Elon Musk 5 billionJanuary 3, 2016 – 10:32 pm

Elon Musk 5 billion

Well the Los Angeles entrepreneur built Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, and what came was an estimated $4.9 billion in government subsidies, according to data compiled by The Los Angeles Times . “He definitely goes where there is government money, ” said Dan Dolev, an analyst at Jefferies Equity Research. “That’s a great strategy, but the government will cut you off one day.” Now after…

SpaceX and BoeingDecember 28, 2015 – 09:46 pm

SpaceX and Boeing

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced that Boeing and SpaceX have won the high stakes and history making NASA competition to build the first ever private ‘space taxis’ to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and restore America’s capability to launch our crews from American soil for the first time since 2011. Bolden made the historic announcement of NASA’s commercial crew contract winners…

Tesla Motors Elon Musk ContactDecember 26, 2015 – 09:16 pm

Tesla Motors Elon Musk Contact

If you love the idea of owning an electric vehicle from a start-up automaker but find the Tesla Model S too small for your rugged/schleppy/soccer-parent lifestyle, we have good news: according to Bloomberg, Tesla is on-track to deliver its new Model X crossover within the next three or four months. That comes directly from the mouth of CEO Elon Musk, who made the announcement yesterday during Tesla Motors’ annual shareholders meeting in Mountain View…

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…