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SpaceX Tests Falcon Rocket, Schedules New NASA Satellite Launch [VIDEO]

Aerospace giant SpaceX test fired its Falcon 9 rocket Thursday, ahead of an upcoming commercial communications satellite launch.<p>The rocket underwent …

SpaceX plans to send two people around the Moon

Two private citizens approached the company, are ‘very serious’ about the trip<p>SpaceX has plans to send two private citizens around the Moon, CEO Elon Musk announced today.<p>It will be a private mission with two paying customers, not NASA astronauts, who approached the company. The passengers are …

Meet the (unofficial) Tesla P100 coupe and cabrio

Tesla makes some of the quickest cars on the planet. Tick the right options boxes - and get the right software updates – and you have cars with north …

Tesla wants to build 3 more 'gigafactories'

While the first two continue to rise and expand<p>Tesla, the ambitious electric car company founded by Elon Musk is having a pretty good year. Vehicle orders are on the rise and the company anticipates delivering up to 50,000 cars by the end of May—an increase of 71 percent over last year. But all …

4 Big Questions About the Tesla Model 3 Before the Earnings Call

The anticipation around the Tesla Model 3 is growing as the electric car-maker approaches a production date for the $35,000 (before a $7,500 federal …

The Tesla Network (Ridesharing Platform) Is A Bigger Opportunity Than Selling Cars

<b>Moonshot Monday #2 - The Tesla Network Is Uber's Worst Nightmare</b><p><i>This is the 2nd edition of Moonshot Monday, a weekly article/video I post about a</i> …

Faraday Future is not dead yet, state official says startup has now invested $160 million in its factory

Despite highly publicized financial and legal troubles both before and after its big reveal at CES last month, it seems like Faraday Future is still alive and moving forward with its electric vehicle factory in Nevada.<p>A state official recently disclosed that the company invested $160 million in the …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla is now claiming 35% battery cost reduction at ‘Gigafactory 1’ – hinting at breakthrough cost below $125/kWh

Recent studies show that average electric vehicle battery cost dropped 80% in 6 years down to ~$227/kWh. It’s exciting progress for the electric vehicle industry, but it’s still not enough to make long-range electric cars affordable.<p>You need batteries significantly below the average – battery cell …

Tesla

SpaceX successfully lands its third Falcon 9 rocket on solid ground

That’s eight landings now out of 14 attempts<p>SpaceX pulled off another successful rocket landing this morning — and this time during the day on the coast of Florida. A Falcon 9 rocket successfully touched down at SpaceX’s ground-based landing zone at Cape Canaveral after launching to space. It’s the …

Is There Still Hope For The Faraday Future FF91 EV? New Hurdle Now Further Delaying Production?

Faraday Future is reportedly facing another hurdle hindering the start of production. The highly anticipated car is feared to be delayed further as …

You'll Never Guess What Faraday Future Is Being Sued For Now

This is just embarrassing. Is the Faraday Future FF 91 doomed before it's even started production?<p>To say that Chinese start-up Faraday Future has a …

SpaceX Test Fires Rocket Engines in Run-Up to Historic Launch

SpaceX successfully test-fired its Falcon 9 heavy-lift rocket engines Sunday from Kennedy Space Center as it readies a new chapter in launching …

Tesla earnings: Expect Model 3 updates amid record stock highs

Tesla Inc. is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results after the bell Wednesday.<p>Wall Street will be eager to hear details on the Model 3, the …

Tesla

Tesla Gigafactory: the Potemkin village looks more like a burgeoning city as workers start production

The Gigafactory 1 in the Nevada desert is central to Tesla’s strategy. It’s seen among supporters as Tesla’s main advantage by securing low-cost battery supply that will enable ramping up production of long-range and affordable electric vehicles.<p>But it’s seen by detractors as a Potemkin village – …

Tesla

Elon Musk Has Released Photos of His Underground Tunnels

“The Bore-ing Company”<p>Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been moving quickly on the development of what he calls “The Boring Company.” In …

Elon Musk

What Elon Musk shows us about the struggles of CEOs in Trump’s America

Business leaders across the United States have been navigating a new world of trade-offs since Donald Trump became president last month. But perhaps no major chief executive has wrestled as directly or frequently with his or her connections to Trump as Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and …

Down-Scaled Faraday Future Factory May Not Open Until 2019 (Unnamed Sources)

<b>Published on</b> February 9th, 2017 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>February 9th, 2017 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>We reported recently on the apparent — and not too surprising — …

No Shit: Faraday Future Backer Says Construction Of Factory Depends On Whether It Has Money Or Not

Will troubled automotive start-up Faraday Future really begin the next phase of constructing its factory this year? It doesn’t sound like Jia …

SpaceX has plans to launch 27 rockets in 2017 amid recent safety concerns

SpaceX is looking to move forward with launches at an almost unheard of pace this year. After a new launch pad is installed in Florida next week, all …

2.28 seconds: Tesla Model S sets production car record for 0-60 mph - ExtremeTech

By on February 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A Tesla Model S P100DL just …

SpaceX targets February 18 for Dragon resupply mission to ISS

SpaceX has a new date for its next launch – February 18, when it’s hoping to make its first launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at pad LC-39A. The first launch from the Florida facility was originally set for January 29, and was set to be a mission to deliver a commercial EchoStar satellite …

Space Exploration

9 things Tesla plans to accomplish in 2017

Tesla had a huge 2016.<p>Among other things, the company unveiled the Model 3, launched new battery products, acquired SolarCity, and revealed its new solar shingles.<p>From what CEO Elon Musk has revealed so far, it sounds like the company has even bigger plans for 2017.<p>Here's a look at everything we …

NASA and Iridium will share a SpaceX rocket to get their satellites into orbit

Why do multiple launches when you can just do one?<p>Satellite operator Iridium announced today that five of its Iridium NEXT satellites will share a ride to space with two NASA satellites. The seven probes will launch on one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets in early 2018. It’s the eighth Falcon 9 launch …

Tesla Motors, Inc. is now officially Tesla, Inc.

Tesla has officially changed its name to Tesla, Inc., from its previous official corporate title of Tesla Motors, Inc. The name change likely reflects the expanded nature of its business now that it own SolarCity, and creates battery packs for both home and commercial use, aspects of the company …

Tesla

Nikola Tesla test drives a Tesla Model S in latest fan-made commercial

While Tesla doesn’t advertise with TV spots like most automakers, though most automakers don’t advertise electric vehicles either according to a recent study, it doesn’t stop fans from creating their own commercials.<p>Some fan made videos were truly amazing, like the ‘Firefly‘ computer-animated video …

Tesla

Elon Musk's "Boring Company" Will Start With a Tunnel at SpaceX

Elon Musk is actually, seriously, for real going forward with his “boring company” idea. Over the weekend, the SpaceX CEO revealed that the company …

SpaceX Delays First Flight From NASA Shuttle Launch Pad

Elon Musk's rocket company has bumped a commercial satellite mission until after a scheduled mid-February cargo run to the International Space …

Here are the big winners of Elon Musk's Hyperloop pod competition

The Delft Hyperloop team, of Delft University in the Netherlands, got the highest overall score. Technical University of Munich, Germany secured the award for the fastest pod. And MIT placed third overall in the competition, which was judged by SpaceX engineers.<p>Although teams have been …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop contest is happening this weekend — here's a look at all the competing pods

In June 2015, SpaceX announced an open competition for university students and engineering teams to design and actually build a Hyperloop pod that will travel through a vacuum tube.<p>In 2013, Musk released a 57-page white paper detailing his plan for the Hyperloop, a futuristic transit system that …