Articles tagged “elon musk”

The Race to Space Speeds Up With Virgin Galactic’s Listing

The Race to Space Speeds Up With Virgin Galactic’s Listing

Thomas Seal, Christopher Jasper and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Richard Branson has been trying to get to space since 2004, when he first founded Virgin Galactic. While the company's move to publicly list the company takes things up a notch, it certainly doesn't guarantee this idea won't remain a true moonshot.

5 months ago

A Billionaire Aims to Be the First Paying Passenger on Elon Musk’s Moon Rocket

A Billionaire Aims to Be the First Paying Passenger on Elon Musk’s Moon Rocket

Yuji Nakamura and Lisa Du, Bloomberg

He’ll be in his late 40s if the mission goes ahead on schedule, but Yusaku Maezawa deserves props for his bravery for what would be a dangerous and historic trip.

1 year ago

Elon Musk Signs Up First Space Tourist for Flight Around the Moon

Elon Musk Signs Up First Space Tourist for Flight Around the Moon

Angus Whitley and Kazunori Takada, Bloomberg

Getting its first passenger signed up is good news for SpaceX but given the inherent difficulties of such a project, we shouldn't expect an imminent departure.

1 year ago

Elon Musk to Build High-Speed Transit to Chicago O’Hare Airport

Elon Musk to Build High-Speed Transit to Chicago O’Hare Airport

Associated Press

Chicago is already ahead of New York in connecting its far-away airport to downtown. Cutting that 40-minute train trip down to 12 minutes could produce more demand than these electric vehicles can handle.

2 years ago

Virgin Hyperloop Loses a Chunk of Its Board After Replacements and Arrests

Virgin Hyperloop Loses a Chunk of Its Board After Replacements and Arrests

Sarah McBride And Giles Turner, Bloomberg

One dose Branson, another dose Musk, and another a hyped transportation concept with dreams of federal funding. Really, this seems like par for the course.

2 years ago

Supersonic or Even Hypersonic Flights Could Be Aviation’s Next Frontier

Supersonic or Even Hypersonic Flights Could Be Aviation’s Next Frontier

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's fun to think about what the future might look like. And we could some day fly hypersonic. But just remember: There's been little innovation in the airline industry since the 1960s. Things move slowly in the commericial aviation world.

2 years ago

Elon Musk’s New Plan? Travel to Any Destination In the World in Less Than an Hour

Elon Musk’s New Plan? Travel to Any Destination In the World in Less Than an Hour

Dana Hull and Perry Williams, Bloomberg

This looks like it may indeed be the future of travel — for some. Jet lag? Nah.

2 years ago

SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon

SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon

Caroline Winter, Bloomberg

No pain, no gain. SpaceX's first paying passengers with a moon fly-by on their itinerary will have to put up with some minor physical side effects and also considerable stress in being pioneers in space tourism. If these sorts of jaunts ever go mainstream, travel agents will have to advise their clients about the best ways to cope with the rigors of these joy rides.

3 years ago

Hyperloop One, Dubai to Study Possible Line to Abu Dhabi

Hyperloop One, Dubai to Study Possible Line to Abu Dhabi

Jon Gambrell , Associated Press

A 12-minute commute from Dubai to Abu Dhabi? That's not a bad little jaunt if the hype in Hyperloop turns out to be merely a coincidence. The test is in line with Dubai's penchant to be a first-mover and to do things big.

3 years ago

Elon Musk Finds a Booster in Putin as Russia Funds Hyperloop Project

Elon Musk Finds a Booster in Putin as Russia Funds Hyperloop Project

Ilya Khrennikov and Stepan Kravchenko, Bloomberg

Elon Musk's global ambitions are finding a ready audience in Russia and potentially much of the rest of Europe.

3 years ago

SpaceX Seeks Help in Designing Hyperloop Pods

SpaceX Seeks Help in Designing Hyperloop Pods

Robert Jablon, Associated Press

SpaceX wants to jump-start the Hyperloop project by getting outside universities and engineering teams to vie for the design honors for the transit system's pods.

4 years ago

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

Kabir Chibber, Quartz

Space travel indeed has a long way to go.

5 years ago