Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Elon musk

  • It's officially a stellar week for Elon Musk, the billionaire engineer behind SpaceX, the company that made history Tuesday launching the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.
  • (CNN (blog))
  • Elon Musk leads a life worthy of Dos Equis's "Most Interesting Man in the World" ad campaign. His tweets are about rockets he just launched. Action heroes model themselves on him. His warm-up was founding PayPal.
  • (Businessweek)
  • Billionaire Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of SpaceX, sent his Falcon 9 rocket into space early Tuesday morning with an unmanned Dragon capsule after an original mission was aborted over the weekend. How's he feeling? Extremely relieved.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • SpaceX ushered in a new era of space travel today, with the successful launch of Falcon 9 – a feat founder Elon Musk believes puts space exploration in the same boat as the web in the mid 90s.
  • (Techradar.com)
  • To call Elon Musk, the man behind the first private company to launch a spacecraft into orbit and retrieve it, a high achiever would be an understatement. Musk was born in South Africa in 1971.
  • (globalnews.ca)
  • That will probably change if things keep going his way.
  • (New York Times)
  • "Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world," the inventor Elon Musk likes to tell students.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • That will probably change if things keep going his way.
  • (Pioneer Press)
  • Last week Mark Zuckerberg took his little Harvard project public in the largest tech IPO ever and quickly followed it up by marrying his Harvard sweetheart. However, the honeymoon was cut short as the Facebook stock has yet to impress.
  • (TechCrunch)
  • Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) (TSLA), the electric-car maker led by Elon Musk, rose after the company said it will begin delivering the Model S sedan to customers on June 22. The shares (TSLA) gained 6.2 percent to $30.55 at 10:50 a.m.
  • (Businessweek)

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