Elon Musk’s SpaceX pulled off quite a feat this week in launching a reused rocket into space, but folks in Moscow brushed it off like uptight bougie jerks at a dinner party. Why? Because the Kremlin thinks it’s on-par with SpaceX’s capabilities.
After a timid response to growing opposition against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries from CEO Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX have finally joined an amicus brief filed by 96 other companies last night.
Clearly SpaceX engineers are living in an alternate timeline. This weekend, the company is hosting its first Hyperloop Pod Competition.
It’s a generally accepted rule of thumb that if you do something and it explodes into a colossal fireball, it’s best if that doesn’t happen the next time you try. My grandma has that cross-stitched into a pillow. It’s also the situation that SpaceX finds themselves in tomorrow, when the first Falcon 9 launch since…
SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time a year ago today, marking the first time a rocket made it to orbit and then landed back on a launchpad without dramatically or violently crashing. Now we finally get to see how SpaceX CEO and the One True Starboy Elon Musk reacted: he lost his shit,…
On Sept. 1, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded dramatically on the launch pad during fueling operations as the rocket was being prepared for a static firing test. The actual cause of the explosion is not yet known, but there’s a lot of speculation flying around now about possible sabotage. That’s certainly attention…
We all know that Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. That’s great! NASA wants to go to Mars as well, and even has a deadline of 25 years to get there. Now Boeing’s CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, has come out not just saying he wants to build the craft that take humans to Mars, but that he’s going to beat Musk there.
This week electrovehicle and space transit magnate Elon Musk unveiled his master plan for the human race to become “a multi-planetary species”, starting with travel to Mars. But while I know it’s an act of remarkable hubris for me to even say this, I believe SpaceX’s plans for their Interplanetary Transport System…
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket reportedly exploded on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
SpaceX has done it again. For the third time in a row, the Falcon 9 rocket has delivered its payload in the upper atmosphere and returned to earth with a successful vertical propulsion landing on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You. This time SpaceX released the best angle yet of the landing—from the rocket…
SpaceX finally managed to land its Falcon 9 reusable rocket on its autonomous drone ship out at sea after four unsuccessful attempts, with plans for at least two more sea landings later this year. It takes a special kind of ship to catch a rocket falling from the sky, and here’s how they do it.
A petition went up on Change.org yesterday for Elon Musk, co-creator of PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and the man responsible for the inception of the Hyperloop transportation system, to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Yesterday morning, an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 v. 1.1 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded shortly after launch. While this is a setback to SpaceX, we have to view it in the context of a series of failures that have plagued commercial spaceflight in the last year.
He’s been heralded as one of the great geniuses of our time, a man whose work has kickstarted everything from electric vehicles to solar energy and private space travel. But does Elon Musk have an addiction to government subsidies?
SpaceX has tried to land its CRS-6 first stage rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean three times. And each time it's failed. But damn if it doesn't make for some spectacular video.