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1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan.


Tesla stock falls as CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke marijuana on video

Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled about 7 percent as the markets opened Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company’s accounting …


‘Private’ mess: Musk’s credibility goes from bad to worse

First it was the shocking tweet that funding was secured and Tesla may go private, then a statement that the money wasn’t locked down after all. Two weeks later it’s …


Elon Musk says cutting back on work hours isn’t an option

Arianna Huffington is calling on Elon Musk to adopt a healthier work-life balance, but the Tesla CEO says that’s not an option. In a tweet early Sunday after arriving home …


Elon Musk tells newspaper he’s cracking under stress of Tesla job

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he’s cracking under the stress of his job? That’s the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar …


Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate proposals to take the company private one week after CEO Elon Musk said he was considering it.


Tesla board moves to explore going private; shareholders sue over Elon Musk’s tweets

Tesla Inc.’s board of directors said Tuesday it was forming a special committee to explore Chief Executive Elon Musk’s desire to take the Palo Alto electric-car maker private even as …


Inside SpaceX, the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that eventually could send astronauts to space

Elon Musk’s SpaceX hosted an open house here Monday, offering a rare peek inside the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that also serves as a museum of sorts to SpaceX’s 16-year …


Tesla CEO Elon Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny

Tesla CEO Elon Musk used Twitter late Friday to taunt investors who have bet against his company, even though his previous Twitter comments have spurred a government investigation and shareholder …


Megan McArdle: The private musings and short fuse of Elon Musk

Tesla’s Elon Musk’s recent Twitter stylings indicate that he is getting rattled by persistent investor skepticism about a money-burning, never-profitable enterprise with a market cap of about $60 billion.


Doubts grow over Elon Musk’s master plan to take Tesla private

As Tesla’s board of directors rallied Wednesday behind chief Elon Musk’s extraordinary push to take the all-electric automaker private, a growing contingent of investors, analysts and former regulators voiced their …


Musk tweets video parody of Hitler ‘shorting Tesla stock’

Elon Musk is struggling with his own pledge to get a better handle on his use of Twitter, posting a version of an Adolf Hitler clip that lampoons fund managers …


Elon Musk’s social media conduct may be bad for his business

Whether it’s investors betting against his stock or reporters or analysts who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has fought back, often around the clock on Twitter.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Former Tesla employee blasted by Elon Musk takes battle to SEC, filing whistleblower complaint

Martin Tripp, the fired Tesla technician fighting a corporate legal battle and a war of words with chief Elon Musk, has formally filed a tip with the Securities and Exchange …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Tesla plans China plant with 500,000 vehicle capacity

Tesla has reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build a factory that will rival production from its lone U.S. assembly plant, as Elon Musk takes his biggest …


Loved by Elon Musk, mocked by critics, Tesla’s tent gets put to test

Elon Musk has six days to make good on his pledge that Tesla will be pumping out 5,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of the month. If …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Elon Musk’s flamethrowers are listed on eBay for as high as $20,000

Just in time for Father’s Day, Elon Musk’s tunneling construction company began handing out its first batch of $500 flamethrowers this weekend.


Pravda: Elon Musk’s solution for punishing journalists

For months now, Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor trying to colonize Mars, tunnel under Los Angeles and make electric vehicles mainstream, has been seemingly preoccupied with another obsession: the media.


SpaceX’s upgraded rocket soars with satellite for Bangladesh

SpaceX lifted Bangladesh’s first satellite into orbit Friday using an upgraded rocket designed for dozens of repeat flights including back-to-back, same-day launches.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:38 a.m.

Tesla drops in premarket after Musk lets loose on call

Tesla’s shares are tumbling before the market open Thursday after the electric vehicle maker posted a record first-quarter loss and its CEO got testy at times during a conference call.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

SpaceX’s big new rocket blasts off with sports car on top

SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 1:48 p.m.

SpaceX ‘Starman’ at wheel of sports car flying on new rocket

A SpaceX “Starman” is aboard the company’s new rocket that’s set to make its launch debut from Florida.


Big pay package for Musk, with even bigger goals for Tesla

Elon Musk will remain at Tesla Inc. under a 10-year, all-or-nothing pay package that demands massive growth.


Tesla’s scant disclosures leave Wall Street guessing on Model 3

Tesla may have delivered about four times more Model 3 sedans last quarter than in the prior three months, or boosted sales by a factor of 40, depending on which …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

Rocket lights sky as it carries satellites from California

A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space.


Tesla was under federal investigation over Model 3 and may still be, report says

The Securities and Exchange Commission investigated Tesla over how it was selling its Model 3 sedan, but the company didn’t tell investors about it, and may still be under federal …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

SpaceX racked up another first Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.


SpaceX delivery delayed for a few days

SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station by at least another few days.


World’s biggest battery to be ready this week in Australia

Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk is on track to deliver on a promise by building the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in the Australian Outback within 100 days, an official …