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Aliens? Even Elon Musk has fun with rocket show

The bloom of exhaust that blossomed in Southern California’s skies during Dec. 22’s liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket sparked jokes and jitters — with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk joining in. Was it an alien visitation? A North Korean rocket attack? … Continue reading

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster gets set for liftoff

After a flurry of speculation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is showing off his midnight cherry-red Tesla Roadster sports car as it’s being prepared for its ride atop a Falcon Heavy rocket. Liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space … Continue reading

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Elon Musk lifts the veil on Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket just got more real, now that billionaire founder Elon Musk has tweeted out pictures of the triple-barreled launch vehicle. The late-night tweet was accompanied by three views of the rocket cores being processed at SpaceX’s Florida facility in … Continue reading

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Will CEOs set up a Boeing vs. SpaceX race to Mars?

So what does SpaceX CEO Elon Musk think of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s claim that the first people to set foot on Mars will arrive on a Boeing rocket? “Do it,” Musk tweeted, in one of many two-word comebacks that might … Continue reading

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Launching a sports car to Mars? Questions abound

Billionaire CEO Elon Musk tweeted out the idea of putting a cherry-red Tesla Roadster on SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy rocket and sending it toward Mars, sparking lots of questions in the process. The first question has to be: Is he … Continue reading

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Elon Musk will bid to build Chicago transit ‘loop’

A loop to the Loop? It could happen: Billionaire Elon Musk says he’s willing to build an express transit system that links downtown Chicago with O’Hare International Airport. Musk’s expression of interest came in response to Chicago’s “request for qualifications” relating to … Continue reading

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Flipping robot sparks AI warning from Elon Musk

Boston Dynamics’ video of a humanoid robot executing a perfect backflip sparked a lot of dark humor, and now billionaire Elon Musk has responded with dark seriousness about the risks posed by super-intelligent, super-agile bots. Musk suggested that future robots could move … Continue reading

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