FORTUNE -- Elon Musk has conquered the roads with Tesla Motors (TSLA). And he's rocketed into orbit with SpaceX. Might he now be considering something (literally) in between?
During an interview at today's New York Times Dealbook conference, Musk admitted that he began designing a new means of supersonic travel after the Concorde was canceled in 2003:
"I do think there's an interesting opportunity to create a supersonic, electric ,vertical takeoff and landing jet," Musk said. "It seems unlikely to come from Boeing (BA) or Airbus, given that they seem to be focused on very incremental improvements to their planes as opposed to radical improvements. So it could come from a startup. If I were to have another company in the future, which would not be any time soon, I think that would be the thing do do."
Musk adds that the idea is based on his fundamental belief that the future often seems to be getting worse instead of better, something that also prompted his interest in the so-called hyperloop method of mass transit.
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Is Tesla's Elon Musk going to be in trouble for a tweet?
FORTUNE -- Last week we discussed how the SEC had issued a Wells Notice to Netflix (NFLX), after its CEO Reed Hastings possibly disclosed material information via a Facebook post.
Could Tesla Motors (TSLA) boss Elon Musk be next? This is what he tweeted last Monday:
Am happy to report that Tesla was narrowly cash flow positive last week. Continued improvement expected through MOREDan Primack - Dec 13, 2012 3:22 PM ET
Tesla's Elon Musk reflects on his company's role in the presidential election.
FORTUNE -- During the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney raised Silicon Valley eyebrows by suggesting that electric car-maker Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) was a "loser," akin to failed solar company Solyndra.
The comment was roundly criticized, particularly given that Tesla has been well-received by the public markets and says that it is on track to repay its Department of Energy MOREDan Primack - Nov 13, 2012 4:14 PM ET
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