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Tesla CEO Pledges $1M To Proposed Nikola Tesla Museum

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Elon Musk testifies before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on National Security Space Launch Programs, March 5, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Elon Musk testifies before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on National Security Space Launch Programs, March 5, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

FREMONT (CBS SF) — Nikola Tesla got a big present for his 158th birthday from the man responsible for his namesake electric car company.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has pledged $1 million toward building a museum dedicated to the Serbian-American inventor, Live Science reported.

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The proposed museum would be built on the grounds of Tesla’s laboratory in Wardenclyffe in Long Island, New York, where Tesla once build a 187-foot transmitter tower for wireless electrical distribution experiments.

Musk announced the donation during a conference call with the Vice President of the Tesla Museum, Gene Genova, and Matthew Inman, creator of web comic “The Oatmeal” which sparked a crowdfunding campaign that raised over $1 million in nine days to save the Wardenclyffe site from being sold to developers.

 

 

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