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…

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…