Elon Musk QuotesOctober 18, 2015 – 04:33 am

Elon Musk Quotes

REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonWhen Robert Downey Jr. found out that he was going to play Iron Man in the movies, he said, We need to sit down with Elon Musk. That s because Musk — colonizer of Mars, transformer of cars, shepherd of solar panels — is the closest thing we ve got to a superhero. Born in South Africa, he sold his first software — a game called Blastar — when he was only 11. He went on to found and sell a startup to Compaq for $300 million in…

Elon Musk Ariane 6October 17, 2015 – 04:23 am

Elon Musk Ariane 6

Tags: Ariane 5, Ariane 5 ME, Ariane 6, CNES, DLR, Elon Musk, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Long March, Proton, Zenit. CNES has published an overview of the planned Ariane 6 launch vehicle, which could eventually replace Ariane 5 in 2021 if the project gains the support of ESA members next year. Ariane 6 would be a three-stage rocket capable of launching communications satellites weighing up to 6.5 metric tons into geosynchronous transfer…

SpaceX 2014 PlansOctober 7, 2015 – 02:38 am

SpaceX 2014 Plans

Space X s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on June 28, 2015, with a Dragon CRS7 spacecraft.(Photo: Bruce Weaver, AFP/Getty Images) The explosion of SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket is a setback, but the incident need not have a long-term effect on the pioneering commercial aerospace company, experts say. SpaceX is continuing its investigation into why the rocket, which had been a bright spot in the privately…

SpaceX CrunchBaseOctober 5, 2015 – 02:16 am

SpaceX CrunchBase

Update: SpaceX has responded with the following: “SpaceX is not currently raising any funding nor has any external valuation of the magnitude you reported been done.” We have followed up with one of our sources who maintains that there is a secondary offering in process with term sheets circulating. Original story follows below. Space Exploration Technologies, the commercial space transportation startup founded by Elon Musk with ambitions to land…

Does Elon Musk have a FacebookSeptember 29, 2015 – 01:01 am

Does Elon Musk have a Facebook

Bloomberg Elon Musk Among the findings, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg gets the approval of 97% of employee reviewers, Twitter’s Dick Costolo gets 96%, Google’s Larry Page gets 95% and Apple’s Tim Cook gets 92%. At the other end of the scale, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer — halfway out the door — gets approval of only 47% of employee reviewers, and Wal-Mart’s Mike Duke gets only 48%. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, isn’t on Wonkblog’s list, but he does get rated on…

SpaceX 9 HeavySeptember 28, 2015 – 12:53 am

SpaceX 9 Heavy

Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Senior Writer | April 05, 2011 11:54am ET An artist s illustration of a SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy rocket launching into space. Credit: SpaceX The price for a launch aboard the new Falcon Heavy is set for $100 million, compared to the $50 million price tag for a Falcon 9 liftoff, Musk said. The first launch of the new heavy-lift rocket could come as early as 2013, Musk added. SpaceX s next giant leap The development of a heavy-lift…

Elon Musk Study PhysicsSeptember 26, 2015 – 12:29 am

Elon Musk Study Physics

Elon Musk is the chief executive and lead designer of SpaceX – a US company developing space launch vehicles. Before founding SpaceX, he set up the Internet payment company PayPal, which was bought by eBay for $1.5bn in 2002. How did your interest in physics develop? My father was an engineer so I grew up in a technical household, and physics was always what I was good at in school. I was also inspired by Richard Feynman s lectures and books. When…

SpaceX Rocket Failure Cost NASA $110 MillionSeptember 24, 2015 – 12:06 am

SpaceX Rocket Failure Cost NASA $110 Million

(TNS) — Taxpayers lost $110 million when a SpaceX rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station disintegrated shortly after liftoff last month, a NASA official said at a Friday hearing. “That’s gone, ” said William Gerstenmaier, a NASA associate administrator, of the money lost when the SpaceX rocket failed on June 28 far above Florida’s coast. The Hawthorne, California-based company is leading an investigation into the cause of the failure…

Tesla CEO Elon MuskSeptember 20, 2015 – 11:49 pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

When you’re preparing to launch a computing platform for self-driving cars, it helps to bring one of the leading voices in automotive innovation along for the ride. That’s just what NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang did in his opening keynote at the 2015 GPU Technology Conference. Just moments after announcing NVIDIA’s DRIVE PX self-driving car computer, he sat down for a quick fireside chat with Musk, who, as usual, put the pedal to the metal…

Elon Musk Daily Show Part 2April 27, 2015 – 04:46 pm

Elon Musk Daily Show Part 2

As Jon Stewart s The Daily Show reign comes to an end, we took a look back at some classic moments when Stewart and his crew turned their attention to the technology world. Here are some of the show s best tech-related clips. (Part 1 here) On Steve Jobs Death: Your Moment of Zen, Steve Jobs s Commencement Speech (2011) Jon Stewart Interviews Steve Jobs Biographer Walter Isaacson (2011) Jon Stewart On The SOPA Act (2012) Jon Stewart Interviews…