Tech News to Know This Week: May 3-9, 2022 – Innovation & Tech Today

Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and get ready for work. Following are a handful of stories from around the tech world condensed to fit into one single cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step foot out of your door (or in front of a webcam) and into the real world this morning.
So sit back, grab a cup, and start your morning off right with a few “Quick Bytes” from Innovation & Tech Today.
Tired of the same old luxury cruise offering nothing but the beautiful view of the open ocean? Me too. Fortunately, the free market always provides. Starting in 2025, you and your family will be able to slip the surly bonds of Earth and enjoy a vacation among the stars. 
Private U.S.-based space company Orbital Assembly has revealed new information and concepts for its space hotel idea, designs for which have been making the rounds since 2019.

Orbital Assembly is planning to build two space hubs: Voyager Station and Pioneer Station. Voyager Station will reportedly accommodate 400 people and is scheduled to open in 2027, while Pioneer station will house 28 people and could be operational as early as 2025.  
A newly developed U.S. based  “suicide drone” is on its way to Ukraine. The Pheonix Ghost, an explosive drone produced by Aevex Aerospace, a little-known Solana Beach, California company, will soon be shipped to Ukraine to aid the country’s military in the ongoing conflict against Russia. 
The Biden administration is sending 121 of the weaponized vehicles to Ukraine. They will be deployed mostly in the eastern part of the country where Russian forces have regrouped and are exposed in flat, open territory similar to that of the drones’ testing grounds in California’s Central Valley. 
Each drone contains an explosive warhead that is triggered upon impact with another object. According to analysts, weapons of this size will be extremely useful during the foggy months of April and May. 
Since Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter Inc., politicians, celebrities, and business owners have been making their way back to the platform.
Mike Lindell, the de-platformed MyPillow CEO and avid Donald Trump supporter, made his return to the social media site over the weekend. However, he was banned less than three hours later. 
The question of whether permanently banned individuals will be brought back from exile in the coming months is still unanswered, as Lindell may have tested the water too soon. 
Rolling Stone reported that Musk “vehemently opposed” Trump’s ban after the Jan. 6 2020 insurrection at the U.S, Capitol, so we may yet see prominent yet controversial figures stirring up the Twittersphere once again. 
NFTs have an air of luxury about them. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before luxury car brands got in on the digital action. 
McLaren Automotive is now creating a new exclusive digital community. MSO LAB is the first chapter in McLaren Automotive’s ambitious metaverse strategy bringing a new digital community from McLaren’s in-house bespoke division. 
Members will have access to rare NFT (Non-Fungible Token) drops and the opportunity to unlock unique member experiences, opportunities, and utilities. 
All McLaren NFTs will be available on the McLaren marketplace, supported by InfiniteWorld as McLaren Automotive’s recently announced metaverse partner. More details including pricing and utility are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
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