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May 25, 2020

Elon Musk’s Crew Dragon puts America back in the space race

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The launch of the billionaire’s vessel will be the first manned US flight since shuttle missions were shut down nine years ago.

May 24, 2020

SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship — all of it white with black trim.

The color coordinating is thanks to Elon Musk, the driving force behind both SpaceX and Tesla, and a big fan of flash and science fiction.

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken like the fresh new look. They’ll catch a ride to the launch pad in a Tesla Model X electric car.

May 23, 2020

Elon Musk Is the Hero America Deserves

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I want to meet my hero.


Ashlee Vance interviews the billionaire entrepreneur on his Twitter usage, selling off his possessions, and the historic upcoming launch.

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May 21, 2020

SpaceX now dominates rocket flight, bringing big benefits—and risks—to NASA

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, satellites

Researchers see both benefits and risks in the company’s increasing power. It has lowered the cost of spaceflight through innovations such as reusable stages and fairings, saving NASA money. With its outsize capacity, Starship could cheaply put large telescopes in orbit and heavy science experiments on moons and planets. Yet SpaceX, with a fast-and-loose Silicon Valley mindset, has overlooked the potential for its technologies to contaminate night skies and pristine planets. Some worry the company, led by brazen billionaire Elon Musk, could jeopardize NASA’s long-standing culture of safety. “NASA tries to model everything to the nth degree,” says David Todd, an analyst at Seradata, which tracks launches and satellites. “SpaceX works on the basis of ‘test it until it breaks.’”.


First commercial crew flight deepens ties between company and space agency.

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May 19, 2020

Terraform Mars: Elon Musk responds to claim he needs 10,000 missiles

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We need an artificial atmosphere not this it can cause radiation for much too long.


The SpaceX CEO is not too concerned about reports that the firm would need a huge amount of missiles.

May 18, 2020

How SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission will work in 13 steps

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

Here’s a step-by-step explainer of what will happen during the Demo-2 mission, from prelaunch preparations through the astronauts’ return to Earth.

In photos: SpaceX’s Demo-2 Crew Dragon test flight with astronauts

While NASA astronauts heading to their rockets on the day of a launch have traditionally traveled to their launchpads in a retro-style “Astrovan,” Demo-2 astronauts Doug Hurley (left) and Bob Behnken will be rolling up to their Falcon 9 rocket in shiny Tesla Model X sports cars. This comes as no surprise to SpaceX fans; Elon Musk, the founder of both SpaceX and Tesla, famously launched a cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space on a Falcon Heavy rocket in 2018.

May 17, 2020

Exclusive: Tesla’s secret new ‘million mile’ battery claims to slash cost of electric cars

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Electric car maker Tesla Inc plans to introduce a new low-cost, long-life battery in its Model 3 sedan in China later this year or early next that it expects will bring the cost of electric vehicles in line with gasoline models, and allow EV batteries to have second and third lives in the electric power grid.

For months, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has been teasing investors, and rivals, with promises to reveal significant advances in battery technology during a “Battery Day” in late May.

New, low-cost batteries designed to last for a million miles of use and enable electric Teslas to sell profitably for the same price or less than a gasoline vehicle are just part of Musk’s agenda, people familiar with the plans told Reuters.

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May 16, 2020

Tesla’s next factory is going to be in Austin, Texas and it’s going to happen quickly

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A source familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla has chosen Austin, Texas for its next factory and it’s going to happen quickly.

The race to secure Tesla’s next factory is apparently over.

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May 16, 2020

Is Elon Musk going to Move Tesla and SpaceX to Texas?

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Tesla sporting NASA Worm Logo and Meatball in advance of human rocket launch.

According to a report from a CBS affiliate in Wichita Falls, Tex., Texas Governor Greg Abbott told a local television reporter he had the opportunity to talk to Elon Musk and he’s genuinely interested in Texas and genuinely frustrated with California.

Tesla stopped making cars at its Fremont plant on March 23. Elon Musk shared frequently his views that the state and local restrictions aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus were actually not in the best interest of California, the people of California, and not Tesla either.

Why is Tesla Fremont important?


Looking back in history, the GM automotive assembly plant in South Fremont used to be the town’s largest employer. In the 1980s, the plant became a joint venture automotive assembly plant of Toyota and GM, and renamed NUMMI becoming one of the most effective small car factories for GM. In early 2010, NUMMI came to an end and closed. Enter TESLA to rescue Fremont. Tesla acquired part of the plant and in June 2010 by Elon Musk earmarked it as Tesla’s primary production plant. By 2017, Tesla was the largest employer in Fremont with roughly 10,000 employees.

Ten years after Tesla swooped in and brought 10,000 jobs to Fremont, Elon Musk is not so happy.

May 15, 2020

Elon Musk’s Boring Company finishes digging Las Vegas tunnels

Posted by in categories: electronics, Elon Musk

The city’s Convention and Visitors Authority is still planning to open the ‘Loop’ in January 2021, in time for the Consumer Electronics Show — if the trade show still happens, that is. The plan is to whisk passengers through the tunnels that run underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center using a mix of Model 3s, Model Xs, and a 16-passenger “tram.”

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