Tesla's CEO Musk: Rocket scientist

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, is a busy guy.

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, is a busy guy.

Tesla Motors CEO and chief product architect Elon Musk, also chairman of SolarCity and founder of rocket maker Space Exploration Technology, wears a lot of hats. Underneath those hats is apparently a very large brain.

At Palo Alto-based Tesla, Musk is credited with solving some of the key design challenges that made it possible for the all-electric engine to have crazy torque. But he's also a chief technology officer and CEO for SpaceX, which this week announced it would make the biggest commercial rocket ever to launch a bunch of stuff into earth's orbit.

SpaceX has already put the first private rocket and space capsule into orbit. And according to the Associated Press, it's planning to launch a pack mule of a rocket in 2013 that could carry twice as much cargo (Take that NASA).

It's unclear how the guy has time to do everything he does. Maybe he doesn't sleep?

Read more and catch a video via San Francisco Business Times.


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