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Elon Musk Wants to Send You to Mars – or at Least Around the World in an Hour

SpaceX aims to land two cargo ships on Mars by 2022.

by on Sep.29, 2017

An artist's rendering of SpaceX BFR spaceships on Mars. While the sky is blue and sunsets are red on Earth, it's the other way around on Mars.

Elon Musk is clearly out to change the way we travel, both where we go and how we get there. The visionary entrepreneur has laid out a series of plans for his SpaceX rocket company that would not only set the stage for colonizing Mars but speed up the process of getting to just about any place on Earth.

Musk has revealed plans for a next-generation spacecraft – dubbed BFR, for “Big Falcon Rocket” – that could be used to go from New York to Shanghai, for example, in less than a half-hour. With the internal nickname, “Big Fucking Rocket,” it would also be the vehicle to get man back to the moon and even Mars, Musk announcing plans to land two cargo ships on the Red Planet in 2022, and astronauts two years later.

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“That’s not a typo — although it is aspirational,” said the South African-born Musk, during a presentation at the International Astronautical Congress, or IAC, in Australia, early today.

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Elon Musk Lays Out “Boring” Plans for Ground, Space Travel

In Ted TalkIn Ted Talk, entrepreneur lays out plans for urban high-speed tunnel network., entrepreneur lays out plans for urban high-speed tunnel network.

by on May.01, 2017

The Boring Company would drill a network of tunnels across Los Angeles.

Few people would ever accuse Elon Musk of being boring. He is, after all, the founder of both Tesla and SpaceX, two companies determined to change the way we travel, both on the ground and in the air.

But Musk is apparently determined to be boring – or, more accurately, he is intent on getting into the boring business, his latest venture aimed at digging tunnels under Los Angeles and, perhaps, other cities where surface-level roads are so clogged that traffic often grinds to a halt.

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What started out as a seeming joke is apparently no laughing matter for the South African-born entrepreneur. During a TED Talk last Friday, Musk outlined his plan to build a network of tunnels under L.A., some of them permitting 30 layers of vehicles to travel at speeds of up to 130 mph. The network could also include a path for Musk’s other revolutionary transportation concept, the Hyperloop.

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Elon Musk a Bachelor Again

Files for divorce – for second time – from actress wife.

by on Jan.05, 2015

Elon Musk filed for divorce from his second wife, actress Talulah Riley, for a second time.

Apparently, balancing business and pleasure is difficult for South African-born billionaire Elon Musk. The head of battery carmaker Tesla Motors and rocket company SpaceX has filed for divorce – for a second time – from wife Talulah Riley, a British actress.

Depending upon how you count, it becomes the second or third divorce for the handsome, if eccentric, Musk, who had five children with his first wife.

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“Elon Musk and his wife Talulah Riley have announced that they are ending their marriage amicably,” said a brief statement by a spokesman for the couple, noting they filed their petition for divorce with Los Angeles Country Superior Court on New Year’s Eve. (more…)