SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9May 20, 2014 – 12:33 pm

SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9

Today s launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to the International Space Station (ISS) on its fifth commercial resupply (CRS-5) was successful. The Dragon spacecraft is safely in orbit heading towards a Monday rendezvous with the ISS. The SpaceX attempt of landing the first stage on the drone ship was not successful. Images of damage to the SpaceX Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship. Click for larger images. More on the next page. Grid fins worked extremely…

Who is Elon Musk Father?March 10, 2015 – 11:33 am

Who is Elon Musk Father?

FORTUNE — You may recognize Maye Musk from her 2011 New York Magazine cover, a provocative photograph of the 63-year-old model, nude and photoshopped to make her appear nine months pregnant a la Demi Moore’s Vanity Fair cover. (The cover line, “Is She Just Too Old For This?” teased a story about middle-aged women giving birth.) Some may know Musk from her work as a dietitian focused on wellness and longevity. And then there’s her other claim to fame:…

Elon Musk ElectricitySeptember 30, 2011 – 07:37 am

Elon Musk Electricity

Elon Musk wants to sell you a battery. And he doesn’t care whether you drive an electric car. Musk, ever the showman, unveiled his grand “Tesla Energy” scheme to electrify the world on Thursday night, and it actually makes a lot of sense. Tesla, which is in the middle of building a vast “Gigafactory” battery production plant in the Nevada desert, plans to offer new versions of the batteries it puts in its Model S car to residential, commercial, and…

SpaceX Grasshopper Launch siteApril 25, 2013 – 03:30 pm

SpaceX Grasshopper Launch site

Share This article SpaceX has released a spectacular new video of its vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTVL) reusable launch vehicle (RLV) Grasshopper. In the video, Grasshopper uses its single rocket engine to shoot up to an altitude of 250 meters (820 feet), perform a 100-meter (330-ft) lateral maneuver, and then slowly return to the exact same spot that it took off from… while simultaneously scaring a herd of cows. Grasshopper is the first stage of…

Will Smith SpaceXFebruary 19, 2014 – 05:41 pm

Will Smith SpaceX

| More Articles | Things are finally looking up for Tesla boss Elon Musk - and for his privately held space exploration firm, SpaceX. SpaceX has won lucrative contracts from NASA to keep the International Space Station well-supplied with Tang and toilet paper. Soon, it could be launching rockets for the U.S. Air Force as well. Photo: Wikimedia Commons In an interview with Auto Express magazine this week, Musk announced that Tesla is definitely going…

Tesla Motors Elon Musk emailJuly 31, 2014 – 03:35 pm

Tesla Motors Elon Musk email

Shortly after I posted a story that Tesla’s certified pre-owned webpage had gone live on Saturday, the Tesla Motors website and Twitter were hacked by an unknown assailant, as was Elon Musk’s personal Twitter. For several hours this past Saturday, the Tesla website redirected to a spoof website while the official Twitter feeds spit out all sorts of infantile messages before the automaker regained control of its sites and social media. Tesla released…

SpaceX October 7April 3, 2012 – 09:38 am

SpaceX October 7

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon spacecraft is rolled out to the company’s launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Credit: SpaceX There will be more Dragons in space! The SpaceX Dragon’s next launch to the International Space Station has been scheduled for Sunday, October 7, 2012, NASA and SpaceX announced today. This will be the first of 12 contracted flights by SpaceX to resupply the space station and marks the second trip by a Dragon to the…

What is Elon Musk Salary?June 12, 2013 – 11:08 am

What is Elon Musk Salary?

The Tesla chief executive s total compensation package in 2014 was $35, 360, according to a regulatory filing. That would only get you half way to buying a Tesla Model S. But the founder of the electric car maker didn t accept even that amount, and he didn t receive any cash from stock or bonuses last year. In fact, Musk has never accepted his Tesla salary, according to the Wednesday filing. Tesla said it calculated Musk s modest salary using what…

SolarCity Elon Musk ChairmanOctober 29, 2010 – 09:23 am

SolarCity Elon Musk Chairman

Ucilia Wang of Forbes reports SolarCity s Bold Move To Become A Solar Panel Maker. SolarCity is one of the largest installers and leasers of residential solar panels, so buying a solar photo-voltaic manufacturing maker, Silveo, is described by Wang as an unusual move. SolarCity stock, SCTY i up 18.11%. The decision reflects SolarCity’s desire to control its equipment supply and, in particular, the supply of low-cost solar panels that are efficient…

NASA SpaceX BlogDecember 14, 2012 – 05:32 pm

NASA SpaceX Blog

After flight delays getting into Orlando last night due to thunderstorms, Sunday started as a beautiful day for the NASA Social team participating in the NASA SpaceX CRS-6 pre-launch tour. You can see some of the pictures of my fellow NASA Social team members on this FaceBook page and I’m posting all of my pictures on SmugMug. This morning we were treated to a tour of the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), originally built to assemble payloads…