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SpaceX's historic launch of NASA astronauts scrubbed by bad weather

Next launch window is Saturday

With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation's first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade. Veteran NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were set to make history Wednesday afternoon, riding SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on a test flight. SpaceX was on the cusp of becoming the first private company to put astronauts in orbit, something achieved by just three

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Tesla picks Austin and Tulsa as finalists for new U.S. factory

Don't expect Musk to pull up stakes in Fremont, though, despite his threat

Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said Friday. The person says company officials visited Tulsa in the past week and were shown two sites. It wasn’t clear if there were any other finalists in the mix.

Recalls
Tesla recalls 15,000 Model X SUVs for power steering issue

The recall applies to 2016 model year X vehicles

Tesla Inc is recalling 15,000 Model X SUVs because of a potential issue that can lead to a loss of power steering assist that could make steering harder and increase the risk of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada said aluminum bolts that attach the electric power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and break causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist. The recall applies to 2016 model year X

Followup
Man killed in Tesla crash had complained about Autopilot

He said it would malfunction in the area where the crash happened

An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X hit a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway had complained before his death that the SUV’s Autopilot system would malfunction in the area where the crash happened. The complaints were detailed in a trove of documents released Tuesday by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the March, 2018 crash that killed engineer Walter Huang. The documents say Huang told his wife that Autopilot had previously veered his

Official
2020 Tesla Model S and X get range, power boosts thanks to a new motor design

Model S Long Range now rated for 370 miles per charge

Model S Long Range now rated for 370 miles per charge.

Elon Musk says Tesla driverless taxis coming next year, touts self-driving chip

Tesla designed 'the best chip in the world' and lidar 'is a fool's errand'

Tesla designed 'the best chip in the world' and lidar 'is a fool's errand'

Report
Famous jeweler who made Tesla ring for Elon Musk gets locked inside Model X

Ben Baller had made a $37,000 Tesla ring for Musk

Ben Baller had made a $37,000 Tesla ring for Musk as a token of appreciation

Official
Tesla to unveil Model Y on March 14, Elon Musk says

10 percent bigger than Model 3, costing 10 percent more

10 percent bigger than Model 3, costing 10 percent more.

Featured
How Norway became a world leader in EV sales, and where it goes from here

'It should always be cheaper to have a zero emissions car than a regular car'

Video
Watch a Tesla Model X zoom inside a Boring Company tunnel

Not quite as cool as sending a Tesla Roadster to space...

Not quite as cool as sending a Tesla Roadster to space...

Video
Tesla Model X P100D tows Qantas Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

It's no space shuttle, but it's still pretty impressive

Using a car to pull an airplane is nothing new. We've seen a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI, a Nissan Patrol and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S all tug widebody aircraft. A few years ago, there was even a Toyota Tundra that pulled the Space Shuttle Endeavour across the 405 in Los Angeles. Now Australia's Qantas Airways has joined the fray, using the all-electric Tesla Model X P100D.

Elon Musk announces reorg as Tesla engineering chief goes on leave

‘We are flattening the management structure’

Tesla is facing a sudden loss of key leadership at a critical moment when new vehicles, like the Model 3 sedan and upcoming Model Y SUV, are desperately needed to help boost the electric automaker's bottom line. According to a report Nick Kurczewski

Report
Tesla says Model X involved in fatal crash was on Autopilot

The driver had been warned to keep his hands on the wheel

Tesla said on Friday that a Tesla Model X involved a fatal crash in California last week had activated its Autopilot system, raising new questions about the semi-autonomous system that handles some driving tasks. Tesla also said vehicle logs from the accident showed no action had been taken by the driver soon before the crash and that he had received earlier warnings to put his hands on the wheel.

Opinion
Tesla’s bottlenecks and hand grenades

Sustained production, not burst builds, are needed for the Model 3.

Tesla isn't advancing the state of production in the auto industry, but is actually going backward.

Official
Tesla lowers price of Model X due to 'achieved efficiencies'

Electric crossover now starts at $79,500. That's $3,000 less than before.

"When we launched Model X 75D, it had a low gross margin. As we've achieved efficiencies, we are able to lower the price and pass along more value to our customers."

Official
Watch Tesla Model X earn 5-star crash rating across the board

The Model X has the lowest rollover probability of any SUV.

Report
Tesla won't let Brexit raise its UK prices, for now

Price increase is delayed for two weeks.

Buy now, or hope that the pound rebounds soon.

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