Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

Elon Musk thinks cars, trains and spaceships can be much improved — and he’s hard at work on all three.


Co-Founder, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Founder, CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)

Well-known for shooting for the moon in his huge ambitions, South African-born entrepreneur Elon Musk is the founder of both the electric-car maker Tesla Motors and SpaceX, a private space-exploration pioneer. At SpaceX, Musk is the chief designer, overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets. And at Tesla, he has overseen product development and design from the beginning, including the all-electric Tesla Roadster, Model S and Model X. A co-founder of PayPal, which sold to eBay, Musk is also the non-executive chairman and principal shareholder of SolarCity, the leading provider of solar power systems in the U.S.

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Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.

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SpaceX Launches Its First Commercial Satellite

SpaceX, the California-based space exploration company founded by Elon Musk, successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s first commercial communications satellite on Tuesday. It was the company’s third attempt, after several technical glitches delayed the launch originally scheduled to occur last week.

Tesla Model S No Fire Hazard, Says German Auto Authority

No manufacturer-related defects found.

“Better to Be Paranoid and Wrong” — SpaceX Thanksgiving Launch Scrubbed for a Few Days

Private space company’s founder tweets the terra-firma status of the new telecom satellite.


U.S. Safety Agency Launches Investigation Into Tesla Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it would launch a formal investigation into recent fires that destroyed two Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric cars that had run over metal debris.

Queasy Rider: Tesla Shares Tank

Another patch of rough road.

Of Course Elon Musk Wants to Make James Bond’s Submarine Car Work

Because why wouldn’t he?


Elon Musk Explains Why Model S Caught on Fire

Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk offered a detailed explanation Friday afternoon of why a Model S caught on fire this week and tried to squelch safety concerns that weighed on the stock price.

Elon Musk Is Building a Self-Driving Tesla

Of course he is.

Don’t Bet Against Tesla, Says Musk

Shorting Tesla shares? “Probably not a good idea.”