SpaceX Plans to Send Tourists to ‘Twice the Altitude’ of Any Other Private Space Trip

SpaceX will work with space tourism company Space Adventures to send up to four people into space onboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, according to a press release. Read More >>

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Big Praise: Trump Says Elon ‘Does Good at Rockets,’ Zuck’s ‘Done a Hell of a Job’

While attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, a few thoughts tumbled across the barren dunes of the US president’s skull space, out through his mouth hole and out onto Squawk Box on Wednesday. He spoke with the programme’s co-host Joe Kernen about tax cuts, the impeachment inquiry, the US Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, relations with China (“President for life – not bad”). And then he turned to starry visions of wingless rocket ships gliding high, like way up high, in the sky. Read More >>

SpaceX Blows Up Rocket, Aces Emergency Escape Test

Just over a minute into its flight, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded in a fiery burst some 12 miles above the ground in what CEO Elon Musk later described as a “picture perfect mission.” That’s because the crew capsule atop it had ejected exactly as planned, successfully simulating an emergency escape and thus bringing the company one step closer to shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station. Read More >>

Elon Musk: A New Life Awaits You in the Off-World Colonies – for a Price

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has previously conceded that many of the people whom he desires to send to Mars must be prepared to risk death in the process, has sweetened the deal with the hint of some indentured servitude. Read More >>

Latest Starlink Launch Makes SpaceX the Largest Commercial Satellite Operator in the World

The successful launch of 60 new Starlink satellites means SpaceX now operates more commercial satellites than any other company in the world. It’s a major milestone for the Elon Musk-led company, which still needs to show it’s capable of responsibly managing its burgeoning megaconstellation. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Dances Like Nobody’s Watching at Tesla Event in China

Billionaire tech founder Elon Musk made quite a splash in China today, where he took the stage to show off the Tesla Model 3 that’s made at the company’s new multibillion-dollar plant near Shanghai – the first outside of the US. Read More >>

Starlink Satellites Produce Wave of UFO Sightings in the US

Residents in northern Montana, US, reported a string of strange lights dotting the sky. What looked like UFOs from an alien invasion has turned out to be another consequence of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation. Read More >>

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This Cybertruck Knock-Off Can Be Yours For Just £8,300

You can’t buy Tesla’s electric Cybertruck yet, but you can get a vehicle that looks pretty close. All you need is 666,666 rubles (£8,300) and a laidback attitude. Why a laidback attitude? The fake Tesla-branded hubcaps are probably going to fall off, judging by a new video of the thing tearing through a parking lot outside Moscow. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Hits Traffic Pylon With New Cybertruck

Billionaire tech icon Elon Musk turned a lot of heads in the US city of Malibu, California on Saturday night when he showed up to a swanky restaurant in his new Tesla Cybertruck. But Musk’s night on the town included at least one embarrassing hiccup. The founder of Tesla and SpaceX hit a traffic pylon with his shiny new vehicle that some Twitter users joked was roughly the height of a small child. Read More >>

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Jury Rules You Can Call Elon Musk a Paedo Guy

It took a federal jury in Los Angeles less than an hour to throw out a £144.6 million defamation case against Elon Musk on Friday. Calling someone a “paedo guy” to an audience of millions of Twitter followers isn’t an accusation, the jury decided, because words are tricky little devils that can mean a lot of things and slinging nastiness on the Internet, no matter how accusatory, doesn’t necessarily constitute defamation. Read More >>

Cybertruck is a Police Car Now

The Cybertruck had a good run. Since Elon Musk introduced Tesla’s dystopian play-tank last week, the vehicle has likely garnered more publicity than virtually any car announced in the last decade – and even the trove of critics dunking on the Minecraftian block-wagon seem at least a little bit intrigued by what it will look like on roadways. Read More >>

Is This Tesla’s Best Electric Carb?

More people seem to like Tesla’s divisive Cybertruck design when it’s a pile of mashed potatoes instead of some low-poly, PlayStation 2 game asset brought to life. Read More >>

This is the Dumb Automotive Rivalry That We Deserve

Le Mans '66 dramatises the story of an engineer team’s quest to build a Ford car that can beat Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race so the American company can boost lagging car sales. The film, released earlier this month, has raised eyebrows and pumped fists alike, with reviews deeming it both a“climate change horror film” and “a celebration of three of the most important energy sources in the world: capitalism, gasoline and testosterone.” Read More >>

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Musk to Testify He Didn’t Do the Thing and Furthermore, He Deleted the Thing That He Did

Elon Musk, who called a British national “paedo guy” for publicly flogging his fragile ego over the Thai cave submarine fiasco last year, will evidently defend himself during his testimony in court by claiming that he didn’t call Unsworth a paedophile. Read More >>