SpaceX and Orbital SciencesJanuary 30, 2015 – 12:01 pm

SpaceX and Orbital Sciences

We have a space station in permanent orbit but not a lot of rockets that can get there. On the assumption that the free market can blast us to the ISS on the cheap, NASA has awarded resupply contracts to two private companies, Orbital Sciences and SpaceX. But the two space ferries have some key differences, and the competition between them is shaping up to be a dogfight between reliable spaceships of the past and slick ones from the future. Here…

SpaceXs Launch ScheduleOctober 5, 2014 – 04:28 pm

SpaceXs Launch Schedule

The Air Force s Wideband Global SATCOM 4 (WGS-4) satellite blasts off aboard a Delta 4 rocket on Jan. 19, 2012 in this screenshot from a United Launch Alliance webcast. Credit: ULA LAST UPDATED Jan. 20: These dates are subject to change, and will be updated throughout the year as firmer dates arise. Please DO NOT schedule travel based on a date you see here. Scroll down for launch results for the year. 2015 NEXT: Jan. 20: A United Launch Alliance…

Elon Musk net Worth WikiFebruary 24, 2013 – 12:58 pm

Elon Musk net Worth Wiki

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Source: Tesla Motors. Elon Musk is known for his optimism. And, much of the time, there seems to be merit to his rosy outlook. After all, he helped a number of companies rise to multibillion-dollar valuations: PayPal, Tesla Motors , SpaceX, and SolarCity. While PayPal may be old news, his more recent feats of carving out a niche in the capital-intensive auto industry, building reusable rockets, and getting solar power systems…

Elon Musk emailDecember 26, 2012 – 08:46 am

Elon Musk email

ASSOCIATED PRESSToday, Elon Musk is one of the most-covered figures in business — a Google News search of his name prompts over 30, results. But he wasn t always such a media darling. At one point, the lack of attention made him feel incredibly insulted,as evidenced by emails he sent to Tesla employees in 2006. Musk was so affected by the lack of recognition that he threatened to fire a senior member of the Tesla team if he didn t get him more press…

Is SpaceX HiringFebruary 8, 2015 – 11:14 am

Is SpaceX Hiring

Getty Images Elon Musk The aerospace company Some of the job requirements include 10 years of experience in row crop farming, experience in repair and preventive maintenance of John Deere equipment and a high school diploma or GED. Responsibilities include what you might expect: Driving tractors, operating machinery, spraying fields and managing budgets. So why is the spacecraft-maker looking to get into agriculture? Probably not because it plans…

SpaceX Launch RecordMarch 4, 2011 – 12:54 pm

SpaceX Launch Record

SpaceX Dragons seem to be flying nearly everywhere these days, coming and going at a record pace to the delight and relief of NASA, researchers and the space faring crews serving aboard the International Space Station (ISS). As one Dragon returned to Earth from space today, May 21, another Dragon prepares to soar soon to space. The commercial SpaceX-6 cargo Dragon successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. EDT (1642 GMT) today…

SpaceX crs-7 Failure CauseJanuary 2, 2014 – 01:44 pm

SpaceX crs-7 Failure Cause

A little while ago the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft blasted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in its CRS-7 (Cargo Resupply Service 7) mission, also referred to as SPX-7. It was supposed to be the seventh mission that sent the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station with various a cargo. Unfortunately a couple of minutes after launch something went wrong, causing the destruction of the rocket and the Dragon. With the Falcon 9 rocket…

Elon Musk 5 ChildrenNovember 4, 2014 – 12:41 pm

Elon Musk 5 Children

Lucy Nicholson/ReutersElon Musk.Elon Musk didn t like his kids school, so he started his own, the inventor and entrepreneur said in an interview on Beijing Television. The school is called Ad Astra — which means To the stars — and is small and relatively secretive. It doesn t have its own website or a social media presence. Christina Simon, , has done some digging around Ad Astra. She says she s been in contact with a mother whose child attends…

Did Elon Musk found SolarCityApril 8, 2014 – 12:00 pm

Did Elon Musk found SolarCity

If I cared about subsidies, I would have entered the oil and gas industry,said Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and the chairman of SolarCity. A recent Los Angeles Times article supposedly investigated how much government subsidies the Musk empire (Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity) is receiving, and the numbers in that article are pretty big. The general impression that one is left with after reading it is that Musk goes where there s government…

What is Elon Musk Middle name?May 9, 2015 – 02:34 pm

What is Elon Musk Middle name?

In the movie Elysium, the wealthy and privileged flee Earth to inhabit a Larry Niven-like artificial ringworld, leaving the rest of humanity behind on a destitute planet. The future, if left to Elon Musk, bears an eerie resemblance to Elysium. Musk, the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief technology officer (CTO) of SpaceX, the CEO of Tesla Motors, and chairman of the board of SolarCity, doesn’t care about the poor or middle-class and his business…