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Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station

Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- NASA's Vegetable Production System, VEGGIE, is among the 500 pounds of supplies to be delivered to the International Space Station by SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
Brooks Hays
SpaceX will attempt to return resusable rocket to Earth during ISS resupply mission

SpaceX will attempt to return resusable rocket to Earth during ISS resupply mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX to test whether the Falcon 9 rocket is really reusable when it blasts off from Cape Canaveral at 4:58 p.m. EDT on an ISS resupply mission.
Brooks Hays
NASA to send International Space Station android a pair of legs

NASA to send International Space Station android a pair of legs

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Robonaut 2, the robotic astronaut torso aboard the International Space Station, is about to get its first set of legs.
Brooks Hays
Unknown billionaire takes out world's most expensive life insurance policy

Unknown billionaire takes out world's most expensive life insurance policy

March 18 (UPI) -- An unknown Silicon Valley billionaire just purchased the world's most expensive life insurance for $201 million.
Aileen Graef
New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

ALBANY, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) -- New York auto dealers want the state to ban the direct sale of Tesla all-electric cars to shoppers.
SpaceX's Elon Musk chides Senate for paying too much for launches

SpaceX's Elon Musk chides Senate for paying too much for launches

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Elon Musk accused Congress of wasting money that could be better spent on innovation by vastly overpaying for each space launch.
Gabrielle Levy
Tesla to offer $1.6B in bonds to fund battery factory

Tesla to offer $1.6B in bonds to fund battery factory

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors will issue $1.6 billion in bonds to fund its battery factory, aimed at manufacturing low-cost batteries.
Ananth Baliga

Analysts see battery plant as pivotal to Tesla's future

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Investment analysts said Tesla's imminent plans for a large-scale battery factory will be pivotal to the growth of the electric-car company.
Apple M&A head met Tesla CEO Elon Musk last spring

Apple M&A head met Tesla CEO Elon Musk last spring

CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A secret meeting between Apple's M&A head Adrian Perica and Tesla CEO Elon Musk last spring has the industry speculating about the outcome.
Ananth Baliga
Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

The Chicago Auto Show is known as a "consumers" show, and this year it's good to be in the market for a new vehicle.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Tesla stock jumps 16 percent as Musk blasts 'recall'

Tesla stock jumps 16 percent as Musk blasts 'recall'

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors saw its stock skyrocket 16 percent Tuesday after CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to contest a report that thousands of its vehicles were being recalled and the company announced stronger sales than expected.
Gabrielle Levy

Tesla stock up 16 percent after it announces higher deliveries

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The stock price of U.S. electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. jumped almost 16 percent Tuesday after the company reported higher production.
Automakers, feds tackle drunken driving, Tesla rebounds

Automakers, feds tackle drunken driving, Tesla rebounds

Drunken driving and the holidays, unfortunately, go together like fruit and nuts. The holiday period can be a dangerous time to get around.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

NASA selects SpaceX to operate historic launch pad

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk of PayPal, has been awarded control of Launch Pad 39A, where many historic U.S. space missions began.
SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket on the third try, and carried an SES satellite into geostationary orbit after two aborted attempts last week -- the first time SpaceX has placed a satellite at that altitude.
Ananth Baliga
SpaceX plans fourth launch attempt on Tuesday

SpaceX plans fourth launch attempt on Tuesday

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- SpaceX will make a fourth attempt to launch its Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday after pushing back an attempted launch on Monday.
Ananth Baliga
SpaceX postpones launch of Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX postpones launch of Falcon 9 rocket

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- SpaceX tried to launch an SES television satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, when three failed attempts led to the company to postpone the launch to Thursday.
Ananth Baliga
SpaceX to launch satellite to open up space launch market

SpaceX to launch satellite to open up space launch market

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket Monday to put the SES-8 satellite in orbit, opening up the global market for launching satellites.
Ananth Baliga
Fast-chargers may boost plug-in electrics, LA Auto Show

Fast-chargers may boost plug-in electrics, LA Auto Show

Range anxiety and the extra cost of battery technology remain among the biggest obstacles to wider adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Tesla Fires spark U.S. investigation; shares extinguish slightly

Tesla Fires spark U.S. investigation; shares extinguish slightly

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Tesla is under investigation after three electric Model S fires in a five-week span, bringing the new-age automaker into increased skepticism from the government, and from investors.
Sonali Basak
Feds look into 3rd Tesla Model S fire in six weeks

Feds look into 3rd Tesla Model S fire in six weeks

The third battery fire involving a Tesla Model S in six weeks has drawn the attention of the watchdog National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Tesla industrial accident injures three employees

Tesla industrial accident injures three employees

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An industrial accident at the automaker's Fremont, Calif. plant Wednesday resulted in three workers being burned in a hot metal spill. Two injuries were considered minor, and one serious.
Sonali Basak
NHTSA won't probe Tesla fire, Ford to cut platforms

NHTSA won't probe Tesla fire, Ford to cut platforms

Consumer Reports panned the redesigned Infinity Q50 and the Lexus IS 250, placing both Japanese sedans near the bottom of its near-luxury list.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

NHTSA: Tesla S crash near Seattle does not warrant investigation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it would not investigate Tesla Motors for a fiery crash that occurred near Seattle in early October.

James Bond submersible car bought by Tesla Motors CEO

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has purchased the Lotus Esprit featured in the underwater scene in "The Spy Who Loved Me," his company said.
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