NASA says the risk of flying a used SpaceX rocket is about the same as for a new vehicle
Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level.
SpaceX hopes to set a new record on Tuesday when it launches a used Dragon capsule on top of a pre-flown Falcon 9. The post SpaceX Hopes to Make History Tuesday with Upcoming Rocket Launch appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Company also bringing damaged launch pad back online, with significant changes.
A Morgan Stanley analyst and Tesla bull teased a merger with SpaceX. Tesla wouldn't gain any meaningful synergies from a tie-up, but its business would become more complicated. CEO Elon Musk would avoid the hassles of having to run two...Show More Summary
On December 12, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, sending an uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule filled with supplies to the International Space Station. No big deal, except that two components, both the first stage rocket and the spacecraft, have already flown on previous missions. That's never happened before. More »
SpaceX is ready to resume flights using a launchpad heavily damaged in a 2016 explosion
(University of Colorado at Boulder) A solar instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder to help monitor the planet's climate is now set for launch Dec. 12 aboard a SpaceX rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Elon Musk: "Do it."
SpaceX confirmed Wednesday its CEO Elon Musk plans to blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet when the company's Falcon Heavy rocket launches for the first time next month.
Tesla's need for capital may be one reason that forces some sort of partnership between Musk's two companies.
Because Elon Musk is too pure for this world.
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas teased a merger between Tesla and SpaceX. Elon Musk is CEO of both companies. Tesla faces a challenging 2018, but so does SpaceX as it continues to march toward a Mars mission. Last year, Tesla absorbed struggling SolarCity. Show More Summary
Interviewing for a job is rarely an enjoyable experience, but interviewing for a job at SpaceX sounds next-level bad. Former SpaceX employee, Josh Boehm, recently revealed to Business Insider that the company has absolutely no time to waste when interviewing potential job candidates. Show More Summary
SpaceX and Tesla founder, Elon Musk, is determined to fully resolve the traffic congestion in Los Angeles by building underground tunnels. Recently, his Boring Company just released a map showing its planned LA tunnel system. The company has already built a 305-feet (100 meters) tunnel with entrance at the SpaceX’s parking lot in Hawthorne. Show More Summary
If you were a billionaire running multiple groundbreaking companies, why wouldn't you send your personal car to space? That seems to be Elon Musk's latest plan. In a recent tweet, Musk said when SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launches from Cape Canaveral next month, the payload will include his own Tesla Roadster playing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on repeat - because why not? [...]
Over the weekend Musk took to Twitter to say that the payload of the first Falcon Heavy rocket scheduled to launch in 2018 will be his midnight cherry Tesla Roadster. Musk said he wants the car’s radio to be playing the David Bowie song ‘Space Oddity’ on repeat as it orbits around Mars. Show More Summary
Screencap via SpaceX The maiden voyage of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will have some interesting cargo, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter. Musk's own cherry red Tesla Roadster playing "Space Oddity" over its stereo system will be aboard the rocket with its final destination being Mars' orbit. Just kidding! He made it all up. More »
UPDATED Dec. 2, 2017 at 5:08 p.m. EST: A SpaceX official that isn't Elon Musk has confirmed that the Tesla payload is real and expected to launch to Mars' vicinity on the Falcon Heavy. Musk appears to have been trolling The Verge and generally confusing all of us. Show More Summary
SpaceX founder Elon Musk reminds us of Marvin from The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. In addition to being a perpetually miserable robot from outer space (citation needed), he also has a brain the size of a planet. But how did heShow More Summary