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NASA approves first SpaceX milestone for Crew Dragon spacecraft

At the moment, if you want to fly to the International Space Station, you're only option is to hitch a lift on one of Russia's 1970s-vintage Soyuz space capsules. That may not be the case for too much longer, with NASA announcing that it has approved the first milestone for the manned version of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft... Show More Summary

L.A. to S.F. in 35 Minutes? Might Not Be a Pipe Dream

The man behind SpaceX and Tesla wants to shoot travelers in tubes that travel over 750 m.p.h. read more

Engineers Continue Work On Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Because electric cars and rockets apparently aren't interesting enough, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk last year proposed a futuristic transportation system called the Hyperloop. The system would launch people to their destinations in pods traveling in above-ground tubes at up to 800 mph, but Musk said he wasn't actually...

Elon Musk's Wild Plan To Revolutionize Transportation Is Moving Forward

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop proposal was easily one of the biggest surprises of 2013: The SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO introduced a wild concept for a safer, cheaper, convenient, more convenient and all-around superior mode of transportation, especially for traveling long distances. Show More Summary

Hyperloop is coming 'within a decade,' says CEO

Tesla Motors CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk's idea for the Hyperloop is one that sounded a bit like fantasy to some But it appears that there's progress being made on the potentially game-changing transit system: The developers estimate...Show More Summary

Elon Musk’s speed-of-sound Hyperloop is actually being built

Way back in the summer of 2013, SpaceX's Elon Musk proposed a new transportation system that was equal parts awesome and insane: The Hyperloop. Unfortunately, that was the extent of Musk's involvement: He gave us his plans in the form of a 57-page white paper, and then told the world to go ahead and build it. Show More Summary

SpaceX Barge-Landing Attempt Delayed Until January

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The SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station and associated attempt at soft-landing the Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge is delayed until January 6, 2015. The delay will allow for investigating a problematic static fire test, but will push back the flight until after the holidays. Read more...

SpaceX delays space station resupply flight

Technical issues, holiday scheduling and orbital constraints forced SpaceX to delay Friday's launch until early January

SpaceX’s ISS cargo resupply mission gets postponed (again)

SpaceX and NASA announced earlier today that the fifth cargo resupply mission (CRS-5) to the International Space Station scheduled for tomorrow has been once more delayed, this time to no earlier than January 6th. .. Continue Reading...Show More Summary

SpaceX Will Try Landing On Barge After Friday's Cargo Flight

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Friday's SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station will make the astronauts happy, but the really exciting part comes after the Dragon is set free. The Falcon 9 rocket will attempt a soft touchdown landing on a barge for the first time, a massive step towards reusable rocketry. Read more...

SpaceX to Attempt First-Ever Ocean Barge Rocket Landing

This Friday, SpaceX will attempt what no agency or company has done before: landing a used rocket stage on a floating ocean platform.

SpaceX will attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform: A huge step towards cheap space travel

On Friday, December 19, SpaceX will attempt one of the most exciting maneuvers in the entire history of space travel: The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket will try to land on a giant platform in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Usually,...Show More Summary

SpaceX to attempt Falcon 9 platform landing on Friday

On Friday, the Dragon CRS-5 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. If the launch is successful, the unmanned Dragon spacecraft will carry supplies and experiments to the ISS, but that part is almost routine. Show More Summary

SpaceX Plans to Land a Rocket on This Barge

SpaceX is working hard to make its rockets land-able and, by extension, reusable. Now, it plans to try and land its Falcon 9 craft on this barge. Read more...

SpaceX is going to land a rocket on a 'spaceport' barge

SpaceX's next test flight hopes to land one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a platform -- in one piece. The company puts the odds of success at around 50 percent "at best" but it's apparently a major step towards reusable space rockets - and cheaper trips...

SpaceX readies barge for off-shore rocket landing

After space station resupply launch, engineers will try to land part of a SpaceX rocket on an offshore barge for possible reuse

The Big Picture: A Dragon heads to the International Space Station

The last time SpaceX's Dragon visited the International Space Station, they brought along some nifty presents that included the first zero-g 3D printer. SpaceX captured this photo of Dragon lifting off from Cape Canaveral in September on its fourth c...

SpaceX Is About To Land A Rocket On A Platform In The Ocean — A Feat That Could Forever Change Spaceflight

The most monumental part of this Friday's SpaceX launch will not be what goes up, but what comes down. In a game-changing move, SpaceX is going to try and land a used rocket atop a floating platform in the ocean. If successful, the company...Show More Summary

SpaceX Invents an X-Wing ... Sort Of: Introducing Falcon 9R's Newest Trick

Elon Musk is no dummy. He knows how to use a popular sci-fi term to get investors interested in his newest invention.

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