Enlarge / An artist’s view of the Starliner spacecraft en route to the International Space Station. (credit: Boeing) One of the biggest rivalries in the modern aerospace industry is between Boeing and SpaceX. Despite their radically different cultures, the aerospace giant and the smaller upstart compete for many different kinds of contracts, and perhaps nowhere […]
NASA said it will pay $400 million more for cargo delivery to the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2020, thanks in part to a 50 percent price increase from supplier SpaceX. On top of that, the ISS will receive six fewer tons of cargo, so…
TESS launch Wednesday update: SpaceX had to scrub Monday’s launch attempt due to an unspecified issue with the Falcon 9 rocket’s guidance, navigation, and control system. However, after engineers with the California-based company looked at the rocket, it has been declared ready for flight. The 30-second launch window opens at 6:51pm ET (22:51 UTC). Weather […]
Enlarge / SpaceX will build the BFR rocket and the BFS spaceship (shown here on the Moon) near its California headquarters. (credit: SpaceX) During his State of the City address on Monday, the mayor of Los Angeles made it official: SpaceX will build the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) at the Port of Los Angeles. “This […]
Enlarge / Zinke addressing the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum in Princeton, NJ. (credit: Nate Anderson) PRINCETON, NJ—Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has seen things in his time as a Navy SEAL—and he wants to keep them far away from your family. “I don’t want your kids to ever see what I’ve seen,” he told a […]
It is unlikely that Facebook will see a significant drop in its mammoth userbase following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. But on Friday, the #DeleteFacebook campaign, which is seeing an increasingly growing number of people call it quits on the world’s largest social network, found its biggest backer: Elon Musk. Responding to WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton’s […]
Elon Musk hopes to reach Mars in the next decade, a goal that might seem a bit more achievable now that he’s completed 50 trips to orbit in less than eight years.
Enlarge / SpaceX has a sooty booster on the pad in California, ready for a launch Wednesday morning. (credit: SpaceX) After the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket two weeks ago, going back to launching a single core of a Falcon 9 rocket may seem like something of a letdown. But the next SpaceX launch, […]
Elon Musk drops a well-deserved F-bomb in a National Geographic video showing his reaction to the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch.