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 also learning Chinese.
Innovation
Tesla: Elon Musk says he will break with a 200-year-old tradition in future electric cars
Mike Brown
Tesla is moving away from using a tried and tested battery chemistry in its vehicles, and it shows how the landscape is changing.
Innovation
When will Elon Musk go to space? SpaceX timeline reveals vital difference to Blue Origin
Mike Brown
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is one of the key figureheads in the emergent new space race, but he hasn't gone to space himself.
Innovation
Blue Origin New Glenn: specs, power, and launch date for ambitious rocket
Mike Brown
Blue Origin is planning to launch the New Glenn rocket to orbit. Here's what you need to know about it.
Innovation
Blue Origin: How Jeff Bezos plans to open up space after crewed flight
Mike Brown
Jeff Bezos' spaceflight firm Blue Origin has done it, and it's only just getting started in space tourism.
Bezos Watch
Blue Origin launch: Stunning images and videos capture historic crewed flight
Mike Brown
Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket sent up Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, aviator Wally Funk, and student Oliver Daeman.
Starry Night
SpaceX Starship orbital flight: launch date and plan for Mars rocket test
Mike Brown
SpaceX is gearing up to launch the Starship into orbit, the biggest test yet for the ship designed to send humans to Mars and beyond.
Innovation
Blue Origin: launch date, flight time, and how to watch Bezos crewed flight
Mike Brown
Jeff Bezos is going to space. Here's how you can watch along, and what you need to know.
Not to be sniffed at
SpaceX: The key to getting to Mars could come from an unlikely source
Mike Brown
Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is tackling a smell that’s out of this world.
Innovation
Oliver Daemen: Blue Origin customer reveals the worst part of space tourism
Mike Brown
Blue Origin is set to host its first crewed flight next Tuesday, and the firm has finally revealed its full passenger lineup.
Space Race Against Time
Blue Origin’s crewed flight will make a 60-year dream come true
Ashley Bardhan and Mike Brown
Wally Funk will fly on Blue Origin’s maiden flight later this month, righting a long-standing wrong.
I Spy
SpaceX: How Mars “spy satellite” creator tracked Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster
Mike Brown
An engineer who helped develop a camera for Mars has built a tool to track the most fascinating car in the Solar System.
Innovation
Blue Origin vs. SpaceX: How Jeff Bezos fell behind Elon Musk
Mike Brown
A rivalry is taking place in the space industry — and it could determine humanity’s future.
See ya l8r
Elon Musk is going to space, but not on a SpaceX ship
Mike Brown
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has reportedly purchased a ticket for Virgin Galactic.
Raptor Watch
Starship: SpaceX boss reveals how many engines we'll need for a Mars city
Mike Brown
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to build a Mars city. Here's how he’ll do it.
Galactic
Virgin Galactic: Why Richard Branson's flight really does mean a "new space age"
Mike Brown
Richard Branson, the founder of spaceflight firm Virgin Galactic, successfully went to space for the first time.
Musk Reads
Starlink satellites: SpaceX is becoming the iPhone of low-Earth orbit
Mike Brown
Alice Gorman, a space archaeologist, says that Starlink symbolizes a new era in space.
Space trash
SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk reveals a genius way it solves a major problem
Mike Brown
The firm's Mars-bound rocket could play a key role in solving a big space travel issue.
Limited Space
Virgin Galactic: Branson launch date, time, and debate over Kármán line
Mike Brown
Virgin Galactic is gearing up to send its founder Richard Branson to space, but there's a debate over where space begins.
Innovation
Starship: SpaceX's Mars-bound rocket is getting a jaw-dropping upgrade
Mike Brown
SpaceX's Starship is set for a powerful upgrade. Here's what you need to know.
Innovation
Space Hero: inside the TV show that wants to take you to space (literally)
Mike Brown
A new TV show aims to democratize space travel and make it accessible to more people than ever.