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  • SpaceX Should Not Fear Transparency

    11/30/2017 9:25:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/2017 | Megan Barth
    Inclusiveness and accountability are not mutually exclusive. The space sector will not progress if we cannot learn from our mistakes On Sunday, Elon Musk of SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity fame tweeted that “public risks require public oversight.” I hope that SpaceX—or NASA—is not exempting Musk’s own company from this very rule. Per Vice President Mike Pence, the Trump administration resurrected the National Space Council so “America will lead in space once again.” That goal is likely not feasible unless every company puts the interests of American spaceflight above its own public relations concerns.
  • Claim: Hydrogen powered cars for the masses one step closer to reality

    11/20/2017 11:04:13 AM PST · by Signalman · 64 replies
    WUWT ^ | 8/20/17 | Anthony Watts
    UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars. The device could make hydrogen cars affordable for many more consumers because it produces hydrogen using nickel, iron and cobalt — elements that are much more abundant and less expensive than the platinum and other precious metals that are currently used to produce hydrogen fuel. “Hydrogen is a great fuel for vehicles: It is the cleanest fuel known, it’s cheap and it puts no pollutants...
  • In Puerto Rico, Tesla is doing what Donald Trump isn’t

    10/16/2017 4:07:56 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies
    rawstory ^ | Anthony Cuthbertson | Rawstory/newsweek staff
    Almost one month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, technology firms like Tesla are stepping in to fill the relief-effort void that many say President Donald Trump has created. Following through with a pledge by Elon Musk that his company could solve Puerto Rico’s energy crisis with solar panels and batteries, Tesla Powerwall battery packs were spotted at San Juan airport on the island over the weekend.
  • SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence

    11/21/2017 10:14:32 AM PST · by Elderberry · 29 replies
    Space News ^ | 11/21/2017 | Caleb Henry
    SpaceX, now on track to more than double its personal best for launches conducted in a single year, wants to further accelerate its launch pace in 2018 by perhaps 10 or more missions. “We will increase our cadence next year about 50 percent,” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO, told SpaceNews in an interview last week. “We’ll fly more next year than this year, knock on wood, and I think we will probably level out at about that rate, 30 to 40 per year.” With 16 launches completed and three to four remaining by year’s end, SpaceX is tracking to...
  • Tesla reveals all-electric semi-truck, guarantees drivetrain will last 1M miles

    11/17/2017 11:24:43 AM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | November 17th, 2017 | By: Benjamin Raven
    Tesla figuratively pulled the cover off of its all-electric semi-truck for the first time Thursday night, Nov. 16. The electric car maker says on twitter that the Semi's drivetrain comes with the guarantee to last 1 million miles, or equal to about 40 trips around the Earth. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has not been shy in his excitement for the semi-truck's release, said it is capable of going 500 miles on a single electric charge even while hauling an 80,000-pound load. The Associated Press reports that Musk said interested buyers can put $5,000 down for the semi, which will...
  • SpaceX is launching a secret mission to space Wednesday. Here's what we know so far.

    11/14/2017 7:30:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    mashable ^ | 11/14/2017 | Miriam Kramer
    If the Zuma launch goes well, it will mark SpaceX's 17th launch of 2017. If the landing goes off without a hitch, it will be the company's 20th overall successful landing. This includes landings on drone ships at sea as well as on land. Very little is known about the Zuma mission, as no government or commercial entity has claimed it.  Usually, even the National Reconnaissance Office — the branch of the government responsible for maintaining spy satellites — will say when a payload is theirs while keeping the mission details classified. But for some reason, whatever agency is behind...
  • Tesla Announces Huge Losses, Reduces Model X and Model S Production

