Elon Musk shares incredible image of the fuel lines in SpaceX’s Super Heavy Booster

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted an image of the Raptor Engine system part of the Super Heavy booster that will eventually power its massive Starship vehicle into orbit – and it looks like something out of Star Wars. The photograph highlights a maze of connecting fuel lines that one Twitter user suggests looks like Sarlacc … Read more

Cybertrucks would ‘literally cost a million dollars a piece or more’ if Tesla starts production now

Elon Musk said each Cybertruck would ‘literally cost a million dollars a piece or more’ if Tesla started producing the futuristic vehicle now, adding that production is now being delayed to sometime in 2022. The statement was made during Tesla’s second-quarter earnings call Monday, which highlights the firm’s struggle to ramp up production of its … 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

Elon Musk says Tesla will eventually allow car buyers to pay in Bitcoin again

After pausing purchases with Bitcoin earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reiterated on Wednesday that the electric vehicle maker may start allowing car buyers to pay with the cryptocurrency once the tech exec is more comfortable with its energy usage. ‘It looks like Bitcoin is shifting a lot more toward renewables and a bunch … Read more

Elon Musk confirms Tesla will open Supercharger stations to other electric cars by year’s end

Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla will allow owners of other company’s electric vehicles to charge up at its Supercharger stations—adding the option will be available before the end of 2021. ‘We’re making our Supercharger network open to other EVs later this year,’ the 50-year-old CEO tweeted Tuesday. In the US, Tesla’s cars use the … Read more

Elon Musk warns Tesla drivers to ‘be paranoid’ about safety when using new Full Self-Driving 9 beta

Tesla rolled out the next iteration of its ‘Full Self-Driving’ (FSD) software, which purportedly gives its cars the ability to automatically obey traffic lights and change lanes. But CEO Elon Musk is telling owners to ‘be paranoid’ about unknown issues and avoid becoming over-reliant on the assisted driving technology. In a series of tweets on Thursday, … Read more

Elon Musk arrives in Delaware court to testify in lawsuit over SolarCity deal

Elon Musk has arrived at court to defend Tesla Inc’s 2016 acquisition of SolarCity against a lawsuit by shareholders seeking to recoup the $2.6 billion the company paid for the ailing solar panel maker. Musk is slated to take the witness stand on Monday, kicking off a two-week trial in Wilmington, Delaware, before Vice Chancellor … Read more

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

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service is on track to have more than 500,000 users within 12 months – and the company could invest up to $30 BILLION into the project Elon Musk spoke via Zoom during Mobile World Congress 2021 in Barcelona Musk announced Starlink is likely to hit 500,000 users within … Read more

SpaceX delays ride-share launch that included three British-built satellites

A trio of British-built satellites due to launch on a SpaceX rocket tomorrow will have to wait a bit longer for their trip to orbit, after the firm delayed the launch. ‘[The] team is taking additional time for pre-launch checkouts ahead of the Transporter-2 mission,’ Elon Musk‘s company announced, without giving a new date for the … Read more