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Elon Musk just endorsed Trump’s secretary of state pick, and it makes no sense

Elon Musk just endorsed Trump’s secretary of state pick, and it makes no sense Now, the evangelist for clean energy who oversees Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX has endorsed Trump's controversial secretary of state pick, the longtime ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.The endorsement is surprising because Tillerson's views on climate and energy are diametrically opposed with Musk's.

We thought he was kidding: Elon Musk is serious about digging a tunnel from his office

We thought he was kidding: Elon Musk is serious about digging a tunnel from his office Only in Musk's case, it may not only be fantasy.But in the comments to said tweet, Musk reiterated that he's serious about the idea, and even shared the specific location from which the tunnel would start.

Space rocks, a space telescope and a space station: this week in space

Space rocks, a space telescope and a space station: this week in space Cosmochemist Philipp Heck dissolved a rock in strong acid to liberate the tiny, crystalline bits of ancient asteroid within.They’ve been collaborating with the ESA to use the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the expansion of the Universe.

Elon Musk's private escape tunnel is a step closer to becoming a reality

Elon Musk's private escape tunnel is a step closer to becoming a reality The massive traffic-defying tunnel Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk mused about on Twitter weeks ago is moving closer to reality every day.Last week, responding to a curious Twitter user, Musk described the tunnel as "starting across from my desk at SpaceX.

Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban

Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban He recently endorsed Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who until recently was the CEO of ExxonMobil, a massive oil and gas company.Kennedy airport on Saturday during an hour-long strike called by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance as a form of protest against Trump's immigration ban.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream is closer to becoming a reality

Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream is closer to becoming a reality Three university teams have been the first to test drive their pods in SpaceX's depressurized track as part of Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition.The Delft University Hyperloop team clinched the top price for their prototype pod in the first phase.

Elon Musk defends meeting with Trump: 'Does not mean I agree'

Elon Musk defends meeting with Trump: 'Does not mean I agree' Elon Musk, one of the tech leaders that joined President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum in December 2016, will not be leaving just yet, despite not being too happy with some of the Trump administration's decisions.On Friday, Musk posted a public note explaining why he didn't quit the council.

Problems with SpaceX Falcon 9 design could delay manned missions

Problems with SpaceX Falcon 9 design could delay manned missions Now, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says there may be an issue with the Falcon 9 rocket that delays the expected launch of the first manned mission in 2018.The report from the GAO (just a preliminary release for now) cites issues with the turboblades used in Falcon 9 rockets.

This week in space: Boeing, SpaceX, and tiny satellites

This week in space: Boeing, SpaceX, and tiny satellites Just this week Boeing showcased a new line of sleek spacesuits made to go with its Starliner spacecraft, designed to take astronauts to the ISS.The new suits will be for takeoff, ascent, and re-entry, and they’re in Boeing’s signature shade of blue.

Elon Musk reveals first image of secret tunnel project

Elon Musk reveals first image of secret tunnel project Elon Musk likes to show off his toys, and the latest appears to be a component of his new tunnel boring efforts designed to defeat the scourge of Los Angeles traffic.Back in December, Musk casually dropped the literally earth-shaking news that he planned to build a tunnel leading to his office at SpaceX under the name of The Boring Company.

Ride Elon Musk's Hyperloop in virtual reality

Ride Elon Musk's Hyperloop in virtual reality What started as Elon Musk's wild dream of a sort-of-Jetsons-style tube for high speed commuting is becoming a reality in at least one country.Now SpaceX posted a 360-degree video of its own Hyperloop demonstration pod and tube being tested on a short track.

SpaceX is gearing up for a super-busy launch schedule

SpaceX is gearing up for a super-busy launch schedule Speaking to Reuters on Monday, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said the team hoped to launch “every two to three weeks” from three sites in California and Florida.Looking ahead, SpaceX has plans to take astronauts to and from the ISS using its Dragon crew capsule.

Daily News: Feb-9-2017

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'Minecraft' players design Elon Musk's secret SpaceX Tunnel for him

'Minecraft' players design Elon Musk's secret SpaceX Tunnel for him Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, may be working on a secret underground tunnel that runs from his office at SpaceX to the Los Angeles International Airport.He tweeted a picture earlier this month of what looks like the start of the tunnel along with the word "Minecraft," and a group of Lithuanian Minecraft players saw it as a challenge.

SpaceX's historic rocket launch Saturday could end in another dramatic landing

SpaceX's historic rocket launch Saturday could end in another dramatic landing On Saturday, SpaceX is expected to make history by launching its first Falcon 9 rocket from historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.If all goes according to plan, the Falcon 9 will launch an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship loaded down with astronaut supplies and experiments on its way to the International Space Station at 10:01 a.

Sorry, y'all. SpaceX isn't going to Mars in 2018

Sorry, y'all. SpaceX isn't going to Mars in 2018 In April 2016, SpaceX made the bold proclamation that it will send a robotic mission to Mars by 2018.Instead of aiming for the 2018 deadline, SpaceX will now try to launch a robotic mission to Mars — known as its Red Dragon mission — two years later, in 2020, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said during a press conference Friday.

SpaceX aborts rocket launch seconds before liftoff, but may still fly Sunday

SpaceX aborts rocket launch seconds before liftoff, but may still fly Sunday Elon Musk's spaceflight company SpaceX just aborted its launch in perhaps the most dramatic way possible.Because the launch window was instantaneous, any hold that would have resulted from investigating the problem during the countdown would effectively abort the launch for the day.

SpaceX sticks daytime rocket landing back on Earth after launch to space

SpaceX sticks daytime rocket landing back on Earth after launch to space There may come a time when SpaceX landing a rocket stage back on Earth after flying to space isn't news — when we can simply take these science-fiction looking landings for granted and brush them off as no big deal.The Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company stuck yet another beautiful landing of the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket after launching an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft toward the International Space Station.

Relive SpaceX's incredible daytime rocket landing with this video

Relive SpaceX's incredible daytime rocket landing with this video SpaceX did it again, and this time, with a whole lot of style.Elon Musk's private spaceflight company managed to land yet another Falcon 9 first stage back at Cape Canaveral after launching a mission to orbit for NASA.

You'll never guess which country wants to establish a city on Mars

You'll never guess which country wants to establish a city on Mars Elon Musk isn't the only person who wants to build a city on Mars.Now the United Arab Emirates has announced that it wants to establish a "mini-city" on the red planet by 2117.