Watch how SpaceX salvages its $40 million rockets for reuse

In just one year, SpaceX has made rocket landings routine. But we must not forget that this is a giant step toward reusable rockets and a new era of affordable space flight. Michael Wagner with USLaunchReport chronicles the historic return of many of these used rockets and posts them on the …


The Biggest Satellite Constellation in the World Just Got Bigger

Technically, it's a constellation orbiting around the world, but you get the picture.<p>Call it a Halloween "treat" -- as opposed to a trick.<p>On Oct. 31, …


SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell — a finalist for <i>SpaceNews'</i> Corporate Executive of the Year award — previews 2018 in an exclusive interview …


Muscle Research and Science Cargo Work Ahead of Thanksgiving – Space Station

The six-member Expedition 53 crew heads into Thanksgiving observing how living in space affects the human body and packing the Cygnus cargo craft. …


7 Ludicrous Holiday Gifts For Nerds Who Want to Live Like Elon Musk

With a net worth rivaling the GDP of many small countries and a penchant for a lifestyle that’s equal parts Tony Stark and Thomas Edison, Elon Musk …


A new law gives Air Force some wiggle room in picking its new rockets | Ars Technica

“I was really surprised to see that specific language."<p>On Monday, US aerospace companies submitted their final bids to capture some of the $1.2 …

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First Satellite-As-Art Project ‘Orbital Reflector’ Set for 2018 Launch

Orbital Reflector makes visible the invisible (via Nevada Museum of Art)<p>Modern art—with its abstract, conceptual, avant-garde approach—can be rather</i> …


Tesla next-gen Roadster crazy specs enabled by SpaceX’s rocket technology, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk has often leveraged technological development and expertise between his companies, Tesla and SpaceX.<p>Now he says that it’s technologies mastered through SpaceX’s rocket development that in part enabled the insane specs of the next-generation Roadster, which pretty much accelerates like a …


Spaceflight's Next Big Leap? SpaceX Cargo Mission Offers a Glimpse

If you want to make the case that spaceflight is about to take a giant leap, SpaceX's next cargo run to the International Space Station (ISS) for …

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The Orbital Reflector, launching in 2018, is the world’s first space sculpture

Artist Trevor Paglen plans to launch “the first satellite to exist purely as an artistic gesture” into low-Earth orbit in 2018. The cosmic creation, …


SpaceX launch of mysterious Zuma mission postponed indefinitely

SpaceX on Thursday postponed again the launch of a secret government payload named Zuma. The mission is a mystery and no US agency has claimed …


Elon Musk’s Greatest Hits in Pictures

2017: Tesla Semi<p>Tesla unveils the world’s fastest long-haul semi truck, which can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 5 seconds while pulling a …


Clandestine Zuma SpySat’s SpaceX Liftoff Postponed Indefinitely to Resolve Payload Fairing Issue

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blastoff of clandestine Zuma spysat to low earth orbit for a classified US government customer is postponed indefinitely from …


Tesla's Semi-Capital Raise

Company unveiled Semi and new Roadster.<p>Looking to raise money through large deposits.<p>Still a lot of unanswered questions.<p>Late Thursday night, and …


Elon Musk’s SpaceX grounds top-secret Zuma mission

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SpaceX postpones launch of 'Zuma' payload

JOHANNESBURG - SpaceX has postponed the launch of a secretive United States (US) government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature and the …


The thing that makes working for Elon Musk exciting is the same one that makes it maddening

• <b>Elon Musk's tendency to work long hours is trickling down to employees.</b>• <b><br>Some find the time scale on which he expects work done to be maddening.</b>• <b><br>He asked employees to see how much of a project could get done if it was worked on 24 hours a day.</b><p>Elon Musk is a well-documented workaholic. He's prone to …

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SpaceX Engine Facility Tour is a Raucous, Fiery Music Video

It seems that nearly every SpaceX video has the goal of making rockets, space exploration, and Mars all somehow even more inspiring, and straight-up …


Zuma: SpaceX to Launch Classified Payload Tonight

The payload is secret, the satellite operator is secret, and SpaceX looks to chalk up another one.


SpaceX's mysterious Zuma mission won't launch tonight

We still don't know what Northrop Grumman commissioned SpaceX to launch for the US government, but whatever it is won't get there tonight. In a move that leaves Elon Musk's calendar open for the Tesla electric semi-truck reveal (still scheduled for 11 PM ET), SpaceX said it's standing down on the …

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5 things to know about Tesla's CEO

CAPE TOWN - South African born billionaire, Elon Musk is vested in business ventures that may well surprise you. Take a look at how he became one of …

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Elon Musk asks himself 6 questions before every major decision at Tesla and SpaceX

• <b>Elon Musk asks himself the same six questions before any big decision he makes.</b>• <b><br>He uses the process as his own version of the scientific method.</b><p>Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla.<p>To launch them — and to answer …


NASA Leaning Towards Allowing Reused Falcon Booster on Next Dragon Mission

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — NASA may decide to allow SpaceX to use a previously-flown Falcon 9 first stage on the next Dragon mission to the International …


'Ticks all the boxes': Shortseller Chanos bets against Tesla, says Musk will leave

High-profile short-seller Jim Chanos has stepped up his bets against electric car maker Tesla throughout the year, making some dire predictions even …

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California launch of new US weather satellite postponed

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts.<p>A press release from Vandenberg Air Force Base says the planned launch was scrubbed early Tuesday because of an …

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SpaceX to launch 'Zuma' into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off in a recent launch<p><b>SpaceX will launch</b> Zuma into space this week. No, not President Jacob Zuma. The company, headed …


SpaceX is launching a secret mission to space Wednesday. Here's what we know so far.

On Wednesday, SpaceX will launch a secret mission to space.<p>The Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company is expected to launch a secret government …


Tesla, SpaceX Director Jurvetson on Leave After Misconduct Claims

Steve Jurvetson resigned from his venture capital firm DFJ and took a leave of absence from the boards of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration …

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In Photos: SpaceX's Double Rocket Launches and Landings of October 2017

SpaceX Nails Back-to-Back Launches and Landings<p>Credit: SpaceX<p>The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched two Falcon 9 rockets in three days, and …


Was SpaceX getting favorable treatment?

Congress was considering a measure that might have given SpaceX something akin to monopoly powers in launches.