Update, Feb. 11, 2015, at 23:45 UTC: Success! The Falcon 9 carrying the DSCOVR satellite lifted off on time, and was perfect; the payload is on its way to its destination 1.5 million kilometers from Earth. Congrats to SpaceX and everyone...Show More Summary
It’s 2015, and space is cool again. SpaceX has rejuvenated public interest in space, and is already plotting a Mars mission. Forbes is doing profiles on asteroid mining startups. A coalition of private companies are building a spaceport in New Mexico. Show More Summary
Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, and chairman of SolarCity, and the guy who dreamt up the hyper loop, says we shouldn't need an environmentally motivated reason to transition to clean energy. We're probably going to run out of...Show More Summary
I’ve been a fan of The Simpsons for a long time. Obviously. So when I heard that SpaceX’s head guy Elon Musk was guest-starring on the show, I hoped it would be a good episode. And it was! As I watched I marveled at how funny the...Show More Summary
Elon Musk has several accurate adjectives to describe him (inventor, entrepreneur, expensive car owner, etc.), but theres one we should never forget: actor. The SpaceX founder has assembled quite the iMDB profile with his recent string of cameos of both high and low brow Hollywood productions. Show More Summary
NASA's Commercial Crew Program is an initiative to get private companies to ferry personnel to-and-from the International Space Station. SpaceX is doing its very best to show that it can do the job, and has successfully tested one of the most importa...
Fidelity has disclosed which of its mutual funds hold stakes in SpaceX. In late January, Fidelity and Google announced they had invested a total of $1 billion to acquire almost 10 percent of Elon Musk’s privately held reusable-rocket company. Google later disclosed its share was $900 million, leaving Fidelity with $100 million. In their monthly
Russia's Roscosmos space agency is in a bind. It makes money ferrying American astronauts to the International Space Station, but it's going to have a lot of unclaimed seats once NASA starts using capsules from Boeing and SpaceX. The solution? It's r...
Hyperloop isn't all hype. A company behind the futuristic, high-speed transportation system fantasized by Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk has leased warehouse space in downtown Los Angeles and is rapidly adding new workers toShow More Summary
Elon Musk has already ignited a debate over the dangers of artificial intelligence. The chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX has called it humanity’s greatest threat, and something even more dangerous than nuclear weapons.Read full article >>
Space feels like an endless frontier, but distinctly human considerations inevitably encroach on our musings over its vastness. Can people own land on the moon? Can we harvest hydrocarbons on Titan? And who should own images of space?...Show More Summary
Retirement is part of company's response to competition from SpaceX.
Elon Musk, being the founder of both electric car maker Tesla Motors and private spaceflight company SpaceX, seems like he should be the world's biggest fan of the concept of flying cars — which is why it was surprising when he came out against them last October. Show More Summary
Elon Musk reads his Twitter mentions just like the rest of us.
NASA images have been free by default, but private space flight is another story.
This weekend, Elon Musk, prompted by a tweeter, announced that photos released by SpaceX would be placed into the public domain, where they can be used by anyone wishing to do anything with them. Problem is, it's not exactly clear Musk is actually allowed to do that. Show More Summary
Private space exploration company SpaceX has recently released all its photographs freely to the public under a Creative Commons License on their Flickr page. CEO Elon Musk also said on Twitter that he would be releasing them under “full public domain,” but the photos are currently listed on Flickr as Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license […]
Neil deGrasse Tyson said Elon Musk “cured” him of his desire to see flying cars. The CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX appeared Sunday on the astrophysicist’s “Star Talk” radio program, where he admitted he’d thought a lot about flying cars but determined they were completely impractical. “If there...
“A heavenly Internet is taking shape above our heads. In the same week this January, the spaceflight companies SpaceX and Virgin Galactic both announced plans for “megaconstellations” of low-Earth orbit, or LEO, satellites delivering broadband to every inch of the inhabited world.”
CEO Elon Musk's decision was prompted by a Twitter follower who asked him why SpaceX had merely placed its images on Flickr and elsewhere with a Creative Commons license.