Tesla Elon Musk Quotes Storage InnovationNovember 14, 2015 – 05:26 pm

Tesla Elon Musk Quotes Storage Innovation

REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals a Tesla Energy battery for businesses and utility companies during an event in Hawthorne, California, April 30, 2015.Late Thursday night in Los Angeles, Tesla announced Tesla Energy,described by the company in a statement as a suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities fostering a clean energy ecosystem and helping wean the world off fossil fuels. The statement continued:…

Elon Musk in Iron Man 3November 12, 2015 – 05:24 pm

Elon Musk in Iron Man 3

Elon Musk founded PayPal. And Tesla Motors. And SpaceX. And a bunch of other companies. He is a brilliant engineer and entrepreneur. When he was 10, he bought a computer, and by age 12 programmed a game and sold it for 500 USD. Later ( in 1995), he went to Stanford ( for a second degree ), which is what a kid like him would do. He dropped out after 2 days to start a company called Zip2, which he sold to AltaVista for ~ 341 million $ in cash and stock…

What Country is Elon Musk from?November 7, 2015 – 04:19 pm

What Country is Elon Musk from?

By Originally published on . Some of those reading this may already be aware that author Ashlee Vance recently put out a book on the Tesla Motors/SpaceX/etc entrepreneur Elon Musk. Some may have already read some of the funnier quotes from the book. If not, I’m going to go over some of them now. The book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future , is due out tomorrow, May 19. Below are some of the better/funnier quotes (imo)…

Elon Musk Tesla Battery SwapNovember 4, 2015 – 03:34 pm

Elon Musk Tesla Battery Swap

Will Tesla soon start offering its customers the option to quickly swap out discharged batteries with charged batteries on long road trips? On Friday Tesla CEO Elon Musk said via Twitter that battery swapping was “now operating in limited beta mode” between San Francisco and Los Angeles. According to an official blog post from Tesla, the company will start piloting the battery swap tech next week at a custom-built facility located across the street…

Working for SpaceXNovember 2, 2015 – 03:22 pm

Working for SpaceX

UPDATE: This is a class-action lawsuit from one ex-employee alleging labor law violations. If he wins, it would affect former and present employees. SpaceX is facing a second lawsuit from employees, this time from both past and present. Law360.com reports: For the second time in a week, former and current employees of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. hit the rocket manufacturer with a putative class action in California court, accusing it on Friday…

SpaceX Launch and RecoveryNovember 1, 2015 – 03:21 pm

SpaceX Launch and Recovery

SpaceX says it is giving up on landing the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean after Wednesday’s launch of a NOAA space weather observatory due to rough seas in the booster recovery zone off Florida’s East Coast. “The drone ship was designed to operate in all but the most extreme weather, ” the company said in a statement. “We are experiencing just such weather in the Atlantic with waves reaching up to three stories in height…

SpaceX Return to EarthOctober 30, 2015 – 03:04 pm

SpaceX Return to Earth

The Dragon capsule uses parachutes to land in the Pacific Ocean near southern California after returning from the International Space Station on Thursday. Photograph: AP Related: Russia restarts Progress spacecraft and corrects ISS orbit after series of failures The capsule blasted off on 14 April on board a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral air force station in Florida and arrived at the orbiting outpost three days later with more than 4, 300lb…

SpaceX Human LaunchOctober 23, 2015 – 01:36 pm

SpaceX Human Launch

After a hiatus of six long years, US astronauts will finally launch to space in a revolutionary new pair of private crew capsules under development by Boeing and SpaceX, starting in 2017, that will end our sole source reliance on the Russians for launching our astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Two years from now, crews will start flying to space aboard the first US commercial spaceships, launching atop US rockets from US soil, said…

Elon Musk QuotesOctober 18, 2015 – 04:33 am

Elon Musk Quotes

REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonWhen Robert Downey Jr. found out that he was going to play Iron Man in the movies, he said, We need to sit down with Elon Musk. That s because Musk — colonizer of Mars, transformer of cars, shepherd of solar panels — is the closest thing we ve got to a superhero. Born in South Africa, he sold his first software — a game called Blastar — when he was only 11. He went on to found and sell a startup to Compaq for $300 million in…

Elon Musk Ariane 6October 17, 2015 – 04:23 am

Elon Musk Ariane 6

Tags: Ariane 5, Ariane 5 ME, Ariane 6, CNES, DLR, Elon Musk, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Long March, Proton, Zenit. CNES has published an overview of the planned Ariane 6 launch vehicle, which could eventually replace Ariane 5 in 2021 if the project gains the support of ESA members next year. Ariane 6 would be a three-stage rocket capable of launching communications satellites weighing up to 6.5 metric tons into geosynchronous transfer…