Musk has transformed Tesla from a niche car maker with production problems into the global leader in electric vehicles, with US and Chinese factories
The CST-100 Starliner astronaut capsule was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, but an automated timer error prevented the spacecraft from attaining the orbit.
The case stems from a public quarrel between Musk and Unsworth, who gained fame for his leading role in coordinating the successful rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand in July 2018.
Trial began in US District Court in Los Angeles in a defamation lawsuit brought against Tesla Elon Musk by British cave diver Vernon Unsworth over three July 15, 2018 tweets by the Tesla chief executive, one calling him "pedo guy."
An upgraded version of the Starship could travel to Earth's orbit in less than six months, Elon Musk says.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded saying that its Model 3 “was engineered to be the safest car ever built” among the vehicles ever tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Musk hoping to build underground transport tunnels for hyperloop transportation systems.
Elon Musk says meshing minds with gadgets is vital if people are going to avoid being outpaced by artificial intelligence
The company raised $486.2 million in an equity offering, starting December, and another $535.7 million in an offering that began in April, its regulatory filings on Friday showed.
The launch came a week after two back-to-back countdowns for the mission were scrubbed - once due to high winds over the Cape and the next night in order to update satellite software and "triple-check" all systems.
The company announced its latest plans during an investor conference on Monday. But sceptics doubt Tesla can pull it off.
Falcon Heavy carried a communications satellite for Saudi-based telecom firm Arabsat, which will beam internet and television services over Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
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