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Elon Musk Donates Over £368,000 to Help Flint Schools Clean Tainted Water

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was lambasted on Twitter at the end of last week for mocking the Securities and Exchange Commission. But in the midst of the kerfuffle, one organisation took to Twitter to thank him – Michigan’s Flint School District. Read More >>

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Elon Musk to Resign as Tesla Chairman, Must Pay £15 Million Fine in SEC Settlement Over Catastrophic ‘420’ Tweet

In August, Tesla CEO Elon Musk set off an entirely preventable and catastrophic chain of events by tweeting that he was “considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” Musk provided no financing details, and the Securities and Exchange Commission later determined that he never finalised any kind of deal with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund behind the ostensible buyout. Last week, it slapped him with fraud charges for making “false and misleading” statements and not complying with regulatory requirements. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Rejected US Securities and Exchange Commission Settlement at Last Minute: Report

Elon Musk is being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for securities violations, but it appears this entire situation could have been avoided on two distinct occasions. Read More >>

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US Securities and Exchange Commission Sues Elon Musk

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened a case against Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Read More >>

Elon Musk Names Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as First Tourist on SpaceX’s BFR

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the first paying tourist that the company plans to fly around the moon on a 240,000-mile journey on its promised Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) — and it’s Japanese billionaire, founder of online fashion giant Zozo, and art collector Yusaku Maezawa. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Sued for Defamation by Cave Diver Over ‘Paedo’ Remarks

In a series of tweets in July, Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk referred to a cave diver involved in the rescue of a Thai football team as a “paedo guy.” Now Vernon Unsworth, the diver in question, has filed a lawsuit against Musk in the US state of California’s Central District Court alleging defamation. Read More >>

SpaceX Reboots Plan to Send Tourists Around the Moon—and It’s About to Name the First Passenger

In a tweet posted late yesterday, SpaceX said it has signed a passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its next-generation launch system. Details are scarce, but the announcement suggests the Elon Musk-led rocket company is still intent on delivering private individuals, rather than just cargo and professional astronauts, into space. Read More >>

Old Predictions About Space Travel Can Be Super Depressing in 2018

You’re probably familiar with the old sayings, “where’s my flying car?” and “where’s my jetpack?” But the most depressing question for plenty of space nerds from the 20th century might be, “where’s my vacation on the moon?” And I just got really depressed reading a paper from 1987 about the space travel advances we were supposed to have by 2013. Read More >>

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Report: US Air Force Not Sure What to Do About Elon Musk Smoking Weed

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk added yet another wearying episode to our multi-month-long Musk news cycle this week by smoking weed on camera with podcast host Joe Rogan, sending Tesla’s stock tumbling and triggering yet more speculation about his capacity to serve as CEO. But the episode may have bigger ramifications over at SpaceX, which is a federal contractor and privy to classified information like the details of government satellites. Read More >>

Report: It Doesn’t Sound Like Elon Musk Really Thought Out That ‘Funding Secured’ Tweet

Earlier this month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk added to his seemingly never-ending drama by announcing via Twitter that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private at $420 a share. The tweet quickly blew up in his face, drawing Securities and Exchange Commission attention and generating chaos for the company. When Musk finally announced he was backing off the plan late Friday evening, it was less a surprise than another affirmation of his declining credibility. Read More >>

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Elon Musk’s Instagram Drama Is Getting Even Weirder

It looks like Tesla founder and tortured workaholic Elon Musk has deleted his Instagram account. “Finally!” you might say, if you’ve been following the 47-year-old’s controversial behaviour on social media lately. “But wait you have to give me back my phone!” Azealia Banks might say, since she demanded Musk return the device around the same time he nuked his Instagram. “What on Earth is happening?” everyone else will definitely ask. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Reduces Twitter Use, Specifically by Unfollowing Grimes

Three months ago, I had no idea who recording artist Grimes was, but after weeks of nonstop drama and intrigue, reports she’s been unfollowed on Twitter by her boyfriend Elon Musk have me shook. Read More >>

Tesla Shares Tank After Tearful Elon Musk Interview Freaks People Out

Tesla shares fell by more than 8 per cent on Friday morning as worries about an SEC investigation increased and CEO Elon Musk gave the New York Times an interview in which he discussed his mounting problems at the company. Despite everything, Musk says he’s just going to keep tweeting. Read More >>

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Tesla Hit With Third Class-Action Suit Over Musk’s Stock Tweets

Embattled electric car manufacturer Tesla racked up its third class-action suit, filed this evening in California’s Northern District Court, stemming from bizarre and potentially unfounded tweets sent last week by CEO Elon Musk. Read More >>