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NASA Grants Elon Musk's SpaceX $69 Million Contract To Fly Spacecraft Into Asteroid: What's The Objective Of DART Mission?

SpaceX was recently awarded a $69 million US space agency contract to fly spacecraft into asteroids. What is the main objective of NASA’s DART mission?

Space April 16, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper Starship Prototype Engine Completes First Test With Flying Colors

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, tweeted about the Starhopper's short rocket test firing at the company's newest launch site in Boca Chica, Texas. Prior to Starship's maiden voyage to space, the company plans to first carry out several hover flights with the Starhopper.

Space April 5, 2019

SpaceX Ready To Test Heat Shields That Will Protect Interplanetary Starship During Re-Entry

Starship, SpaceX's interplanetary hopper, tested its new Raptor engine and heat shields. Test hops are underway for the space vehicle that aims to transport humans to Mars.

Space March 20, 2019

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla Model Y: 300 Miles On Single Charge, $47K Price Tag

Tesla debuted its latest creation, the Model Y, at an event in Los Angeles this week. The new all-electric SUV is capable of reaching 300 miles on a single charge.

Car Tech March 15, 2019

Elon Musk And Roscosmos Head Rogozin Have Friendly Exchange On Twitter

The Russian space agency chief took to Twitter to congratulate SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Earlier this week, Musk also praised Russia for its excellent rocket engineering and its best engine currently flying, referring to the RD-180 liquid-fueled engine.

Space March 10, 2019

Elon Musk Wants Permanent Base With Human Residents On Moon

Elon Musk sets his sights toward the moon following Saturday's successful Crew Dragon launch to the ISS. During the post-launch press conference, he hinted that SpaceX's partnership with NASA could go beyond Earth's low orbit.

Space March 4, 2019

SpaceX Starman And Tesla Roadster Could Crash Back Into Earth

There is a 6 percent chance that Starman and its Tesla Roadster will crash into Earth, according to a study. However, it will not happen until 1 million years later.

Space February 19, 2019

Elon Musk Shows Off Fully Assembled SpaceX Starship

SpaceX has finished assembling a test hopper, an experimental spaceship that looks like the Starship. The test hopper will not be launched to orbit but will instead will be propelled 16,400-feet up in the sky.

Space January 12, 2019

SpaceX Looks Into Raising $500 Million For Ambitious Internet Service Project

Starlink, the ambitious internet service project of Elon Musk's SpaceX, will launch 12,000 satellites to bring better internet access to rural areas and developing countries. The aerospace company aimed to raise $500 million to finance the project.

Space December 29, 2018

Elon Musk Says There's A 30 Percent Chance The First Martian Will Be An AI

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk said there is a 30 percent chance that artificial superintelligence would be the first to claim the Red Planet as home. The tech entrepreneur said a Mars colony would likely arrive on the Red Planet as early as 2025.

Space December 28, 2018

NASA Bars SpaceX CEO Elon Musk From Smoking Pot In Public

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine revealed that he spoke to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and agreed that the tech executive will never smoke pot on camera again. This was in response to the workplace culture and safety review of SpaceX.

Space November 30, 2018

Elon Musk Considers Permanently Moving To Mars

Elon Musk talked about plans of SpaceX to send humans to Mars during an interview with 'Axios' on HBO. The tech executive said he might move to the Red Planet permanently.

Space November 26, 2018

NASA Concerned About SpaceX Safety Because Elon Musk Smoked Pot In Webshow

SpaceX is in hot water after Elon Musk's pot-smoking stunt went viral earlier this year. The private spaceflight company will be investigated to see if its policies, including drug use, adheres to NASA requirements.

Space November 21, 2018

SpaceX Tesla Roadster Now Beyond Mars Orbit

Starman reached the point past the orbit of Mars. The astronaut mannequin aboard a Tesla Roadster launched by SpaceX in February continues its voyage in space.

Space November 6, 2018

Elon Musk Refutes Report James Murdoch May Replace Him As Chairman

Tesla and SEC have urged a Manhattan court judge to approve a settlement reached by the parties. This comes after Elon Musk refuted a report that James Murdoch is in line to replace him.

