Things aren’t looking so great for Boeing right now, as the 787 Dreamliner has morphed into a nightmare. Turns out the lithium ion batteries that were supposed to be such an innovation are showing a distressing tendency to go wrong in one way or another, and the brand new model is currently grounded.
Maybe already under control, but Tesla & SpaceX are happy to help with the 787 lithium ion batteries.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 18, 2013
We can’t say we’re surprised. This is the guy who basically sidled up to NASA and was like, “Hey, ya’ll need help getting that cargo to the International Space Station?” Then again, a cynic might suggest that Mr. Musk could be having a bit of fun tweaking his more traditional competitors in the commercial aerospace industry.