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Hands at 10 and 2

Tesla Full Self-Driving reveal, 5 years on

Tesla announced its Full Self-Driving feature five years ago. It's been rough.

Musk-less meet

Tesla Q3 2021 earnings: 3 biggest takeaways

Elon Musk’s Tesla held an earnings call — but Elon Musk wasn’t there.

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Tesla’s redesigned Model X is here along with a few key changes

Tesla gets refreshed, SpaceX loves Texas, Elon Musk is the richest.

It's always sunny on Mars

How solar rockets can bring Uber to Musk’s Mars city

Virgin Orbit wants to switch to solar — humans on other planets could benefit.

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After 11 years in California, Tesla moves to Texas

Tesla heads South, SpaceX names Endurance, Elon Musk looks for hires.

A not-boring company

A radical tunnel-based transit concept proves it's not "boring"

Like Elon Musk, Xiaofan Zhang is hoping to alleviate traffic with tunnels.

Innovation

How one overlooked company paved the way for Blue Origin and SpaceX

Not all private space players make as much noise as Musk, Bezos, and Branson.

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Tesla's Q3 production numbers will shock you (and other automakers)

Tesla delivers, SpaceX leaves the ISS, Elon Musk sends Bezos condolences.

I've had it with these rockets on this plane

Virgin Orbit: What it was like to witness latest launch

Virgin Orbit plans to open up space using a unique method.

Planet B

Musk’s Mars plan, 5 years on: video, bold specs, and a bizarre Q&A

Five years ago, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for getting us all to Mars.

Fueled by solar

Solar car: Tesla’s hidden history revealed

Xiaofan Zhang explains why the future is looking bright for electric vehicles.

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No unions, big problem: Why Biden might leave Tesla behind

Inspiration4 gets ready for takeoff; Tesla gets left out; Elon Musk loves tea.

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SpaceX’s groundbreaking Inspiration4 hits Netflix (and soon, space)

Inspiration4 meets Netflix; Tesla updates Autopilot; Musk stays out of Texas politics.

Soaring, flying

Inspiration4: Why it’s going to fly higher than the ISS

In our latest Inspiration4 story, we speak to two of the mission's astronauts.

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SpaceX resupplies the ISS while NASA reaches toward Mars

SpaceX flies again; Tesla improves A.I.; Elon Musk gets a spirited defense.

Not like other Dragons

Inspiration4: Why it's 'more challenging' than those Bezos and Branson flights

A closer look at the capsule that will send the Inspiration4 crew into orbit.