Elon Musk’s SpaceX just broke the monopoly on military satellite launches enjoyed by the defense contractors’ alliance. Congress may help the pricey venture by allowing it to buy more sanctions-tainted Russian rocket engines. That’d be a strike against efficiency and innovation.
Earlier this month outside of Las Vegas, a company called Hyperloop One carried out the first tests of the high-speed Hyperloop transportation technology. Initially conceived by SpaceX founder Elon Musk as the “fifth mode of transport,” the Hyperloop would revolutionize modern travel by...
SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 rocket with a Thai communications satellite from Cape Canaveral.
A manned mission to Mars is a hot topic in space, and has been for a long time. Most of the talk around it has centred on the required technology, astronaut durability, and the overall feasibility of the mission. But now, some of the talk is focussing on the legal framework behind such a mission. link.
NASA, private companies aim to end U.S. reliance on Russia for astronaut rides to orbit.
SpaceX is planning to launch its fifth rocket of the year this Thursday at 5:40 p.m. ET. The Falcon 9 rocket will be launching out of Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a communications satellite called that weighs nearly 7,000 lbs. As...Show More Summary
Earlier this month outside of Las Vegas, a company called Hyperloop One carried out the first tests of the high-speed Hyperloop transportation technology. Initially conceived by SpaceX founder Elon Musk as the "fifth mode of transport,"...Show More Summary
The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship will depart for the International Space Station no earlier than July 16, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a statement soliciting media accreditation.
Time for your daily dose of space porn! Photographer Zack Grether posted photos on his blog of what he said was the landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Read more...
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently gave an interview to Christina Bu of the Norwegian EV Association, while in the Northern European country for a government conference on the shift to electric vehicles. The interview resulted in some fairly interesting new quotes from the noted public figure, which will be highlighted below. Show More Summary
SpaceX's second, most recent rocket landing was an impressive feat that even founder and CEO Elon Musk wasn't expecting, after the rocket propelled a communications satellite into geostationary orbit about 22,000 miles above the Earth. Show More Summary
NASA expects to spend “on the order of $30 million” helping SpaceX send a modified Dragon vehicle to the surface of Mars in the 2018 planetary launch window, but the entry, descent and landing (EDL) data alone it may obtain in return would be a bargain at 10 times the price. link.
The FAA is already working with SpaceX to ensure its Mars mission complies with the international Outer Space Treaty.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk likes to ask one riddle in particular when interviewing candidates for a position with his company, according to the book "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future." Here's the question andShow More Summary
Interested in watching the 2015 hit film The Martian from the surface of the moon? Adobe wants you to take you there. Adobe isn't entering the latest next-generation space race to compete with SpaceX, Blue Origin or Virgin Galactic anytime soon. Show More Summary
A day after speculation emerged that the latest technology developed by Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) could overtake the Indian space agency in terms of cost-effective rocket launches, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has denied that they are in any competition.
The Falcon 9 booster launched May 6 to deliver a Japanese communications satellite.
After recent successes, SpaceX is going to need a bigger trophy room. So far, the private spaceflight company has safely landed a total of three rockets after launching them into space. Following a successful landing of the first stage...Show More Summary
When SpaceX managed to safely land its 3rd Falcon 9 rocket ten days ago, Elon Musk tweeted that the company “may need to increase [the] size of [its] rocket storage hangar.” He wasn’t kidding. Read more...
The company now must test these landed boosters to see when they can fly again.