Boeing Co. has applied for a license from the Federal Communications Commission to launch and operate a network of thousands of satellites, joining companies such as SpaceX and OneWeb in the new race to build constellations for broadband Internet access. In its application filed Wednesday, Boeing...
Regular readers of Inhabitat know of our continued intrigue with Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, but we haven’t reported as much on his youngest brother Kimbal Musk. The younger Musk brother is a busy man, sitting on the boards of...Show More Summary
Many of us in India dream of becoming astronauts who reach out for the stars when we are young, despite India not having a human space program. As we grow up, we start to live up to the expectations of our society and make our ends meet...Show More Summary
Every time you watch a SpaceX livestream to see a roaring success or fireball on a barge (pick your poison), you probably see a few cubesats go up. Everytime you watch a Soyuz launch that is inexplicably on liveleak.com before anywhere else, you’re seeing a few cubesats go up. Show More Summary
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - MAY 14: In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), landed SpaceX rockets sit in Launch Complex 39 at the Kennedy Space Center on May 14, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images) Have you noticed that the really [...]
The Canaveral Port Authority in Florida may start charging SpaceX higher fees to dock the reusable rocket boosters that the aerospace company has been launching at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, landing at sea and then hauling to shore. Port authority officials had planned to consider the measure...
Tesla and SpaceX founder's artificial intelligence company hopes to create a robot that could help you around the house
SpaceX is soliciting teams and ideas to help design the Hyperloop
SpaceX and Elon Musk have the lead, but Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin are methodically persistent. From a dusty expanse in West Texas, Jeff Bezos and the crew of Blue Origin, his well-funded aerospace company, fire up their New Shepard rocket. Show More Summary
According to an all too common joke, Elon Musk is a bond villain come to life. To be fair, something about the Tesla and SpaceX CEO seems to invite the comparisons: Maybe it’s his too perfect name, or perhaps it’s his ambiguously international charms, but it’s almost certainly his desire to send us to Mars. Show More Summary
Later this year, in September if all goes well, Elon Musk is going to release SpaceX’s plan for colonizing Mars. For now security is tight and details are sparse to nonexistent. We know the company plans to land an unmanned Dragon capsule on Mars as early as 2018 as part of this effort. Show More Summary
SpaceX's attempt earlier this week to once again land a rocket on a drone ship didn't go well. But the difference between success and a broken rocket falling into the sea really isn't big, as the video of the landing shows. We're still...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, SpaceX crash landed its sixth rocket of the year after launching not one, but two, satellites into an extremely high orbit. Musk released video of it on Twitter, saying that a depletion of propellant caused the engine to...Show More Summary
Elon Musk isn't afraid to admit when things go wrong. The SpaceX founder tweeted out a video on Thursday of the company's rocket crashing as it attempted to land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, Iron Man, errr, Musk, shouldn't feel too bad. Show More Summary
SpaceX successfully deployed two satellites on Wednesday, but the Falcon 9 rocket that carried them into orbit then crashed into its drone ship while touching down in the Atlantic Ocean. (more…)
The latest attempt by SpaceX to land a Falcon 9 booster on a sea barge ended in what founder and CEO Elon Musk called a "rapid unscheduled disassembly." After three successful sea landings in a row by the company, the unmanned rocket...Show More Summary
NASA’s science and space technology mission directorates are considering ways to cooperate with SpaceX on its Red Dragon mission, including flying payloads on that Mars lander.In a June 2 interview during the Next-Generation Suborbital...Show More Summary
SpaceX was hoping to nail its fourth experimental landing in a row of a used rocket on a drone ship at sea, but it looks like that streak will remain at three for now."It appears as though we lost a vehicle," said SpaceX engineer Kate...Show More Summary
SpaceX placed two communications satellites into orbit today, but the company's attempt to go four-in-a-row on first stage drone ship recoveries fell short.