Spacex and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk

Spacex and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk

by Matt Doeden

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Overview

Spacex and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk by Matt Doeden

Are you a fan of computers? When Elon Musk was growing up, he taught himself computer programming so he could design his own games. As an adult, he set out to design much more complex tech inventions.



Musk started his first tech company when he was twenty-four and quickly made a fortune. Then he moved on to bigger projects. He started a company called SpaceX to build reusable rockets—and possibly pave the way for a human settlement on Mars. His other company, Tesla Motors, makes electric cars, which Musk hopes will replace gas-powered vehicles. Then there's the Hyperloop, Musk's vision for a superfast new form of transportation. Find out how Musk defied the odds to build his tech empire—and maybe even change the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467761161
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2015
Series: STEM Trailblazer Bios Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 368,857
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 From South Africa to Silicon Valley 4

Chapter 2 Building an Empire 10

Chapter 3 Chasing Dreams 14

Chapter 4 New Visions 20

Timeline 28

Source Notes 29

Glossary 30

Further Information 31

Index 32

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