Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk's industrial empire ~ Watch and learnSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 05:54
March 30, 2014
So many children dream of fast cars and rocket ships, but few actually grow up to build them -- and change the world in the process
How is it possible that Elon Musk could launch two impossible businesses -- SpaceX, a builder of rocket ships and Tesla which could be the first successful car company startup in America in 90 years.
Scott Pelley: How did you figure you were going to start a car company and be successful at it?
Elon Musk: Well, I didn't really think Tesla would be successful. I thought we would most likely fail. But I thought that we at least could address the false perception that people have that an electric car had to be ugly and slow and boring like a golf cart.