Elon Musk

In Praise of Elon Musk

Column: SpaceX, Falcon Heavy, and the human future in space

StarmanIn 2012, when the space shuttle Discovery flew above Washington, D.C., on its way to retirement at the National Air and Space Museum, a reporter asked astronaut Anna Fisher if she had any advice for a boy who wanted to travel to the stars. Sure, Fisher said. "Study Russian."

Conservatives Target Musk Tax Subsidies as ‘Low-hanging Fruit’

Green energy CEO bailing on Trump advisory committee

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's decision to quit serving as a business adviser to President Trump because of Trump's exit from the Paris climate accord is spurring additional scrutiny of the billions of dollars in tax subsidies Tesla, SolarCity, and other Musk companies have received over the last decade.

Political Clout Pays Off Big for Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Donations to key lawmakers wine-and-dined by its lobbyists earn commercial spaceflight company millions in subsidies

Shortly before a private spaceflight company’s test rocket exploded over southern Texas last weekend, state lawmakers announced millions in subsidies to get the company to continue launching rockets in the Lone Star State.