Tesla’s Kimbal Musk acquires Intel Drone Light Shows business
Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, has acquired more than 9,000 drones from Intel to form a new drone light show company, Nova Sky Stories. While the terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed by either party, the chipmaker has confirmed that it will no longer run the Intel Drone Light Shows unit.
Musk, who also sits on the boards of Tesla and SpaceX, says he founded Nova Sky Stories to “bring art to the skies of every city and town in the world.” The plan is to partner with renowned digital artists and producers, equip them with the best drone hardware and software, and bring their creative vision to life.
Intel’s drones have bedazzled some of the world’s largest stages including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Coachella, and the Super Bowl. But Musk’s inspiration to form his own drone show company comes from the 2021 Free Burn “event” that brought thousands of long-time “Burners” together in the Nevada desert after…