SpaceX

SpaceX Is Trying To Find The Perfect Landing Site For Its Upcoming Mars Mission

SpaceX is looking at possible landing sites on Mars for an upcoming unmanned mission and, later manned missions to the surface.<p>In a presentation at …

Aerospace

Easter Egg Establishes MASS EFFECT’s Spacefaring Story Started with SpaceX

Despite setbacks, rigorous competition, and political turmoil, it’s an exciting time for space travel. Flexing against the yolk of Earth’s gravity is …

Aerospace

Video provides another look at Amazon delivery drone (and Blue Origin spaceship)

We already knew that Amazon provided a rare public demonstration of its delivery drone dropping off some sunscreen at this week’s MARS 2017 …

Drones

SpaceX Outbids ULA for Military GPS Contract Igniting Fierce Launch Competition

Upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 blasts off with Thaicom-8 communications satellite on May 27, 2016 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force …

Aerospace

Elon Musk on brink of ‘Wright Bros moment’

If the rocket Elon Musk’s SpaceX expects to launch next week looks familiar, that’s because it is. By Dana Hull.<p>Added by Agency Staff on 24 March …

Aerospace

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Parking Spot - Bloomberg

Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial …

NASA

First made-in-Alberta satellite gets grounded — again

'There's been a couple of issues that were identified with the rocket over the last couple of weeks'<p>The fate of a University of Alberta satellite is …

Space

A Year After Elon Musk's Mars Show, the IAC Plans its Biggest Conference Ever

It’s hard to top SpaceX CEO Elon Musk outlining his plan to send the human species to Mars, but the International Astronautical Federation has …

Elon Musk

Mysterious equipment spotted on SpaceX drone ship at Port Canaveral

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>SpaceX fans are excited about what is likely the first clear image of a robot that could be used on the company's autonomous …

Aerospace

A rocket’s launch from French Guiana has been delayed indefinitely due to protests

European launch provider, Arianespace, was forced to indefinitely postpone the launch of one of its Ariane 5 rockets this week, due to protests at the French Guiana space center where the vehicle is meant to take off. Employees from two companies and a local hospital have been striking, partially …

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Elon Musk Says The Recent NASA Funding Bill Won't Get Us To Mars: Bottom Line | CNBC

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Elon Musk Slams Trump's NASA Bill on Twitter

The SpaceX CEO criticized the president's $19.5 billion appropriations bill.<p>Elon Musk is challenging President Donald Trump's new NASA bill, saying it does nothing to boost his private company's mission to Mars. The SpaceX CEO has a big stake in the game -- he's spent a large amount of time and …

Elon Musk

Donald Trump is ‘delighted’ about NASA bill — Elon Musk is not

“Somewhere, Elon Musk is smiling,” mused Recode’s Kara Swisher, referring to President Donald Trump’s announced $19.5-billion NASA funding.<p>But Musk wasn’t smiling.<p>‘This bill changes almost nothing about what NASA is doing. Existing programs stay in place and there is no added funding for Mars.’<p>Musk …

Elon Musk

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for March 22

Google has launched Android O Developer Preview, SpaceX could be launching its first reused rocket this month<p>Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Google has launched Android O Developer Preview, SpaceX could be launching its first reused rocket this month, a US jury has decided that an animated GIF …

Falcon 9

What It's Like to Watch Your Life's Work Blow Up on a Rocket

Sometimes technology works, and sometimes it really, really doesn't.<p>On a balmy night in late October 2014, Rachel Lindbergh and dozens of others stood on the grass at the end of Arbuckle Neck Road in Virginia, staring across the bay. Their eyes were trained on a spot on Wallops Island less than two …

Falcon 9

The Billionaires Working To Make A Fortune In The Final Frontier

It’s no secret that a number of the members of the annual <i>Forbes</i> Billionaires list are aiming for the stars. Just Google “billionaire space race” and you will find a wealth of articles touching on the billionaires dreaming big.<p><b>Elon Musk</b> is the most famous in the race, having founded SpaceX, which to …

Aerospace

SpaceX’s Dragon arrives in Southern California, delivers groundbreaking research

Research into new life-saving drugs and an array of biological studies arrived in San Pedro early Monday inside the Hawthorne-made SpaceX orbiter …

Aerospace

SpaceX may be about to drastically cut the cost of launching stuff into orbit

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, is poised to make good on its promise to slash the cost of launching things into space.<p>In December 2015, SpaceX did something no commercial aerospace company had done before: It launched a satellite into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, …

Falcon 9

Rocket Lab Becomes A Space Unicorn With A $75 Million Funding Round

Rocket Lab has achieved a rarefied status in the space startup world: unicorn. The Los Angeles-based company announced today that it’s closed a $75 million Series D round at a valuation of over $1 billion. The round was led by Data Collective, with additional investment from Promus Ventures and an …

Aerospace

More Launch Delays for Next Orbital ATK Cargo Ship, Ariane 5 Rocket`

<b>Update for March 23:</b> The launch of Orbital ATK's next cargo ship bound for the International Space Station has been delayed yet again, this time by a …

Aerospace

Jeff Bezos Posts Photo of Himself in a Massive Robot Suit

Jeff Bezos has strapped himself into a giant mech suit that makes him taller, stronger and more metallic than he could have ever dreamed. At the 2017 …

Jeff Bezos

SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down in Pacific with Treasure Trove of Space Station Science

The SpaceX Dragon CRS-10 spacecraft is pictured seconds before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on Mar. 19, 2017 after departing the International …

NASA

Everything You Need to Know About the SpaceX Vehicle Taking People to the Moon

The future of SpaceX’s plans for human space exploration hinges on two key pieces of technology — and the company’s mission to the moon next year …

Space Travel

Jeff Bezos unveils New Glenn rocket to rival SpaceX

Aerospace

Murder in space: NASA orders astronauts to kill cripples – then fire the bodies back to Earth

After almost a month spent attached to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully returned to Earth. The podule, laden …

NASA

Jeff Bezos does a deep dive into bearings in Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engine update

What’s the difference between ball bearings and hydrostatic bearings? You should have more of an inkling after checking out Amazon billionaire Jeff …

Space Travel

Space tourism companies are going to write their own safety rules because the US government can’t

Within a year, says Blue Origin, it will begin flying humans to the edge of space. That would grant the company, founded by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, a symbolic victory over competitors like SpaceX, Boeing and Virgin Galactic, who are also pursuing plans to fly paying passengers beyond earth’s …

Space Travel

SpaceX is working with NASA to identify landing spots on Mars

SpaceX is already thinking about when its spacecraft will first touch down on the surface of Mars — either good planning or wishful thinking, depending on your perspective — working with NASA to ID and examine potential landing spots on the red planet.<p>The private space company’s Paul Wooster, who …

Space

First private Moon landing in 2018

The first private Moon landing could be made by a group of European scientists next year.<p>The rocket engineers - called PTScientists - built a landing …

Space

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Returns to Earth

The SpaceX Dragon capsule made a safe return to Earth on March 19 after leaving the International Space Station, bringing back with it a full load of space samples and other cargo. Photo: AP

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