Spacex-3 ReturnJune 5, 2011 – 08:44 am

Spacex-3 Return

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio works on the Antibiotic Effectiveness in Space-1 (AES-1) investigation during Expedition 38 aboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA April launches bring May research returns. While the splashdown of SpaceX s Dragon spacecraft on May 18 will conclude the company s third contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station, it also serves as a high point for the scientists who have investigations returning…

Why did Elon Musk founded Solar City?September 16, 2013 – 08:29 am

Why did Elon Musk founded Solar City?

SolarCity, Elon Musk’s renewable energy company, is buying solar panel manufacturer Silevo with plans to build a factory in New York state that can meet the demands of the growing industry. The deal, announced Tuesday by the dominant installer of solar panels on U.S. homes, will be the first step in SolarCity’s plans to build more such panel factories in anticipation that the industry will continue to grow, said a blog post on the deal written by…

Tesla Elon Musk ShareJanuary 14, 2014 – 10:20 am

Tesla Elon Musk Share

Elon Musk made $1.1 billion on paper yesterday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index, as shares of (TSLA) gained nearly 14 percent. The haul brings his net worth to $11.7 billion, up 47.8 percent since the start of the year. This chart shows the vertiginous climb in Musk’s net worth since spring—and especially since the end of 2013: The right edge of the chart resembles the neck of a noshing Apatosaurus. Musk’s fortune closely tracks with…

SpaceX Launch Failure CauseJuly 28, 2014 – 10:15 am

SpaceX Launch Failure Cause

(photo credit: Bruce Weaver/AFP/Getty Images) Matt Kamlet, CBS Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California-based SpaceX on Monday released a preliminary summary addressing the loss of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle and failure of the CRS-7 mission that occurred in June. After liftoff of the Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral in Florida on June 28, systems appeared to be normal through the launch’s first stage, but 139 seconds into flight, the…

Elon Musk SolarAugust 1, 2015 – 09:42 am

Elon Musk Solar

SolarCity A rendering of the SolarCity factory in Buffalo, N.Y. As the factory rises, a promised 5, jobs are just beginning to materialize. But it s not just a bet on Buffalo. How far the solar panel plant can go will also determine how well the domestic solar manufacturing industry can reclaim share after much of it was unable to survive the first half of this decade in a market roiled by steep price cuts and a trade war against Chinese solar panel…

SpaceX Jobs in HawthorneSeptember 26, 2014 – 04:58 pm

SpaceX Jobs in Hawthorne

By Matt Williams SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 with a dream of making commercial space exploration a reality. Since that time, Musk has seen his company become a major player in the aerospace industry, landing contracts with various governments, NASA, and other private space companies to put satellites in orbit and ferry supplies to the International Space Station. But 2014 was undoubtedly their most lucrative year to date. In September…

Who is Elon Musk Dating?May 25, 2013 – 07:21 am

Who is Elon Musk Dating?

The last time we heard about an upcoming book about Elon Musk, the big takeaway was that Google almost bought Tesla. Now, just days before “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance comes out, more details are trickling out — and one in particular has put the Tesla CEO on the defensive. Musk is known as a demanding boss. The book seems to drive that point home with a claim from an anonymous Tesla employee that…

Elon Musk founded TeslaApril 9, 2015 – 12:48 pm

Elon Musk founded Tesla

Elon Musk with a Powerpack unit (Picture: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Green energy giants Tesla have announced a new range of low-cost solar batteries that they have billed as the ‘missing piece’, in the development of sustainable energy. The pioneering batteries will retail at $3, 500 in the US, and have been hailed by Tesla founder Elon Musk as a ‘fundamental transformation in how energy is delivered across the earth’. The smallest of the two…

Elon Musk Biography PDFMarch 3, 2014 – 08:35 am

Elon Musk Biography PDF

“Ignition!” is another, hard-to-get-your-hands-on account of early rocket science. “There is a good book on rocket stuff called ‘Ignition!’ by John Clark that’s a really fun one, ” Musk said in an interview. Clark was an American chemist active in the development of rocket fuels back in the 1960s and 1970s, and the book is both an account of the growth of the field and an explainer of how the science works. This book has the right mix of technical…

SpaceX Ariane 6October 29, 2014 – 08:42 am

SpaceX Ariane 6

PARIS—The head of the European Space Agency’s launcher directorate on July 7 issued a surprising endorsement of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket during a French parliamentary hearing that was ostensibly about the status of Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 vehicle. Gaele Winters, who is expected to ask ESA’s check-writing body on July 16 to approve a nearly $3 billion contract with Airbus Safran Launchers to develop Ariane 6, said the June 28 Falcon 9 failure…