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Jul 26, 2015

SpaceX ‘Complacent’ Before Rocket Explosion, Elon Musk Says — by Mike Wall, Space.com

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

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The explosion of a SpaceX rocket during a space station resupply mission last month jolted the company awake in some ways, CEO and founder Elon Musk said.

Prior to the June 28 Falcon 9 rocket explosion — which ended the company’s seventh robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station less than 3 minutes after it blasted off — SpaceX had enjoyed a string of 20 straight successful launches over a seven-year stretch. Read more

Jul 19, 2015

Elon Musk: upgrade to Tesla Model S car makes it ‘faster than falling’ — Sam Thielman The Guardian

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

Elon Musk has made it official: his electric car company, Tesla Motors, is planning to debut an unnamed new Roadster in four years, and it won’t be based on the Lotus like the last one.

But Musk isn’t done with the old cars yet. The electric tech mogul held a press conference on Friday to tell reporters how fast his old car goes with its new upgrade: zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, which would put the four-door sedan in a league with high-end sports cars like the most recent Lamborghini Murciélago. Read more