Tesloop ride sharing service expands, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule lands on Earth with animals and space station equipment, and Headspace raises $36.7 million.
Long-haul commuting is better in a Tesla. That’s the theory behind Tesloop of Culver City, a car service which ferries passengers on highway trips between 50 miles and 200 miles around Southern California in Tesla Inc.’s Model X or Model S cars, reports the Business Journal. The startup has undergone a small growth spurt in the past three months, tripling its number of Model X vehicles to the count of seven; its fleet also includes one Model S sedan.
SpaceX’s Dragon spaceship, carrying more than 4,100 pounds of cargo and research specimens such as mice, splashed down early Monday morning in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Los Angeles, reports SpaceFlightNow. The landing completes the first re-flight of one of SpaceX’s unpiloted supply ships to the International Space Station.
Meditation app Headspace raised $36.7 million Series B round of funding led by Spectrum Equity, reports Venture Beat. The company also recently partnered with Spotify to offer combined subscriptions and logins.
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