When I was a little kid, I was really scared of the dark. But then, I sort of came to understand, ‘Ok, well dark just means the absence of photons in the visible wavelength.’ Then I thought, ‘Well that’s really silly to be afraid of a lack of photons.’ I wasn’t afraid of the dark anymore after that.
It looks like President Donald Trump finally did something to really piss off Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO tweeted Wednesday he “will have no choice but to depart councils” in the event the president withdraws from the Paris climate agreement.
Two senior U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday he is expected to withdraw. Meanwhile, Trump tweeted he would announce his decision regarding the agreement “over the next few days.” Read more (5/31/17)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has always had his reservations about artificial intelligence. We can only call it the irony of fate that his newest venture aims at merging the consciousness of humans and robots to create the master computer.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced Monday that SpaceX is planning to send two private citizens around the moon in 2018.
The two citizens, who have paid a “significant deposit” to
participate in the moon mission, will begin training later this year,
pending health and fitness tests, according to a statement from SpaceX.
“Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals
will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind,
driven by the universal human spirit of exploration,” the company said.
The identities of the two space tourists have yet to be released.
According to the statement, the mission will fly the two
citizens around the moon in a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in 2018.
mission will take about a week and the craft will not land on the
surface of the moon, according to NPR. Read more (2/28/17 1:49 PM)
Yesterday (19 Feb 2017), the second stage of
Falcon 9 boosted a Dragon cargo capsule into orbit to deliver equipment to the International Space Station, and
the first stage flew back and touched down on solid ground. It was the 8th successful landing (out of total 13) for SpaceX.
Every success brings Elon Musk’s vision of a fully reusable rocket transport system (between Earth and Mars) closer.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will remain on Trump’s presidential advisory forum, the Silicon Valley bigwig said in a statement on Twitter Thursday night.
In December, Musk was named to the forum, which Trump’s transition team put together to serve an economic advisory role.
Musk’s announcement comes the same day Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced he would leave the team.
In his own statement, Musk said that while he will maintain his place
on the board, he would not stay quiet on the matter of the immigration
ban (advice for which he crowdsourced via Twitter late last week). Read more