Video SpaceX abort testMay 30, 2015 – 01:45 pm

Video SpaceX abort test

SpaceX fired a mock-up capsule into the air Wednesday morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to test the new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts. No humans were on board for the brief flight - which lasted barely over a minute - just a dummy. SpaceX s Dragon capsule launche from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Dragon capsule was fired from a test stand, not a rocket and shot up and out over the Atlantic. Rocket engines on the capsule…

Is SpaceX a Private CompanyMarch 3, 2010 – 09:06 am

Is SpaceX a Private Company

Matt Kamlet, CBS Los Angeles CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (CBSLA.com) — The aerospace industry seems to be no exception to the rule, “third time’s the charm”. After a pair of delays, SpaceX, the space transport company based in Hawthorne, California, successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, propelling the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) deeper into space than the company had ever ventured before. The $340 million DSCOVR is now en route…

SpaceX Controlled LandingAugust 15, 2014 – 01:41 pm

SpaceX Controlled Landing

SpaceX had to delay the launch of a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station on Monday, due to threatening clouds that came too close to the pad. The two-stage Falcon 9 was scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 4:33 p.m. ET Monday. But anvil clouds came within 10 nautical miles of the launch pad, in violation of flight rules. That led mission managers to scrub the attempt with two minutes and 39 seconds…

SpaceX Engine Failure InvestigationMay 4, 2013 – 12:12 pm

SpaceX Engine Failure Investigation

SpaceX is expected to complete its investigation into why the second stage engine on the Falcon 9 launched last month didn’t relight as planned, while the company also moves on from its Grasshopper reusable test vehicle, a company executive said this week. Speaking at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Wednesday, SpaceX president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell discussed…

Tesla Motors Elon Musk interviewAugust 16, 2012 – 01:33 pm

Tesla Motors Elon Musk interview

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled upgrades to the company s Model S line on Friday, including new battery, price point and speed options. The changes help to address questions about the cars driving range and affordability, said Ben Kallo, a senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird. Read MoreTesla CEO Musk unveils Model S upgrades Getty Images Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. Tesla shares closed the day about 3 percent higher, around $274. Skepticism has often…

Elon Musk Tesla test DriveOctober 4, 2013 – 08:16 am

Elon Musk Tesla test Drive

Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk followed through on his threat to post the full data logs from a recent New York Times test drive after reporter John Broder claimed a nightmare trip full of glitches. In a post on the company s blog last night, Musk claims the Model S battery never ran out of energy at any time,even when Broder called to have the vehicle towed. Directly contradicting many facts in the original article and Broder…

Elon Musk Tesla New JerseyApril 11, 2014 – 04:06 pm

Elon Musk Tesla New Jersey

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C. in March FORTUNE — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday of cutting a “backroom deal” with the state’s auto dealer lobby to push through a rule change that effectively bars the electric car company from selling vehicles directly to consumers. In response to the rule change, Tesla Motors will convert its two sales centers…

SpaceX Rocket explosion CauseJuly 16, 2014 – 03:33 pm

SpaceX Rocket explosion Cause

Video will begin in 5 seconds. SpaceX Falcon rocket explodes after launch The explosion of an unmanned SpaceX rocket shortly after liftoff is a blow to NASA says a top official at the space agency. PT1M24S 620 349 Elon Musk has said an initial investigation into the failure of SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket last month points to a 60 centimetre long, inch-think strut in a liquid oxygen tank that snapped. Musk, the company s founder and chief executive…

YouTube SpaceX crs-7June 11, 2015 – 10:41 am

YouTube SpaceX crs-7

In the above video, mission control is speechless after the cataclysmic failure of the SpaceX CRS-7 mission mere minutes after launch today. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule exploded in the upper atmosphere during the point at which they experienced the strongest aerodynamic stress. The camera adjusts angles several times as a string of bright flashes and flaming wreckage are clearly visible in the last moments of the video. According…

Elon Musk YouTube BatteryNovember 25, 2010 – 12:09 pm

Elon Musk YouTube Battery

Bill Pugliano / GettyMusk says the battery might not be a breakthrough. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, doesn t seem particularly impressed with Stanford University s new hyped-up battery. The billionaire inventor is warning people to temper their excitement about unproven products. Though Stanford s battery has not been disproved, it has not yet seen results outside lab testing environments, BGR reports. Battery breakthroughs need to…