SpaceX News TwitterAugust 6, 2017 – 09:53 am

SpaceX News Twitter

The Falcon 9 trying to right itself by firing its engines before landing. SpaceX When you own a private space-exploration company and something goes wrong with a rocket s landing, what do you do? Tweet out the images, of course. And post a Vine, natch. That s what SpaceX founder Elon Musk and his company did following last weekend s failed landing of a Falcon 9 rocket on a platform bobbing in the Atlantic Ocean. The video and the four tweets with…

Tesla SpaceX CBSAugust 3, 2017 – 09:41 am

Tesla SpaceX CBS

Elon Musk testifies before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on National Security Space Launch Programs, March 5, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) Matt Bigler KCBS s Matt Bigler started as a reporter/anchor in 2004, and is now Read More WASHINGTON (KCBS) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the U.S. should stop relying on Russia for its space rocket technology, and instead, support his…

Elon Musk VS New York TimesJuly 31, 2017 – 09:35 am

Elon Musk VS New York Times

© Michael Graham Richard He never quits! I thought the Tesla vs New York Times saga was over, with both sides having exhausted their ammo and now moved on, but apparently not. Elon Musk, Tesla s CEO, still has a few things to add. He spoke at South by Southwest this weekend, calling the NYT s review of the Tesla Model S electric car an ethics violation. © Tesla Musk seems to think that enough damage was done that Tesla might need to convince potential…

Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon MuskJuly 27, 2017 – 09:27 am

Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk

Source: Author. The biggest takeaway from technology journalist Ashlee Vance s new biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, is clear: The South African-born self-made billionaire s ambition will stop at nothing. But what really makes this tale of drive so interesting is Musk s track record to date. He s the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity . Vance s take on Musk gives readers an unbiased glimpse…

Elon Musk SolarCity IPOJuly 25, 2017 – 09:24 am

Elon Musk SolarCity IPO

As Bloomberg pointed out, Musk’s stock purchase came at a time when SolarCity’s shares had fallen to a 22-month low, and a couple of days after hedge fund manager Jim Chanos said he was short on the company. Chanos, whose bet meant he would profit if SolarCity’s shares fell in value, called it a “ n >subprime financing company.” SolarCity is by far the largest U.S. installer and financier of solar panels. According to data from research firm…

G SpaceXJuly 20, 2017 – 09:13 am

G SpaceX

Share This article Early Sunday morning, SpaceX mission CRS-4 lifted off from Cape Canaveral towards the International Space Station, carrying with it the first 3D printer that will operate in zero gravity. When the astronauts aboard the ISS use the 3D printer, they will become the first humans to carry out off-world manufacturing. It’s not quite the Moon- or Mars-based factory that we’ve always dreamed of, but it’s a very important first step towards…

Is Space x a Good Company to Work forJuly 19, 2017 – 09:08 am

Is Space x a Good Company to Work for

SpaceX launched more than two tons of cargo to the International Space Station — and also conducted an experiment in rocket recovery. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off into the cloudy skies over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:25 p.m. ET, sending a robotic Dragon cargo capsule into orbit. The Dragon held nearly 5, pounds (2, 200 kilograms) of supplies and equipment for the station, ranging from the legs for a space robot to a lettuce-growing…

SpaceX 5 Launch ScheduleJuly 18, 2017 – 09:08 am

SpaceX 5 Launch Schedule

The next Falcon 9 v1.1 set to launch out of Florida’s Cape Canaveral has been rescheduled for January 6. The original plan was to launch the rocket on Friday, before an issue with the Static Fire test earlier in the week resulted in a technical and schedule discussion, with numerous considerations – such as the ISS’ high beta angle constraint – ultimately moving the launch date to the first week of the new year. Static Fire: This latest mission –…

Elon Musk CEO AppleJuly 16, 2017 – 08:58 am

Elon Musk CEO Apple

I certainly hope Apple gets into the car business,Musk said when asked about that possibility on Tesla s earnings call. That would be great. Musk also agreed with an analyst who said Apple s entry into the market could push broader consumer acceptance of electric vehicles. Musk has previously said he d like to see as many electric car competitors as possible. He started Tesla because he wanted to speed up the transition from gas-powered cars…

SpaceX Crash CostJuly 11, 2017 – 08:48 am

SpaceX Crash Cost

The private space company wants to be able to recover and reuse not only the Dragon cargo ship used to carry supplies to the ISS, but also the Falcon 9 rocket used to send the cargo into orbit. It’s not hard to see why. It costs about $61 million to launch a Falcon 9, and early launches weren’t recoverable. The rockets were designed to splash down in the ocean, but couldn’t survive the heat of reentering Earth’s atmosphere. Since 2011, SpaceX has…