Elon Musk releases historic video of Starman cruising the stars in a Tesla Roadster

February 7, 2018 by  
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In what may be the greatest car commercial of all time, SpaceX has released a video portraying the journey of the mannequin Starman and Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster riding the Falcon Heavy rocket through space. SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket currently in use, on February 6, 2018 from Cape Canaveral as hundreds of thousands of people gathered from across the world to witness a part of history. The Roadster, which is attached to the rocket’s upper stage, will now be subjected to intense radiation in the Van Allen belt zone beyond Earth’s atmosphere before being launched into an elliptical orbit of Mars . As majestic as he is now, Starman was very nearly trapped on Earth as launch day conditions forced hours-long delays. Even after the rocket ignited on the planetary surface, those involved were apprehensive. “If it goes, don’t clap,” Jeff Lucas, a NASA communications staffer, told the launch audience, according to the Guardian . “Don’t clap until you see those orange flames clearing the tower.” When it became clear that the rocket had launched successfully, David Bowie’s Life on Mars began to play at the SpaceX launch center. Related: SpaceX to launch reused rocket in a historic first for NASA While some critics have questioned the value of hitching a car to the world’s most powerful rocket , the now-iconic images speak for themselves. The fact that the Falcon Heavy was strong enough to allow for the extra weight of a car, simply for the fun of it, is further demonstration of the rocket’s power. “If we are successful, it’s game over for other operators of heavy-lift rockets,” said Musk prior to launch, according to the Guardian . Though the game is still far from over, Starman is a hero, not just for one day , but for the foreseeable future. Oh man, I wonder if he’ll ever know… Via The Guardian Images via SpaceX

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Elon Musk is sending his Tesla Roadster to Mars in SpaceX rocket

December 4, 2017 by  
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If you were a billionaire running multiple groundbreaking companies, why wouldn’t you send your personal car to space? That seems to be Elon Musk’s latest plan. In a recent tweet, Musk said when SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches from Cape Canaveral next month, the payload will include his own Tesla Roadster playing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on repeat – because why not? Musk is having way too much fun with his companies. SpaceX is slated to launch the Falcon Heavy for the first time next month, a rocket newsworthy in its own right for being “the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” according to SpaceX . As opposed to the Falcon 9’s nine Merlin engines, the Falcon Heavy is equipped with 27. Musk’s first tweet about the launch guaranteed excitement “one way or another.” Related: SpaceX to launch reused rocket in a historic first for NASA Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape. Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017 Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017 Around five minutes later on Twitter , Musk said he’s sending own midnight cherry Tesla Roadster to Mars . A red car for a red planet, Musk said – and it “will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.” Naturally people wondered if the billionaire known for his sense of humor was joking – but Bloomberg reported earlier this morning a “person familiar with the launch plan at SpaceX” confirmed Musk’s tweet. So Musk may not be joking after all, but he’s sure having a grand time envisioning his Roadster among the stars. A Twitter user named d00d asked Musk why he wants to send his car to space, and he responded , “I love the thought of a car drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future.” Don’t we all. Via Bloomberg Images via Wikimedia Commons and Brian Solis on Flickr

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Tesla surprises the crowd with a new $250k Roadster

November 17, 2017 by  
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Tesla surprised the crowd last night at the debut of the Tesla Semi by unveiling a new Roadster, which is expected to arrive by 2020. Although lately Tesla has been focused on more mass market electric cars, it hasn’t forgotten where it started. While the Tesla Model 3 focuses on the entry-level electric segment, the new Roadster will focus on the high end of the segment with a $250,000 price tag. What does that get you? For starters, the Tesla Roadster will feature a 200 kWh battery pack that will give it a driving range of 620 miles. Three electric motors, one in the front and two in the rear, power the new Roadster. Even more exciting, Tesla says the new Roadster will be the “fastest production car ever made” with a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds. It will also reach the quarter mile in only 8.9 seconds. Related: Revolutionary Tesla Semi Truck arrives with a whopping 500 mile driving range The Tesla Roadster isn’t a convertible like the original, but features a removable targa top. There’s also room for up to four passengers. Tesla hopes to have the new Roadster ready by 2020, but you can already place your reservation for only $50,000. + Tesla All images ©Tesla

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Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

