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…

SolarCity Elon Musk CousinFebruary 16, 2018 – 11:48 am

SolarCity Elon Musk Cousin

In 2004, Lyndon Rive was in an RV on his way to Burning Man when his cousin gave him five words of advice: “You should look into solar.” The way Rive tells it, it sounds a little like Mr. McGuire in The Graduate telling Dustin Hoffman to think about plastics. Just 27 at the time of that RV ride, Rive was already the co-founder and chief executive of a Silicon Valley information-technology business, Everdream, which sold desktop management services…

SpaceX Launch Land and relaunchFebruary 12, 2018 – 11:45 am

SpaceX Launch Land and relaunch

Update 8:30 a.m. ET 4/15/2015: And now we have video! Unfortunately, it cuts off before we can see the rocket fully tip over: Update 4:32 p.m. ET: According to a tweet from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the rocket hit the ship deck but did not land smoothly: Update: 4:15 p.m. ET : Liftoff! Check back soon for news of the ocean landing attempt. Elon Musk s private spaceflight company SpaceX has planned a second experimental rocket landing for today after engineers…

Elon Musk Solar City interviewJanuary 30, 2018 – 11:15 am

Elon Musk Solar City interview

Image: SolarCity. Blogger John Parnell John Parnell joined Solar Media in 2013 as deputy head of content. John spent three years in the UAE reporting on the Middle East technology, media and telecoms sectors for ITP Publishing and eventually editing his own B2B title with the company. He joined RTCC.org in London to cover international climate change and energy policy. He served two tours of duty at the annual UN climate change talks (Durban and Doha)…

SpaceX Launch May 22January 28, 2018 – 11:13 am

SpaceX Launch May 22

By Ken Kremer SpaceX engineers have successfully replaced a faulty valve in a first stage engine that triggered a launch abort on May 19 and that now clears the way for a second launch attempt of the firms Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft in the overnight hours early on Tuesday, May 22. Litfoff of the Falcon 9/Dragon duo on the first private rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) is slated for 3:44 AM on May 22 on the historic…