Tagged: Elon Musk

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    Another Successful SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch and Landing

    Elon Musk’s Dream of Reusing SpaceX Falcon 9 Rockets is Becoming Reality. Now Let’s See If The Low-Cost Promises Will, Too. Yesterday Elon Musk’s space-tech firm launched a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into space and nailed the landing. Again. Despite...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Starlink Satellite Launch

    Watch SpaceX Launch 60 New Starlink Satellites into Space

    The Next Phase of the SpaceX’s Revolutionary Internet Service Program is in Orbit after They Successfully Launched 60 Starlink Satellites Yesterday. SpaceX wants to put a lot of satellites into orbit. Of course, they’ve been successfully doing it for a...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon before and after the test

    SpaceX Crew Dragon Future Looks Bright

    Successful Pre-test of Newly-Redesigned Abort System Indicates the SpaceX Crew Dragon May Be Back On Track Understanding NASA’s frustration with SpaceX doesn’t take a degree in rocket science—if you’ll pardon the pun. Ever since 2011, when the agency retired the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Starlink Constellation

    SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Constellation Could Get Much Bigger

    Starlink—Musk’s Plan for Next-Generation Internet Service—Could Potentially Include Up To 42,000 Satellites! We reported earlier this year about concerns over the size of Musk’s constellation. Terrestrial astronomers were concerned that the plans—which then proposed 12,000 satellites—would pollute their view of...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Jim Bridenstine and Elon Musk discuss Crew Dragon details

    Crew Dragon Is Nearly Ready to Fly

    Elon Musk and Jim Bridenstine Appeared Together for an Update on the SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule One wouldn’t call them “frienemies,” exactly. However, the relationship between NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Elon Musk hasn’t been particularly chummy, of late, either....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule

    Crew Dragon Now Top Priority for SpaceX

    Bridenstine Complained; Musk Listened, and Now Crew Dragon Is in High Gear Now that all of the hullabaloo over Starship has died down, Elon Musk’s SpaceX wizards can get back to the alchemical sorcery that is getting a Dragon to...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Blue Origin concept art

    Blue Origin Hiring More Than SpaceX

    Hiring in the Commercial Space Race—Blue Origin Is Still Ahead, but SpaceX Isn’t Far Behind Back in 2002, Elon Musk launched SpaceX. Since then, he and rival plutocrat Jeff Bezos have been engaged in a [clears throat] rocket waving competition....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • artist rendering of starship on the moon

    SpaceX Starship: New Details Revealed!

    As We Wait for Musk’s Next Big Announcement about SpaceX Starship, New Details are Leaked. SpaceX founder, and my favorite slightly-eccentric robber-baron billionaire, Elon Musk will announce the next step in Starship’s evolution at the end of this month. Space...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist's rendering of SpaceX's final Starhsip design

    SpaceX Starhopper Test Delayed after Last-Minute Abort

    SpaceX Hopes to Retry Starhopper Test Today SpaceX Starhopper, the prototype for the long-awaited Starship spacecraft, failed again on Monday. Starhopper should have launched around 500 feet into the air and made a gentle landing on terra firma using propulsion...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Elon Musk warns us all about the dangers of big rocks in space.

    Apophis! Musk Tweets About “Big Rock,” World Freaks Out.

    Musk Tweets About “Big Rock,” Apophis, and Sends People into Freak-Out Mode So here’s a thing that happened. Joe Rogan, comedian and probably America’s favorite podcaster, sent out a tweet about an asteroid. The tweet shared a story from Express...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • View of Earth from Starman's dashboard

    SpaceX Starman Roadster Complete Solar Orbit

    Why Did Elon Musk Send A Tesla Into Space? If you’re the cynical type, you’d answer that question with something like, “Because he has more dollars than sense.” On the other hand, if you’re the optimistic-rainbows-and-unicorns type, you might say...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Starship's 9m dome being positioned

    Elon Musk’s Starship Prototype Pics

    SpaceX is Moving Ahead After ‘Starhopper’ Test Success Engineers in Texas and Florida are working on the first full-scale prototypes of Starship, SpaceX’s flagship spacecraft design. Starship represents the next step in the evolution of the company’s long term plan...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Elon Musk's head photoshopped onto Putin's shirtless horse pic

    NASA Contracts Further With Private Firms

    SpaceX and Blue Origin Are Just the Tips of the Iceberg SpaceX is a sexy company. So is Blue Origin. I can’t speak to either founder’s sexiness, but both Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos make great headlines. The bigger story...

    Brandon Humphreys