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Elon Musk and CERN Confirm Discussions for Cheaper Future Collider

Three days ago when CERN announced the Future Collider, Nextbigfuture described the obvious benefits for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig the 100-kilometer tunnel. Today, Elon Musk has tweeted... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Europe, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Australia, Future, World, Physics, Innovation, Cern, Boring Company, Elon Musk s Boring Company

Elon Musk's New SpaceX Starship: Here's Everything We Know So Far

The big reveal: Test flights will begin sooner than you think.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, New SpaceX Starship

Toyota, Paccar team up on clean hydrogen tech that Elon Musk and others dismiss as 'fool cells'

Paccar, one of the world's largest heavy-duty truck makers, is teaming with Toyota on clean hydrogen trucks to curb air pollution.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Toyota, PACCAR, Toyota Paccar

Elon Musk's 'incredibly expensive' tunneling plans unrealistic, says Uber

Elon Musk’s plans for underground tunnels to solve congestion in cities are unrealistic because they are too expensive to dig, Uber has said. Speaking about its “flying car” project, the company’s aviation engineering director, Mark Moore, said the Boring Company tunnels pioneered by the entrepreneur were “one of the most expensive things you can do”. "It's a great thing if he can do it. The cost is really what he's up against. It really is incredibly expensive to dig holes under the gro...
Tags: Uber, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, America, Los Angeles, Tesla, Musk, Moore, Mark Moore, Boring Company, Hawthorne LA The

Musk tweets Tesla to end customer referral plan because of costs

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc's customer referral incentive plan will end on Feb. 1, the electric carmaker's Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday, citing costs. Musk tweet that the referral program is ending because "it's adding too much cost to the cars, especially Model 3". The billionaire in the past few months has been pushing for cost-cutting initiatives to boost the company's profitability. ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Reuters Tesla Inc

Boeing-Lockheed's Vulcan rocket design 'nearly fully mature'

A joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp will conduct the final design review for its new flagship Vulcan rocket within months, it said on Wednesday, as the aerospace company heads for a showdown with Elon Musk's SpaceX and others in the launch services market. The final design review is a crucial milestone as the company, United Launch Alliance (ULA), tries to move into full production ahead of a first flight in spring 2021 after slipping from its initial 2019 timetable. ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Reuters, Boeing Co, Lockheed Martin Corp, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Boeing Lockheed, United Launch Alliance ULA, Dane Drefke

SpaceX says it’ll build and test its Starship prototypes in Texas, not Los Angeles

SpaceX says it’ll build and test the prototypes for its next-generation Starship space cruiser and Super Heavy booster in South Texas, despite a deal it struck to build a rocket factory at the Port of Los Angeles. At least by some accounts, the turnabout is a setback to Los Angeles’ efforts to build a high-tech “Silicon Harbor” at the port, with SpaceX’s planned 18-acre site on Terminal Island as the centerpiece. The Los Angeles City Council approved a rent-free, 20-year lease agreement with bil...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Los Angeles, Port Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Council, South Texas, Silicon Harbor, Joe Buscaino, Terminal Island

India’s space agency is aiming to create world’s first rocket with two reusable stages

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has gained accolades for its multiple successful launches of reusable rockets. Now, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), wants to take this idea a step further and create the first rocket that has two reusable stages. According to a report from Times of India, ISRO is going to conduct advanced tests of this technology in June and July.  For the recovery of the first stage, ISRO is going to follow SpaceX‘s method and land it on a pad situated in the sea. To recover the se...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, India, ISRO, Insider, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO, Times of India ISRO

Everybody Wants to Be the Next Elon Musk (at Least in China)

A ground-breaking in Shanghai attended by Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk last week marked what will become the first factory in the nation entirely owned by a foreign automaker. In Tesla’s Silicon Valley neighborhood, meanwhile, there are now about a dozen electric automakers with Chinese owners or backers setting up shop or recruiting Musk’s former co-workers. Landing a former Tesla executive has become a top prize.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, China, Tesla, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Musk

Wine on Mars? The World's Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants to Make It Happen

The first human colonists on Mars will have to forgo many of the creature comforts of Earth -- things like enjoying an ozone layer, for example, or opting out of rearing genetically engineered Martian babies. Fortunately, one essential earthly amenity these hardscrabble colonists may not have to give up is wine. Georgia, a country with an 8,000-year-old viticulture tradition, is putting its top space and wine scientists to work figuring out how to grow grapes on Mars. The project, named IX Mil...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Washington Post, China, Georgia, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Iss, The Washington Post, Tbilisi, Chang, Ardmore, International Space Station ISS, Red Planet

