SpaceX

SpaceX's Mars Plans Hit a Pothole. Up Next: the Moon?

It’s been less than a year since Elon Musk announced his plans to settle humans on Mars during a talk in Guadalajara, Mexico. On stage at the …

Aerospace

SpaceX's big new rocket may crash on 1st flight, Elon Musk says

Elon Musk is tamping down expectations about the maiden launch of SpaceX's huge new Falcon Heavy rocket.<p>There's a "real good chance" the vehicle won't make it to orbit during the liftoff, Musk said Wednesday (July 19) at the 2017 International Space Station Research and Development (ISSR&D) …

Falcon 9

Why Elon Musk Spends 80 Percent of His Time on This 1 Activity

He is a designer at heart<p>Elon Musk is doing right by design. Musk, who in a recent interview on Y Combinator, often called world's #1 start-up incubator, explained that he spends 80% of his time on engineering and design, developing next generation products, is what I call a designers' CEO.<p>Musk's …

Design Thinking

How Much Does SpaceX Save By Reusing A Falcon Rocket?

(Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)<p><i>How much does SpaceX save by reusing a Falcon rocket? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jim Cantrell, CEO and Founder of Vector Space</b> …

Aerospace

SpaceX has a 'Roomba' robot but no one knows what it really is

SpaceX fans are extremely curious about a new robot that keeps appearing on SpaceX's drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You." Some are calling it the "Roomba" robot while others insist it should be called "Optimus Prime." There are theories as to what this robot is for, but there's no confirmation …

Exploration

SpaceX Is Quitting Its Red Dragon Plan for Landing on Mars

Elon Musk confirms what many had suspected, that SpaceX would abandon the plan to land on Mars (and Earth) with thrusters.<p>20 articles<p>See the Photos of the First Real Tesla Model 3<p>Take a Look Inside a Tesla Battery<p>The First Tesla Model 3 Is Coming on Friday<p>When last we heard about Red Dragon, …

Aerospace

Would you sign up to travel on a SpaceX rocket? Elon Musk says you must be 'brave'

by Alan Levin<p>Elon Musk has tamped down expectations about Space Exploration Technologies' new rocket designed to carry private citizens into space, …

Falcon 9

WIRED Awake July 20: SpaceX will be relaunching rockets within 24 hours by 2018

SpaceX says it plans to land, refurbish and reuse rockets within 24 hours by next year, the UK is selling surveillance gear to Turkey despite human …

Guillermo del Toro

Elon Musk Will Give an Update on SpaceX's Mars Transport at IAC 2017

It's going to be a doozy.<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided quite a few new details about his company’s future spaceflight plans at the 2017 ISS R&D …

Aerospace

Elon Musk Would Like People to Hurry Up and Start Dying on the Moon Also

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose prior plan for stellar colonization involved sending people who are not Elon Musk to go die on Mars, thinks this noble …

Moon

Blue Origin's "Rocket Factory" Video Has a Surprising Jeff Bezos Cameo

Featuring surprise Jeff Bezos.<p>Jeff Bezos is full of surprises. In the past month, the Amazon founder has bought Whole Foods on a whim and showed up …

Exploration

Elon Musk knows what’s ailing NASA—costly contracting | Ars Technica

"As soon as you don’t have any competition, the sense of urgency goes away."<p>The seas were calm in early December 2010 when a spacecraft fell out of …

Falcon 9

SpaceX aims to reuse rockets within 24 hours by 2018

Elon Musk shared more of SpaceX's plans to get its rockets to full reusability today at the International Space Station R&D conference. Those plans include faster turnaround for recycled Falcon 9 rockets and recovery of the rocket's nose cone.<p>SpaceX successfully relaunched and landed a Falcon 9 …

Falcon 9

Elon Musk reveals what his tunnel under LA has to do with Mars

There’s been a significant amount of mystery and speculation around Elon Musk’s Boring Company—his effort to bore tunnels under LA to bypass traffic—and its possible connection to SpaceX.<p>On Wednesday, Musk removed some of that mystery.<p>Appearing as a guest at the International Space Station Research …

Aerospace

Here's Why SpaceX's Next Mission Isn't Until August

The East Coast launch pads are closed for important repairs.<p>SpaceX has an incredibly ambitious schedule planned for the rest of 2017, but until …

Aerospace

Launchpad: Apollo 11 - Challenges of Landing on the Moon

Launchpad: Engineering Design to Support Scientific Discovery<p>Launchpad: Life Cycle of a Star<p>Launchpad: Maps<p>Launchpad: Space Age Technologies Measure …

Space Station

NASA Will Not Release Public Report on SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon Failure

NASA will not publicly release the results of its own investigation into the catastrophic failure of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched a Dragon …

Falcon 9

Sizmek to buy Rocket Fuel for $145m

Private ad tech company Sizmek has announced plans to buy publicly-listed programmatic company Rocket Fuel for $145m (£111m).<p>To continue reading this …

How SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Others Are Expanding Rocketry History

The sight of a rocket coming down to make a soft landing is a common one these days, and is very much the future of space exploration. Of course, …

Falcon 9

DARPA trying to launch smallsat experiment on an Indian rocket

WASHINGTON — Citing delays with its original launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is trying to launch an experimental small satellite mission on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from India.<p>DARPA had originally planned to launch a mission called …

Falcon 9

Arianespace prepares its Vega rocket for 1 August launch of two earth observation satellites

The <b>Vega launcher is being prepared</b> for its tenth flight by Arianespace at the launch facility in French Guiana. The four stage Vega is the smallest …

Space

Elon Musk: regulate AI to combat 'existential threat' before it's too late

Tesla and SpaceX CEO says AI represents a ‘fundamental risk to human civilisation’ and that waiting for something bad to happen is not an option<p>Tesla and Space X chief executive Elon Musk has pushed again for the proactive regulation of artificial intelligence because “by the time we are reactive …

Aerospace

New generation of giant rockets is about to blast off | Miami Herald

It’s been 44 years since the mighty Saturn V last thundered skyward from a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The towering rocket, …

Aerospace

SpaceX’s broadband internet satellite plan reportedly runs into opposition

SpaceX’s plan to provide global broadband internet access using thousands of satellites in low-earth orbit has come under fire from competitors, …

Space

SpaceX Building Catches Fire in Florida

A SpaceX building on the Florida coast caught fire over the weekend, but firefighters put out the blaze before it damaged the spaceflight gear …

Exploration

This Floating Robotic Camera Is the Cutest Thing Ever Sent Into Space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have a new crew member—an adorable robotic ball capable of recording video while moving in zero …

NASA

NASA communications satellite damaged 3 weeks before launch | Miami Herald

NASA's newest, slickest communications satellite has been damaged, just three weeks before its planned August launch.<p>NASA said Monday that one of the …

NASA

Fire out at SpaceX Brevard County property, officials say

<b>by:</b> Updated: Jul 17, 2017 - 7:36 AM<p>Loading...<p><b>PORT CANAVERAL, Fla.</b> - Brevard County Fire Rescue assisted Canaveral Fire Rescue with a fire at a SpaceX …

Orlando

In space, this is the age of reusabilty

Big programs are remaining created in place.<p>Expense banks want to mine asteroids for rare, useful metals. Japan wishes to construct a photo voltaic …

Falcon 9

Will SpaceX become the world’s biggest telecoms provider? Probably.

By launching <b>11,943 satellites</b> SpaceX will do to telecoms what WhatsApp/Facebook Messenger did to SMS and in doing so capture a $1tn+ business — and …

Aerospace