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SpaceX Launches Its First Commercial Satellite

SpaceX, the California-based space exploration company founded by Elon Musk, successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s first commercial communications satellite on Tuesday. It was the company’s third attempt, after several technical glitches delayed the launch originally scheduled to occur last week.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work