• Tesla employees reportedly fear having a meeting with Elon Musk the day after a SpaceX rocket test fails

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Elon Musk.
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    Elon Musk oversees two companies - Tesla and SpaceX - and employees at both companies keep close tabs on his moods, according to Vanity Fair's Nick Bilton .
    Tesla employees will watch SpaceX launches and live in fear of Musk's bad mood if they fail. If the launch is successful, employees will submit budget requests while Musk is happy, Vanity Fair reports.
    Employees also keep close tabs on Musk's Twitter account, checking it every morning to see if he tweeted something controversial overnight.
    Musk is known for being outspoken and occasionally...
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  • NASA is partnering with 17 US space companies, including Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, to develop new tech 'for the moon and beyond'

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos.
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    Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, and startup Rocket Lab are among 17 companies partnering with NASA to develop new technologies for space missions to "the moon and beyond."
    NASA announced 20 partnerships total on Monday, all of which are unfunded. The chosen space companies will gain access to NASA's testing facilities and expertise.
    "Space technology development doesn't happen in a vacuum," Jim Reuter, the associate administrator for NASA's Space Technology Mission...
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