Obama and Elon MuskNovember 24, 2017 – 09:20 am

Obama and Elon Musk

President Obama speaking during a nationally televised address from the White House on Nov. 20, 2014.(Jim Bourg/AP) If you want to understand how President Obama thinks about tech, consider this. His State of the Union speech called out an astronaut by name. He fantasized about converting sunlight into liquid fuel. He embraced Tesla, along with Google and eBay. Obama s speech covers landing on Mars, solar power, robotics, and Tesla. Essentially…

Will SpaceX ListNovember 22, 2017 – 09:19 am

Will SpaceX List

A technician guides a cargo bag into the Dragon spacecraft at the SpaceX facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann The Dragon spacecraft built by SpaceX will head to the International Space Station with about 1, 200 pounds of cargo during its demonstration mission, including commemorative patches and pins, 162 meals and a collection of student experiments. Since the company s rocket and spacecraft are conducting…

Watch SpaceX Launch Live OnlineNovember 21, 2017 – 09:16 am

Watch SpaceX Launch Live Online

SpaceX and NASA will attempt to launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Tuesday. The solar wind satellite launch was scrubbed on Sunday after the Air Force’s Eastern Range radar was lost. The launch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. EST and the NASA live stream begins at 5 p.m. EST. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration s DSCOVR satellite will be used to monitor solar wind and improve the agency s space weather observations. The…

Elon Musk SpaceX LEAP MotionNovember 20, 2017 – 09:14 am

Elon Musk SpaceX LEAP Motion

Director Jon Favreau has said Iron Man’s Tony Stark (the movie version) by Elon Musk. Apparently, the admiration s mutual. Musk wants to incorporate Iron Man into his space exploration firm. Or Minority Report . Or name the sci-fi film or show with gesture-based 3D computer systems. (There are more.) In a recent video (below), Musk shows off a project he hopes will speed design and fabrication of spacecraft parts. Not only does it look cool, but it…

Elon Musk 100November 13, 2017 – 08:59 am

Elon Musk 100

The dude doesn’t believe in false modesty, and he shouldn’t. Actually, this makes total sense: they re both entrepreneurs with big dreams whose ideas are perceived as over the top and/or genius. It s just a matter of time until Kanye West is venturing into outer space with SpaceX or sampling an Elon Musk TED talk on his next album. 2. Kim Kardashian by Martha Stewart Despite the flamboyance, the self-aggrandizement and the self-promotion (Kim set…

SpaceX Landing Next attemptNovember 7, 2017 – 08:51 am

SpaceX Landing Next attempt

SpaceX will try another landing attempt in June after a faulty valve issue is fixed, according to reports. The company will have another launch next week, but a landing at sea will not be attempted in that mission, officials said. Meanwhile, a robotic arm operated by Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti successfully captured the cargo ship Dragon, used to transport essential supplies to the International Space Station. SpaceX Dragon was secured…

Where is Elon Musk now?November 5, 2017 – 08:45 am

Where is Elon Musk now?

AP Photo/Mark J. TerrillElon Musk thinks we have to be very careful with AI.Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, doesn’t trust artificial intelligence, which he once likened to “summoning the demon.” In fact, Musk distrusts it so much that, in January, he donated $10 million to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) to fund a program with the goal of making sure AI doesn’t completely overrun our ability to regulate it and end up destroying us all. Now…

SpaceX CargoNovember 4, 2017 – 08:40 am

SpaceX Cargo

Cruz, Smith among leaders in Congress pushing private space flight, with its growing presence in Texas WASHINGTON—There were no humans on board the SpaceX cargo flight that exploded over Florida shortly before 10:30 a.m. EDT this morning, but there’s something profoundly haunting about watching the long, slender rocket fire into the sky and, 2 minutes, 21 seconds later, explode into ruin. Anyone who remembers — and who, old enough, doesn’t? — the…

SpaceX Launch Schedule 2014November 3, 2017 – 08:38 am

SpaceX Launch Schedule 2014

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was rolled out to its Florida launch pad early this morning at 1 a.m., Friday, June 20, in anticipation of blastoff at 6:08 p.m. EDT this evening on an oft delayed commercial mission for ORBCOMM to carry six advanced OG2 communications satellites to significantly upgrade the speed and capacity of their existing data relay network, affording significantly faster and larger messaging services. The Falcon 9 rocket is lofting…

Elon Musk VS Tony StarkNovember 1, 2017 – 08:31 am

Elon Musk VS Tony Stark

Elon Musk was born in 1971 in South Africa, just as the Space Race was drawing to a close. It seems as though he had missed the best bits - so perhaps that is what inspired by the man who would later spend his billions on doing his damndest to kickstart humanity back into the future that we had been promised. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Musk got his first computer, a Commodore Vic-20 when he was 10, and two years later had already sold his…