    11/03/2017 1:44:52 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2 Nov 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Tesla recently announced the largest quarterly loss in the company’s history and stated that they would be slashing production on their Model X and Model S cars to focus resources on the development of their Model 3 vehicle. Business Insider UK reports that Tesla announced on Wednesday the largest quarterly loss in the history of the company. Bloomberg also reported some key numbers from Tesla’s announcement which can be found below: Adjusted loss per share: -$2.92 (-$2.23 expected). Revenue: $2.98 billion ($2.39 billion expected). Free cash flow: –$1.4 billion (-$1.2 billion expected) Tesla stated that they would be producing approximately “10 percent fewer,” Model S and Model...
  • For a Successful National Space Council Revival, The Best Man Must Always Win

    10/10/2017 10:55:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    If the first-in-a-quarter-century meeting last week of the National Space Council was indeed President Trump’s effort to ramp up our national space program and provide benefits for all, then good.But if it is as some perceived – a gauzy send-up to resume the practice of shoveling taxpayer dollars to Washington’s official Friends of the Industry – then we should have no part of it.David von Drehle of the Washington Post took the low road because the Trump administration is involved, calling the commercial prospects for humans “a distraction” and “all pie in the sky.”But in addition to hundreds of thousands...
  • Richard Branson says he's 6 months from going to space — but Mars belongs to Elon Musk

    10/09/2017 10:48:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.businessinsider.com ^ | 10-09-2017 | Tom Turula
    After thirteen years of development and setbacks — including a fatal crash, technical difficulties and frequent delays — Richard Branson's private space program, Virgin Galactic, is soon ready for live action, at least according to Branson himself. “We are hopefully about three months before we are in space, maybe six months before I’m in space,” the founder of Virgin Galactic, which is part of Virgin Group, told an audience at Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki, Finland last week. When he received an audience question about who will reach Mars first, he or Elon Musk, Branson made clear he is not...
  • Elon Musk predicts World War III

    09/05/2017 4:15:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX's CEO wasn't making doomsday predictions because North Korea is testing nuclear weapons. What's got Musk much more worried about world war is artificial intelligence. North Korea "should be low on our list of concerns for civilizational existential risk," Musk said in one of a series of posts on Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) early Monday. "Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo," Musk said in another tweet, using the Internet short-hand for "in my opinion." Related: 10 cities living in the future The dire prediction was in response to a recent comment...
  • Elon Musk reveals first official photo of SpaceX space suit

    08/24/2017 10:20:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 23, 2017 | Thuy Ong
    Elon Musk has posted the official first photo of his SpaceX space suit on Instagram, teasing that more details will come in a few days. Musk says the suit actually works, and was tested to double vacuum pressure. The suit itself is very white and very spacey, and Musk acknowledges that it was “incredibly hard” to balance the suit’s look and its function.
  • Elon Musk Is A Very Creative Crony Capitalist

    08/08/2017 4:04:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 8.8.2017 | David Blackmon
    Elon Musk is a very creative guy. We all know it, and often admire it. He’s the guy who’s going to colonize Mars, the guy who’s going to roof your house with solar shingle and pave highways with solar pavers. He’s also the guy who is now bringing us the Tesla 3 electric motor car, his new, more compact and sporty model for which he claims to have already received 500,000 orders. It’s all so wonderful, and his giant PR operation issues about 27 press releases a week bragging about his every move. Well, ok, not quote every move. Here’s...
  • Can You Believe There Are People Who WANT To Be Micro Chipped?

    07/31/2017 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 31, 2017 | Mac Slavo
    Who would want to be micro chipped? Many, apparently. Some people are begging for a micro chip to be implanted in their body – one that could do everything a smartphone can do and more.“I am so ready,” says Charlene Li. She’s a long-time author and principal analyst at the Altimeter Group. This week, science fiction came to the heartland when a small Wisconsin company announced that it would begin implanting microchips into its employee’s hands. The company had more than 50 volunteers too. The company sold the implantation to their employees as a convenience for them to ditch the...
  • Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk Rolls Out Mass Market Model