As Elon Musk Cuts Staff at One of His Companies, Another Says It’s Hiring

On the same day Elon Musk’s rocket company was preparing to pare its ranks, the billionaire’s tunneling startup, Boring Co., posted a tweet for a batch of open positions. Boring Co. is soliciting applications for nearly a dozen jobs, which include tunnel engineering and software development. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., which employs more than 6,000, told staff last week that it’s cutting about 10 percent of the workforce, including 577 positions at headquarters in Hawthorne, Califor...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Boring Co

Here's how Elon Musk and Glynne Shotwell announced hundreds of layoffs at SpaceX

Elon Musk and Gwynne Shotwell were choked up at an all-hands meeting on Friday where they announced layoffs of about 10 percent of SpaceX employees. Post-restructuring, SpaceX headcount still stands above 6,400, employees told CNBC.
Tags: Post, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Gwynne Shotwell, Glynne Shotwell

SpaceX Layoffs Include 577 Positions at California Headquarters

Hours after launching its first rocket of the new year on Friday morning, the Elon Musk-led company told employees that roughly 10 percent of SpaceX’s workforce would be laid off. The vast majority of Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s more than 6,000 employees are employed at its headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, and hundreds of others are based in Seattle, Florida, Washington, D.C. and Texas. Some 577 positions will be cut in Hawthorne, according to Jan Vogel, exe...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, California, Hawthorne, Hawthorne California, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Seattle Florida Washington D C, Jan Vogel

Elon Musk's SpaceX To Slash 10 Percent Of Staff

In a major shakeup at Elon Musk's aerospace company, SpaceX announced Friday
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science

Elon Musk's SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce

Just days after Elon Musk unveiled the first images of his aerospace company’s Starship test rocket, SpaceX has announced that it is slimming down its workforce by roughly 10 percent.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Layoffs, Science, Starship, StarLink

Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX cuts one tenth of workforce

Company cites ‘extraordinarily difficult times ahead’ behind decision to slash about 600 employees Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10% of the company’s more than 6,000 employees.The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead”. Continue reading...
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SpaceX is trimming back 10 percent of its workforce in strategic realignment

SpaceX says it’s reducing its workforce by about 10 percent as part of a strategic realignment to focus the California-based company on providings its global Starlink satellite broadband service and furthering CEO Elon Musk’s drive to make humanity a multiplanet species. Word of the reductions came just hours after SpaceX executed its first Falcon 9 rocket launch of the year, putting 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low Earth orbit, and a day after Musk hailed the assembly of a subscale test prot...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, California, Musk, Falcon, Iridium, StarLink

Elon Musk's SpaceX said to be planning to cut 10 per cent of workforce

Elon Musk's SpaceX will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The company did not comment on the number of layoffs but said in emailed comments that it needs to become a "leaner" organisation for which it would "part ways" with some of its workforce. "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company", a Sp...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Wall Street Journal

Elon Musk shows off newly-assembled Starship

NASA might still be waiting for its first real test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft -- which was recently pushed back into February for unspecified reasons -- but that's not the only spacecraft SpaceX has been working on. Starship, the forward-looking concept thought to be the future of the company's space exploration ambitions, has appeared in brief teases as it slowly inches its way towards testing. Now, SpaceX boss Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to show off the very first full...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Mars, Musk, Starship, SpaceX Texas

NASA announces delay of SpaceX Crew Dragon test launch

SpaceX's Crew Dragon is one of the spacecraft that NASA will eventually use to ferry astronauts into space, but it's not quite there yet. Unfortunately, an anticipated January test flight has now been pushed back for unspecified reasons, and NASA now says that Crew Dragon won't life off until February at the earliest. SpaceX has been working to fill NASA's need for a crew-capable ship that it can launch on its own terms without relying on Russia's Soyuz rockets, but the comp...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Demo, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, Eastern Range

Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the first pictures of a retro-looking, steely rocket called Starship that may one day carry people to the Moon and Mars. Musk posted pictures on Twitter late Thursday of the test version of the Starship Hopper, which awaits its first flight test in Texas in the coming weeks. The prototype built in Boca Chica, along the Gulf Coast of Texas, is nine yards (meters) in diameter -- like the future rocket will be -- but is shorter.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Boca Chica, Mars Musk, Gulf Coast of Texas, Starship Hopper

