“If you can just go in there and do what you need to do, just understanding the fundamentals of how the thing should work — as opposed to figuring out how to make the computer make it work — then you can achieve a lot more in a short period of time,” the serial entrepreneur who spawned PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX says.
There’s a lot more to know about the Hyperloop — a high-speed train-in-a-tube that makes all other high-speed trains look like they’re stuck in first gear.
“I think I kind of shot myself by ever mentioning the Hyperloop,” he said. “I don’t have any plans to execute, because I must remain focused on SpaceX and Tesla.”
Our lessons learned from an epic Google hangout between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson. Their advice to entrepreneurs? “Build things that people like and will find useful in their lives.” Right on.
The three satellites are part of Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission, which is designed to provide maritime surveillance, disaster management, and ecosystem monitoring capabilities.
There’s something eerily mysterious about a rocket that lands itself just the same way it takes off.
SpaceX was awarded a contract with Thales Alenia Space to launch the country’s first satellite into orbit. This satellite will enable Turkemenistan to operate a National System of Satellite Communications.
The Falcon 9 rocket is a big part of SpaceX’s roadmap to put people in space on commercial flights. And it’s dang magestic-looking, too.
Editor’s Pick In remarks at D11 today, Musk came across as a visionary leader who, unlike his peers, actually knows what the hell he’s doing and isn’t afraid to say what he thinks.
D11 is just getting started, and we’ve got the schedule of speakers — plus photos of all the swag you’d be getting if you were here.
3D printing will come to the ISS in a big way in 2014.
On top of the first successful SpaceX Dragon launch, here are other awesome developments we’ve seen in the past year concerning efforts to explore space.
“The Merlin 1D successfully performed every test throughout this extremely rigorous qualification program,” said SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
While I’ve always believed our lack of warp drive technology is what’s kept humanity from meeting the Vulcans, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said there’s another, more practical roadblock: rockets, specifically the kind that you only get a single use out of.
SpaceX’s plans to build a commercial space port in Texas are likely to move forward, according to founder and CEO Elon Musk who took stage at SXSW.
Chalk up another successful mission for the private space company SpaceX.
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft had a glitch this morning after taking off for the International Space Station, but all of the thruster pods are now back online.
That vision has produced events where Activision and the State Department, QuikSilver and the Gates Foundation rub shoulders with music industry giants. And where beauty and fashion — Diane von Furstenberg — meet brains and technology: Google Glass.
Tests, tests, and more tests — and a couple launches gone wrong on purpose to show how the Dragon design will hold up when it’s holding people.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial contracts — and years of legislation — are finally coming to fruition.
In 2012, NASA came back with a vengeance — and a spate of fascinating new programs — and we Earthlings fell in love with space exploration all over again.
It’s one of the most expensive grocery deliveries in history, and the first-ever space mission by a private company to re-supply the International Space Station.
SpaceX’s second big launch successfully took flight Sunday, with Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station. But this flight was bumpier than last, with one of the engines failing mid-flight.
Tomorrow begins SpaceX’s first functional flight to the station. Altogether, these 12 missions will bring more than 1,000 pounds of supplies to the ISS.
Guest Post The InSight mission is yet another feather in NASA’s cap, but in the future, NASA will be getting lots of help from entrepreneurs.
The United States is reunited with Mars again, and it feels so good. So good, in fact, everybody is chiming in on the landing, including President Barack Obama and a few tech heavyweights with an eye to the sky.
Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk was the final keynote speaker at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco this week. He’s a longtime entrepreneur and one of the co-founders of PayPal, along with Max Levchin and Peter Thiel.
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), run by Tesla Motors chief executive and PayPal mafioso Elon Musk, is looking at a November launch for its second private space flight to the International Space Station.