SpaceX is making big money moves

Planning a Mars mission, a global telecommunications network for inexpensive internet service and creating an interplanetary hedge against World War Three isn’t cheap, so it’s no wonder th

SpaceX and United Launch Alliance land $640 million in Air Force launches

The U.S. Air Force wants to maintain its options: It awarded a total of $640 million in satellite launch contracts to both SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance (Boeing and Lockheed Martin’s joi

Rocket Lab’s next launch vaults it into full commercial operation

Rocket launch startup Rocket Lab is moving from its initial testing phase into proper commercial operations with its next mission. The company’s past two launches, “It’s a Test&#8221

mu Space targets 2020 launch of first satellite aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn

Jeff Bezos’ New Glenn rocket, the reusable launch vehicle created by Blue Origin to put people and large cargo into orbit, has a new confirmed payload for one of its first missions: mu Space. Th

Watch this Falcon Heavy reel by Westworld co-creator, including core landing miss

If you couldn’t be at the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch that happened earlier this year, the next best thing might be watching this highlight reel of the launch, the voyage of Elon’s Tesla-dr

Elon Musk crashes SXSW panel to talk about space travel

FCC accuses stealth space startup of unauthorized satellite deployment

The FCC has denied a space startup permission to launch a collection of communications satellites after discovering that it had already launched some — after being told not to. Swarm Technologies, s

Discover your own planets Google-style with AstroNet

You may remember that in December, a pair of new planets was discovered via machine learning, using NASA data and Google Brain ingenuity. If you're interested in doing the same, the team behind the sy

SpaceX successfully launches 50th Falcon 9 mission

SpaceX has launched its 50th Falcon 9 rocket mission, and on board is its largest ever geostationary satellite payload, a Hispasat unit that’s around the size of a city bus. The launch took off from

Watch SpaceX launch a record-sized satellite on its 50th Falcon 9 live

SpaceX is setting up to launch its 50th Falcon 9 rocket, with a payload that also represents a new milestone. The two-hour launch window is set to begin at 12:33 AM EST (9:33 PM PST) so it’s a l

Stealth space catapult startup SpinLaunch is raising $30M

What if instead of blasting cargo into space on a rocket, we could fling it into space using a catapult? That’s the big, possibly crazy, possibly genius idea behind SpinLaunch. It was secretly f

SpaceX misses catching Falcon 9 rocket fairing with a giant net on a big ship

SpaceX nearly succeeded in catching the fairing used in its PAZ Falcon 9 mission on Thursday, using a barge called ‘Mr. Steven’ that uses four giant arms with a net strung between them to

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 carrying Starlink demo satellites

SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 from SLC-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base today, its first launch since its successful Falcon Heavy test earlier this month. The launch took off early Wednesd

Watch SpaceX launch its first broadband internet satellites to space live here

SpaceX is making a second attempt to launch its PAZ mission today, which includes the PAZ satellite from client Hisdesat, and is set for launch during an instantaneous window at 6:17 AM PST, or 9:17 A

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 carrying its first internet demo satellites live here

UPDATE: Today’s attempt has been scrubbed due to high upper atmosphere winds. The next attempt window is Thursday February 22 at the same time. SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 with client Hisdesat&#8

SpaceX to use a net boat called 'Mr. Steven' to recover next rocket fairing

SpaceX is all about reducing the cost of launching things into space, and right now one of those costs it think it can eliminate is having to use a new fairing every time it launches a rocket. The fai

FCC looks to approve SpaceX’s satellite internet plan

SpaceX is planning to send up a pair of its own satellites in this weekend's launch, in order to test a proposed space-based broadband internet service. But if you want get into the broadband business

The search for aliens is struggling thanks to cryptocurrency mania

Millions of idiots trying to mine cryptocurrency so they can be part of the latest, stupidest and most irresponsibly hyped get-rich-quick tech craze are hindering the actual important work of finding

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch includes stage one of its satellite internet plan

SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 on February 17 (should the current target date stick) and the rocket is carrying a primary payload of a Spanish satellite for client Paz. The secondary cargo on the laun

The Falcon Heavy launch made me feel like a little kid again

You know that feeling of awe and wonder you had when you were a kid and you saw something huge and amazing? My blackened heart hasn't felt it in years. Turns out all it needed was going to see an hist
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