Elon Musk

Chairman, CEO, and Product Architect,, Tesla Motors; CEO, SpaceX; and Chairman, SolarCity

Elon Musk is the chairman, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Motors, where he has overseen product development and design from the beginning, including the all-electric Tesla Roadster and Model S sedan. Electric vehicles have been one of his central interests for almost two decades, stemming from his time as a physics student working on energy storage technologies.

Elon's other primary activity is serving as CEO and CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), which develops rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and beyond. In 2006, SpaceX won the NASA contract to design, build, and demonstrate operation of a commercial replacement for the Space Shuttle, which retires in 2010. The SpaceX Falcon 1 was the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to reach orbit.

In addition, Elon is the chairman and principal shareholder of SolarCity, the leading provider of solar power systems in California (as measured by number of installations performed in 2008).

Prior to SpaceX, Elon co-founded PayPal, the world's leading Internet payment system, and served as the company's chairman and CEO. Before PayPal, Elon co-founded Zip2, a provider of Internet software to the media industry.

In 2007, Elon was recognized for his work as the recipient of R&D magazine's "Innovator of the Year" award, as well as by Inc. magazine as "Entrepreneur of the Year." He received the 2007/2008 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics award for the greatest contribution to the field of space transportation.


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Jeff Bezos congratulates Elon Musk and SpaceX on Inspiration4 launch
Posted on 16 Sep 2021 at 9:49am

Some Tesla owners are losing trust in Elon Musk's promises of 'full self-driv...
Posted on 16 Sep 2021 at 8:35am

Stunning view from SpaceX capsule as Elon Musk’s Inspiration4 blasts further ...
Posted on 16 Sep 2021 at 10:11am

I never thought I’d say this but – thank you, Elon Musk
Posted on 16 Sep 2021 at 4:09am

‘$500,000 In Five Years’—Elon Musk And Tesla Devotee Cathie Wood Reveals Huge...
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 at 4:45pm

The government helped Tesla conquer electric cars. Now it’s helping Detroit, ...
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 at 12:39pm

Elon Musk's SpaceX Inspiration4 launch successful
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 at 6:36pm

Elon Musk's SpaceX to Send Four Civilians to Space Wednesday
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 at 5:47pm

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches First All-Civilian Flight to Orbit
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 at 4:48pm

SpaceX and the Civilian Travel Era: How Elon Musk Created Inspiration4
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 at 3:46pm



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