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Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla


Elon Musk s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla Bloomberg Business

Elon Musk s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla Bloomberg Business

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-e...

The main thing troubling the space experts was Musk’s budget. Following the salons, it seemed like Musk wanted to spend somewhere between $20 million and $30 million on the stunt, and everyone knew that the cost of a rocket launch alone would eat up that money and then some. Musk, however, had his own plans. He’d been devouring books he’d borrowed from Cantrell and others. They included Rocket Propulsion Elements, Fundamentals of Astrodynamics, and Aerothermodynamics of Gas Turbine and Rocket Propulsion. According to Musk’s calculations, he could undercut existing launch companies by building a modest-size rocket that specialized in carrying smaller satellites and research payloads to space. In June 2002 he founded Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX. He was on his way to Mars.

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LOL at the picture of Elon and the Space Hamsters!

I'm really really happy Elon's dreams of space did not kill Tesla.

I think the article says they're mice!

"Elon and the Space Mice" would make an excellent Pixar film.

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