    07/29/2017 5:18:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 81 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 07/29/2017 | BBC NEWS
    Electric car maker Tesla has rolled out its new Model 3 vehicle - the company's cheapest car to date. The first 30 customers - most of them employees of the company - received their cars on Friday. Chief executive Elon Musk said the Model 3 was the "best car for its cost, either electric or gasoline". Prices start at $35,000 (£26,650), which the firm hopes will bring mass market interest. The price is still higher than that of rival electric car the Nissan Leaf, which starts at $30,680, or the hybrid Chevrolet Volt, which goes for $34,095.
  • OH, ELON. BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE HYPERLOOP DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT

    07/22/2017 9:20:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies
    Wired ^ | 07.21.17 | AARIAN MARSHALL
    OH, ELON. BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE HYPERLOOP DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT Is this … is this really happening? On Wednesday morning, Elon Musk made a strange announcement on Twitter: His Boring Company (yes, that's what it's called) had received “verbal government approval” to build an underground hyperloop, he said. The maglev-powered train thing would pass through New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore before terminating in good old swampy Washington, DC. All in twenty-nine minutes. It sounded momentous—but “verbal government approval” isn’t a thing. A White House spokesperson said the administration had conducted “positive conversations” with Musk and Boring Company executives, but...
  • Tesla April registrations drop in key California market

    07/06/2017 8:01:55 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6 July 2017 | Marc Vartabedian
    Registrations of Tesla Inc vehicles in California, by far the largest market of the luxury electric car maker, fell 24 percent in April from a year ago, according to data from IHS Markit. The findings come as investors worry that demand for Tesla's luxury Model S sedan is waning ahead of the mass market Model 3 launch. Tesla earlier this week reported first-half global deliveries of its Model S and its Model X SUV at the low end of its own forecast, driving down the stock and raising questions about demand for the older models. Tesla’s share price more than...
  • Elon Musk: The world's population is accelerating toward collapse and nobody cares.

    07/06/2017 12:20:33 PM PDT · by jerod · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3 Hours Ago | 01:01 | David Gernon
    Elon Musk usually tweets about mundane topics, from LA traffic to Tesla projects. On Thursday he was more dire. "The world's population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care," Tesla's CEO tweeted to his nearly 10 million followers. He pointed to a November article in New Scientist magazine titled, "The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded." The piece, written by Fred Pearce points to Japan as a case study for what could go wrong in the relatively near future. Rather than a meltdown where the Earth's population outstrips the planet's ability to feed everyone,...
  • Tesla vehicle deliveries drop 10% in second quarter of 2017

    07/03/2017 5:15:31 PM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 24 replies
    With most investors focused on the rollout of its highly anticipated Model 3, Tesla announced lackluster second-quarter sales, due in part to supply issues with 100 kWh battery packs. "The Q2 Deliveries will be viewed as a negative by investors," said James Albertine, analyst with Consumer Edge Research. "But that story ... can be more than offset by the Model 3 in the second half of the year." Overall, Tesla delivered just over 22,000 vehicles in the second quarter, bringing its first half deliveries to 47,100, within the company's guidance of between 47,000 and 50,000 vehicles. What was the problem?...
  • Delingpole: Tesla Car Batteries Not Remotely Green, Study Finds

    06/21/2017 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | James Delingpole
    The car batteries used in a Tesla generate as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years. And that’s before they even come off the production line. This news, from a study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, will no doubt delight all those U.S. taxpayers who have been forking out billions of dollars to prop up Tesla’s share price having been assured by their government that subsidizing overpriced electric cars represents a vital step towards “combatting climate change.” The report, commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency, cannot easily be dismissed because it...
  • Ted Cruz Busts Elon Musk for Flying Private Jet While Lecturing Trump on Global Warming

    06/02/2017 6:22:04 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-2-2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped into Tesla CEO Elon Musk Thursday night for his use of a private jet after the tech billionaire tweeted his disapproval of President Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, took to Twitter to announce that he would be departing from all future presidential councils in protest of President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. He assured his followers that global warming is real and that leaving the Paris accords is “not good” for America or the world. Hours later, Cruz...