Elon Musk Is Trying To Launch A Car Playing David Bowie Into Space This Afternoon

first_imgElon Musk is a fascinating figure, acting as the CEO and lead designer at SpaceX in addition to heading a number of other companies including Tesla, Neuralink, and others. Today, SpaceX will launch of their unmanned rocket, Falcon Heavy, into Earth’s atmosphere for the first time. As told by CNN, if the launch is successful, Falcon Heavy “will become the world’s most powerful operational rocket. … With its 27 engines, the rocket will give off a thrust equal to 18 Boeing 747 jetliners … [and] will be capable of sending humans to the moon or Mars.” The launch is planned for 1:30 p.m. EST.According to The Verge, if the multi-stage launch is successful, the Falcon Heavy’s final booster will split in half and release its payload–a Tesla Roadster–into space on a hyperbolic route toward Mars (and beyond) at around seven miles per second. As Musk claimed in a tweet back in December, the Tesla “will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.Elon Musk also said in the tweet that the Roadster’s stereo would play David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity” as it makes its way toward a Mars orbit. Yesterday, ahead of the launch of the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX released an animation of the anticipated launch backed by Bowie’s “Life On Mars?” You can watch the animated video below:[Video: SpaceX]While no sounds can be heard in the vacuum of outer space regardless, there’s something satisfying about knowing that SpaceX’s Mars-bound car will be blasting David Bowie as it flies through the solar system. The Starman would be proud…[H/T Pitchfork]last_img read more

Valamar Riviera will pay a dividend of HRK 0,90 per share to shareholders

first_imgAt today’s General Assembly of Valamar Riviera, decisions were made according to the proposals of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board, including decisions on the use of profits made in 2017, appointment of auditors, dividend payments and approval of the merger of EPIC Hospitality Holding Valamar Riviera.Shareholders of Valamar Riviera, holders of shares in the account with the Central Depository and Clearing Company (CDCC) on 15 May 2018, will be paid a dividend in the amount of HRK 0,90 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 7, 2018 from retained earnings realized in 2015 and 2016.Shareholders who wish to do so, a quarter of the dividend can be paid in Valamar Riviera share rights, which requires a handwritten statement of shareholders to be received by the CDCC no later than May 30, 2018, Valamar points out, adding that all shareholders who within this period they do not make a statement that they want the payment of dividend in rights-shares, the dividend will be paid in full in cash.Shareholders can download the statement on the Valamar Riviera website.last_img read more

Other Sports B Sai Praneeth Crashes Out In China Open, India’s Challenge Ends

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Changzhou: B Sai Praneeth suffered a three-game loss to world no.9 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the quarterfinals to draw curtains on India’s campaign at the China Open World Tour Super 1000 badminton tournament in Changzhou on Friday. Almost a month after dispatching the Indonesian en route his historic world championships bronze at Basel, world no.15 Praneeth went down to the same opponent 21-16 6-21 16-21 in 55 minutes to end his campaign. Ginting will now take on eighth seeded Denmark’s Anders Antonsen, who had clinched the silver at the World Championships.  Praneeth, who had reached the finals of Swiss Open early this year, came into the match with a 3-2 advantage in the head-to-head count against Ginting but he ran out of steam after winning the opening game. Praneeth opened up a 3-0 lead early on and then kept widening the gap, reaching 11-3 at the break. Ginting tried to make a comeback and was 11-14 at one stage but the Indian ensured there were no hiccups as he pocketed the opening game comfortably. In the second game, Ginting galloped to a 9-4 lead after grabbing six straight points and entered the interval with a cushion of 11-5.  Also Read | B Sai Praneeth enters World Championships semis, first Indian male to win medal in 36 yearsThe Indonesian continued to rule the roost after the break, jumping to a massive 18-6 lead and soon roared back into the contest. The decider was a close affair as Praneeth erased a 2-6 deficit to catch up with Ginting and was ahead 11-7 at the breather. A fighting Ginting, however, turned the tables after reeling off six points on the trot to reach 13-12.  The Indonesian kept his hold on the proceedings after that to grab four match points and converted it easily to enter the semifinals.Also Read | B Sai Praneeth loses in final of Swiss Open Badminton tournamentLast month, Praneeth had reached the semifinals of the World Championships to end India’s 36-year wait for a men’s singles medal at the tournament.  He emulated legendary Prakash Padukone, who had also won a bronze at the 1983 edition.last_img read more