What is SpaceX’s goal?

Musk has stated that one of his goals is to improve the cost and reliability of access to space, ultimately by a factor of ten. CEO Elon Musk said: “I believe $500 per pound ($1,100/kg) or less is very achievable.” Falcon Heavy Rocket on Launch Pad 39-A in Cape Canaveral, FL. A major goal of SpaceX has been to develop a rapidly reusable launch system. As of March 2013, the publicly … Continue reading What is SpaceX’s goal?

Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be a ‘manufacturing revolution’

Elon Musk said that Tesla’s forthcoming electric crossover vehicle, the Model Y, will be a “manufacturing revolution,” even though the automaker is still struggling to get its mass-market Model 3 out of the door and into customers’ driveways. In an earnings call Wednesday, Musk said that Tesla has yet to spend any capital expenditures on the Model Y, but that it was spending some cash on early … Continue reading Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be a ‘manufacturing revolution’

What is Hyperloop? How Does it work?

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, came up with the revolutionary idea of levitation in 2014 which led to the birth of the idea of Hyperloop. What is Levitation? Levitation is accomplished by providing an upward force that counteracts the pull of gravity (in relation to gravity on earth), plus a smaller stabilizing force that pushes the object toward a home position whenever it is a small … Continue reading What is Hyperloop? How Does it work?

Elon Musk says The Boring Company will focus on transporting pedestrians ahead of cars

Elon Musk says he’s reworking The Boring Company’s mission to prioritize pedestrians and cyclists over cars, suggesting the company’s planned high-speed tunnels will serve as a form of mass transit. Details are scant, and it’s not clear how much this was worked out in advance vs. how much Musk is just riffing on Twitter right now, but he says the plan is to have all … Continue reading Elon Musk says The Boring Company will focus on transporting pedestrians ahead of cars

Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets green light to start digging in Washington, DC

Elon Musk’s tunnel-boring project has received more vague government approval for its equally vague plans to build an underground hyperloop between New York and Washington, DC. Last week, Washington, DC’s Department of Transportation issued a preliminary permit to Musk’s Boring Company to start digging at an abandoned lot in the northeast section of the city, according to The Washington Post. Exactly how much digging — how deep and … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets green light to start digging in Washington, DC

Track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space with this aptly named website

Last week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched his now-famous red Tesla Roadster into space, atop the first Falcon Heavy rocket. Cameras mounted on the car live-streamed the Starman’s journey for a few hours, giving us some unforgettable shots of Earth before going black. But if you want to know where the first car cruising our Solar System is right now, there’s a website for that — aptly … Continue reading Track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space with this aptly named website

Elon Musk still doesn’t think LIDAR is necessary for fully driverless cars

Elon Musk is not a fan of LIDAR, the laser sensor that most tech and car companies see as an essential component for self-driving cars. In an earnings call Wednesday, Musk reiterated his dislike of LIDAR, and defended Tesla’s strategy of achieving “full autonomy” using only cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensors. LIDAR, which stands for light detection and ranging, have become a common fixture on … Continue reading Elon Musk still doesn’t think LIDAR is necessary for fully driverless cars

Here are four things we learned from Elon Musk before the first Falcon Heavy launch

Less than a day before the first scheduled launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, CEO Elon Musk took questions about the rocket from reporters during a short news conference. He reiterated warnings about the potential failure of the mission, and added that his biggest worry is about how the three rocket boosters will behave next to each other. He added that if this launch is successful, … Continue reading Here are four things we learned from Elon Musk before the first Falcon Heavy launch

Elon Musk plans Boring Co. flamethrower rebranding to avoid customs scrutiny

In nearly every respect, The Boring Company flamethrower has been one of Elon Musk’s most talked-about creations just this year. After many comments of disbelief that the device actually existed, the flamethrower may be attracting more unwanted attention because people can’t believe the Tesla and SpaceX CEO would actually go through the necessary steps to sell and then ship it to customers. Musk tweeted Friday he may … Continue reading Elon Musk plans Boring Co. flamethrower rebranding to avoid customs scrutiny