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Feb 11, 2019

Elon Musk reveals just how much a ticket to Mars will cost

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

All hopes are on Mars to be the next big adventure for mankind, with groups like NASA working hard to make a manned mission to the Red Planet a reality and companies like SpaceX betting big on Earth-to-Mars travel.

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has long promised that living on Mars will be a reality within our lifetimes, even suggesting that he himself might move there at some point in the not-too-distant future. But once all the kinks are ironed out, how much is it going to cost to leave Earth behind and become a full-fledged Martian? Musk thinks he has the answer.

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Feb 11, 2019

Elon Musk: A Round-Trip Ticket to Mars Will Cost Just $100,000

Posted by in categories: economics, Elon Musk, space travel

“Very dependent on volume, but I’m confident moving to Mars (return ticket is free) will one day cost less than $500k & maybe even below $100k,” he wrote. “Low enough that most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth & move to Mars if they want.”


The extraordinary ambition of Musk’s prediction wasn’t lost on some Twitter users. “Fyre Festival Part Deux,” one replied.

Maybe that skepticism is why, in a follow up reply, Musk seemed to hedge his bets.

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Feb 5, 2019

Is Tesla’s Elon Musk Making Good On Prediction That Capacitors ‘Supersede’ Batteries?

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, energy, sustainability, transportation

If I were to make a prediction, I’d think there’s a good chance that it is not batteries. But capacitors.”

Today he may be making good on his prediction. The electric vehicle manufacturer confirmed that it has acquired a small San Diego lab that owns ultracapacitor patents and technology.

Maxwell Technologies provides dry electrode manufacturing technology that can be used to make to make batteries that power electric vehicles and renewable energy systems. The company announced that in an all-stock transaction it will merge and become a wholly owned by a subsidiary of Tesla.

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Feb 2, 2019

See the SpaceX rocket engine that will zip Elon Musk’s Starship to moon

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

The Raptor engine is designed to power Starship to our lunar neighbor and beyond.

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Feb 1, 2019

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company to help Telesat take on Elon Musk in internet satellite race

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

Telesat picked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Glenn rocket to launch its satellites into space.

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Jan 21, 2019

Elon Musk: Boring Co. Could Help Dig New CERN Particle Collider

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, particle physics

Elon Musk’s company could accelerate traffic *and* physics research.

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Jan 20, 2019

Why SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son is Silicon Valley’s power broker

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Billionaire Masayoshi Son–not Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg–has the most audacious vision for an AI-powered utopia where machines control how we live. And he’s spending hundreds of billions of dollars to realize it. Are you ready to live in Masa World?

[Illustration: Señor Salme]

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Jan 10, 2019

Elon Musk Says Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Will Hover in the Air Using SpaceX Tech

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

The feature will be part of a SpaceX add-on package that uses thrusters to aid in acceleration and cornering.

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Jan 7, 2019

This is how Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX to give internet to everyone

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

You get internet! And YOU get internet!


The Starlink satellite launch is just the beginning of SpaceX’s plan to cover the globe with internet.

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Jan 7, 2019

Elon Musk: First Commercial Crew Test Will Be “Especially Dangerous”

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

It will be a critical flight for SpaceX and NASA.


But SpaceX is hard at work to prevent any disaster from happening.

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