After months of delays, the startup space company sends an Electron rocket carrying six satellites into orbit from New Zealand.
Segments of The Boring Company’s boring machine, called Godot. (credit: The Boring Company) Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk is good at finding alternative markets for his products. He did this with the lithium-ion batteries he was building and sourcing for his Model S, X, and eventually Model 3 cars: by developing a […]
Enlarge / A launch-day photo of Starman leaving Earth orbit. (credit: SpaceX) Since its launch on February 6 atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster and its “passenger” Starman have been moving away from the Sun. Today, according to the Where is Roadster? website, the vehicle has reached its first apogee from […]
Enlarge / Elon Musk at a SpaceX press conference on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. (credit: Getty Images | Mario Tama) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently “fired at least seven” managers in order to speed up development and testing of satellites that could provide broadband around the world, Reuters reported today. SpaceX has Federal […]
In his tweet, the Tesla CEO dubbed the agency “the Shortseller Enrichment Commission.”
Enlarge / Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ new passenger capsule. (credit: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies) In August 2013, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk published a white paper detailing a “Hyperloop,” a super-fast passenger train that would overcome the usual friction by levitating above its track on air-bearings, in an enclosed low-pressure tube. In the five years since, […]
Musk will remain CEO, and Tesla will separately pay another $20 million.
Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2004, the year he became chairman of the board at a tiny electric car startup called Tesla. (credit: Paul Harris / Getty) Tesla’s battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission could be the company’s biggest crisis in almost a decade. And it all started with a tweet. “Am considering taking […]
Elon Musk's SEC drama is over almost as soon as it begun — the entrepreneur has settled with the SEC over the securities fraud charge for his tweets about taking Tesla private. He'll get to keep the CEO position and won't have to admit guilt, but he…