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Rocket Lab makes first rocket launch from private pad, and New Zealand

The private space race took a leap forward today with the successful launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket, the first from a private pad. The company plans to send small satellites into space on a 72-hour rotation.

Aerospace

Five must-watch videos: Bitcoin's epic run, a first-look at Amazon's bookstore and a SpaceX rival blasts off

Here are five must-watch videos from the past week:<p>Brian Goldberg spent 13 years trading equities in Asia.<p>Now he is introducing Americans to the …

Aerospace

Feel the power of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket test in new video

SpaceX is marching ever closer to launching a brand new, huge rocket for the first time this summer.<p>A new video released by the Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company shows a test firing of one of the boosters that will be used for a Falcon Heavy rocket launch.<p>The "side booster" will eventually be …

Aerospace

A 3D printed, carbon fiber rocket flew for the first time in New Zealand

One of the world’s most promising new rocket companies successfully launched its first rocket to space from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula on May 25.<p>Though the 17-meter-tall rocket and its test payload didn’t make it to orbit, its flight to space represents an important milestone.<p>“We had a great …

Aerospace

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped.<p>The company said its Electron rocket lifted off at 4:20 p.m. Thursday and reached space three minutes …

Aerospace

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time

Most commercial rockets have a carbo capacity measured in tons, but the new Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab is designed for lighter duty. …

Aerospace

SpaceX to start beaming internet to Earth from satellites in space in 2019

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft hangs outside the International Space Station's Cupola module (Photo: NASA)<p>SpaceX is revolutionising the space industry …

Aerospace

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

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Elon Musk On Twitter: SpaceX, Tesla CEO 'Cautiously Optimistic' Paris Agreement Is Safe Under Trump

Elon Musk has drawn a lot of attention since he accepted a position on President Donald Trump's business advisory council. The council, which meets …

Climate

SpaceX Will Shed Light on Mars Rocket Technology "in a Few Months"

Since debuting an unprecedented vision for getting colonizers to Mars, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hasn’t revealed many more of the finer details behind …

Elon Musk

SpaceX Technician Says Concerns About Test Results Got Him Fired - Bloomberg

A former Space Exploration Technologies Corp. technician told a jury he was fired for complaining to management that rocket-building test protocols …

Aerospace

SpaceX Dragon to Deliver Research to Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (NASA PR) — SpaceX is scheduled to launch its Dragon spacecraft for its eleventh commercial resupply mission to the</b> …

Neutron Stars

Elon Musk's SpaceX Can't Afford To Send Humans To Mars, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson

<i>This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.</i><p>A Harvard graduate, with a doctorate from Columbia and a post-doc from Princeton, Hayden …

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Space Station Astronauts to Take Surprise Spacewalk Tuesday to Replace Failed Computer Relay

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA astronauts will take an unplanned spacewalk Tuesday (May 23) to replace a failed data relay box outside of the …

NASA

SDSU students seek to launch rockets higher and higher

After two years of work in what must be one of the most unglamorous labs in aerospace, a group of San Diego State University students last week …

San Diego

We Will Launch on Reuseable Rocket After Exceptional SpaceX Performance

All 9 Merlin 1D first stage engines firing beautifully as SpaceX Falcon 9 arcs over down range successfully carrying Inmarsat 5F4 #I5F4 to …

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Russian spaceflight director thinks Elon Musk is out of his mind

Elon Musk — you know, that square-jawed billionaire who can’t stop building groundbreaking companies and wants to merge your brain with a computer in …

Elon Musk

Watching this first-person space walk is mind-blowing

Incredible first-person footage shows astronauts working on the International Space Station<p>I find it hard to believe astronauts get much work done, …

NASA

SpaceX Dragon to Deliver Research to Space Station

SpaceX is scheduled to launch its Dragon spacecraft for its eleventh commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station June 1 from …

Aerospace

Neuralink Wants To Wire Your Brain To The Internet – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Neuralink – which is “developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers” – is probably a bad idea. If you …

Brain, Vision Research Ahead of June Crew and Cargo Missions

This week, Commander Peggy Whitson evaluated Flight Engineer Jack Fischer’s calf and thigh for the Sprint study to assess spaceflight-induced changes …

Peggy Whitson

Cremated Remains Set to Launch Toward the Heavens on SpaceX Rocket Next Year

If a celestial memorial seems fitting for a deceased loved one, you may consider sending their ashes into the heavens aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.<p>…

Weird

Here’s how you or your loved ones can spend the afterlife in space

Because we still have light years to go before otherworldly living becomes routine, we can totally see someone taking advantage of this erm, …

Aerospace

Watch: Elon Musk Sets Earth View from SpaceX Rocket to 'Moonlight Sonata'

It's already an amazing sight: Earth from space as seen by a SpaceX camera hitchhiking on a rocket. Then Elon Musk cues Beethoven.<p>When the …

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Elon Musk is rushing to beat NASA to Mars, perhaps during Trump presidency

Regardless of any offhand comments <b>President Trump</b> may have made suggesting his administration wants NASA to fast-track a manned mission to Mars — "We …

Falcon 9

7 SpaceX Launch Photos That Show Elon Musk's Rockets At Work

The country collectively used to stop to watch when NASA conducted rocket launches. Now when NASA or SpaceX launches a rocket, fewer people watch, …

Falcon 9

Adorable Carbon Fiber Rocket Is Finally Ready to Launch

Rockets are big, shiny hunks of metal that do extraordinary things—but you’d probably never call one “cute.” Kittens are cute. Capybaras? Definitely. …

Aerospace

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launches Its Heaviest Payload

SpaceX achieved a critical milestone in its quest to accelerate rocket launches and move toward profitability. The Hawthorne, California-based …

Falcon 9

SpaceX Will Send Your Ashes to Space for Less Than the Cost of a Funeral

Humans are surprisingly creative when it comes to finding ways to celebrate the dead. And some of those ideas are plain out of this world — …

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You can send your loved one's ashes into space on Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket for $2,500

A company planning to send the ashes of dead people into orbit said on Tuesday that it will hitch a flight on one of Elon Musk's SpaceX rockets.<p>San …

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