Jury: Elon Musk did not defame British caver in tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for weeks in a Thailand cave […]

Musk unveils SpaceX rocket designed to get to Mars and back

BOCA CHICA VILLAGE, Texas (AP) — Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry a crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularly. In a livestreamed speech from SpaceX’s launch facility near the southern tip of Texas, Musk said Saturday that […]

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

Image: A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with a payload of 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Thursday, May 23, 2019. A 149 second time exposure of the launch Thursday night is viewed from the end of Minutemen Causeway in Cocoa […]

Tesla CEO Musk gets reprieve in contempt-of-court hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday urged stock market regulators and Tesla CEO Elon Musk to amicably settle their dispute over his tweets. If not, she said she’ll decide whether to grant regulators’ request that the outspoken executive face escalating fines if he breaks rules protecting investors. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan […]

SpaceX debuts new crew capsule in crucial test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX closes in on human spaceflight with this weekend’s debut of a new capsule designed for astronauts.The six-day test flight will be real in every regard, beginning with a Florida liftoff Saturday and a docking the next day with the International Space Station. But the Dragon capsule won’t carry humans, […]

SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX said Wednesday that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs.The decision was made to streamline operations, the Hawthorne, California-based company said in […]

New Tesla chair must rein in CEO Musk at key moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won’t be an easy job.Whoever becomes the new chairman of Tesla Motors will face the formidable task of reining in Elon Musk, the charismatic, visionary chief executive with an impulsive streak, while also helping Musk achieve his dream of turning Tesla into a profitable, mass-market producer of environmentally-friendly electric cars. Musk […]