Elon Musk HyperloopOctober 17, 2017 – 08:05 am

Elon Musk Hyperloop

Mike Nudelman/Business InsiderAn illustrated Elon Musk stands in front of an imagined Hyperloop. When Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire, announced his plans for a near-supersonic transport system of passenger capsules levitating inside tubes it sounded like science fiction. Now the concept is to get its first working test track. A full-scale version of the Hyperloop concept is to be built in central California next year, using magnets and fans to…

Elon Musk VS Steve JobsOctober 15, 2017 – 08:02 am

Elon Musk VS Steve Jobs

A friend of mine recently left Tesla, the renowned electric car maker, saying both, It was incredible,and I’d never work there again. His sentiment echoed that of several former employees of another of today’s most celebrated companies, SpaceX, when I interviewed them for my 2014 book on innovation. Direct quotes include, We were in the presence of brilliance and, It scared me. These two companies share much in common. Aside from the billion-dollar…

CEO Tesla Motors Elon MuskOctober 7, 2017 – 07:48 am

CEO Tesla Motors Elon Musk

On Tuesday, Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO will take the stage at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., for the electric-car maker s 2015 shareholder meeting. If the annual meeting plays out anything like it did last year, Musk will give a brief presentation with some updates on Tesla s business and then field questions from shareholders. While the topics covered during next week s meeting will likely vary widely, including progress…

NASA TV Space x ScheduleOctober 1, 2017 – 07:27 am

NASA TV Space x Schedule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (NASA PR) — NASA commercial partner SpaceX currently is targeting Sunday, June 28, for the launch of its seventh cargo delivery to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 9 a.m. EDT. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket will lift off at 10:21 a.m. carrying its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral…

SpaceX crs-7 Landing attemptSeptember 30, 2017 – 07:26 am

SpaceX crs-7 Landing attempt

Update: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has experienced a catastrophic launch failure. SpaceX hopes the third time will be the charm for their daring rocket landing at sea. SpaceX is making its third attempt to land and recover the first stage of a rocket for reuse as a part of the company’s seventh cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon spacecraft will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40…

Watch SpaceX Pad abort testSeptember 29, 2017 – 07:23 am

Watch SpaceX Pad abort test

Photo credit: Dragon spacecraft before launch / SpaceX There have been enough spaceflight blunders recently to make it abundantly clear that getting things to and from space is no mean feat. And when humans are on board, there really is no room for error. That s why private company SpaceX, together with NASA, have been developing a capsule that will enable astronauts to safely travel to and from the International Space Station in 2017. Named “Dragon…

WWW SpaceX com StockSeptember 28, 2017 – 07:17 am

WWW SpaceX com Stock

As a part of its efforts to provide Internet access for the entire world through satellites, search giant Google Inc. (GOOGL - Analyst Report) together with Fidelity Investments has invested $1 billion in Space Exploration Technologies Corp., a rocket making startup run by billionaire Elon Musk. The investment will fetch both the companies a combined stake of 10% in the startup. The other investors in the company include Founders Fund, Draper Fisher…

SpaceX crs-7 ReportSeptember 23, 2017 – 07:08 am

SpaceX crs-7 Report

SpaceX CRS-7 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:21 a.m. EDT today, on the company’s seventh resupply mission to the International Space Station. At roughly 139 seconds after launch, the Falcon 9 rocket experienced an anomaly which resulted in the loss of the vehicle. Prior to launch, the SpaceX team was not tracking any issues. SpaceX will lead the accident investigation with support from NASA and oversight…

Elon Musk Biography BloombergSeptember 19, 2017 – 06:58 am

Elon Musk Biography Bloomberg

On Fridays, Elon Musk gathers his engineers in an old hangar in Los Angeles. The building, next to a municipal airport a couple miles south of the Hollywood Park race track and casino, is now a research and development facility for Musk’s electric car company, (TSLA). Musk uses these meetings to check the team’s progress and give straightforward, often withering, design critiques. During one such session in July, versions of the Model S sedan and…

What is Elon Musk nationality?September 17, 2017 – 06:50 am

What is Elon Musk nationality?

Elon Musk is a magnet for accolades. With all the high praise for the Tesla and SpaceX chief executive, it can blur together and become trite. But one of the more interesting appraisals of Musk comes from his cousin, Lyndon R. Rive, who is the chief executive of SolarCity. (Musk is the chairman of SolarCity’s board and its largest shareholder.) If you’ve not seen the Matrix, watch the Matrix. Elon is Neo. He sees these zeroes and ones. And he just…