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Tesla Slumps After Announcing 7% Staff Cut

Tesla is under pressure to limit spending as it emerges from what Musk called the “most challenging” year in its history. In the next few months, as production increases, the company will need to sell lower-cost configurations, Musk said on the blog post. “Starting around May, we will need to deliver at least the mid-range Model 3 variant in all markets, as we need to reach more customers who can afford our vehicles,” Musk said.
Tags: Science, Tesla, Musk


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


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 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


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


Elon Musk's Unlikely Partnership With Old Japan Is Blossoming, For Now

Just two years after the two began operating a giant battery factory on the outskirts of the aptly-named town of Sparks, Panasonic in November said the business will soon be profitable. Musk’s larger-than-life persona and antics hog the headlines but if he succeeds at bringing electric cars to the masses, a lot of the credit goes to Tsuga. Panasonic was already a supplier to Tesla when he took the helm in 2012, but it was the 62-year-old who made the big bet on Musk and sank $1.8 billion into ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Tesla, Musk, Gigafactory, Sparks Panasonic, Tsuga Panasonic


Elon Musk Sees a Future in China for Tesla, and It’s Muddy

Musk had trekked to these inhospitable outskirts of Shanghai on a rainy Monday to break ground on Tesla Inc.’s first car-production site outside the U.S. And in typical Musk fashion, he was big on promises and can-do attitude, flanked by a phalanx of Chinese officials who are keen backers of Tesla’s beachhead in China, the world’s largest automobile market. The build-up to the event was vintage Musk: a rapid-fire string of tweets bubbling with excitement, a dose of star power (his on-again, off...
Tags: Science, China, Tesla, Shanghai, Grimes, Musk, Tesla Inc


SpaceX’s Starship goes sci-fi shiny with stainless steel skin

SpaceX’s futuristic Starship interplanetary craft may embody the golden age of sci-fi in more ways than one: in addition to (theoretically) taking passengers from planet to planet, it may sport a shiny stainless steel skin that makes it look like the pulp covers of old. Founder and CEO Elon Musk teased the possibility in a picture posted to Twitter, captioned simply “Stainless Steel Starship.” To be clear, this isn’t a full-on spacecraft, just part of a test vehicle that the company plans ...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Musk, Falcon, Scott Manley, Starship, Bfr


Elon Musk shows off stainless steel ‘Starship’

It was just last month that Elon Musk took to Twitter to unceremoniously announce that he was changing the name of the crew module and rocket booster of SpaceX's BFR rocket program to "Starship" and "Super Heavy," respectively. Now, in another spontaneous update from Musk via Twitter, we're getting our first good look at the Starship section in all its stainless steel glory. In the early morning hours, Musk tweeted out an image of the top section of the spacecraft with the simple captio...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Starship, Twitter Musk, Big Falcon Rocket, Super Heavy, Stainless Steel Starship


2018 was a crappy year for tech and science

Here at TNW every day is a present, so it’s always our birthday. But we understand that the world can be a bit of a bummer for everyone else. After all, we write about the dark underbelly of science and technology: Elon Musk. Kidding, actually there’s a lot more wrong with science and tech than just Musk’s penchant for accusing random cave divers of pedophilia. Or his Trumpian war against the mainstream media. Or his insane tweet declaring that Tesla would go public. Or him throwing his garbage ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Tesla, TNW, Musk, Elon Musk Kidding


SpaceX to retry launch in first U.S. national security space mission

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX is scheduled on Saturday to launch a long-delayed U.S. military navigation satellite, which if successful would mark the rocket company's first national security space mission for the United States. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp was due to blast off from Florida's Cape Canaveral around 9 a.m. (1400 GMT), privately held SpaceX said. A successful launch - SpaceX's fourth attempt in a week after technic...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, United States, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Lockheed, Musk, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Lockheed Martin Corp, U S Air Force, Boeing Co SpaceX


SpaceX to launch U.S. satellite in first national security mission

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a roughly $500 million global positioning system (GPS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp , was scheduled to lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral shortly after 9 a.m. (1700 GMT) local time, the U.S. Air Force said. Tuesday's launch, if successful, would be a victory for Musk, a billionaire entrepreneur who has tried for years to break into the market for lucrative military space launches, long dominated by Lockheed and Boeing Co . SpaceX sued the U.S....
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Lockheed, Musk, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Lockheed Martin Corp, U S Air Force, Boeing Co SpaceX


