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From zero to 100mph in 1.2 seconds, the SuperDraco thruster delivers

Ars takes a closer look at SpaceX's innovative and essential engine.<p>This week SpaceX announced plans to land a Dragon spacecraft on Mars by 2018. …

Jeff Bezos’ space company is a lot like Amazon was in 1994

Jeff Bezos has a talent for persuading Wall Street to back radically long-term investments. He’ll certainly need it if he ever decides to take his space company, Blue Origin, public.<p>If it’s hard to imagine Blue Origin being ready for an IPO, consider the experience of Amazon. It went public three …

Elon Musk explains why he doesn't hire much foreign talent at SpaceX

Guadalajara, Mexico<p>After arriving in Mexico for an international conference on space and unveiling the schematics for a low-cost transit system to Mars, SpaceX’s Elon Musk faced a tough question from the audience.<p>“You’re going interplanetary, but you’re not going international,” said a woman named …

Regulation

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Hundreds of Orbits From NASA's Cassini Spacecraft In Just One GIF

And the orbits that will be its death spiral into the planet below.<p>After 12 years orbiting Saturn, including multiple mission extensions, the Cassini spacecraft will soon meet its doom by plummeting into the planet it has so longingly investigated. Launched in October 1997 and arriving at Saturn …

Moon

NASA X-Ray Tech Could Enable Superfast Communication in Deep Space

New technology could use X-rays to transmit data at high rates over vast distances in outer space, as well as enable communications with hypersonic …

China’s Secretive Space Program Threatens NASA’s Dominance

The launch of the Shenzhou 11 spacecraft in western China last month marked another great leap forward for the nation’s space program and its …

A Telescope Far More Powerful Than Hubble Is Ready For Launch [Infographic]

After 20 long years, the construction of the James Webb Space Telescope has been finished . This exciting achievement in space exploration is named after James E Webb NASA’s second administrator. The JWST is considered to be the successor of Hubble and will help scientists to learn much more about …

Telescopes