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  • Lilly Wachowski claps back at Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk's 'red pill' exchange

    05/18/2020 8:35:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 18 2020 | Zack Budryk
    “The Matrix” co-creator Lilly Wachowski blasted Tesla CEO Elon Musk and White House adviser Ivanka Trump on Sunday for invoking the “red pill,” a metaphor popularized by the sci-fi films. Musk, who has been a vocal critic of California’s lockdown orders and threatened to move Tesla production to Texas, tweeted “Take the red pill” over the weekend. “Taken!” Trump said in response to Musk’s tweet, prompting Wachowski, who co-wrote and co-directed the film trilogy, to respond “F—k both of you.” In a follow-up tweet, she urged her followers to support the BraveSpace Alliance, an LGBTQ social-services organization based in Chicago....
  • California officials capitulate to Elon Musk, allow Tesla plant to reopen

    05/13/2020 2:44:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 39 replies
    CNN Business ^ | May 13, 2020 | Chauncey Alcorn
    Tesla's standoff with California's Alameda County officials has come to an end after the county agreed to let Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, reopen. Alameda County gave Tesla its blessing on the condition that it maintain "minimum business operations" and implement additional safety recommendations, according to a company statement that was released on Tuesday. The county said Tesla could possibly re-open as soon as next week, though the company has already begun production despite coronavirus concerns, according to Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. That ignited an ongoing rift between the billionaire and California officials who argue his business operations continue...
  • Tesla restarting production today against Alameda County rules

    05/11/2020 2:00:25 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    Elon Musk ^ | May 11, 2020 | Elon Musk
    Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.
  • California pol tweets '[bleeping] Elon Musk’ after announcement to move Tesla

    05/10/2020 10:08:35 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 75 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 10, 2020 | Lee Brown
    <p>A California assemblywoman has drawn outrage with a blunt attack on Tesla’s plans to quit the Golden state — tweeting, “F–k Elon Musk.”</p> <p>Lorena Gonzalez sent the tweet late Saturday night shortly after Musk, 48, said he would move his pioneering tech company to either Texas or Nevada because of an ongoing spat about reopening in California.</p>
  • Elon Musk: Tesla will move from California to Texas/Nevada due to local coronavirus response

    05/09/2020 1:50:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    Electrek ^ | May 9, 2020 | Fred Lambert
    Elon Musk announced that Tesla will move its headquarters and more from California to Texas and Nevada due to the local response to the coronavirus, which he believes is excessive. Over the last few weeks, Musk has been criticizing the shelter-in-place orders and restrictions related to the pandemic – going as far as calling them fascist. Things are now starting to ramp up from just talk to actions. As we reported earlier this week, Tesla attempted to reopen Fremont factory following comments from California’s Governor about starting to slowly reopen the state, but Alameda County, where the Fremont factory is...
  • Out Of This World! Tom Cruise Plots Movie To Shoot In Space With Elon Musk’s SpaceX

    05/04/2020 5:11:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 4, 2020 | Mike Fleming Jr
    I’m hearing that Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s Space X are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film – an action adventure – to be shot in outer space. It’s not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage but look for more news as I get it. But this is real, albeit in the early stages of liftoff. Mission: Impossible Fallout took a break, literally when he broke his ankle in a leap from one rooftop to the other and he also hung from a helicopter;...
  • SpaceX Starship Updates - Lunar Starship: One Giant Leap

    05/04/2020 11:18:01 AM PDT · by amorphous · 28 replies
    In this Episode, we will take a look at the ongiong work by SpaceX in Boca Chica. We will look at Starship SN4 & SN5. Progress is continuing at an incredible rate. We will also take a look at the newly contracted Lunar Landers by Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX. NASA has chosen to give the private sector an opportunity for their own Moon shots. SpaceX is contributing the Lunar Starship, which has quite a few differences compared to the Earth based variant!
  • Mark Cuban pushes back on Elon Musk calling states' coronavirus lockdowns 'fascist'

    04/30/2020 6:26:31 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 30 2020 | Talia Kaplan
    Dallas Mavericks Owner and billionaire investor Mark Cuban pushed back Wednesday on Tesla CEO Elon Musk for reportedly calling states' coronavirus shelter-in-place orders “fascist.” “Anything that negatively impacts Tesla, Elon hates, period, end of story,” Cuban said on “Fox News @ Night” on Wednesday. “I don’t think he has other people’s interests at heart. I mean, I don’t really know him at all, but that’s just my take.” During an earnings call on Wednesday, The Verge reported that Musk said, “The expansion of shelter-in-place, or as we call it, forcibly imprisoning people in their homes, against all their constitutional rights,...
  • Tesla's Musk doubles down against coronavirus restrictions, calling it fascism

    04/29/2020 5:37:52 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 60 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 04/29/20 | Claudia Assis
    Tesla Inc. TSLA, +4.08% Chief Executive Elon Musk reiterated his criticism of ongoing shelter-in-place orders across the U.S., calling it an "infringement of people's rights" and saying that telling people they cannot leave their homes is "fascist, this is not democratic. Give people back their (expletive) freedom." Tesla's sole U.S. vehicle-producing factory in Fremont, Calif., has been shuttered since late March as the San Francisco Bay Area was among the first regions in the U.S. to issue mandatory shutdowns. "It's outrage" that will cause "great harm" not just to Tesla but other companies and suppliers, Musk said in a call...

    04/29/2020 11:32:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2020 | Elon Musk
  • Exclusive Robert Zubrin Interview Part 3: Will Elon Musk lead us into the future?