SpaceX halts U.S. satellite launch for national security mission

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a roughly $500 million global positioning system (GPS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp , was due to take off from Florida's Cape Canaveral shortly after 9:30 a.m. local time (1730 GMT), but was stopped minutes before takeoff. "This abort was triggered by the onboard Falcon 9 flight computer," a SpaceX official narrating the launch sequence said without providing additional details. If the mission is successful it will mark a victory for Musk, a billio...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Lockheed, Musk, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Lockheed Martin Corp


What Happens When Elon Musk’s Tunnel Comes to Town

The twist? The new landlord was an entity connected to Elon Musk’s Boring Co., and the cabinet business needed to make way for a test hyperloop tunnel. Musk’s plans to tunnel underneath Los Angeles County have been greeted with much fanfare and much hand-wringing by existing residents, some of whom will be directly impacted by the tunneling and construction. On Tuesday night, Boring Co. will officially open the Hawthorne tunnel, a preview of Musk’s larger vision to ease L.A. traffic. As part o...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Los Angeles County, Hawthorne, Boring Co, Elon Musk 's Boring Co


Technical glitch sees Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon rocket crash land in sea

A Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. The SpaceX booster missed its landing zone on the ground after liftoff, however, and ended up in the sea just a couple of miles offshore. Groans filled SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, as live video showed the first-stage rocket booster spinning out of control, still high above Cape Canaveral. It was the company's first misse...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Atlantic, Musk, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, SpaceX Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, Hawthorne California, Cabana, Hans Koenigsmann, Koenigsmann, SpaceX Mission Control, Bob Cabana Twenty


You won't see Elon Musk smoking weed in public again, NASA admin says

To be fair, it was just that one time, when Musk appeared to be smoking weed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, but it was enough to ruffle NASA's feathers. “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organizations need to take that as an example of what to do when you lead an organization that’s going to launch American astronauts,” Bridenstine told reporters at a meeting at NASA's headquarters Thursday.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Musk, Joe Rogan, Bridenstine


You won't see Elon Musk smoking weed in public again, NASA admin says

Elon Musk's days of smoking weed in public are, apparently, over.  To be fair, it was just that one time, when Musk appeared to be smoking weed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, but it was enough to ruffle NASA's feathers. And NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Musk will not be doing it again, The Atlantic reported Thursday. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' isn't meshing with Mexico's tequila industry “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that di...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Washington Post, Mexico, Nasa, Atlantic, Boeing, Columbia, Musk, Joe Rogan, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, Musk Bridenstine


Elon Musk says there’s a 70 percent chance he’ll move to Mars (and possibly die there)

As NASA prepares for its next Mars landing on Monday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is giving himself a 70 percent chance of moving to Mars. But in an Axios interview airing tonight on HBO, he emphasizes that it won’t be a billionaire joyride. “Your probability of dying on Mars is much higher than Earth. Really, the ad for going to Mars would be like Shackleton’s ad for going to the Antarctic,” Musk said, referring to explorer Ernest Shackleton’s harrowing 1914-1917 expedition. (The apocryphal ad suppose...
Tags: Elon Musk, Hbo, Science, Nasa, Mars, Musk, Shackleton, Ernest Shackleton


Elon Musk says he is thinking of moving to Mars

Elon musk has declared that there is a "70 per cent chance" he will personally visit Mars within his lifetime despite a "good chance" of death. The SpaceX founder told reporters that travel to Mars might be possible within seven years for a few hundred thousand dollars per ticket, saying: "I'm thinking about moving there." Mr Musk, who endured multiple scandals this year over his drug use, and stewardship of his electric car company, Tesla, has been working towards colonising the red planet...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Tesla, Earth, Mars, Mount Everest, Musk, Shackleton, Elon


Elon Musk believes he has a 70% likelihood of flying to Mars despite 'good chance of death'