Business Tech October 16, 2018

The SpaceX Mars Base Will Become A Reality In 10 Years, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that Mars Base Alpha will be built by 2028. This gives SpaceX 10 years to test the BFR rocket, send supplies to the Red Planet, and transport humans who will construct the man-made structures.

Space September 25, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Smoking Weed In Space Is Not A Good Idea

Neil deGrasse Tyson said that it would be dangerous if an astronaut decides to use weed while on a mission in space. In an interview, he also defended Elon Musk.

Space September 18, 2018

The First Private Passenger On SpaceX BFR To The Moon Will Be Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

Elon Musk revealed that the first private passenger on the SpaceX BFR will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. The Zozotown founder will not be alone in the week-long mission though, as he will be bringing along up to eight artists.

Space September 18, 2018

Elon Musk Teases New Images Of Ambitious BFR Spacecraft On Twitter

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk tweeted renders of the BIg Falcon Rocket or the BFR that will bring a private passenger on a trip around the Moon. The ship will eventually carry humans to Mars.

Space September 17, 2018

Why Investors Are Suing Elon Musk Over His Tesla Tweets

Elon Musk is facing lawsuits due to his tweet about making Tesla a private company. If the CEO will not be able to prove that he has secured funding for such move, he will be forced to pay shareholders reparation.

Business Tech August 15, 2018

NASA Kills Hope Of Colonizing Mars, But Elon Musk Says Humans Can

A NASA-led study released on July 30 ruled out the possibility of transforming Mars to a habitable state like Earth by tallying all possible scenarios to make this happen. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, however, begged to differ.

Space August 2, 2018

Upcoming Tesla Software Update Will Bring Atari Games To Your In-Car Display

Soon, Tesla cars will get a number of Atari games, and some of them might even incorporate the actual steering wheel. CEO Elon Musk is planning to develop new first-party games as well.

Car Tech August 2, 2018

Elon Musk Vows To Fund Fixing Of Contaminated Flint Water

Elon Musk pledged to provide funding to fix houses in Flint with contaminated water. A spokesperson for the Flint Mayor said that the city is replacing the pipes and all costs are covered.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

Tesla Is Done ‘Anti-Selling’ The Model 3 Now That Production Goals Are Met

With production difficulties in assembly line problems solved, Tesla is now promoting sales of the Model 3. Store advisors are now given a $300 commission incentive for each Performance variant sold.

Car Tech July 9, 2018

Elon Musk’s Kid-Size Submarine For Thai Cave Rescue Arriving In 17 Hours

In a series of tweets, Elon Musk showed the kid-size submarine his team of engineers built to help rescue the boys trapped in Thailand cave. On Sunday, he tweeted that the submarine is arriving in Thailand in about 17 hours.

Robotics July 9, 2018

Humans Need to Venture Beyond Earth, Become A ‘Spacefaring Civilization’: Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, tweeted Monday the need for humans to colonize space and extend life to other planets. The call came in response to a new study dwelling on the possibility of finding alien life in the universe.

Space June 27, 2018

Tesla To Start Charging For ‘Premium’ Internet On New Vehicles: Will You Be Affected?

Tesla will start charging customers for internet connectivity on their electric vehicles. Existing owners are exempt from the new pricing, however, while those who buy a Tesla vehicle after July 1 will have to choose between free or premium tiers.

Car Tech June 26, 2018

Tesla Might Let You Help Build Cars, Sort Of

Elon Musk took to Twitter to reveal that he's considering allowing car owners to build their own Tesla vehicles. The Tesla CEO is thinking about offering a factory tour where owners can help build part of the vehicle.

Car Tech June 23, 2018

Tesla Sues Former Employee For Allegedly Hacking Company Data And Leaking It To Media

Tesla has filed a lawsuit against former company technician Martin Tripp. The company accused Tripp of allegedly stealing vital company information and leaking it to both the press and third parties.

June 21, 2018

Tesla Mobile App Allows Owners To Limit Car's Speed And Acceleration Remotely

Tesla's mobile app received a new software update that allows owners to control the car's speed and acceleration directly from the app. Owners can set the speed between 50 and 90 mph remotely.

