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Elon Musk: Mars Will Need Bars, Pizza Joints

He says Mars ship will make maiden flight next year

(Newser) - Elon Musk says that while sticking to timelines has never been his strong point, he hopes that he'll have started the next chapter in his space odyssey in the first half 2019. That's when the SpaceX founder hopes the BFR—aka the Big F------ Rocket—will make its... More »

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes Headway in DC

Permit allows preliminary digging at abandoned lot

(Newser) - Elon Musk's dream of building a hyperloop that can move people between Washington, DC, and New York City in 29 minutes may be a small step closer to becoming a distant reality. A Nov. 29 permit issued by DC's Department of Transportation allows Musk's Boring Company to... More »

Here's How Likely It Is Tesla Comes Crashing Back to Earth

Elon Musk launched Roadster into space earlier this month

(Newser) - Scientists say there's a 6% chance Earth will having flying cars in the future. Specifically one flying car: the Tesla Roadster Elon Musk launched into space earlier this month. Researchers analyzing the car's orbit say there's a 6% chance it will crash into Earth at some point... More »

Elon Musk's Tesla Announces Record Loss

He blames Model 3 delays

(Newser) - The day after Elon Musk sent a Tesla Roadster to space in the first test flight of SpaceX's new rocket, his electric car company chalked up a less impressive record. Tesla Inc. announced its biggest-ever quarterly loss Wednesday, a whopping $675.4 million loss for the quarter ending Dec.... More »

SpaceX Just Launched a Tesla Into Orbit

Elon Musk is showing off his fancy new rocket

(Newser) - SpaceX's big new rocket has blasted off on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car on an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rocket rose Tuesday from the same Florida launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon,... More »

There Could Be a Car in Space on Tuesday

SpaceX aims to send Tesla Roadster into sun's orbit during Falcon Heavy test

(Newser) - A space superhighway remains only an idea , but Elon Musk will attempt to blast a flashy red convertible skyward regardless. Musk's Tesla Roadster will be aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket on its debut launch from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday. The car is meant to showcase... More »

Elon Musk's Flamethrowers Are Now Sold Out

So maybe this wasn't such a 'super terrible idea'

(Newser) - Elon Musk's 20,000 flamethrowers have sold out in a jiffy, completing the tech billionaire's goal of raising $10 million for his tunnel-digging Boring Company. Musk, who had joked that the flamethrowers were a "super terrible idea," announced the news on Twitter . Among those who really... More »

Elon Musk's 'Super Terrible Idea': a $500 Flamethrower

It's a fundraiser of sorts for his Boring Company, and it's already brought in $3.5M

(Newser) - "Don't do this." That was Elon Musk's instruction on an Instagram video he posted Sunday showing him running toward a colleague with the newest offering from his Boring Company: a $500 flamethrower. This product is a "super terrible idea," he notes in his post,... More »

Eagle-Eyed Viewers Got Surprise From Musk on Twitter

Tesla CEO accidentally tweeted out his phone number

(Newser) - Among the most famous phone numbers: 911, 867-5309 , 1-800-MATTRESS, and now … Elon Musk's cellphone digits. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted his personal number on Twitter Tuesday, apparently in error, as he tried to correspond with the chief technology officer of Oculus, Bloomberg reports. "Do you have... More »

Elon Musk Made Bold Promise, Fulfilled It

World's biggest lithium ion battery is installed in South Australia

(Newser) - Elon Musk promised to have the job done in 100 days or it's free . Well, it looks like Australia will be paying up. Tesla has completed installation of the world's biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia and will be turning it on next week, ahead of a... More »

Musk on New Tesla Trucks: 'Better in Every Way'

CEO lauds electric big rigs unveiled Thursday

(Newser) - After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs—and, more recently, solar panels—Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, Calif. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is... More »

Elon Musk Shares First Photo of Tunnel Under LA

He wasn't joking about digging a tunnel to avoid traffic

(Newser) - When Elon Musk said late last year that the "soul-destroying" Los Angeles traffic was driving him nuts and he was going to "just start digging," a lot of people thought he was joking . Then he started digging. On Monday, the tech billionaire shared a photo on Instagram... More »

'Production Hell' on Model 3 Delays Debut of Tesla Semi

Unveiling of Tesla's big rig truck pushed back to Nov. 16

(Newser) - The debut of Tesla's big rig truck, the Tesla Semi, has been pushed back for at least the second time this year, Reuters reports. Elon Musk tweeted Friday that the public now won't get its first look at the truck until Nov. 16. According to TechCrunch , the Tesla... More »

Elon Musk Makes Headlines—as Does His Mom

SpaceX CEO thinks rockets will zip people around the world in a matter of minutes

(Newser) - In a not-too-distant future, rocket ships will fly people around the world in a matter of minutes, according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. At the International Astronautical Congress in Australia on Friday, Musk opened up about SpaceX's progress on its BFR (Big F****ing Rocket) that he hopes will carry... More »

SpaceX Releases Explosive Rocket-Landing Blooper Reel

'We messed up a lot,' Elon Musk admits

(Newser) - SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster," the AP reports. Set to John Philip Sousa's rousing march The Liberty Bell, the two-minute video posted Thursday shows rockets exploding at sea and over land. The opening blast, from 2013,... More »

Elon Musk Sees AI as 'Most Likely Cause' of WWIII

His comments were spurred by Vladimir Putin's thoughts on artificial intelligence

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin has talked about a great many subjects lately, and artificial intelligence is one of them. The Verge reported that on Friday the Russian president had this to say to students he was speaking to: "Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind.... More »

Elon Musk Offers First Look at SpaceX's Spacesuit

'Very white and very spacey' is one critique

(Newser) - In between dating actresses and fending off future killer robots , Elon Musk is hard at work as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and he just made a big announcement regarding the latter. Musk posted on Instagram early Wednesday the first official photo of the SpaceX spacesuit, which he noted... More »

Elon Musk, AI Experts Warn of 'Pandora's Box' of Weapons

Open letter asks for ban of autonomous 'killer robots'

(Newser) - Elon Musk's wariness on artificial intelligence is well documented, and he just stepped up his anti-robot efforts with a note to the United Nations. The Guardian reports that the Tesla CEO and Alphabet's Mustafa Suleyman, along with nearly 120 robotics and AI specialists from more than two dozen... More »

It's Over Between Amber Heard, Elon Musk

They dated for about a year, but are too busy, sources say

(Newser) - It's over for Amber Heard and Elon Musk: The couple, who were first linked in the wake of Heard's acrimonious divorce from Johnny Depp, have broken up after a year of dating, sources tell Us and People . "The timing wasn't good for them," a source... More »

Elon Musk: 'Yeah,' I'm Bipolar

'Maybe not medically tho'

(Newser) - When a Twitter follower of Elon Musk wondered if the "ups and downs" the Tesla CEO has experienced made for a "more enjoyable life," Musk got deeper into his mental health than that follower may have been expecting. "The reality is great highs, terrible lows and... More »

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