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has claimed there is a 70 per cent likelihood he will make it to Mars on one of his spacecraft – despite there being “a good chance of death”. “I know exactly what to do,” Mr Musk told Axios on HBO. Mr Musk, who is also involved in a project to build a high-speed mass transit system underneath the streets of Los Angeles, is known for making remarks that frequently secure him both striking headlines and mocking derision.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Los Angeles, Mars, Musk, Axios, HBO Mr Musk


Blazing Fast Internet Connectivity From Space Is Coming -- Here's How to Play It

Elon Musk's SpaceX got one step closer to that dream on Nov. 16 when the Federal Communications Commission granted approval for the launch of 7,518 satellites. Musk muses that that he founded SpaceX to make a small fortune. With Tesla, his electric car company, Musk aspired to wean the planet off gas-guzzling cars.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Federal Communications Commission, Musk


Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council objects to Elon Musk’s proposed Teslaquila

Elon Musk is famously ambitious and his projects often sound like science fiction, or at least somewhat futuristic. He wants to connect our brains to computers, terraform Mars, tunnel under cities, build a hyperloop, and line our roofs with barely visible solar panels. But last month he announced a more down-to-earth endeavor—Musk plans to make…
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Mexico, Mars, Musk, Tequila Regulatory Council, Teslaquila


Yahoo News Explains: What’s next for the U.S. in space?

From Space Force to space flights, where will the next generation soar? In 2017, tech giant Elon Musk announced that his company SpaceX would send humans to Mars by 2024. According to the Mars One website, 100 candidates of the 202,000 people who applied remain in the application process. But in a recent interview, Musk said he wasn’t sure whether he’d be aboard or not.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Mars, Musk


SpaceX's Elon Musk renames his big rocket "Starship"

"Renaming BFR to Starship," Musk wrote on Twitter late Monday. In September, when Musk revealed that a Japanese billionaire would be among SpaceX's first tourists to circle the Moon by 2023 at the earliest, he said the trip would be launched aboard the BFR. The second stage "Starship" is the part with the spacecraft where the passengers will ride.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Starship, Starship Musk


Musk Says SpaceX Isn’t Planning to Reuse the Falcon 9 Rocket

Falcon 9 will only go through "minor tweaks to improve on reliability only, provided NASA & USAF are supportive," Musk said when answering a question from a Twitter user. In 2016, Musk introduced the term BFR as a rocket not only designed to take passengers and cargo to Mars, but also travel within Earth in less than an hour.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Earth, Mars, Musk, Falcon, NASA USAF


Neil deGrasse Tyson answers Elon Musk's brainteaser interview question

You might think you're clever but could you answer the brainteaser interview question that Elon Musk has used to screen potential employees? To gauge responses to Musk's riddle, CNBC Make It recently took the question to the streets of Manhattan , stumping nearly everyone we asked. The astrophysicist, of course, gave us the correct answer: The North Pole.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Manhattan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Cnbc, Musk


Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to Elon Musk's brainteaser interview question

You might think you're clever but could you answer the brainteaser interview question that Elon Musk has used to screen potential employees? To gauge responses to Musk's riddle, CNBC Make It recently took the question to the streets of Manhattan , stumping nearly everyone we asked. The astrophysicist, of course, gave us the correct answer: The North Pole.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Manhattan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Cnbc, Musk


What happened when Elon Musk gave a credit card to anyone who wanted one

Elon Musk isn’t scared of taking risks. “I gave basically both SpaceX and Tesla from the beginning a probability of less than 10% likelihood to succeed,” the billionaire entrepreneur said at a SXSW panel in Austin, Texas earlier this year. But a few years ago, Musk’s former business partner Peter Thiel shared an eyebrow-raising anecdote…
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Peter Thiel, Musk, Sxsw, Austin Texas


Drill, Baby, Drill: What will we look for when we mine on Mars?

In the second season of National Geographic Channel's MARS (premiering tonight, 11/12/18,) privatized miners on the red planet clash with a colony of international scientistsPrivatized mining on both Mars and the Moon is likely to occur in the next centuryThe cost of returning mined materials from Space to the Earth will probably be too high to create a self-sustaining industry, but the resources may have other uses at their origin pointsWant to go to Mars? It will cost you. In 2016, SpaceX foun...
Tags: Video, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Documentary, Trailer, Economics, Nasa, Earth, Mining, Innovation, Mars, Survival, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic



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