For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims his company will land a person on the red planet at least a decade earlier than NASA, and has downsized the plans for its “BFR” rocket vehicle in an effort to cut costs. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading
SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Continue reading
SpaceX Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled rocket, a feat that may open an era of cheaper space travel. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
SpaceX to launch two paying customers on a tourist trip around the moon next year.
An explosion destroyed a rocket belonging to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The company said there were no injuries, but that an “anomaly” during the static fire test resulted in the loss of the rocket.
Despite a jump in Tesla’s stock price a day after disappointing earnings, Elon Musk stands to lose billions of dollars with the tanking market value of his electric car company, as his other ventures, SolarCity Corp and Space Exploration Technologies, also face steep challenges in cutting-edge industries.
Jeff Bezos’ space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket.
With the deadline to win a $20 million first-place prize just two years off, pressure is mounting on the 16 rivals from around the world hoping to complete a privately-funded moon landing.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA (REUTERS / HYPERLOOP TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES (HTT) / SPACE X) – For those that dream of the future, even this might have seemed a long way off.
Travelling in steel tubes at nearly 800 mph an hour.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO, Dirk Ahlborn,