5 of Elon Musk’s Favorite Science Fiction Stories

5 of Elon Musk’s Favorite Science Fiction Stories

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Elon Musk has been in the news lately, for better or worse. First, he offered to design a submarine to ferry away the Thai soccer team trapped in the cave. Then he raged and threw an infantile fit at a rescue leader for rejecting that submarine, calling him offensive names on Twitter. Then his company Tesla’s stocks hit some turbulence because of said tweet and some other bad press.   Musk has some issues, it’s true. But he’s not at fault for his tastes in sci-fi, which are excellent. Here are some of his favorites.   Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov   …

5 of Elon Musk's Favorite Science Fiction Stories

5 of Elon Musk's Favorite Science Fiction Stories

Book Culture

Elon Musk has been in the news lately, for better or worse. First, he offered to design a submarine to ferry away the Thai soccer team trapped in the cave. Then he raged and threw an infantile fit at a rescue leader for rejecting that submarine, calling him offensive names on Twitter. Then his company Tesla’s stocks hit some turbulence because of said tweet and some other bad press.   Musk has some issues, it’s true. But he’s not at fault for his tastes in sci-fi, which are excellent. Here are some of his favorites.   Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov   …

Thanks to Elon Musk, These Books Have Become Astronauts Before You

Thanks to Elon Musk, These Books Have Become Astronauts Before You

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Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy has successfully launched into space and is headed for Mars orbit. Aboard the massive rocket is Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, a test-dummy called “Starman,” a bunch of David Bowie music, the words “Don’t Panic” (in reference to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) displayed on the Tesla’s panel, and a storage device containing sci-fi classics.   Besides The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference propelling through space, a device that SpaceX calls “5D quartz laser storage device…a high tech, high data storage unit that can survive the harsh environment of space” is also on the payload. …

Real-Life Tony Stark, Elon Musk, Is Apparently a Harry Potter Nerd

Real-Life Tony Stark, Elon Musk, Is Apparently a Harry Potter Nerd

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Inventor and business mogul Elon Musk treated tech junkies and Tesla fans to a SpaceX chat on Reddit this past Saturday, October 14th.   SpaceX is just another thing that Musk has founded. It’s goal is to reduce the cost of space travel and eventually create a colony on Mars. Knowing the engineering focus and background, it’s surprising that Musk’s Reddit chat had an amusing pop-culture twist. When a fan inquired about the heat source that would be used on the SpaceX Raptor engine, Musk replied that he planned to use the incendio spell from Harry Potter. He even included the wiki-link in …