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Annie Easley, The Rocket Scientist Who Worked At NASA Before It Was Even Called NASA

July 14th, 2019 | by The Beam

Annie Easley started out studying pharmacy at Xavier University in New Orleans, but when she married and moved to Cleveland, she discovered the university there had just closed its pharmacy program, and started looking for a different career. When an article in a Cleveland newspaper about twin sisters who worked as ‘human computers’ at the then-NACA caught her eye, she applied there, was hired and the rest is history


While Starman Is In Space, “Big Oil Strikes Back!”

June 11th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

SpaceX and Tesla are more than just companies. They are a revolution of the status quo and an inspiration for millions of people. So, when these two companies come to together for a project, the result cannot be anything other than epic. That is one way to describe the birth of Starman, who was launched into space in Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster as the payload of the very first Falcon Heavy. That means that Starman is now exploring the solar system — or is he


The Tesla Twittersphere — What Is Weird About Wanting To Have A Better Future?

June 11th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Critics of Tesla like to call anyone who likes what Tesla is doing, who buys its products, or who invests in the company "fanboys" and "fangirls," often accompanied by a negative adjective or five. I only know a few fans on Twitter who actually send unfunny or weird texts. The rest are normal people and actually pretty hilarious


China × Cleantech — March 2019

April 16th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, the March 2019 edition. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website


Tesla vs. Clayton Christensen’s Idea of Tech Disruption

January 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The words “innovation” and “disruption” have been casually tossed around in the press so much that, like “awesome,” they’ve lost most of their meaning for the average reader. However, there’s a whole community of people who study these phenomena in minute detail, and Dr. Clayton Christensen is one of their prophets. Recently, a doctrinal difference between Christensen and Elon Musk has catalyzed a lively theological debate


Elon Musk Is Giving My Generation Its Future Back. Let’s Not Lose It Again.

January 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Like many, I’ve been watching the developments in Boca Chica, Texas, with great interest. SpaceX, one of Elon Musk’s companies, is building the “Starship Hopper,” a shorter and simpler version of a spacecraft that could revolutionize space travel. Seeing images of the mostly complete test vehicle, clad in shiny stainless steel, makes me feel like a kid again


NASA Tests Record-Setting Alta Devices Solar Cell On Space Station

December 18th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Alta Devices’ record-setting solar cell has just begun a one-year test by NASA in the latest Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-X) flight investigation, launched in November on board the NG CRS-10 mission. NASA is testing Alta Devices solar technology at the Space Station in order to evaluate the technology for future NASA low-Earth orbit missions, including powering CubeSats, a trending, small, inexpensive satellite design


Tesla Shuttle From Sarasota To Tampa Airport — Like Dr. Who’s TARDIS #Infinite

December 2nd, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

I flew out of Tampa airport recently. To travel to Tampa from Sarasota, we chose zero-emissions transport. It was the longest experience I've had in a Tesla Model 3. Booking a shuttle service to the airport, I was not thinking futuristic travel. I was thinking of the time, convenience, and zero emissions. Yet, it seemed to feel the most futuristic of all my experiences in Tesla vehicles. (It was my second time in the back seat of the Model 3, and I've spent many times in the back seat of a Tesla Model S.)


12 Space Innovations That Became Everyday Wonders

November 27th, 2018 | by The Beam

The obsession with space has driven innovation and not only extended the capabilities of technology, but delivered remarkable breakthroughs and created new materials and products. Solar panels, for example, were the powering force behind InSight, the robotic probe launched six months ago by NASA that landed on Mars’s surface on the 26th of November


Sea Cables Or Low Orbit Satellites — The Race For Internet Supremacy Has Begun

November 21st, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

The news about SpaceX getting the go-ahead by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its next phase in deploying the low orbit Starlink satellite internet made me wonder how that many satellites would actually work together to provide the very high throughput and low latency network that Elon Musk has in mind.


How Tesla* Will Help Save The World & Reform Capitalism

October 28th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

This article is a followup to another CleanTechnica article: Tesla’s Secret Weapon. The title of this one contains an asterisk, because a more accurate (but too long) title would be “How Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company Will Help Save the World and Reform Capitalism in the Process.” Apologies if the title is clickbaity or bombastic



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