It's only been days since one of his rockets exploded over Cape Canaveral, but Musk has already moved on.
At the recent Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, Elon Musk seemed unfazed by the fact that one of his rockets had blown up over Cape Canaveral in Florida just a week and a half ago.
Musk said that he did not want to “overplay the negatives” when asked about the disaster that struck his unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 28, according to a New York Post report.
He was pressed further on why he was going to an annual event tailored to billionaires, and Musk merely said he planned to leave early today.
Musk was there with his wife, British actress Talulah Riley, and both indicated that they were basically here as a vacation for the kids.
Musk sported a calm demeanor in his appearance that didn’t seem to indicate any deep-seeded consternation with the disappointing setback of his program, which not only failed to deliver supplies to the International Space Station but also squandered an opportunity for the company to make another attempt at landing the rocket on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Allen & Co. media conference feature high-powered executives from the likes of Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX as well as Tesla Motors.
Although his common demeanor may suggest that all is well at SpaceX, Musk admitted in a recent interview that the disintegration of his Falcon 9 rocket just two minutes after launch was a “huge blow” to the company, which is intensely investigating what happened. The rocket was carrying the Dragon space capsule, which was filled with two tons of research experiments as well as necessary supplies and gear for the multinational crews that are living on board, according to a Universe Today report.