Mike Brown

Mike Brown is a London-based journalist who covers innovation at Inverse. He is the author of Musk Reads, a regular newsletter that focuses on electric cars, space exploration, clean energy, and everything in-between.

Mike holds a BA in English from Queen Mary, University of London, and an MS in journalism from Columbia Journalism School. His work has featured in CityMetric, International Business Times, Neowin.net, Building Magazine, and more. He has also made guest appearances on CBC Radio, Cheddar, Good Day New York, Trailblazers, and more.

Beyond journalism, Mike has a passion for cycling, travel, and languages. He hosts meetup events for Duolingo Norwegian learners and is learning Chinese.

Innovation
Innovation
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.

iPhone on Wheels

Will worn-out batteries send Tesla to the scrapheap? It's complicated

Is a Tesla like an iPhone on wheels in more ways than one?

Science

NASA’s bold new asteroid mission just took off — here’s what happens next

NASA has successfully launched its Lucy mission to explore the history of the Solar System. Here's what comes next.

Innovation
Innovation

Tesla Cyberquad: Release date, specs, and details for Elon Musk's ATV

Tesla plans to release its first all-electric all-terrain vehicle.

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.

Innovation
Innovation
Innovation

Inspiration4 pilot reveals an overlooked, mind-altering problem with going to space

Sian Proctor went to space as part of the Inspiration4 mission.

Crew-3

SpaceX Crew-3 capsule name, launch date, and astronauts for next mission

SpaceX's first all-civilian mission to orbit was a success. Here’s what comes next.

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.

Expansive

Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk shares jaw-dropping video of best design feature

The Tesla Model Y may be one of the company's cheapest cars, but it's still an impressively-designed feat of engineering.

Innovation

SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk shares electrifying video of rocket during storm

SpaceX's under-development rocket braved the elements during an impressive lightning display.

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.

Innovation

How Apple’s co-founder plans to solve a major space problem

Steve Wozniak is looking to make space into a better place. Here's how Privateer Space plans to do that.

Innovation

Starlink coverage update and more: 6 biggest takeaways from Elon Musk's Code chat

Elon Musk made an appearance with Kara Swisher at the Code conference. Here's what you need to know.