Elon Musk Falcon 1March 22, 2018 – 12:51 pm

Elon Musk Falcon 1

By Ken Kremer Dramatic new photos and video of the daring and mostly successful attempt by Space X to land their Falcon 9 booster on an ocean-going “drone ship” were released this morning, Friday, Jan. 16, by SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk. Musk posted the imagery online via his twitter account and they vividly show just how close his team came to achieving total success in history’s first attempt to land and recover a rocket on a tiny platform…

SpaceX Launch May 20March 21, 2018 – 12:50 pm

SpaceX Launch May 20

By Ken Kremer The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that they have certified SpaceX to launch the nations critical and highly valuable national security satellites on the firms Falcon 9 rocket, thereby breaking the decade old launch monopoly held by launch competitor United Launch Alliance (ULA). ULA is a joint venture owned by aerospace giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The Air Force’s goal in approving the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster is aimed at drastically…

When did Elon Musk GraduateMarch 20, 2018 – 12:48 pm

When did Elon Musk Graduate

Is a South-Africa–born, Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the CEO and CTO of, CEO and chief product architect of, and chairman of . He spoke to graduates recently at the University of Southern California. Here are his 5 secrets of success. “I think the first is you need to work, depending upon how well you want to do and particularly if you’re starting a company, you need to work super hard. So what does super…

Where is the SpaceX Launch site?March 19, 2018 – 12:48 pm

Where is the SpaceX Launch site?

NASASpaceX said on Monday that it will build its first launch facility in southern Texas, near the Mexico border. But saving money wasn t the only reason SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk went for the Lone Star State. When it comes to blasting rocket into orbit, location matters. The southern tip of Texas — and the southernmost point in the continental U.S. — is closer to the Equator than Cape Canaveral in Florida. The closer a launch site is to the Equator…

Elon Musk Solar BatteryMarch 11, 2018 – 12:38 pm

Elon Musk Solar Battery

The sun is a stubborn on-again-off-again partner in our solar energy relationship. With no way to store excess solar energy, solar homes are forced to return shamefacedly to the electrical grid each evening, not to mention in moments of cloud cover and/or rain. Tesla Motors offers a solution to this dilemma, or claims to. Powerwall is billed as a home battery system that reserves extra solar energy during the day for use when the sun goes down. Powerwall…

SpaceX Launch dateMarch 10, 2018 – 12:30 pm

SpaceX Launch date

By Ken Kremer NASA and SpaceX are now targeting Dec. 19 as the launch date for the next unmanned cargo run to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. The fifth SpaceX cargo mission was postponed from Dec. 16 to Dec. 19 to “allow SpaceX to take extra time to ensure they do everything possible on the ground to prepare for a successful launch, ” according to a statement from NASA. The Dragon spacecraft…

Elon Musk Dragon 2March 9, 2018 – 12:29 pm

Elon Musk Dragon 2

The unveiling of the cone-headed craft dubbed Dragon V2 took place at the southern California headquarters of Musk s company, SpaceX. Musk declared the spacecraft a big leap forward in technology. SpaceX is one of several private companies competing to build taxis for Nasa to replace the retired space shuttle fleet. It previously flew four cargo missions to the space station, delivering food and supplies. Nasa has been relying on Russian Soyuz rockets…

Elon Musk 30 MinutesMarch 8, 2018 – 12:28 pm

Elon Musk 30 Minutes

Serial entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk unveiled design plans for his Hyperloop - a superfast transport system that could cut the travel time from Los Angeles to San Francisco to 30 minutes, and cost a fraction of the currently proposed high speed rail project. Musk, a co-founder of PayPal and the man behind commercial space transport firm Space-X and electric car maker Tesla, said up to 1, employees from both Tesla and Space X worked to come…

Elon Teslas SpaceX SolarCityMarch 7, 2018 – 12:27 pm

Elon Teslas SpaceX SolarCity

“(Incentives) tend to be characterized as either absolutely necessary or absolutely unnecessary. Both of those positions are false.” — Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, calls a Los Angeles Times article about his use of government subsidies “misleading and deceptive.” In a phone interview Monday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch, ” Musk took issue with the LAT’s reporting that Musk has built his “empire” — Tesla, SolarCity (where he’s chairman) and SpaceX — from $4.9 billion…

SpaceX News BrownsvilleMarch 6, 2018 – 12:27 pm

SpaceX News Brownsville

SpaceX courtship quietly continues as FAA report nears The sun rises over Boca Chica Beach, Wed. January 15, 2014. Photo by Brad Doherty, The Brownsville Herald. Brad Doherty Dry sand is contrasted against the wet sand as the tide went out at Boca Chica Beach, Wed. Jan 15, 2014. Photo by Brad Doherty, The Brownsville Herald The sun rises over areas near Boca Chica Beach last week outside of Brownsville and near SpaceX’s proposed rocket launch site…