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Electric dreamer: a tycoon’s quest to conquer space

Elon Musk is best known for his Tesla electric cars. Now he wants to conquer space, in an initiative which is making his financial high-wire act even more precarious

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

17th May, 2020

Unless you’re a close follower of the electric car company Tesla, you’ve probably never heard of Galileo Russell. He has been a freelance technology journalist for the last decade but he’s perhaps more famous lately as a retail investor – that is, a small individual shareholder who tends to be dwarfed by the gigantic billion and trillion-dollar investment firms that usually hold the majority of shares in major public companies....

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