Inside SpaceX CapsuleMay 15, 2018 – 05:18 pm

Inside SpaceX Capsule

America has not seen a new-generation spaceship since 1979. At SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., on Thursday, the company will unveil the Dragon V2. SpaceX is just days away from shooting up a crew capsule to test a launch escape system designed to save astronauts lives. Buster, the dummy, is already strapped in for Wednesday s nearly mile-high ride from Cape Canaveral, Florida. He ll be alone as the capsule is fired from a ground test stand…

Elon Musk 1 DollarMay 14, 2018 – 05:13 pm

Elon Musk 1 Dollar

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Long before SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gained a net worth of an estimated $11.9 billion, or before he became a millionaire at 28 after selling his first company, Zip2, he lived off just a dollar a day. Forcing himself to live mainly off hot dogs and oranges wasn t the result of poverty or some charitable movement, but an experiment to see if he had what it takes to lead a life as an entrepreneur, he tells astrophysicist…

Where does Elon Musk Live?May 12, 2018 – 05:10 pm

Where does Elon Musk Live?

Besides a few billion dollars and rocket ships, MINDSET. Specifically, he didn’t worry about making it big. He also didn’t worry about losing everything. I heard an interview recently where Musk told Neil deGrasse Tyson that he once lived off of $1 a day. Now, to be fair, that was a dollar a day just for food. The food was hot dogs and oranges. Wouldn’t be my first choice, but to each his own. Could you live off $1 a day? Elon can. But this brings…

Tesla Elon Musk NewsMay 11, 2018 – 05:08 pm

Tesla Elon Musk News

Updated from 11:41 a.m. to include updates from the press conference throughout the story. NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Tesla Motors (TSLA - Get Report ) is attempting to put an end to fears that its Model S electric vehicle will ever run out of power, at least according to CEO Elon Musk. On a conference call with journalists, Tesla unveiled Version 6.2 of the software, which basically makes it nearly impossible to run out of battery, unless you try to…

Does Elon Musk have InstagramMay 10, 2018 – 05:01 pm

Does Elon Musk have Instagram

Elon Musk mimes Dr. Evil while explaining the role of LASERS in his Spacex Launch.If there s one thing Elon Musk is famous for, it s thinking big. In a recent interview with the Royal Aeronautics Society — a professional institution dedicated to helping the global aerospace community — Musk was asked about his favorite spacecraft from science fiction. I d have to say that would be the one in The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy that s powered by…

Tesla Elon Musk Battery VideoMay 7, 2018 – 04:59 pm

Tesla Elon Musk Battery Video

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was his usual effusive self in describing demand for his company’s new Powerwall home batteries for storing home solar energy, unveiled last week at a splashy event outside Los Angeles. He called the 38, pre-orders “crazy off the hook” while acknowledging that his company’s production can’t keep up. “There’s like no way we could possibly satisfy demand this year, ” Musk told analysts Wednesday during its first-quarter earnings…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon Flying Model Rocket KitMay 6, 2018 – 04:58 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon Flying Model Rocket Kit

SpaceX will launch the Dragon spacecraft on the next supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 30, if everything goes according to plan. Liftoff will take place aboard a Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The CRS-3 mission was originally planned for launch of 16 March. Blastoff was delayed due to concerns over possible payload contamination. Material discovered on the imaging and communications equipment aboard the Dragon spacecraft was…

Elon Musk CEO of the YearMay 4, 2018 – 04:49 pm

Elon Musk CEO of the Year

Reuters Tesla’s showing of its Model S at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year was seen as a bold shot across the bow aimed at the likes of BMW and Audi. It has been quite a ride this year for Tesla Motors Inc., and, despite some bumps in the road, shares of the electric-car maker are up more than 300%. The stock that investors place in CEO Elon Musk has also surged in 2013. Musk has faced down the Tesla TSLA, +2.05% short sellers; paid off — years…

Boeing SpaceX SEEK to End Reliance on RussiaMay 2, 2018 – 04:30 pm

Boeing SpaceX SEEK to End Reliance on Russia

Until at least 2017, Russia s Soyuz will provide astronauts only ride to the ISS. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend s email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. A panel at the 43rd Space Congress in Cape Canaveral discussed the return of human spaceflight to Florida. From left to right: Kathy Lueders, head of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program; Chris Ferguson, Boeing director of commercial crew and mission systems; and Garrett…

SpaceX CRS 2 Launch VideoMay 1, 2018 – 04:29 pm

SpaceX CRS 2 Launch Video

Issue with Dragon thruster pods. System inhibiting three of four from initializing. About to command inhibit override. The second SpaceX cargo resupply mission with Dragon to the International Space Station was launched on the final Falcon 9v1.0 vehicle on 1 March 2013 in a picture-perfect launch with excellent performance from the rocket at 15:10 UTC. The launch was initially delayed due to the investigation into unexpected engine failure on the…