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Crunch Report | Using SpaceX Spaceships to Travel on Earth

Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX spaceships for travel on Earth, Apple has quietly acquired Regaind and South Korea decides to ban ICOs. All this on Crunch Report.

SpaceX aims to replace Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Dragon with one spaceship

When Elon Musk took the stage at the International Astronautical Congress today to expand on the Mars plan he revealed at the event last year, he started where people had the most questions last time

Crunch Report | SpaceX Launching Secret Spaceplane

Facebook shares data with disaster relief groups, Coursera is valued at $800 million, SpaceX is launching a secret spaceplane and iOS 11 restricts location data. All this on Crunch Report.

Crunch Report | Jeff Bezos Sells $1B in Amazon Stock Annually to Fund Blue Origin

The Kriesel high-performance electric converted Porsche, Jeff Bezos sells $1 billion in stock annually to fund Blue Origin, Hyperloop One completes Vegas test track and 23andMe can now let you know if

Vector Space Systems aims to launch satellites by the hundreds

Why wait for the bus when you can hail a cab? That's the idea behind a new commercial spaceflight startup founded by SpaceX founding team members Jim Cantrell and John Garvey. Vector Space Systems wan

SpaceX Files Suit Against U.S. Air Force, Cites Use Of Russian Rockets As Problematic

During an event today to discuss a successful soft landing of a SpaceX Falcon flight, CEO Elon Musk also revealed that SpaceX has decided to file suit against the U.S. Air Force to get it to open up c

Bloodhound Rocket Car May Actually Launch Soon

We first heard about the Bloodhound rocket-powered “car” back in 2008 — I never really thought it’d see the light of day, but it turns out this thing may actually get built aft

Build Your Own Heli-Rocket For $5

As a father, I’m often encouraged by flights of whimsey to expose my son the magic of model rocketry. But after spending a good $60 on an Estes kit and some rockets, I’ve found that most o

My Summer Project, Circa 1991: A Shoulder Mounted Rocket Launcher

My Dad has been in the hospital this week and I’ve been going through some of the things in his/our/my family’s garage. Said garage is a mess and we pulled out about 500 pounds of junk tha

This weekend make your own compressed air rocket

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/0.jpg">I've always loved the compressed air rocket. I bought my son one of the pre-made ones at a science museum and it broke on first fl

When NASA explodes, people listen

Poor NASA. They never get any play until they blow something up. Last week they did it again. On Friday safety officials said a suborbital rocket had to be destroyed because it deviated from its fligh

Third SpaceX attempt fails; Scotty just can’t get beamed up

Last night the Falcon 1 two stage rocket by private company SpaceX failed 2 minutes after launch. The “picture perfect” stage 1 launch was followed by an anomaly that kept the two stages from sepa

Burning question: Can you still launch Estes rockets?

It’s Friday and my mind is wandering. I’m wondering if you can shoot Estes rockets in cities anymore. You know the kind I mean — the ones with the cool igniters and the parachutes? H

US destroys failed spy satellite, eyes future invaders from space

[photopress:_44438948_sm3launch_usnavy_203.jpg,full,left]We did it. We shot a potentially dangerous object from orbit around the Earth with a sea-based missle and destroyed it as it plummeted to kill

X-Wing: What really happened

Those of you who recall the sadly shortened launch of the model X-Wing Fighter last week will be glad to know that we now have the truth. Carry on.

Greetings from SpaceX

It’s a spaceship! So I’m about to fly up to San Jose on some super secret business, but before I do I wanted to send you all a little greeting from the Los Angeles hangar of the Space Expl