Monthly Archives: September 2018

How Boeing CEO plants seeds of tomorrow’s tech

Dennis Muilenburg is leading Boeing into a second century of innovation with dreams of hypersonic flight, self-flying planes and journeys to Mars. But to lead the way, the 102-year-old company’s CEO, chairman and president turns to the values he learned … Continue reading

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Elon Musk agrees to resign as Tesla chairman

By Todd Bishop and Alan Boyle Elon Musk has agreed to step down as Tesla’s chairman for three years but will remain CEO of the electric car maker, under the terms of documents filed today to settle a securities fraud … Continue reading

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Elon Musk calls SEC charges ‘unjustified’

Update: Elon Musk and Tesla settle with SEC. Tesla’s billionaire CEO and chairman, Elon Musk, is calling the Securities and Exchange Commission’s fraud claims against him “unjustified” after reportedly passing up a settlement deal that would have temporarily forced him from … Continue reading

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Check out Hayabusa 2 mission’s asteroid close-ups

The scientists and engineers behind Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission made history last week when the mission’s mothership dropped two mini-rovers onto the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, 180 million miles from Earth, but they’re not resting on their laurels. The first rovers … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch lifts the veil on PGA rocket engine

The name of Stratolaunch Systems’ home-grown rocket engine leaves no doubt about who’s footing the bill: It’s called the PGA, as in Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen. Stratolaunch has made glancing references to its in-house propulsion system development program over the … Continue reading

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Boeing wins $9.2B Air Force contract for T-X jets

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract worth up to $9.2 billion for a new fleet of T-X training jets that it originally thought would cost twice as much. In today’s announcement, the Air Force said the deal … Continue reading

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SEC charges Tesla’s Elon Musk with securities fraud

Update: Elon Musk and Tesla settle with SEC. The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Tesla’s billionaire CEO and chairman, Elon Musk, with securities fraud over a series of controversial tweets focusing on the electric-car company’s future financial status. If … Continue reading

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