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Elon Musk immediately reacts to Model 3 driver’s crash story by adding features

Tesla isn’t like other car makers, and you can say the same about its CEO, Elon Musk. 

Namely because Musk seems rather proactive when it comes to customer suggestions, responding to a owner’s Model 3 crash experience on Twitter. 

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Musk said he’d look to add a software feature allowing a Tesla’s glovebox to open automatically in the case of a crash, and affix a plastic sheet to the car’s central touch screen display. 

Adding software feature to open glovebox automatically when car comes to a stop after a crash. Will look at bonding a thin plastic sheet to the front or back of screen.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 16, 2018 Read more…

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How to watch Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster disappear into deep space

We’ve been watching “Starman” cruise through space in his cosmic Tesla Roadster for a week now.

But on Valentine’s Day, Elon Musk’s shrewd payload from SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will disappear into deep space — and you can watch it happen live.

SEE ALSO: What SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch means for the future of spaceflight

Streaming live via the Virtual Telescope Project, an Italy-based project dedicated to streaming real-time telescope footage online, you’ll be able to see Musk’s Tesla Roadster disappear from view.

In a live event scheduled for Feb. 14, beginning at 7:15 a.m. ET (4:15 a.m. PT, 12:15 a.m. UTC, 11:15 p.m. AEDT), robotic telescopes will capture the Roadster in its final visible stage. Read more…

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These portals to Elon Musk’s space Tesla and ‘Rick and Morty’ are going viral on Snapchat

Elon Musk probably won’t send you into space anytime soon, but if you want to see what it would like to be up close and personal with Starman and his Tesla, there’s always Snapchat. 

SEE ALSO: SpaceX just launched the Falcon Heavy, its most powerful rocket, and landed 2 boosters

A new Snapchat lens appears as a portal to space. Users can enter, see Starman, and walk right back out. Here’s a video of a user testing it in New York’s Grand Central Terminal:

That lens is just one of the latest products out of SVRF, a tech startup vying to be the best search engine for immersive content like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The website also has an in-house studio that’s making creative experiences like the Starman lens for Snapchat.  Read more…

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Astronomers spot Elon Musk’s cosmic Tesla flying in space

Thousands of people watched as SpaceX launched its Tesla Roadster to space atop a Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday. 

They looked on as the nose cone housing the Tesla was stripped away, exposing the electric car to the vacuum of space as David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” played, ushering it to orbit.

Thousands continued watching a livestream of the Tesla and its passenger “Starman” as it flew past the Earth into deep space. 

SEE ALSO: Watching SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch to space was like seeing into the future

But even after that livestream ended, a few astronomers have kept an eye on Starman and its car as they make their way out to an orbit around the sun that will bring it beyond Mars, allowing it to roam through space possibly for millions of years. Read more…

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The accidental library: Why Elon Musk launched books to space that could last 14 billion years

Humanity’s first-ever permanent space library was effectively founded this week, as the three books of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy blasted into the solar system.

The novels weren’t really expected to make it to space. They weren’t deliberately chosen. But they will probably be out there for millions of years, zipping around the sun, moving out past Mars 20 times faster than a bullet — and they almost certainly won’t be the last. 

SEE ALSO: Watching SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch to space was like seeing into the future

If you missed the news of the library’s launch, that’s probably because of the distracting packaging it was wrapped in. Asimov’s stories are on a quartz disk in a case aboard a cherry red Tesla Roadster, delivered to space by the SpaceX Heavy Falcon rocket.  Read more…

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Video perfectly demonstrates how Elon Musk is actually a genius

With constant news coming out about Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company, it’s really easy to get bogged down on the many developments with Elon Musk’s companies.

But take a step back, and it’s easy to see that Elon Musk is an absolute madman.

Elon, r u ok?  Read more…

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Elon Musk shares the last image of his Tesla roadster floating through the solar system

Unless you spent your day under a rock on Tuesday, you probably already know that SpaceX successfully launched its largest rocket ever, the Falcon Heavy. Oh, and on that rocket was a Telsa Roadster, because why not?

Elon Musk shared the last image of the Roadster — equipped with a “Starman” at the wheel — before it spends the rest of eternity somewhere in space. Kind of haunting, kind of beautiful. May he ride forever, and not be blown to bits. 

SEE ALSO: Watching SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch to space was like seeing into the future

Last pic of Starman in Roadster on its journey to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt

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That beautiful shot of ‘Starman’ in a Tesla Roadster is your new wallpaper

Say hello to your new wallpaper. 

And then say thank you to SpaceX, and to Reddit. On Tuesday, Reddit user “AB-nebula” posted a gorgeous wallpaper of the space hero Starman — a spacesuit behind the wheel of the Tesla Roadster Elon Musk launched into space on board the Falcon Heavy rocket — with Earth in the background, to r/Wallpapers. 

SEE ALSO: Elon Musk’s ‘Starman’ is our new space hero

The images were first shared to Twitter by Marques Brownlee. 

Starman Wallpaper. From r/wallpapers

— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 7, 2018

If you, like us, want to be constantly reminded of Starman and his courage, you have a number of wallpaper options. Other Reddit users have incorporated our favorite Tesla driver into creative wallpapers, such as user “Tutkular” who vectorized the images for a cool futuristic effect.  Read more…

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Elon Musk put a Tesla in space, and it has launched a thousand memes

So here’s a fun development: When you woke up in Tuesday, there wasn’t a Tesla manned by a fake astronaut flying through space. 

Now, after Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch, there is.

SEE ALSO: SpaceX just launched the Falcon Heavy, its most powerful rocket, and landed 2 boosters

That’s right: As we reported earlier, a Tesla Roadster playing David Bowie’s “Life On Mars” (a little on the nose, Elon) is soaring through space and headed toward – where else – Mars.

Yes, this has been an incredible feat. Yes, we teared up during the launch. And yes, the sight of a luxury convertible plunging into space is a completely absurd one that we can’t help laughing at.  Read more…

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SpaceX just launched the Falcon Heavy, its most powerful rocket, and landed 2 boosters

After years of delays and technical difficulties, it finally happened. 

SpaceX just launched its most powerful rocket ever. 

The Falcon Heavy took flight into a clear sky in Cape Canaveral, Florida with hundreds of thousands of people watching online and in person. 

SEE ALSO: SpaceX is about to launch its most powerful rocket yet

The roar of the rocket – which is effectively three of the company’s Falcon 9 boosters strapped together – was deafening, even from miles away.

SpaceX then brought home two of the Falcon Heavy’s three nine engine rocket boosters, landing two by land next to each other. As of publish, we’re still waiting for news about the third boost, which was attempting to land on a drone ship in the ocean. Read more…

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