December 26, 2014 by  
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Lithium-ion battery technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few years – and Tesla just packed the state of the art into a Roadster update package that gives the electric vehicle a range of 400 miles and a more aerodynamic profile. The Tesla Roadster is no longer in production, but that doesn’t mean that Tesla has forgotten about its original vehicle, which can now travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco on a single charge. Read the rest of Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , tesla , Tesla electric car , Tesla Model 3 , Tesla Model X , tesla model-s , Tesla roadster , Tesla Roadster 3.0

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Tesla Roadster to Get 400-Mile Battery Upgrade Later This Year

August 18, 2014 by  
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With all the news surrounding the Tesla Model S and the upcoming Model X , it’s been easy to forget about Tesla’s first model, the Roadster . While a new Roadster has not been announced, Tesla is reportedly going to offer current owners a nice upgrade later this year with a new battery that will give the electric car a 400-mile driving range. Read the rest of Tesla Roadster to Get 400-Mile Battery Upgrade Later This Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , elon musk , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , tesla , Tesla electric car , Tesla roadster , Tesla Supercharger Network

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Tesla’s First Service Center in New Jersey Gets the Green Light

June 30, 2014 by  
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Despite recent battles with the state of New Jersey, Tesla has just received approval to build its first service center in north New Jersey. Last week, the Paramus Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a 27,000 square foot Tesla service center and showroom on Route 17 in Paramus. Read the rest of Tesla’s First Service Center in New Jersey Gets the Green Light Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , elon musk , green car , green transportation , new jersey , Paramus , tesla , Tesla electric vehicle , Tesla Model X , tesla model-s , Tesla roadster

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Tesla’s Sales Surge at the End of 2013 with Highest Sales Ever in the Fourth Quarter

January 16, 2014 by  
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Tesla is reporting that its sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 were the highest ever in the company’s history, with almost 6,900 vehicles delivered. The sales in the last quarter of 2013 exceeded expectations by 20 percent, which can also be attributed to higher production numbers. Read the rest of Tesla’s Sales Surge at the End of 2013 with Highest Sales Ever in the Fourth Quarter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive , electric car , electric cars , electric motor , green car , tesla , Tesla Model X , tesla model-s , Tesla roadster        

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Tesla Patents Next-Gen Electric Car Battery that Gets 400 Miles on a Single Charge

September 20, 2013 by  
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Over the years, one of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric vehicle adoption has been the issue of how far the car can travel on one charge. Cars that can only travel 100 miles without plugging in might be okay for your commute to and from work, but since charging stations aren’t as easily-accessible as gas stations, longer distances pose a problem. That’s the issue Tesla Motors is trying to solve with an innovative new type of battery it has just filed to patent — a hybrid lithium-ion and metal-air battery pack that could extend the range of the company’s electric vehicles to 400 miles between charges . Read the rest of Tesla Patents Next-Gen Electric Car Battery that Gets 400 Miles on a Single Charge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , electric car , electric supercar , electric vehicle , green transportation , hybrid battery , lithium ion battery , metal-air battery , renewable energy , Tesla Motors        

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Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ Train Could Travel From Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 Minutes Flat

July 18, 2012 by  
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Tesla Motor’s CEO Elon Musk recently revealed his plans for a new green vehicle, dubbed the “ Hyperloop ” that could transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes flat. Musk (who brought us PayPal and the Tesla Model S electric car ) recently discussed the new transit system, which would be twice as fast as a plane, three to four times faster than a bullet train , and entirely powered by solar energy . Read the rest of Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ Train Could Travel From Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 Minutes Flat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elon musk , green transportation , Hyperloop , PandoDaily , Solar Power , Telsa , tesla model-s , Tesla Motors , Tesla roadster

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Mexico City Reinterprets the Traditional Flowerpot with Salvaged Materials

July 18, 2012 by  
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One only has to walk a few blocks of Mexico City ’s Roma district to notice street after street lined with curiously shaped planters . Rather than buying new pots to grow urban greenery, many residents of this neighborhood, and others like it, have salvaged unusual containers and converted them into hip and practical planter systems. Jump ahead to see some of our favorite creative planter ideas from this bustling city — we’re sure they’ll inspire a few recycled flowerpot ideas of your own! Read the rest of Mexico City Reinterprets the Traditional Flowerpot with Salvaged Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: curiously shaped planters , diy flower pots , diy planters , eco planters , Mexico City gardening , mexico city Roma district , planters made from recycled materials , recycled bathtub planters , shoe flower pots

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