Elon Musk: ‘Free speech absolutist’ writes column for China’s online censors

By Tom Brown for MailOnline Elon Musk has sold nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, according to legal filings published Tuesday, trying to avoid a fire sale if he is forced into buying Twitter in a court battle set for October. The Tesla boss sold some 7.9 million shares between August 5 and 9, … Read more

Tesla unveils a TRAILER with pop-out solar panels that can charge your electric car on the go

Tesla unveils a TRAILER with pop-out solar panels that could charge your electric car on the go and a built-in SpaceX Starlink internet satellite dish Tesla has unveiled new solar range extender trailer with Starlink internet system It revealed it at an exposition in Germany – but not expected to be available soon Tesla surprised … Read more

SpaceX astronauts name their spacecraft Freedom in tribute to first American in space Alan Shepard

SpaceX crew name their new Dragon capsule ‘Freedom’ in tribute to Alan Shepard – the first American in space – and his Freedom 7 capsule: Spacecraft will take astronauts to the ISS NASA will send the next crew to the International Space Station from April 19 With Jessica Watkins, Robert Hines, Kjell Lindgren and Samantha … Read more

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship will make launch this year awaiting FAA approval in March

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave an update on the highly-anticipated interplanetary Starship rocket which he aims to take to the Moon in 2025 and later Mars, during a  press conference at his Starbase in Texas on Thursday.   Musk, 50, told the crowd that he believes he could successfully launch the Starship spacecraft into orbit by the end of … Read more

Chinese citizens slam Elon Musk over claims his Starlink satellites threatened space station

The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 17, 2021 in Jiuquan, Gansu Province of China, carried on the Long March-2F rocket, to Chinese Tiangong space station July 19, 1964: China took its first official step into space, launching and recovering an experimental biological rocket carrying white mice. April 24, … Read more

Elon Musk says SpaceX has started construction of a Starship launch pad in Florida

SpaceX’s Starship could soon move to Florida: Elon Musk announces construction of a launch pad for the massive rocket has started at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Elon Musk tweeted Friday that SpaceX has started construction of a Starship launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida The pad would be at Kennedy Space Center launch … Read more

SpaceX awarded a $178M contract for NASA’s mission to Jupiter’s moon

Elon Musk‘s aerospace firm SpaceX has been awarded a $178 million (£129 million) contract for NASA‘s first mission to Europa, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon.  SpaceX will provide ‘launch services’ for the Europa Clipper mission, which is due to blast off in October 2024 to study Europa through a series of fly-bys, NASA said.  The spacecraft will … Read more

California cop tickets driver for ‘visual obstruction’ after affixing Starlink dish to car’s hood

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has launched more than 1,730 of its ‘Starlink’ space internet satellites after launching a beta program back in October, the first 60 of which were set into orbit on May 23, 2019, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. They form a constellation of thousands of satellites, designed to provide low-cost broadband internet service … Read more

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink is on track to have more than 500,000 users within 12 months

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company’s Starlink satellite internet is on track to gain ‘possibly over 500,000 users within 12 months.’ Musk, speaking via Zoom at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress 2021, added that he foresees up to $10 billion in investments before Starlink reaches positive cash and a whopping $20 to $30 … Read more

SpaceX plans to launch a Starship rocket to MARS from an ‘ocean spaceport’ in 2022 

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has confirmed ambitious plans to build an ‘ocean spaceport’ that will be used to launch a Starship rocket to Mars in 2022.  It was reported in July 2020 that the firm had acquired a pair of former oil drilling rigs for $3.5 million (£2.47 million) each that they planned to convert … Read more

SpaceX satellite plans ‘unsustainable’ warns competitor Arianespace

SpaceX is close to a ‘de-factor monopolisation’ of space due to its thousands of satellites, claims the head of European space launch firm Arianespace. The Elon Musk-owned firm has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to launch up to 42,000 satellites into space. They are building the ‘Starlink’ constellation that will deliver ‘reliable … Read more

Retired astronaut Peggy Whitson, 61, will return space on a SpaceX private flight

Retired NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, 61, is dusting off her space suit for another trip to the final frontier, making her the oldest woman to make the trip. Whitson, however, will be accompanied by another silver fox – racecar driver John Shoffer, 65. The pair purchased seats aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule that will soar … Read more