Tag: SpaceX

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:09 am

A spaced-out Cybertruck

On Instagram, artist @charlieautomotiv created a set of images of what a Cybertruck made for the moon might look like. A moon rover from Tesla isn’t such a spaced-out idea when you consider that both Tesla and SpaceX are run by Elon Musk.

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Mar 20, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Coronavirus related retooling

After BYD had recently turned into one of the biggest makers of medical face masks and disinfections in China, Tesla, General Motors and Ford now offered to convert their production in the USA to manufacture urgently needed medical equipment such as respirators.

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Jan 24, 2020 - 11:20 am

Model X to bring astronauts to the verge of space

Elon Musk’s private space-faring company SpaceX is now using Tesla Model X’s to ferry NASA astronauts to their respective shuttles on the way to the International Space Station ISS. This will replace the shiny Astro van NASA has used for decades.

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Feb 8, 2018 - 12:26 pm

There’s a Roadster waiting in the sky

Real news first: SpaceX has mastered the art of shooting and landing rockets. Big business awaits the Falcon Heavy. Now the curious news. To prove their case, they shot a Tesla Roadster into space with an astronaut dummy on board.

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May 19, 2017 - 08:02 am

Final resting place in space.

If your dream of going to space will not come true within your lifetime, Elysium Space provides a remedy. Helped by SpaceX, the Californian start-up will shoot your ashes into space so you literally return as a shooting star. A moon funeral is also possible but do not expect visitors at your grave.

Apr 29, 2016 - 08:03 am

SpaceX, e-Golf.

Reading tip I: Musk goes Mars, or at least plans to send an unmanned space craft by SpaceX there by 2018. The mission is designed to probe what it would take to send human colonisers there in the future.
theguardian.com, wired.com

Reading tip II: The real range of the electric Golf exceeds the EPA rating, a six month trial suggests. Bengt Halvorson found the 83-mile conservative and was able to drive much longer on most days.

Jun 11, 2015 - 07:56 am

SpaceX internet satellites, UK cargo bike deliveries.

Reading tip I: Beam it down, Elon! The internet that is, as Musk’s SpaceX company has just asked the US federal government to start testing its mini-satellites designed to deliver internet from space. The plans call for 4,000 cheap satellites that would send high-speed Internet signals to every region.

Reading tip II: Peter Walker looks at a new trend emerging in Great Britain: deliveries with cargo bikes, which are often enough electric as they carry loads of up to 200 kilos on the last miles.

Jun 2, 2015 - 09:09 am

Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX subsidies.

A total of 4.9 billion dollars is what the Los Angeles Times says Elon Musk received in government support for his companies Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX. The incentives included grants, tax breaks, discounted loans as well as tax credits and rebates to buyers of solar panels and electric cars.

Jan 21, 2015 - 09:05 am

Solar Impulse 2 world trip, Google investment in SpaceX.

Video tip: The Solar Impulse 2 is getting ready for its trip around the world. It was undergoing tests at the Abu Dhabi Airport, including being turned on for the first time. The official flying route has also been made public, with take-off scheduled for the end of next month.
youtube.com via cleantechnica.com

Reading tip: Media report that Google wants to invest up to one billion dollars in Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. A possible reason for the collaboration could be that Musk and Google both want to make the internet available in even remote areas via small satellites.
wsj.com, businessinsider.com

Found on electrive.com
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