Musk tweeted an image of the “Blood moon,” taken during the lunar eclipse in July 2018, alongside a sign that said “Occupy Mars.”

 

After someone pointed out the apparent error, Musk replied with a couple of smilies and a quick follow-up: “Moon too.”

 

Tesla wins tariff exclusion from US

Tesla wins a tariff exclusion for the Japanese aluminum used in its batteries, according to government documents.

The Commerce Department’s decision waives the 10% tariffs that would be placed on the battery cells manufactured in Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, according to Reuters, which reported the news Monday.

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Musk thinks world population will start to collapse soon

Elon Musk reiterated a theory on Friday that he’s promoted in the past: that the world is not only not heading rapidly toward an unsustainable population by mid-century, but it’s also poised for a population collapse.

Responding to a tweet, which projected the global population would grow by roughly 1.6 billion by 2050, Musk said the real problem facing humanity is an “aging and declining world population.”

“The world’s population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care,” Musk tweeted in 2017.

Musk thinks that the world’s population will begin to look like an inverted pyramid over the next three decades. “Demographics, stratified by age, will look like an upside down pyramid with many old people & fewer young,” he tweeted Friday morning.


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