Brocker.Org: Elon Musk actually gets his tunnel-boring machine at SpaceX – The Mercury News

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When SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told his Twitter followers in December that he was sick of traffic and planning to build a tunnel-boring machine to “just start digging,” most thought it was a joke.

Musk insisted, on Twitter – his favorite form of public communication – that it was true.

He even proposed a name – The Boring Co. – and a slogan: “Boring, it’s what we do.”

Sections of a tunnel-boring machine are being worked on in a parking lot along Crenshaw Blvd. across the street from SpaceX in Hawthorne on Thursday, April 27, 2017. “The Boring Company” name already has been applied. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) 

On Thursday, an all-white tunnel-boring machine appeared outside SpaceX’s Hawthorne headquarters.

“The Boring Company” was written on the side of the massive cylindrical machine sitting in the parking lot. Still in three pieces from its transport, it wasn’t fully put together yet.

SpaceX officials did not comment, and a SpaceX employee immediately took down a photo of the machine he had posted on social media.

Though Musk initially said SpaceX engineers would build the machine, he later said he planned to “get” one and take it apart to learn how to make it more efficient.

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