Car Tech June 21, 2018

Elon Musk's The Boring Company Delivers First 1,000 Flamethrowers To Customers

Elon Musk's The Boring Company handed out the first batch of 1,000 flamethrowers to customers in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 9. The Tesla CEO offered 20,000 flamethrowers for sale in January for $500 each.

Gadgets June 12, 2018

Want To Join SpaceX? Elon Musk Is Hiring More Than 500 People Who Have These Qualifications

SpaceX is hiring more than 500 people to fulfill engineering, operations, and design positions. Elon Musk is pooling human resources to work on his most ambitious project so far – the Falcon Heavy Rocket.

Space June 10, 2018

Tesla Model 3 Production At 3,500 Per Week, According To Elon Musk

Tesla confirmed that its Model 3 production is now at 3,500 units every week. During the company's shareholder meeting, Elon Musk claims that everything is on track to meet the targets set for each month.

Car Tech June 6, 2018

Ooops! Tesla Model S In Autopilot Hits Parked Police SUV In California

A Tesla model S in Autopilot mode crashed into a parked Laguna Beach Police Department vehicle on Tuesday, May 29. Luckily, the officer was not inside the police SUV at the time, however, the Tesla driver suffered minor injuries.

Car Tech May 31, 2018

Tesla Model 3 International Rollout Delayed Into Early To Mid-2019

Heads up, international Tesla fans. Model 3 orders for Asia and Europe have been delayed, so don’t expect the electric car to arrive until early or mid-2019.

Car Tech May 30, 2018

Elon Musk Teases When Tesla Might Unwrap Model Y SUV

A new tweet from Elon Musk hinted a date for the official reveal of the Tesla Model Y. Industry analysts scrutinized all available information and agreed that the schedule seems to check out properly.

Car Tech May 26, 2018

Elon Musk Blasts 'Holier-Than-Thou' Media And Wants To Launch A Website To Rate Journalists

As a response to criticisms about the Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk ranted on Twitter about the media. He pledged to start a company called Pravda that will track the credibility of journalists.

Internet May 23, 2018

Elon Musk Leaks Image Of An Exclusive Sneak Peak Of The SpaceX Crew Dragon

Elon Musk shared a photo to social media of the SpaceX Crew Dragon in May 2018. The spacecraft is currently being tested to handle up to seven passengers in space.

Space May 21, 2018

You Can Now Order The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor All-Drive

Elon Musk finally announced the highly anticipated dual-motor, all-wheel drive, and performance versions of the Tesla Model 3. The Tesla CEO made the announcement via a series of tweets on Saturday, May 19.

Car Tech May 21, 2018

Tesla Model S Driver Was On Her Phone In Latest Autopilot Crash: Elon Musk Fires Back At Critics

The driver in the latest Tesla Model S crash revealed that Autopilot mode was activated, but admitted that she was looking at her phone at the time of the accident. Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended the technology amid renewed criticism.

Car Tech May 14, 2018

Elon Musk's First Loop Underground Tunnel In LA Almost Ready

The Boring Company confirmed that its 'Loop' tunnel under LA is close to completion. Reports claim Elon Musk's project will offer free rides during its testing period once everything is in place.

Business Tech May 12, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Returns With 4,000 Pounds Of Cargo To Earth

SpaceX’s Dragon has returned from its resupply mission to the International Space Station, which began on April 2. The space vehicle brought back 1,800 kilograms of cargo from the ISS, which include science and technology demonstration samples.

Space May 8, 2018

After Venturing Into Self-Driving Cars And Rockets, Elon Musk Is Ready To Start A Candy Company

Elon Musk has announced plans to start his own candy company. Is he actually being serious or just trolling Warren Buffett over the concept of moats?

Business Tech May 7, 2018

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Use 'Giant Party Balloon' To Bring An Upper Stage Back

Elon Musk says that SpaceX will be using a 'giant party balloon' to bring back the upper stage of the rocket back. SpaceX is known for being able to reuse parts of its rockets.

Space April 19, 2018

Tesla Model 3 Production Temporarily Halted In 'Planned Production Pause' - Why?

The Tesla Model 3 is already facing delays, and its production is now temporarily halted again. This is the second such shutdown in three months, but the company says it's a 'planned production pause.'

Car Tech April 17, 2018

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