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Elon Musk Donates Over $480,000 to Help Flint Schools Clean Tainted Water Elon Musk Donates Over $480,000 to Help Flint Schools Clean Tainted Water

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was lambasted on Twitter at the end of last week for mocking the Securities and Exchange Commission. But in the midst of the kerfuffle, one organization took to Twitter to thank him—Michigan’s Flint School District.

Securities and Exchange Commission Sues Elon Musk Securities and Exchange Commission Sues Elon Musk

The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a case against Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk Names Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as First Tourist on SpaceX's BFR Elon Musk Names Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as First Tourist on SpaceX's BFR

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the first paying tourist that the company plans to fly around the moon on a 240,000-mile journey on its promised Big Falcon Rocket (BFR)—and it’s Japanese billionaire, founder of online fashion giant Zozo, and art collector Yusaku Maezawa.

Elon Musk Sued for Defamation by Cave Diver Over 'Pedo' Remarks Elon Musk Sued for Defamation by Cave Diver Over 'Pedo' Remarks

In a series of tweets in July, Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk referred to a cave diver involved in the rescue of a Thai soccer team as a “pedo guy.” Now Vernon Unsworth, the diver in question, has filed a lawsuit against Musk in California’s Central District Court alleging defamation.

Watch the Last Delta II Rocket Carry ICESat-2 Into Space Watch the Last Delta II Rocket Carry ICESat-2 Into Space

NASA’s last Delta II rocket blasted into the atmosphere from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday carrying the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), Space.com reported, in the rocket’s 155th and final mission.

SpaceX Reboots Plan to Send Tourists Around the Moon—and It's About to Name the First Passenger SpaceX Reboots Plan to Send Tourists Around the Moon—and It's About to Name the First Passenger

In a tweet posted late yesterday, SpaceX said it has signed a passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its next-generation launch system. Details are scarce, but the announcement suggests the Elon Musk-led rocket company is still intent on delivering private individuals, rather than just cargo and professional…

Report: Air Force Not Sure What to Do About Elon Musk Smoking Weed Report: Air Force Not Sure What to Do About Elon Musk Smoking Weed

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk added yet another wearying episode to our multi-month-long Musk news cycle this week by smoking weed on camera with podcast host Joe Rogan, sending Tesla’s stock tumbling and triggering yet more speculation about his capacity to serve as CEO. But the episode may have bigger ramifications…

Hey Artists, Stop Putting Shiny Crap Into Space Hey Artists, Stop Putting Shiny Crap Into Space

As if there isn’t already enough junk in space, an artist is planning to launch a reflective, inflatable sculpture to low Earth orbit in October. The art piece is meant to instill a sense of wonder and alter humanity’s impression of itself, but in reality it’s an empty gesture that’ll only serve to infuriate…

NASA Announces First Crew for Commercial Space Travel NASA Announces First Crew for Commercial Space Travel

NASA has announced the first astronauts who will head to the International Space Station on a commercially built spacecraft.

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Program Hits More Delays, First Crewed Flight Won't Happen Until 2019 Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Program Hits More Delays, First Crewed Flight Won't Happen Until 2019

Boeing has delayed two critical tests of its CST-100 Starliner crew capsule following an engine failure during another test in June, setting back the timeline for its plans to use the craft to shuttle crew back and forth from the International Space Station or other possible future in-orbit destinations as part of…

Watch Rivals SpaceX and Arianespace Both Launch Rockets Within 15 Minutes on Wednesday Morning Watch Rivals SpaceX and Arianespace Both Launch Rockets Within 15 Minutes on Wednesday Morning

Early risers on Wednesday are eligible to observe a rocket launch double header, with multinational company Arianespace planning to launch an Ariane 5 rocket carrying four Galileo GPS satellites for European customers at 7:25am ET and a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch carrying 10 Iridium satellites 15 minutes later at 7:39am…

Facebook Is Reportedly Planning to Launch a Low Earth Orbit Internet Satellite Facebook Is Reportedly Planning to Launch a Low Earth Orbit Internet Satellite

 Facebook, which earlier this year abandoned plans to build its own passenger jet-sized, solar powered drones to provide internet access in remote stretches of the world, is once again pursuing plans to launch satellites to do the job instead.

Report: Elon Musk Dragged the Sierra Club Into Helping Him on Twitter and It Didn't End Well Report: Elon Musk Dragged the Sierra Club Into Helping Him on Twitter and It Didn't End Well

Elon Musk probably hopes the matter of him baselessly smearing one of the divers who helped rescue a Thai soccer team from a flooded cave complex as a “pedo guy” is resolved with his issuance of a half-assed apology on Wednesday. However, the question of whether he will face a lawsuit lingers on—as does the mess…

Elon Musk Gives Half-Assed Apology to Cave Diver He Called a Pedophile Elon Musk Gives Half-Assed Apology to Cave Diver He Called a Pedophile

Elon Musk has been pretty quiet on Twitter ever since he called one of the cave divers in Thailand a pedophile. He deleted the tweets, but the diver, Vernon Unsworth, said he was considering legal action for the unfounded claims. But now Musk has apologized. Sort of.

Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His 'Submarine' a 'Pedo Guy' Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His 'Submarine' a 'Pedo Guy'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accused one of the British divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex of being a pedophile on Saturday in retaliation for questioning Musk’s contributions to the rescue effort.

Elon Musk Is Giving Money to a GOP PAC Because It Helps Elon Musk Elon Musk Is Giving Money to a GOP PAC Because It Helps Elon Musk

Elon Musk—maker of a mini-sub that never got used, hypothetical savior of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, general over-promiser and under-deliverer—was one of the biggest donors to a political action committee with the primary goal of maintaining Republican control in the US House of Representatives.

America Could Lose Its Access to the International Space Station for Nearly a Year America Could Lose Its Access to the International Space Station for Nearly a Year

Boeing and SpaceX, owing to manufacturing delays and certification hurdles, are unlikely to provide NASA with the vehicles required to transport astronauts to the International Space Station next year, according to an alarming government report. As a result, and starting in late 2019, the U.S. might not have a crew…

Is Elon Musk Serious? Is Elon Musk Serious?

A kid-sized submarine arrived in northern Thailand, just a few hours before the final four members of a youth soccer team and their coach were rescued from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex. Elon Musk, whose minions had built the sub out of SpaceX rocket materials for the sole purpose of moving the trapped boys to…

Elon Musk's Mini-Sub 'Not Practical' for Thai Cave, According to Rescue Chief Elon Musk's Mini-Sub 'Not Practical' for Thai Cave, According to Rescue Chief

The attempted rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave has captivated the world. So when billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk announced that he was going to help, some in the tech community beamed with pride. But Musk’s Thai adventure is looking more and more silly with each passing day.

Elon Musk Says He's Building a Tiny 'Submarine' to Rescue Thai Soccer Team Trapped in Cave Elon Musk Says He's Building a Tiny 'Submarine' to Rescue Thai Soccer Team Trapped in Cave

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday that he is building “a tiny, kid-size submarine” to rescue the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach infamously trapped within the submerged Tham Luang cave complex. According to the Bangkok Post, a nine-person engineering team assembled by Musk has already begun to arrive…

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