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Mystery deepens around SpaceX explosion

SpaceX’s billionaire founder Elon Musk called the Falcon 9 explosion its most perplexing failure in 14 years, deepening the mystery surrounding the loss of the satellite-bearing rocket on its launchpad last week. US investigators are looking into

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SpaceX probes Falcon 9 explosion

SpaceX and federal investigators are poring over a few milliseconds of data as they probe why a blaze destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and satellite on a Florida launchpad two days before a scheduled flight. The space exploration company founded by

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Musk’s Tesla master plan could cost billions

A 1 500-word manifesto that Elon Musk unveiled last week, outlining his plan to expand Tesla Motors’ electric vehicle line and to build “stunning solar roofs”, may end up costing the company tens of billions

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Musk unveils new Tesla ‘master plan’

Elon Musk unveiled his latest “master plan” for Tesla Motors, delivering a long-term vision that includes an integrated solar and battery product, the addition of a pickup, freight truck and bus to its electric vehicle lineup, and plans for a

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Meet Jia Yueting, China’s Elon Musk

Jia Yueting has all the trappings of a successful Chinese tech entrepreneur with global ambitions. A self-made billionaire who got his start as the IT guy at his local tax bureau, Jia’s flagship Internet video company now sports a US$15bn market capitalisation

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Deadly Tesla autopilot crash fuels debate

US regulators are investigating a fatal accident involving a Tesla Motors sedan that was driving on autopilot, drawing scrutiny to a key technology the electric-vehicle maker is betting on for the future of self-driving cars. The crash

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Elon Musk, rocket man

The South African born, billionaire mega-techpreneur Elon Musk is actually human — but you might not think so after reading Ashlee Vance’s superb biography. We often think we know someone better after we read a book

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Watch: Blue Origin lands unmanned rocket

Billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space-exploration company launched and landed an unmanned rocket on Sunday while testing a parachute failure, a key step in checking the safety of its New Shepard vehicle before sending it to space

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