SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets bound for the Moon and Mars, and for hypersonic Earth travel – TechCrunch

[ad_1] SpaceX is hiring experts in Offshore Operations in Brownsville, job ads revealed on Tuesday – and the purpose is to help the company develop and build floating spaceports that will provide launch sites for the company’s’ Super Heavy-class launch vehicles. SpaceX will use these larger rockets to get its forthcoming large payload rockets to…

NASA taps Kathy Lueders to lead its human spaceflight efforts – TechCrunch

[ad_1] NASA has selected a new top official to oversee all of its efforts regarding human spaceflight — Kathy Lueders, who previously led NASA’s commercial crew program starting in 2014 and culminating in the successful first crewed demonstration launch of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft last month. Lueders also previously worked on NASA’S Commercial Cargo program, which…

the Tesla Cybertruck isn’t getting any smaller – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In the days and weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the cybertruck — a post-apocalyptic inspired vehicle made of cold-rolled steel — there was a lot of speculation about whether it would be smaller once it actually made it to market. Production of the Cybertruck is still a long ways off. There isn’t…

Tesla scouts head to Tulsa, Austin as hunt for Cybertruck gigafactory location nears end – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla officials visited two sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week to search for a location for its future and fifth gigafactory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, a source familiar with the situation told . Company representatives also visited Austin. A final decision has not been made, but Austin and Tulsa…

Elon Musk just put a new person in charge of production at Tesla’s Fremont factory – TechCrunch

[ad_1] On the same day that Elon Musk defied local regulations and reopened Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, the CEO put a new person in charge of production. Musk named Richard Miller, who was director of paint operations at Tesla, to head of production at the factory, according to an internal email sent to employees…

Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla filed a lawsuit Saturday against Alameda County in an effort to invalidate orders that have prevented the automaker from reopening its factory in Fremont, California. The lawsuit, which seeks injunctive and declaratory relief against Alameda County, was first reported by CNBC. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for California’s Northern District.…

Elon Musk threatens to pull Tesla operations out of California and into Texas or Nevada – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Saturday the company will file a lawsuit against Alameda County and threatened to move its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada immediately, escalating a fight between the company and health officials over whether its factory in Fremont can reopen. Tesla had planned to bring back about 30%…

Tesla prepares to bring back 30% of Fremont factory workers in spite of county order – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla is aiming to ramp up “limited operations” at its factory in Fremont, Calif., a decision that puts the company and its CEO Elon Musk in direct conflict with a stay-at-home order in Alameda County. Update: On Friday, Alameda County health officials said the automaker was told not to reopen. Employees received two emails…

Tesla shares fall on Elon Musk ‘stock price too high’ tweet – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that the company’s stock price was “too high” in his opinion, immediately sending shares into a free-fall and in possible violation of an agreement reached with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last year. Tesla shares fell nearly 12% in the half hour following his stock price tweets…

Tesla to reduce price of standard range Model 3 in China – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla said it will reduce the price of its standard range Model 3 vehicle in China to meet the government’s new eligibility requirements for subsidies. This marks the second time this year that the automaker has reduced the price. Several months ago, the base version of China-made Model 3 was lowered by 9%. Tesla…