SpaceX will FailNovember 22, 2016 – 01:31 pm

SpaceX will Fail

“Close, but no cigar. This time.” Behold the words of SpaceX founder Elon Musk, offering a post-op summary of the fiery crash-landing of one of his company’s first stage rocket boosters aboard a floating barge in the Atlantic earlier this month. It smacked of the billionaire entrepreneur’s typical comedic understatement. Video accompanying the comment, delivered in a tweet, shows the rocket coming in too fast and too steep before exploding in a magnificent…

Elon Musk Tesla net WorthNovember 20, 2016 – 01:24 pm

Elon Musk Tesla net Worth

The serial entrepreneur currently heads electric-car maker Tesla Motors and chairs renewable energy firm SolarCity, which was founded by his cousins, brothers Lyndon and Peter Rive. Go inside the Tesla Model S and see what makes it special. Tesla shares have soared more than 180% this year, with the firm reporting its first-ever quarterly profit earlier this month. SolarCity shares debuted on the Nasdaq in December at an IPO price of $8 and are now…

Where is Elon Musk Speaking?November 19, 2016 – 01:22 pm

Where is Elon Musk Speaking?

We might have hit our 10, th attendee and announced our 299th speaker two weeks ago, but we always like to keep a little something for last. In this case it’s Elon Musk. Elon will take to the stage at the Summit for a fireside discussion with Ireland’s Prime Minister, Enda Kenny (the PM in Ireland is known as the Taoiseach). They will by joined be leading entrepreneur and investor Shervin Pishevar, founder and CEO of Sherpa Ventures, and Irish tech…

Is SpaceX a Part of TeslaNovember 18, 2016 – 01:16 pm

Is SpaceX a Part of Tesla

As Silicon Valley struggles to understand the news about Google’s new parent company Alphabet, one thing has become clear. Alphabet is all about highlighting Google’s futuristic and downright nutbar projects. It’s as if Larry Page and Sergey Brin wish they were running Tesla. After all, Elon Musk’s company gets to do all the cool things like reinvent energy with the Powerwall and electric cars. Plus, its sister company SpaceX is going to freakin’…

SpaceX Launch HDNovember 12, 2016 – 12:49 pm

SpaceX Launch HD

By Mike Killian SpaceX is poised to try igniting their Falcon-9 v1.1 booster again early tomorrow morning, kicking off the United States’ 2015 space launch manifest with the CRS-5 Dragon to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) after having resolved a technical issue which days ago. The mission, which is the fifth such flight under SpaceX’s $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA, aimed for a precise 1-second launch…

Where is Elon Musk Today?November 10, 2016 – 12:36 pm

Where is Elon Musk Today?

Tesla’s cars already have enough technology already inside them to run autonomously, founder and chief executive Elon Musk said Tuesday. They just wouldn’t be as safe as they need to be. Musk appeared Tuesday on stage at the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference (GTC) where he was interviewed by Nvidia’s chief executive, Jen-Hsun Huang. Huang had previously shown off Nvidia’s Drive PX module for cars, which pairs two Nvidia Tegra X1 chips to deliver 2.3…

SpaceX Launch siteNovember 9, 2016 – 12:32 pm

SpaceX Launch site

A SpaceX launch lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photograph: Mike Brown/Reuters A SpaceX rocket was scheduled on Sunday to launch a US satellite from deep storage to deep space, where it will keep tabs on solar storms and image Earth from nearly 1 million miles away. After sending DSCOVR on its way to orbit, the rocket’s discarded first stage will attempt to land itself on a platform floating in the Atlantic Ocean about 370 miles northeast…

Elon Musk YouTube 2015November 7, 2016 – 12:17 pm

Elon Musk YouTube 2015

The Hyperloop sounds like science fiction, Elon Musk’s pipe dream: leapfrog high speed rail and go right to packing us into capsules that fling us across the country in hours using what are, essentially, pneumatic tubes. It sounds crazy, when you think about it. It’s starting to look a little less crazy. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced today that it has signed agreements to work with Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum and global engineering design…

Elon Musk $1 SalaryNovember 1, 2016 – 02:20 am

Elon Musk $1 Salary

The late Steve Jobs, cofounder and former CEO of Apple, famously drew a $1 per year salary from the time he returned to the company in 1997 until his resignation for health issues in 2011. He wasn’t alone either: before, during and after that period, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest and brightest leaders — not to mention those in other major industries outside of California –have drawn just $1 a year in salary for being the head of their respective…

Elon Musk 3 CompaniesOctober 25, 2016 – 01:52 am

Elon Musk 3 Companies

Jewel Samad/AFPTesla and Solar City shares have been getting clobbered. Both stocks are also down from their highs over the past month — Tesla by 14% and Solar City by 20%. Tesla topped out during the trading day at $291 on Sept. 4, and Solar City hit $76 on Sept. 12. Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla and chairman of Solar City, so he s been shedding net worth. How much net worth? He owns over 33 million shares of Tesla and almost 21 million shares of Solar…