SpaceX Docks with International Space StationMarch 3, 2018 – 12:16 pm

SpaceX Docks with International Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft today successfully rendezvoused and docked with the International Space Station. After lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early Saturday morning atop a Falcon 9 rocket, the Drago spacecraft spent the weekend moving into Earth s orbit and chasing down the station. NASA s Commander Barry Wilmore worked with Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti, who is with the European Space Agency, to use the…

SpaceX crs-7 CrewMarch 2, 2018 – 12:15 pm

SpaceX crs-7 Crew

SpaceX has conducted a Static Fire test on the next Falcon 9 rocket set to launch out of Florida, tasked with the lofting of the TurkmenistanSat spacecraft on April 27. SpaceX also passed a Test Readiness Review (TRR) for its Dragon 2 Pad Abort test, which is currently scheduled to take place on May 5. Both events will be conducted from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX Static Fire: The TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat 1 (TurkmenSat 1) mission follows hot…

SpaceX Launch from Cape CanaveralFebruary 28, 2018 – 12:12 pm

SpaceX Launch from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX said that an “anomaly” had caused the rocket to fail and was investigating. NASA is set to hold a press conference later Sunday. “It is not clear what happened, ” NASA said on a webcast. “The vehicle has broken up.” SpaceX — which is headed by Musk — has made seven trips to the ISS under a contract the company has with NASA. Sunday’s launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida was supposed to be the third attempt by SpaceX to recover the rocket that…

Elon Musk Tesla StoryFebruary 27, 2018 – 12:04 pm

Elon Musk Tesla Story

By Peter Elkind Photos by Winni Wintermeyer for Fortune The crazy, real-life story of how the CEO of electric-car maker Tesla dazzled, seduced, squeezed, bluffed, manipulated, and prodded his way to epic state incentives to build a massive battery plant in the Nevada desert. It’s hard to overstate the mystique surrounding Elon Musk these days. He has been, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison. At 43, he’s the CEO of Tesla Motors, an electric-car company…

Tesla s Elon MuskFebruary 26, 2018 – 12:02 pm

Tesla s Elon Musk

In 2013, two extremely unusual Model S collisions resulted in underbody damage that led to car fires. These incidents, unfortunately, received more national headlines than the other 200, gasoline car fires that happened last year in North America alone. In both cases, the occupants walked away unharmed, thanks to the car’s safety features. The onboard computer warned the occupants to exit the vehicles, which they did well before any fire was noticeable…

Elon Musk YouTube interviewFebruary 23, 2018 – 11:54 am

Elon Musk YouTube interview

As we’ve observed in the past, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is something of a classic mad genius. Because of this, you can imagine that having him interview you for a job at one of his companies might be a little intimidating just based on his reputation alone. And now we know that Musk’s own behavior during prospective employees’ job interviews doesn’t help matters either, thanks to Ashlee Vance’s new book on Musk’s life and career. Mashable’s…

Where did Elon Musk Go to School?February 20, 2018 – 11:52 am

Where did Elon Musk Go to School?

(Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) Elon Musk. The school is called Ad Astra — which means To the stars — and is small and relatively secretive. It doesn t have its own website or a social media presence. Christina Simon, , has done some digging around Ad Astra. She says she s been in contact with a mother whose child attends Musk s school. The mother told Simon that the relatively new Ad Astra School is very small and experimental,and caters to a small group…

Boeing VS SpaceXFebruary 19, 2018 – 11:51 am

Boeing VS SpaceX

Have you ever hired a lawyer? Has that lawyer ever asked for a retainer - money you have to pay not for any specific service in particular, but just to keep the lawyer available, in case you need him? Then you know how the U.S. Air Force feels. ULA gets ready to send a rocket into space. Cost: $1 billion-plus. Photo source: ULA. The Air Force, you see, has a singular relationship with an entity called United Launch Alliance - the joint venture formed…

Motor Trend Elon MuskFebruary 18, 2018 – 11:49 am

Motor Trend Elon Musk

Tesla s Model S receives the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award Photograph courtesy Tesla At an event in New York City Monday evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his company s Model S sedan has been named Motor Trend s Car of the Year. The all-electric sedan, which I reviewed for Slate earlier this year, was a unanimous choice, beating out the Porsche 911, the new Ford Fusion, and the Honda Accord, among others, said Motor Trend Editor in Chief…

Elon Musk BatteryFebruary 17, 2018 – 11:49 am

Elon Musk Battery

Tesla recently unveiled a wall-mounted battery that will be installed in homes and businesses which could save energy users big bucks. The response has been off the hook,CEO Elon Musk said on a call with analysts Wednesday. The company has received 38, pre-orders from distributors around the world. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which Tesla is calling the Powerwall will be sold to installers for $3, 500 for 10kWh, and $3, for 7kWh. Deliveries…