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Calm down, internet. Elon's Musk-see SpaceX spacesuit is a bit generic

Pic Elon Musk revealed the first official photo of the SpaceX "spacesuit" today on Instagram. "First picture of SpaceX spacesuit," the billionaire breathlessly wrote in his caption. "More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to …
Andrew Silver, 23 Aug 2017

Space exploration: Are Musk and Bezos about to eclipse Gagarin and Armstrong?

Once upon a time exploring space required a mix of the “right stuff” and some serious aeronautical chops. Nowadays you’re as likely to need an out of this world ego and background in Silicon Valley financing. At least that’s one take on the modern era of space exploration - and you can explore the subject in depth and enjoy a …
Joe Fay, 7 Jun 2016
NASA's new Europa photo

ALIENS ARE COMING: Chief NASA boffin in shock warning

First contact with alien life will happen very soon, claims NASA's Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan. During a panel discussion regarding NASA's search for habitable worlds and alien life, Stofan said: "I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive …
War of the Worlds

Elon Musk snowed under with Googley dollars for Space Internet

SpaceX has confirmed a meaty injection of cash from Google and Fidelity, after it was reported that the ad giant was closing in on an investment deal of up to $1bn with Elon Musk's firm. It means that Google and Fidelity now "collectively own just under 10 per cent of the company," SpaceX said in a brief statement, without …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Jan 2015
SpaceX seven-seater, manned Dragon V2

SpaceX 'Dragon V2' ROCKET PODULE can hover-land on Earth - or MARS

Pics + Vid Elon Musk has unveiled the manned rocket he hopes will win his upstart rocket startup SpaceX the contract to ferry ‘nauts to and from the International Space Station – and set humanity on the path to Martian colonisation. Youtube Video Musk lived up to the Tony Stark comparisons with a glitzy ceremony to literally unveil the …
The NROL-39 payload is transported and mated to its Atlas V booster

Elon Musk wants SpaceX to launch spy sats – and will sue US gov to do so

SpaceX has vowed to sue the US government for the right to compete for contracts to launch spy satellites – a market worth up to $70bn that's monopolised by Lockheed Martin and Boeing. The California-headquartered upstart, founded by internet tycoon Elon Musk, has only just sent up supplies to the International Space Station …
Tesla Model S

Tesla wants $1.6bn to help fund $5bn TOP SECRET Gigafactory

Tesla Motors has released a smattering of details about its planned battery "Gigafactory", although it was hardly the in-depth announcement people were expecting. Elon Musk's electric carmaker said the massive plant would be getting $4bn to $5bn of investment in the next six years, around $2bn of which Tesla itself is …
Tesla Model S

Tesla shares dip as Elon Musk admits electrocar firm ran out of juice

Shares in Tesla Motors dropped over 14 per cent yesterday after CEO and founder Elon Musk revealed that the firm doesn't have enough batteries for its Model S. Billionaire inventor Musk told analysts in a conference call that US buyers had been left hanging after their cars were diverted to Europe because there weren't enough …
James Bond submarine Lotus Esprit car

Billionaire vows to turn 007's Lotus Esprit into actual SUBMARINE CAR

The anonymous buyer of the Lotus Esprit submarine car from the James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me has turned out to be none other than billionaire inventor Elon Musk. The white car made famous in Roger Moore's Bond film was sold at auction in the UK last month for £550,000. As is typical of most auctions, the identity of …

IRON MAN MUSK: Elon reveals Tony Stark-style 3D design smarts

Video Elon Musk has posted the video of his Iron-Man-esque 3D design process, where he makes rocket parts using a Leap Motion controller and a 3D printer. Kicking off with an onscreen representation of the part that Musk can flick around with his hands, the design then moves to an actual 3D projection, just like in the movie and …
Ballmer Winodws 8 launch

Siri: 'STOP trying to strap me to your forehead. It won't work'

Quotw This was the week when ahem colourful chief exec Steve Ballmer announced his retirement from Microsoft. The 23-year veteran Microsoftie is to leave the Windows giant with bulging pockets and love in his heart. He told employees in a heartfelt missive: I love this company. I love the way we helped invent and popularize …
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Elon Musk's solar energy biz scraps IPO liftoff at last minute

Elon Musk's clean tech venture, SolarCity, has delayed its initial public offering at the last minute, putting the shares, which had been due to start trading today, on hold. The solar energy firm is struggling to price its stock sale amid troubles in the sector, sources told Reuters and the New York Times. According to an …
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Elon Musk envisions small town of VEGETARIANS ON MARS

Billionaire space pioneer Elon Musk wants to get a Martian colony of 80,000 people up and running by ferrying folks out there for $500,000 a trip. Mars Musk wants to start his colony on Mars with just ten people or so, who would fly to the planet on a huge reusable rocket powered by liquid oxygen and methane. "At Mars, you …
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US aerospace giants stall Elon Musk's NASA deal

NASA's plans to ship supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) using commercial spaceships - some provided by famous PayPal and electric-car hecamillionaire Elon Musk - are on hold following a protest by losing bidders in the contracts process. The Falcon 9 rocket, now erected on the pad at Cape Canaveral More than …
Lewis Page, 21 Jan 2009
The Register breaking news

NASA inks commercial ISS cargo deals

NASA has announced the award of two multibillion dollar contracts for commercial companies to lift cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) in the post-Shuttle era. Deals have been inked with former PayPal kingpin Elon Musk's SpaceX venture, and with Orbital Sciences Corporation of Virginia. SpaceX art of a Dragon cargo …
Lewis Page, 24 Dec 2008
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NYT scribe: No bailout for Tesla-buying 'centimillionaires*'

A New York Times columnist has launched an attack on the idea of electrocar poster-child firm Tesla Motors receiving "bailout" federal loans, saying that the company's products are toys for the super-rich. Tesla says that the only reason it wants the government money is to finance the production of more affordable cars; the …
Lewis Page, 1 Dec 2008
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Tesla Roadster safe after Musk-promised money arrives

Tesla Motors, the troubled California firm behind the famous "Roadster" battery supercar, says it now has finance in place which will carry it to the point of positive cash flow - though it remains coy as to who put up the money. The firm also insists that some development work is proceeding on its next model, the broader-appeal …
Lewis Page, 4 Nov 2008
The Register breaking news

Elon Musk to bail out Tesla Motors with own money

Famous battery-supercar firm Tesla Motors has said that it expects to secure its financial position by raising further investment within a week, following rumours that it might not be able to deliver cars it has already taken deposits on. The company's new CEO and primary financial backer, PayPal multimillionaire and tech …
Lewis Page, 31 Oct 2008

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