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In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, photo provided by NASA, astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Robert Behnken pose in front of a Tesla Model X at a SpaceX launch dress rehearsal, at Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. The NASA astronauts rode to the pad in the Tesla. (Kim Shiflett/NASA via AP)

No astrovans for SpaceX, crews riding to rockets in Teslas

Jan. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts launched by SpaceX in coming months will ride to their rockets in high fashion. Instead of using a retro-style astrovan, SpaceX crews will travel to the launch pad in Tesla sports cars. Elon Musk, who also runs both SpaceX and the electric car company, used Teslas to...

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from pad 39A during a test flight to demonstrate the capsule's emergency escape system at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

Jan. 19, 2020 6:33 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins. The nine-minute...

In this Nov. 24, 2019, photo, a saleswoman talks about a Tesla Model 3 car at a Tesla showroom in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, and chief executive Elon Musk said the electric automaker plans to set up a design center in China to create a model for worldwide sales. (Chinatopix via AP)

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers

Jan. 7, 2020 11:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday and chief executive Elon Musk said the electric automaker plans to set up a design center in China to create a model for worldwide sales. Musk presided at a ceremony where a half-dozen buyers wearing red Tesla T shirts...

In a time exposure, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, as seen from Viera, Fla., late Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. In the foreground is the traffic roundabout, which is lit up for the holiday season. (Tim Shortt/Florida Today via AP)

SpaceX launches 60 more satellites, trying to tone them down

Jan. 7, 2020 1:56 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched 60 more mini internet satellites late Monday, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers. It's a "first step" compromise between SpaceX and astronomers fearful of having dark skies spoiled by hundreds and, eventually, thousands of bright satellites...

In this Oct. 20, 2019, photo an unsold 2019 Model X sits under a sign at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo.  Tesla says its global deliveries rose more than 50% last year meaning the company surpassed the low end of its sales goals for 2019. The electric car maker said Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, that it delivered a record of about 112,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter and about 367,500 for the full year. Tesla previously announced that it expected to deliver 360,000 to 400,000 units worldwide last year.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla stock hits record as 2019 sales rise more than 50%

Jan. 3, 2020 4:20 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. hit a record closing price Friday after the company reported that its global deliveries rose more than 50% last year. The announcement Friday pushed Tesla's shares up nearly 3% to a record close of $443.01. The stock has more than doubled in value...

FILE - In this July 8, 2018, file photo, clouds are reflected above the company logo on the hood of a Tesla vehicle outside a showroom in Littleton, Colo. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the crash of a speeding Tesla that killed two people in a Los Angeles suburb, the agency announced Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

3 crashes, 3 deaths raise questions about Tesla's Autopilot

Jan. 3, 2020 3:05 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-driving cars on the streets. On Sunday, a Tesla Model S sedan left a freeway in Gardena, California,...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Elon Musk: Las Vegas transit system may be ready in 2020

Dec. 29, 2019 1:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An underground transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center could be up and running next year, billionaire Elon Musk announced on social media late Friday. Musk tweeted that The Boring Company’s underground tunnel project in Las Vegas will be...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Former Uber CEO Kalanick will resign from the company's board next week, effectively severing ties with the company he co-founded a decade ago. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Former Uber CEO Kalanick severs ties with ride-hailing giant

Dec. 24, 2019 2:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Travis Kalanick, who built Uber into a ride-hailing giant, only to be ousted as CEO over the company's sexist “bro” culture, is cashing out. Kalanick disclosed Tuesday that he has sold off all his Uber stock — estimated at more than $2.5 billion — and is...

In this long exposure photo, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Boeing Starliner crew capsule lifts off on an orbital flight test to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force station, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Boeing's new capsule ended up in the wrong orbit after lifting off on its first test flight Friday, a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Boeing crew capsule returning to Earth after aborted flight

Dec. 21, 2019 5:41 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing aimed to bring its Starliner crew capsule back to Earth on Sunday to end its first test flight, a mission cut short by an improperly set clock on the spacecraft. The Starliner — carrying no astronauts, only a test dummy — was supposed to spend the coming...

In this photo made available by NASA, Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. It is scheduled for liftoff to the International Space Station on Friday. (ULA/NASA via AP)

Boeing's Starliner crew capsule makes space debut this week

Dec. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing's shiny new Starliner crew capsule makes its debut this week with a launch to the International Space Station, the company's last hurdle before flying astronauts for NASA next year. Testing the cosmic waters will be Rosie the mannequin, decked out in Boeing's custom blue...