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX's Tintin inspired 'Starship'

It may look like something straight out of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century or Tintin's Destination Moon but, according to Elon Musk, the pictures he tweeted of his latest SpaceX creation are very much real. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and electric car-maker Tesla, revealed that assembly of the 'Starship Hopper' test-flight rocket was complete and that the pictures of the shimmering, stainless steel construction were 'not a rendering'. The Tintin comparison is not an accident. In ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Nasa, International Space Station, Mars, Musk, Hopper, Grasshopper, Vtol, Boca Chica, Starship, Yusaku Maezawa, Big Falcon Rocket, Musk SpaceX

Elon Musk Tweets Again About Tesla Roadster Rocket Engines But He's Going in a Weird Direction

You might recall that around six months ago, Elon Musk tweeted that he was planning an option package for the next Tesla Roadster that would replace the rear seats with equipment for a SpaceX-developed system of rocket thrusters. Initially, Musk described the system as “dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering,” and followed up with “Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly…” Now it seems he’s pushing that last bit even more. Which is sort of nuts.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Tesla Roadster

The Truth About Brake Pad Replacement in Teslas And Other EVs

The day after Christmas, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave us an unexpected gift. Brake pads on Teslas would “literally never” need to be replaced, he said, thanks in part to the electric car’s regenerative brakes cutting way down on brake pad use compared to a conventional car. That seemed a little too good to be true! But…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon makes its way to the launchpad ahead of first major test flight

SpaceX and Boeing are both behind schedule in their independent efforts to create crewed launch systems that will allow NASA to send astronauts to space from U.S. soil. All eyes will be on both companies in 2019 as they inch their way towards their goals, and SpaceX just teased that they're almost ready to hit a big milestone. In a series of recent Twitter updates from the accounts of SpaceX and top dog Elon Musk, the Crew Dragon appears ready for one of its biggest tests yet: an actual lau...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing, Roscosmos, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center

Japanese Billionaire Breaks Retweet Record with Promise of $10,000 Each to 100 Twitter Users

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa broke the record for most retweeted tweet over the weekend. How? The 43-year-old, who uses the name YouSuck2020 on Twitter, promised free cash to 100 randomly selected people who follow and retweet him.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Social Media, Billionaires, Retweets, Yusaku Maezawa, Most Retweeted

Elon Musk in China to Break Ground for First Tesla Factory Outside U.S.

After four years of planning, Tesla Inc. is finally breaking ground on its $5 billion factory in the world’s biggest auto market. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk will be in Shanghai Monday to lay the foundation for what would be the electric-vehicle maker’s first car-manufacturing facility outside the U.S. While the event, scheduled for 3 p.m. local time at a site near the city, marks a new journey for Tesla, it comes at a point where China’s economy is showing signs of strain amid the trade ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, China, Tesla, Shanghai, Tesla Inc, First Tesla Factory Outside U S

You Should Play Do Not Feed The Monkeys

20th century sci-fi was so hopeful. By now, we should have flying cars, but instead we have Elon Musk. We should have robots that do all our chores, but instead we have a Russian guy pretending to be a robot. We should have stopped pollution, gone to Mars, reversed climate change. Instead, we have... none of that.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Sci Fi, Kotakucore, Mars, Orwell, Papers, Please, Dont Feed The Monkeys, Do Not Feed The Monkeys

Tesla Investors Want to Subpoena Grimes, Azealia Banks, and Gizmodo Over Elon Musk's '420' Tweet

Elon Musk’s lawyer is hoping to prevent Tesla shareholders from bringing the company CEO’s former romantic partner into a lawsuit related to his disastrous tweet about taking Tesla private.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Ceo, Azealia Banks, Grimes, Subpoena Grimes Azealia Banks, Gizmodo Over Elon Musk

Tesla Names Two New Directors to Board as Part of SEC Settlement With Elon Musk

Tesla announced two new additions to its board on Friday: Kellogg alum Kathleen Wilson-Thompson and Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison, who has described himself as a close pal of Elon Musk.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Larry Ellison, SEC, Settlement, Cto, 420, Kellogg, Kathleen Wilson Thompson

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