Max Q: NASA signs up new Moon delivery companies

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. There were lot of highlights in the space industry this past week (even though a rocket launch that was supposed to happened is now pushed to Monday). The biggest news for commercial space might just be that NASA signed on five new companies to its list of approved vendors for lunar payload delivery services, bringing the total group to 14. SpaceX is among them, and Musk’s company had its own fair share of news this week, too – some good, some bad. One things’ for sure: Even going in to the last week in November, there’s still plenty of news to come in this industry before …

Elon Musk broke the law with anti-union tweet, judge says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk would sure save himself a lot of trouble if hed just stay off Twitter. A judge has just ruled that a tweet Musk posted in 2018, insinuating that if his employees were to be successful in unionizing they would lose their Tesla stock options, broke the law. Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union, Musk wrote in the tweet, dated May 21, 2018. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union. Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than …