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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Here’s why Elon Musk asked his SpaceX employees to work Thanksgiving
Posted on 1 Dec 2021 at 8:17am

Starship engine 'crisis' poses possible bankruptcy risk for SpaceX, Elon Musk...
Posted on 1 Dec 2021 at 7:38am

Elon Musk warns SpaceX faces 'genuine risk of bankruptcy' if engine productio...
Posted on 1 Dec 2021 at 7:29am

Elon Musk pushes Tesla Cyberwhistle, inspired by Cybertruck's shape
Posted on 1 Dec 2021 at 6:54am

Elon Musk Responds to Leaked Email Where He Warns SpaceX Faces Bankruptcy
Posted on 1 Dec 2021 at 1:50am

Elon Musk says Starlink satellites have had to dodge debris from Russia's ant...
Posted on 30 Nov 2021 at 11:57am

Elon Musk touts Tesla’s new Cyberwhistle with dig at Apple
Posted on 30 Nov 2021 at 6:10pm

Elon Musk jokes about whistleblowers with new Tesla product
Posted on 30 Nov 2021 at 7:56pm

Elon Musk tells SpaceX employees that Starship engine crisis is creating a 'r...
Posted on 30 Nov 2021 at 3:03pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just introduced the company's latest product — a $50 whis...
Posted on 30 Nov 2021 at 6:45pm

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