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SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell: 'We Would Launch A Weapon to Defend the US'

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell speaks to audiences around the world and gets lots of …

Military

This solar system AR toy proves that you don't need to be an astronaut to explore space

Becoming an astronaut is tough. First, you need a degree in engineering, math, or science, and have at least three years of field experience. Second, …

WATCH: What It Means When Your Ground Beef Turns Gray

You’re all set to make the meatloaf/hamburgers/meatballs you’ve been craving all day. You reach for the plastic-wrapped container of ground beef …

Meat Loaf

SpaceX Has Apparently Tweaked Its Giant BFR Rocket Design. And It Looks Awesome!

SpaceX's giant Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) has a sleek new look for an audacious private passenger flight around the moon. If an early rendering is …

BFR

Disney World is building a new form of transportation to get around its parks — here's how it will look

• Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is constructing a new gondola lift system called Disney Skyliner.<br>• The Skyliner will connect four resorts to …

Disney World

'Everybody loves the B-52': Step aboard one of the massive bombers patrolling the front line in the Pacific

• <b>US bombers have been flying missions over the western Pacific since 2004.</b>• <b><br>The missions, part of the Continuous Bomber Presence, are meant to reassure allies and send a message to rivals.</b>• <b><br>The missions have continued amid growing tensions with China.</b><p>US bombers have been plying the skies over the …

Military

[Update: old photo, not hardware for a new Falcon Heavy] SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy launch gets closer to reality

<b>Update: The photo of a Falcon Heavy nosecone posted on Instagram on August 30th was actually more than 12 months old, dating back to early</b> …

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Announces Major Upgrades for Human-Carrying Dragon Capsule

The capsule needs to prove itself very soon.<p>SpaceX stands to be the first private company in history to launch humans past the atmosphere as early as …

Space Travel

SpaceX’s futuristic Crew Dragon astronaut walkway is ready for US human spaceflight revival

SpaceX has publicly revealed the sleek, minimalist design of the access arm that NASA astronauts will soon use to board Crew Dragon spacecraft, …

Has China's 'Area 51' been found in the Gobi Desert?

For decades, the U.S. government denied that Area 51, a top-secret military base in Nevada, existed, until 2013, when a 2005 Freedom of Information Act request forced the CIA to officially acknowledge it. Now, using images from Google Maps, conspiracy theorists claim they have found China's version …

This vast hydrogen wall could be the glowing border of our solar system

A vast wall of hydrogen could mark the limits of our solar system, with new analysis of data from the New Horizons probe helping explain our place in …

Here’s everything we know about that top-secret SpaceX Mars conference

SpaceX just got out of a Mars conference no one is supposed to know anything about, except the internet does. Elon Musk is obsessed with flying …

Space Force: Pentagon Moving Closer to Trump’s Vision

Officials agree that space has to be treated as a warfighting domain. But how exactly to do that is still under debate.<p>HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — President …

SpaceX Planned Humanity’s Future on Mars at a Meeting You Weren't Invited to

Space belongs to all of us and it’s imperative that SpaceX is transparent about its Mars exploration plans.<p>Two years ago, I was at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico where Elon Musk first unveiled his plans for colonizing the Red Planet. The main message was simple—Get in, losers, …

Tesla shares surge 10% after Elon Musk shocks market with tweet about going private

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked investors Tuesday by floating the idea of taking the company private, in what would be the largest deal of its kind.<p>The …

Israel releases first pictures of underwater barrier with Gaza

200m barrier is expected to be finished by the end of the year.<p>><br>• ><p>A before (R) and after (L) of the sea barrier built by Israel, released August 5, …

Israel

Special report: America’s greatest threat is a hurricane-force cyberattack

<b>For the past month,</b> Axios has been interviewing people trusted with the nation’s most sensitive secrets. We wanted to know, in this time of acute …

How NASA was born 60 years ago from panic over a 'second moon'

The origins of NASA can be traced all the way back to the Wright brothers era, but the real story happened over less than a year in the late 1950s.<p>That very brief period, and the birth of an iconic space agency, involves an explosive and embarrassing failure, a "second moon," a canine astronaut and …

Space Exploration

Where's our next boot print on the moon going to be? NASA eyeing next landing sites

While NASA knows it will fly astronauts to the moon again sometime during the 2020s (which really isn’t so far off in the future as it sounds), where …

SpaceX and the Falcon 9 Get Huge Boost From Congress' 2019 Defense Budget

The Department of Defense may have to stop relying wholly on expendable rockets and look to find reusable alternatives for space missions, according …

‘Space Tugs’ Could Refuel Satellites and Spacecraft in Orbit

The Cislunar Space Development Company (CSDC) has an innovative concept to solve fuel costs in space: refuel spacecraft in orbit. At the heart of the …

The $3 billion plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant battery

Hoover Dam helped transform the American West, harnessing the force of the Colorado River — along with millions of cubic feet of concrete and tens of …

SpaceX’s Secret Weapon Is Gwynne Shotwell

In early February, Gwynne Shotwell arrived in Saudi Arabia for a bit of last-minute cleanup. SpaceX, the rocket company where Shotwell serves as …

Huge lake of liquid water found on Mars

A huge lake of liquid water has been found on Mars. The groundbreaking discovery comes after years of evidence of the Red Planet's watery past and …

NASA aims for moon space station for live-in astronauts in next 10 years

NASA is reportedly planning to place a small space station in the moon's orbit by the mid-2020s.<p>The "Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway" facility would make regular manned missions to the moon more feasible, USA Today reports, as more private sector companies get into the business of sending stuff into …

Space Exploration

GMD: Key to U.S. Missile Defense

Today, the only defensive system the U.S. has that can intercept long-range ballistic missiles is the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) – …

America’s Abandoned $6-Billion Missile Pyramid

Sometimes the Pentagon blows money in style.The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex, nestled along North Dakota’s remote northern border, is one …

Space wars: the new arms race above our heads

Forget the traditional battlegrounds of land, sea and air. Rapid developments in technology and our reliance on satellites for everything from …

Virgin Orbit will be the first to fly rockets to space from the UK

The UK also announced it will develop a spaceport in Scotland.<p>Today, Virgin Orbit announced that Cosmic Girl, its modified Boeing 747-400 launch platform for its Launcher One rocket, will take off from the UK. This will make Cornwall Airport Newquay the first site in the UK to support launches to …

Space Travel

SpaceX: Elon Musk’s BFR May Be Positioned to Begin Hop Tests by 2019

SpaceX’s Mars-bound BFR ship is taking shape. New images published last week show a giant liquid oxygen tank arriving at the company’s Boca Chica …