    04/27/2020 1:25:03 PM PDT · by amorphous · 13 replies
    What about it? Youtube Chanel ^ | Apr 25, 2020 | Felix Schlang
    Felix sat down with Robert Zubrin - Scientist, Engineer, Inventor & President of the Mars Society - to have a talk about Elon Musk, SpaceX and the future of humanity. Robert Zubrin was able to provide me with most interesting answers and gave insights into what he learned while working and talking with SpaceX's Elon Musk
  • SpaceX good news

    04/26/2020 10:55:48 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/27/2020 | Elon Must
    SN4 passed cryo proof!
  • Elon Musk delivers hundreds of ventilators bought in China to US

    03/24/2020 12:24:09 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/24/20 | Marty Johnson
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday announced that the electric car company had bought hundreds of ventilators, a medical device crucial to combating severe cases of the coronavirus, from China and shipped them to the U.S. "China had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips & Medtronic ventilators on Friday night & airshipped them to LA," Musk tweeted late Monday night.
  • SpaceX To Play Bigger Role In This 'Massive' Live-Fire Air Force Exercise

    02/22/2020 9:14:44 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/21/20 | Gillian Rich
    WASHINGTON — SpaceX Starlink satellites will play a major role in an Air Force live-fire exercise in April, and a Virgin Galactic (SPCE) sister company is in talks to potentially join in as well. In December, the Air Force tested its experimental Advanced Battle Management System that will connect air, sea, land and space assets. The exercise was deemed an overall success, with SpaceX Starlink satellites used to link to a Lockheed Martin (LMT) AC-130 gunship. As a next step, the Air Force's April 8 event is going to be "massive," Air Force acquisition chief William Roper told reporters at...
  • Tesla (TSLA) crushes Q4 2019 results: Maintains profit, beats Wall St. revenue estimates

    01/29/2020 3:17:30 PM PST · by Moonman62 · 49 replies
    Teslarati ^ | 01/29/20 | Simon Alvarez
    Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) fourth-quarter earnings for 2019 saw the electric car maker post $7.38 billion in revenue, exceeding estimates from Wall Street. The results, which were discussed at length in an Update Letter, were released after the closing bell on Wednesday, January 29. Tesla entered and ended the fourth quarter on a high note. Propelled by a surprise profit in the third quarter, TSLA shares experienced a radical rise that has continued until today. The company also delivered 112,000 vehicles over Q4 2019, while producing 104,000, setting new records once more. The following are the key points in Tesla’s Q4 2019...
  • Trump says Elon Musk is like Thomas Edison: ‘He’s one of our great geniuses’

    01/22/2020 6:49:18 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 72 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/22/20 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    President Donald Trump told CNBC on Wednesday that Elon Musk is one of the world’s “great geniuses,” he likened the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX to Thomas Edison. Musk is “one of our great geniuses, and we have to protect our genius,” Trump said in an interview with “Squawk Box” co-host Joe Kernen from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “You know, we have to protect Thomas Edison and we have to protect all of these people that came up with originally the light bulb and the wheel and all of these things. And he’s one of our very...
  • SpaceX Launches Dragon Cargo Ship to Space Station for NASA, Sticks Rocket Landing

    12/05/2019 4:37:41 PM PST · by Moonman62 · 9 replies
    SPACE.COM ^ | 12/05/19 | Amy Thompson
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft for NASA today (Dec. 5) on the company's final cargo mission of the year , sending fresh supplies to the International Space Station — and also sticking a rocket landing on a drone ship off the Florida coast. A shiny, new two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 12:29 p.m. EST (1729 GMT) from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the company's robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the orbiting lab following a 24-hour delay due to high winds. Clear skies above the SpaceX launch site...
  • Elon Musk's The Boring Company to start tunneling at Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday

    11/14/2019 7:21:57 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 21 replies
    News 3 Las Vegas ^ | 11/13/19 | Phillip Moyer
    This Friday, Elon Musk's The Boring Company, will begin work on its $52.5 million underground people mover at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A release sent out by the LVCVA states that the company's boring machine has been put in place, and will begin tunneling at the convention center on Friday at 3 p.m. The people mover, which travel through two one-mile tunnels across the convention center's 200-acre campus, is designed to transport convention-goers to various destinations in about one minute.
  • SpaceX Just Launched 60 Starlink Satellites (And Nailed a Milestone Rocket Landing)

    11/11/2019 8:05:47 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 61 replies
    SPACE.COM ^ | 11/11/19 | Amy Thompson
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's plans to bring global internet coverage to the world just took another leap forward as its 9th Falcon 9 rocket flight of the year launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit Monday (Nov. 11). The satellites rode into space atop a veteran Falcon 9 first stage, ending a nearly three-month launch hiatus for the company. The last time a SpaceX Falcon 9 took to the skies, was on Aug. 6, when the company’s flagship rocket carried the Israeli AMOS-17 communications satellite into space. The sooty Falcon roared to life at 9:56 a.m. EST (1456...
  • Tesla shares pop the most in 6 years after earnings show it’s building cash, boosting margins

    10/24/2019 4:41:19 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/24/19 | Michael Sheetz
    * Tesla’s stock had its best single day of trading since May 2013. * The electric automaker turned in an unexpectedly profitable third-quarter and better than anticipated progress toward getting its Shanghai factory operational. * “Skeptics had legitimate concerns in the past, but Tesla is now building cash, winning market share, and boosting margins,” Piper Jaffray says. Tesla’s stock popped big when trading began on Thursday, after the electric automaker turned in an unexpectedly profitable third-quarter and better than anticipated progress toward getting its Shanghai factory operational. “Skeptics had legitimate concerns in the past, but Tesla is now building cash,...