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SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, plans to surround Earth with Starlink satellites and provide global high-speed, low-latency internet service from orbit.

SpaceX may want to launch 42,000 internet satellites — about 5 times more spacecraft than humanity has ever flown

Elon Musk wants to cover Earth in high-speed Starlink web access. But crushing SpaceX's competition may require tens of thousands more satellites.
Starhopper — SpaceX's first Mars Starship prototype — hovers over its launchpad during a test flight in Boca Chica, Texas, on August 27, 2019.

The FAA made SpaceX boost its accident insurance 33-fold, to $100 million, before Starhopper’s last launch. Here’s why.

The Federal Aviation Administration is supposed to keep the public safe, yet also help private companies like SpaceX. Insurance helps bridge the gap.
Jay Clayton is sworn in to testify at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination of to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 23, 2017.

The SEC just approved a massive change to how brokers give financial advice

The SEC voted to adopt a new investment standard for brokers. The new standard will require brokers to act in the "best interests" of clients.
Interior view of the Uber self driving car before the fatal traffic accident

Uber’s fatal self-driving car accident is the reason why we don’t let companies make their own rules

Uber's self-driving car group was overjoyed by Arizona's hands-off approach to regulation. Maybe the company would have been better off with more rules.
Trump as he prepare to cut the tape at Thursday's event.

Trump cut literal red tape while standing next to a massive pile of paper to make a point about big government

At a press conference on Thursday, Trump illustrated his push to eliminate regulations by cutting a red ribbon and standing next to a huge pile of paper.

Kenya could be the heart of moon colonization, says ‘The Martian’ author Andy Weir — here’s why

In author Andy Weir's new book "Artemis" about a heist on the moon, Kenya is the epicenter of space colonization — for several surprisingly realistic reasons.
Felix Hufeld, President of Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin (Bundesanstalt fuer Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht).

Germany’s top finance watchdog: ‘We all will pay a price’ for Brexit

BaFin President Felix Hufeld said: "Whatever the outcome of Brexit is going to be, it will cost a price, both for British consumers as well as EU27 consumers."

7 random Obama-era regulations Republicans decided to roll back

Republicans have canceled 63 Obama-era rules since President Donald Trump took office. Here are some notable ones.

The FCC has a plan to change how the internet is run, but you can comment on it first — here’s how

The FCC wants to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules, and you can now tell the government how you feel about it. Here's how.