Elon Musk RTL zJanuary 17, 2016 – 12:00 am

Elon Musk RTL z

There are only seven shopping days until Christmas and we re less than two weeks away from the New Year. So where are those battery-swapping stations Tesla promised? Or its big push into the energy storage biz? Didn t we hear something about the Roadster being upgraded? Are we seeing a pattern here? Cut through the hype and the accolades and the endless profiles couching Elon Musk as Tony Stark, and you re met with a long string of Tesla over-promising…

What Stock does Elon Musk Own?January 11, 2016 – 11:34 pm

What Stock does Elon Musk Own?

The stock price that we have is more than we have any right to deserve,he said in London Thursday at the opening of a Tesla showroom in London. And he s got a point. Shares are up 400% this year and are trading a nearly 100 times 2014 earnings estimates. It s not the first time Musk has said that Tesla shares are flying too high, but investors haven t really bothered to pay attention. He used almost the same language about the stock s valuation during…

Elon Musk 5 billionJanuary 3, 2016 – 10:32 pm

Elon Musk 5 billion

Well the Los Angeles entrepreneur built Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, and what came was an estimated $4.9 billion in government subsidies, according to data compiled by The Los Angeles Times . “He definitely goes where there is government money, ” said Dan Dolev, an analyst at Jefferies Equity Research. “That’s a great strategy, but the government will cut you off one day.” Now after…

SpaceX and BoeingDecember 28, 2015 – 09:46 pm

SpaceX and Boeing

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced that Boeing and SpaceX have won the high stakes and history making NASA competition to build the first ever private ‘space taxis’ to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and restore America’s capability to launch our crews from American soil for the first time since 2011. Bolden made the historic announcement of NASA’s commercial crew contract winners…

Tesla Motors Elon Musk ContactDecember 26, 2015 – 09:16 pm

Tesla Motors Elon Musk Contact

If you love the idea of owning an electric vehicle from a start-up automaker but find the Tesla Model S too small for your rugged/schleppy/soccer-parent lifestyle, we have good news: according to Bloomberg, Tesla is on-track to deliver its new Model X crossover within the next three or four months. That comes directly from the mouth of CEO Elon Musk, who made the announcement yesterday during Tesla Motors’ annual shareholders meeting in Mountain View…

SpaceX Launch Engine AnomalyDecember 14, 2015 – 08:00 pm

SpaceX Launch Engine Anomaly

SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on Dec. 8, 2010, with the company s first Dragon spacecraft. Three hours and 20 minutes later, the capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, marking a first for a non-governmental entity. During the August meeting, held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, SpaceX told the two advisory bodies that there had been an engine anomaly during the most recent Falcon 9 launch, said Charles Daniel, a shuttle and space…

SpaceX Merlin cDecember 9, 2015 – 07:39 pm

SpaceX Merlin c

WASHINGTON — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), Hawthorne, Calif., test fired a rocket stage outfitted with nine Merlin 1-D engines June 1 at its rocket test facility in McGregor, Texas. News of the test was announced early June 3 by Elon Musk, SpaceX’s founder and chief. “1st firing of Falcon 9-R advanced prototype rocket. Over [1 million pounds of] thrust, enough to lift skyscraper, ” Musk wrote in the short online message, which was…

SpaceX Reusable Launch System VideoDecember 8, 2015 – 07:36 pm

SpaceX Reusable Launch System Video

An amazing new video shows a stage of the private spaceflight company SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket make a soft splashdown in the ocean after delivering six satellites to space. The newly released video shows a view of the splashdown, which took place on July 14, from the perspective of a plane chasing the re-entry and landing in the Atlantic Ocean. You can watch the 1-minute splashdown video on Space.com. The Falcon 9 stage appears to come down toward…

Tesla Elon Musk EnergyDecember 4, 2015 – 07:18 pm

Tesla Elon Musk Energy

A lot was said—behind the scenes and on stage—at Tesla’s big reveal event Thursday night in Hawthorne, Calif. The recap: the tech-centric automaker is expanding beyond electric vehicles and launching a line of battery products that will allow homeowners, businesses and utilities to store energy, manage backup power—and ultimately, enable zero-emission power generation. Tesla’s partners include Amazon, Target, global PV inverter company SolarEdge…

SpaceX x PrizeDecember 2, 2015 – 06:54 pm

SpaceX x Prize

Ten years ago Saturday (Oct. 4), the era of commercial spaceflight really started taking off. On that day in 2004, the privately built SpaceShipOne reached space for the second time in less than a week, winning the $10 million Ansari X Prize for the team that built the suborbital spacecraft and giving a nascent industry a huge shot in the arm. That was a very important event,Michael Lopez-Alegria, president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation…