One bold Reddit user claims to have captured a photo of a high-speed Hyperloop test track being built outside of Los Angeles at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. The post, which originally went up yesterday, has Hyperloop enthusiasts and in
Image: SpaceX/Flickr For a company that just had a major mission failure for the first time in its history, SpaceX sure seems gung-ho about its return to orbit. Earlier this week, Gwynne Shotwell, the company's president, said she wasn't...Show More Summary
One of the more bizarre patent suits in the commercial spaceflight world is finally over: A team of federal judges has thrown out Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's attempt to patent a reusable rocket concept that was already being used by Elon Musk's SpaceX. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, Elon Musk's burgeoning space company SpaceX suffered a tragic setback when one of its Falcon 9 rockets exploded in spectacular fashion. Until then, SpaceX had a flawless launch record for its Falcon 9, which had successfully completed 17 missions since June 2010. Show More Summary
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is conducting a review of quality-control issues affecting its suppliers before the anticipated resumption of Falcon 9 rocket launches late this fall, according to company officials.
SpaceX said its next launch will be delayed longer than expected after the June 28 accident that destroyed its unmanned ship carrying cargo to the International Space Station.
Ever since SpaceX had its first launch failure in late June, those following the company have wondered it would shelve some of its more ambitious short-term plans in favor of focusing solely on returning to space safely. The answer, according to CEO Gwynne Shotwell, is absolutely not. Show More Summary
Few took Elon Musk seriously when, back in 2013, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors produced plans to build the Hyperloop, a futuristic high-speed transportation system between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Now SpaceX and another company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, are hoping to...
(Photo: Varial) Edison Conner, a rocket scientist who used to work for SpaceX, saw that surfboard design and manufacturing had not changed substantially in 50 years. It still consisted of mostly layers of fiberglass and resin over wood and foam. Show More Summary
Stephen Colbert has long been a fan of emerging tech, and that's definitely reflected in his early guest list for The Late Show. His second episode (September 9th) will have him once again speaking to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, and he'll talk to Uber chief Travis Kalanick the following day. Show More Summary
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will be among the first guests featured on Stephen Colbert's first week as host of the "Late Show." According to a show schedule tweeted out by New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff, Musk is listed as one of the guests expected to appear on September 9. Show More Summary
Those looking to compete in Elon Musk's Hyperloop pod competition finally have some insight into what the billionaire visionary is looking for in the perfect passenger pod. On Thursday, SpaceX published more detailed rules for its contest,...Show More Summary
One of my favorite things in the world to do is lay on my couch and read. Last night I finished Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance. I didn’t expect to love it because I’m usually disappointed by biography written about people who are still alive. Show More Summary
Tim Urban at Wait but Why has a fascinating longform series on How and Why SpaceX Will Colonize Mars which itself is part of a longer series on Elon Musk and his companies. Here’s just one bit: The Scary Thing About the Universe Species extinctions are kind of like human deaths—they’re happening constantly, at a mild and steady rate. […]
Earlier this month, we learned that the average employee at 10 legendary "Unicorn startups" is valued at somewhere around $8 million. These startups include Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, Palantir, SpaceX, Pinterest, Dropbox, Wework, Theranos, and Square. Show More Summary
Determined to win SpaceX's Hyperloop pod competition, rLoop has embraced the pros and cons of full online collaboration as a means to power our collective future
Provided that they stop spontaneously blowing up, SpaceX’s Dragon rockets will someday carry astronauts up to the International Space Station. It’s a long, potentially explosive road to a manned mission, but a recent ground simulation puts the team closer. http://gizmodo.com/spacex-explain... Read more...
It was just another typical weekend for SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk and his wife, Talulah Riley, as the couple took a casual stroll on the wing of a flying airplane! Their high-flying daredevil antics were featured on Riley's Instagram feed.
White-water rafting? Child's play. Rock climbing? You've got to be kidding. When you're Elon Musk, settle for nothing less than "wing walking." See also: Tightrope walker performs death-defying stunts with no safety gear The SpaceX and...Show More Summary
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his wife, Talulah Riley, are spending a casual Saturday walking on airplane wings. In a photo posted to Instagram, Musk said he "went for a nice wing walk" today, adding "what could go wrong?": Went for a nice wing walk. Show More Summary