SpaceX Launch Engine AnomalyDecember 14, 2015 – 08:00 pm

SpaceX Launch Engine Anomaly

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on Dec. 8, 2010, with the company s first Dragon spacecraft. Three hours and 20 minutes later, the capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, marking a first for a non-governmental entity. During the August meeting, held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, SpaceX told the two advisory bodies that there had been an engine anomaly during the most recent Falcon 9 launch, said Charles Daniel, a shuttle and space…

SpaceX Merlin cDecember 9, 2015 – 07:39 pm

SpaceX Merlin c

WASHINGTON — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), Hawthorne, Calif., test fired a rocket stage outfitted with nine Merlin 1-D engines June 1 at its rocket test facility in McGregor, Texas. News of the test was announced early June 3 by Elon Musk, SpaceX’s founder and chief. “1st firing of Falcon 9-R advanced prototype rocket. Over [1 million pounds of] thrust, enough to lift skyscraper, ” Musk wrote in the short online message, which was…

SpaceX Reusable Launch System VideoDecember 8, 2015 – 07:36 pm

SpaceX Reusable Launch System Video

An amazing new video shows a stage of the private spaceflight company SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket make a soft splashdown in the ocean after delivering six satellites to space. The newly released video shows a view of the splashdown, which took place on July 14, from the perspective of a plane chasing the re-entry and landing in the Atlantic Ocean. You can watch the 1-minute splashdown video on Space.com. The Falcon 9 stage appears to come down toward…

Tesla Elon Musk EnergyDecember 4, 2015 – 07:18 pm

Tesla Elon Musk Energy

A lot was said—behind the scenes and on stage—at Tesla’s big reveal event Thursday night in Hawthorne, Calif. The recap: the tech-centric automaker is expanding beyond electric vehicles and launching a line of battery products that will allow homeowners, businesses and utilities to store energy, manage backup power—and ultimately, enable zero-emission power generation. Tesla’s partners include Amazon, Target, global PV inverter company SolarEdge…

SpaceX x PrizeDecember 2, 2015 – 06:54 pm

SpaceX x Prize

Ten years ago Saturday (Oct. 4), the era of commercial spaceflight really started taking off. On that day in 2004, the privately built SpaceShipOne reached space for the second time in less than a week, winning the $10 million Ansari X Prize for the team that built the suborbital spacecraft and giving a nascent industry a huge shot in the arm. That was a very important event,Michael Lopez-Alegria, president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation…

Why is Elon Musk so Successful?November 25, 2015 – 06:25 pm

Why is Elon Musk so Successful?

The stories that have risen around him have grown to almost epic proportions, especially over the past few years as his triumphs and big ideas have continued to fill the popular press. The names of his projects and dreams of the future themselves sound like the names of video game characters or science fiction technology. The Hyperloop. . . Oh, and a little thing called PayPal, too. The South African genius behind these ideas is a model of creative…

Walter Isaacson and Elon MuskNovember 15, 2015 – 05:27 pm

Walter Isaacson and Elon Musk

Mobile payments and Elon Musk are among several trends and innovators poised for a breakout year in 2015, according to one expert. In an interview on CNBC, Walter Isaacson, author of the best-selling Steve Jobs biography, predicts people who are unbanked in society will soon be able to make Internet purchases more easily. Isaacson, chief executive of the Aspen Institute, said the lack of banking options available to some will prompt electronic payment…

Tesla Elon Musk Quotes Storage InnovationNovember 14, 2015 – 05:26 pm

Tesla Elon Musk Quotes Storage Innovation

REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals a Tesla Energy battery for businesses and utility companies during an event in Hawthorne, California, April 30, 2015.Late Thursday night in Los Angeles, Tesla announced Tesla Energy,described by the company in a statement as a suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities fostering a clean energy ecosystem and helping wean the world off fossil fuels. The statement continued:…

Elon Musk in Iron Man 3November 12, 2015 – 05:24 pm

Elon Musk in Iron Man 3

Elon Musk founded PayPal. And Tesla Motors. And SpaceX. And a bunch of other companies. He is a brilliant engineer and entrepreneur. When he was 10, he bought a computer, and by age 12 programmed a game and sold it for 500 USD. Later ( in 1995), he went to Stanford ( for a second degree ), which is what a kid like him would do. He dropped out after 2 days to start a company called Zip2, which he sold to AltaVista for ~ 341 million $ in cash and stock…

What Country is Elon Musk from?November 7, 2015 – 04:19 pm

What Country is Elon Musk from?

By Originally published on . Some of those reading this may already be aware that author Ashlee Vance recently put out a book on the Tesla Motors/SpaceX/etc entrepreneur Elon Musk. Some may have already read some of the funnier quotes from the book. If not, I’m going to go over some of them now. The book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future , is due out tomorrow, May 19. Below are some of the better/funnier quotes (imo)…