In the next 10 years, Elon Musk wants to send people to Mars.By the end of this decade, the 42-year-old CEO and chief designer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) plans to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Show More Summary
Wednesday’s hearing by the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on “National Security Space Launch Programs” unfolded, as many expected, as a debate between United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX. ULA defended itsShow More Summary
Famed scientist and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about the importance of space exploration today during his keynote at South by Southwest Interactive. Despite advances by private companies, particularly SpaceX, he said they won't be the ones making the biggest breakthroughs. Show More Summary
The U.S. Air Force is expected to offer half of the 14 launches it had anticipated would be suitable for competition from 2015-2017, limiting the near-term opportunities for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to duel with launch...Show More Summary
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX explains his true motivation.
As we gear up for an era where space travel becomes more common thanks to the efforts of companies like Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, territory that was unchartered just a few decades ago could soon become commonplace. Show More Summary
SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants to compete with United Launch Alliance to lower the cost of military rocket launches
Since we did the first story about the capabilities that Titan Aerospace offers — drones capable of flying for five years at 65,000 feet — we feel compelled to write about their reported purchase by Facebook.That’s right: not SpaceX or Northrop Grumman or Orbital. Show More Summary
Elon Musk, CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla, testified today before the United States Senate with heavy criticisms of the government’s EELV Program. Musk was blunt in his speech, and stated that the Air Force is “paying too high a …
Elon Musk said today that given Russia's invasion of Crimea, the U.S. should pay his company, SpaceX, for launch services into space, because his competitor uses a Russian engine in its rockets. Appearing before the Senate CommitteeShow More Summary
The Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee (SAC-D) has scheduled a hearing next week on “National Security Space Launch Programs” featuring the top executives of two key companies. The hearing, scheduled for 10 am Wednesday, March 5, will include as witnesses United Launch Alliance (ULA) CEO Michael Gass and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, along with Christina [...]
Tesla longs must feel like they’re on a SpaceX Falcon. Since CEO Elon Musk teased details of a gigafactory on Tesla’s Feb. 19 earnings call, shares have skyrocketed 28% to nearly $260 per share. Yesterday, Read More...
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Every time SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket returns to Earth, it crashes heavily into the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a crude but effective way to cushion the rocket’s landing. SpaceX wants to make the Falcon 9?s return to Earth more gentle by adding landing legs, which eventually could allow […]
ESA has tossed aside one of its key spending practices — juste retour — in an attempt to produce a new Ariane 6 launch vehicle that can compete with cheaper ones offered by SpaceX and Chinese and Indian providers.Juste retour (“fairShow More Summary
A combination of new competition from U.S.-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and an unfavorable euro-dollar exchange rate means European governments may need to increase subsidies for operations of the Ariane 5 heavy-lift...Show More Summary
Billionaire Musk shared his big vision for a "self-sustaining civilization" on Mars with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a short documentary set to air this weekend.
In response to Los Angeles County’s attempt to tax Hawthorne, Calif.-based space firm SpaceX, a bill is now working its way through the state Legislature that would exempt private space companies from paying property taxes on space stations or rockets. The bill passed the Assembly 64-5 […]
The success of new rockets in India and the U.S. is fortifying a French argument for developing a more affordable three-stage rocket, rather than a two-stage solid-fueled one.The urgency of beginning work on the next-generation rocket hit home Jan. Show More Summary