Elon Musk Is Secret Buyer Who Spent $866K On James Bond's Lotus Sub

The mysterious 'collector' who spent $866,000 on the James Bond Lotus submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me was none other than billionaire investor and Tesla CEO Elon Musk Jalopnik has exclusively learned. That makes perfect sense. » 10/17/13 2:01pm 10/17/13 2:01pm

Holy crap Elon Musk really is Tony Stark

First, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk inspired Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of Iron Man. Now, the futuristic design interfaces depicted in the movie trilogy have inspired Musk to create 3D immersive reality visualizations for designing and printing rocket parts on the fly. We've come full circle, people. Reality and fiction are … » 9/06/13 4:00pm 9/06/13 4:00pm

Hyperloop Could Totally Work. But Will It Ever Happen?

As enamored as you are with the idea, your gut says that Elon Musk's Hyperloop is never going to happen. The good news is that the tech, according to experts we've talked to, is actually feasible. That bad news? That might not matter. Musk's plan is futuristic, beautiful, and sound. It just might be more ambitious than … » 8/15/13 12:42pm 8/15/13 12:42pm

Here's what to expect from Elon Musk's Hyperloop super train

Elon Musk is coming out about his Hyperloop. He's revealed plans for this super train, after teasing the public for months about a revolutionary technology that could send a train hurtling from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes. Here's how it would work. » 8/12/13 1:59pm 8/12/13 1:59pm

Hyperloop: Everything We Think We Know About the Future of Transit

On Monday, Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk will finally reveal his concept for a high-speed transit system called Hyperloop. The Hyperloop, according to Musk, will be able to whisk you from downtown Los Angeles to downtown San Francisco in roughly the time it takes to watch an episode of Veep. He's been intentionally… » 8/11/13 2:36pm 8/11/13 2:36pm

All That We Know About Musk's Hyperloop: The Infographic

As we've all heard by now Elon Musk, un-contented with running an electric car company and a spaceship company, will be announcing plans for a 30-minute round trip LA to SF transit system. Luckily, someone has shared this lovely infographic with us showing everything we know so far. » 8/08/13 4:56pm 8/08/13 4:56pm

Why the Biggest Obstacle for Elon Musk's Hyperloop Might Be Tunnels

It all sounds so Jetsonian. A new 600 mph "Hyperloop" method of transportation connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco? That's the buzz around the internet water cooler as people guess what Elon Musk has in store for the transportation of tomorrow. I say, sign me up! But if we take any lessons from past visions of… » 7/19/13 1:50pm 7/19/13 1:50pm

Here's what Elon Musk's secret project might actually look like

For months, space entrepreneur Elon Musk has been teasing fans with hints about his next big project, a "hyperloop" super train that would get people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes. Now, Musk says that this schematic is the "closest" anyone has gotten to guessing how the hyperloop would work. » 7/15/13 5:05pm 7/15/13 5:05pm

The Science Fiction Books that Inspired SpaceX's Elon Musk

Elon Musk is making all of our dreams of independent space flight come true, and he wants to put humans on Mars. He may even succeed. But what inspires him? Some classic science fiction books, apparently. » 3/20/13 11:32am 3/20/13 11:32am

Aaaaand SpaceX just scored its very first military contracts

Elon Musk (the billionaire genius who helped inspire RDJ's Tony Stark) and his space transport company SpaceX just lined up their very first military contracts with the US Air Force. Oh, privatized aerospace — you're growing up so fast! » 12/06/12 11:02am 12/06/12 11:02am

SpaceX founder unveils plan to send 80,000 people to Mars

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, has announced an ambitious plan to colonize Mars by shuttling 80,000 pioneers to the Red Planet at a cost of $500,000 a trip. The first phase of the program, which is contingent on the development of reusable rocket that can take off and land… » 11/26/12 2:30pm 11/26/12 2:30pm

SpaceX has completed its first commercial cargo delivery to the ISS

Early this morning, SpaceX's supply-hauling Dragon capsule was successfully captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, in the first-ever commercial cargo delivery to the manned space outpost. » 10/10/12 7:00am 10/10/12 7:00am

The billionaire genius who Tony Stark is based on wants humans on Mars …

The world knows him as Elon Musk — co-creator of PayPal, founder of Tesla motor sports, and CEO of SpaceX, the first private company in history to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. But according to director Jon Favreau, Musk also served as an inspiration for billionaire-genius Tony Stark, of the » 8/08/12 7:10am 8/08/12 7:10am

SpaceX Takes Flight

After experiencing its fair share of setbacks, SpaceX has finally done it. At 3:44 a.m. EDT, the company successfully launched its Dragon capsule into low Earth orbit atop its towering Falcon 9 rocket. In doing so, it has become the first private company in history to send a spacecraft to the International Space… » 5/22/12 7:25am 5/22/12 7:25am

SpaceX clears Falcon 9 rocket for Tuesday morning launch

Its first launch attempt was cut short less than a second before liftoff on Saturday morning, but private space transportation company SpaceX will be trying once again to send its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station early tomorrow morning. » 5/21/12 11:57am 5/21/12 11:57am