Thursday, May 15, 2014

Elon Musk Pledges Help for the Wardenclyffe Tesla Museum!!!

The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe received a pledge of help from Elon Musk of Tesla Motors fame this week!  The effort begun years ago by the Friends of Science East has inexhaustively progressed year by year to their ultimate goal of turning Nikola Tesla's last laboratory into a bustling science museum and maker space.  You might remember the famous ham radio efforts of folks like myself and a few G+ arteiests like +Diana Eng and +Dashiell Hammutt a few years ago to put the museum effort on the map, so to speak, by transmitting for the first time in over a century from Wardenclyffe and the New Yorker, (Tesla's last home).

Soon after that followed the famous crowd-funding efforts of the Oatmeal's +Matthew Inman put the Tesla Science Center funding over the top and the Wardenclyffe site was purchased, and repairs began in earnest.  The site looks great now, but they need more funding to complete the cleanup and build the museum.  Matthew Inman upped the ante yesterday and asked Elon Musk to help out with the last little bit of funding, all $8 million of it.

Musk's reply was quick and simple for the moment.

It'll be interesting to see where it all goes!  If you'd like to telp out, check out the Tesla Science Center site.

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