Author Archives: Alan Boyle

About Alan Boyle

Award-winning science writer, creator of Cosmic Log, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Check out "About Alan Boyle" for more fun facts.

Blue Origin and Airbus back ‘The Moon Race’

A new nonprofit organization is partnering with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, Airbus and other heavy-hitters to create a moon-centric prize program known as “The Moon Race.” The contest’s goal is to boost technologies that could contribute to sustainable lunar exploration. A … Continue reading

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SEC settlement buoys Tesla share prices

Tesla’s share price jumped today as dramatically as it fell on Sept. 28, thanks largely to this weekend’s settlement of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s complaints against the company and its CEO, Elon Musk. After falling 14 percent on Sept. 28, … Continue reading

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Paul Allen says cancer is back, but voices optimism

Nine years after he underwent treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a potentially fatal but treatable form of cancer, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says the disease has returned. On Twitter and in a blog post, the 65-year-old billionaire investor, philanthropist and self-described “Idea Man” says he and … Continue reading

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Moon Express brings in $12.5M to boost lunar plans

Moon Express, which aims to start missions to the moon within the next couple of years, says it has raised $2.5 million in bridge financing and has begun a $20 million Series B financing round, anchored by a $10 million … Continue reading

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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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