Donald Trump-Supporting Boater Buzzes Through SpaceX Splashdown Zone, Prompting Outrage

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after spending two months on the International Space Station. But before the two crew members aboard the capsule were confirmed to be successfully recovered, dozens of boats swarmed the splashdown zone, one with a large blue banner with “Trump” emblazoned across it. The […]

Joe Biden Commends SpaceX Launch And Promises To Continue Space Exploration If Elected

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Saturday commended SpaceX’s launch, adding that he plans to continue the space exploration program. The company launched the first manned shuttle from American soil since 2011 on Saturday afternoon, according to The Hill. “I congratulate NASA, SpaceX, and all the hardworking women and men who made today a […]

SpaceX Successfully Launches NASA Astronauts Into Orbit In Historic Mission

Elon Musk made history on Saturday, May 30, after SpaceX successfully launched two NASA astronauts into orbit from Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The significant mission marked the first human liftoff from U.S. soil in nearly a decade, reigniting the country’s ambitions in space exploration after NASA announced its final space […]

President Donald Trump, VP Mike Pence Will Attend SpaceX Launch, Report Says

On Friday, NASA officials gave approval for SpaceX to continue preparations in conjunction with the government’s independent space agency for a historic rocket launch scheduled to take place next week. According to a report by Politico, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are among those expected to be in attendance for the launch […]

SpaceX Rocket Successfully Destroyed During In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX successfully completed its un-crewed In-Flight Abort test on Sunday, an important step in its quest to launch manned space flights in the future, according to On the heels of the successful test this weekend, the private spaceflight company is anticipating the launch of another rocket this week. The company announced it will attempt […]

Elon Musk Takes A Shot At His ‘Insane’ Wikipedia Page

Technology entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk recently took to Twitter to reveal his thoughts on his Wikipedia page, which he claims to have read Sunday for the first time in “years.” “Just looked at my wiki for 1st time in years. It’s insane! Btw, can someone please delete ‘investor’. I do basically zero investing,” […]

Stunning Aerial Photos Show SpaceX’s Majestic Starship Hopper On Launch Pad Ahead Of Next Week’s Test Flight

As SpaceX and Elon Musk prepare for next week’s tests of its prototype Starship suborbital vehicle — which is currently sitting on a launch pad at SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas, facility — new aerial images of the majestic hopper have just been published ahead of its suborbital hop tests. As Space reports, Musk recently suggested […]

Elon Musk Shares Tantalizing Video Post Of The SpaceX Starship’s Fiery Hexagonal Heat Shield Tests

SpaceX has just submitted its Starship spacecraft to a series of tests which have seen its hexagonal heat shields barraged by heavy amounts of intense flames, and Elon Musk has shared a tantalizing video post of this work which was conducted to prepare the Starship for its future deep-space missions. As Space reports, the hexagonal […]

SpaceX’s Astronaut Pod, Crew Dragon, Returns To Earth With A Big Splash

SpaceX’s historic Demo-1 mission has come to a successful end. Earlier this morning, the company’s new-generation astronaut-ferrying spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, returned to Earth after a glorious maiden voyage to the International Space Station (ISS). According to NASA, the Crew Dragon capsule touched down at 8:45 a.m. EST, following a flawless re-entry and descent sequence […]

SpaceX Aces Historic Launch Of The Crew Dragon Astronaut Pod

SpaceX has just made history with what was perhaps one of the most pivotal rocket launches in U.S. space travel. In the early hours of Saturday morning, the private rocket company fired up its Falcon 9 workhorse to launch its new-generation astronaut pod into orbit, NASA proudly announced in a news release. Famously known as […]

SpaceX Is Preparing The Crew Dragon Spacecraft For Its Maiden Journey And First Test Flight This Weekend

SpaceX is gearing up for the first launch of their Crew Dragon spacecraft this weekend, and forecasts show that the weather will probably not be holding up the inaugural launch of the very special capsule which may end up changing the commercial spaceflight industry in a big way. According to NBC News, the Demo-1 flight […]

Elon Musk Is ‘Confident’ A SpaceX Ticket To Move To Mars May Eventually Cost Less Than $500,000

In what is surely wonderful news for those who would like to one day be early pioneers on Mars, Elon Musk has suggested that he is fairly “confident” that making that leap and moving to Mars may “one day” cost travelers less than $500,000 for a SpaceX ticket, with the even more exciting revelation that […]

Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Is Still Boldly Traveling Through Space Exactly One Year After SpaceX Launch

One year ago today on February 6, 2018, Elon Musk and SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon Heavy rocket and propelled a Tesla Roadster and its sole occupant, the daring mannequin affectionately known as the Spaceman, into space where the duo has remained to this day on their wild orbit around the sun. As Space reports, […]

Elon Musk Shares New Photos As Excitement Grows Over Forthcoming Tests For SpaceX’s Starship Raptor Engine

Elon Musk and the crew of SpaceX are hard at work at their Boca Chica, Texas, facility, and excitement is already growing over upcoming tests of the company’s Starship Raptor engine. The engine was created especially for trips to Mars, which are right around the corner now. With their formidable new rocket, SpaceX have designed […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX To Cut 10 Percent Of Its Workers As Company Focuses On Interplanetary Travel

SpaceX is slimming down its workforce. The Los Angeles Times reports that Elon Musk’s space launch company will be laying off 10 percent of 6,000 person staff. The news comes after the company unveiled plans of ambitious projects last year that will advance the company’s plans to eventually transport human beings to the stars. They […]

SpaceX Gears Up To Launch Its Last Iridium NEXT Satellites Tomorrow

SpaceX is about to reach the end of its long and fruitful mission with Iridium. The private rocket company is getting ready to launch its last batch of Iridium NEXT satellites tomorrow morning. “This is the eighth and final set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s […]

Elon Musk Has Just Shared The Stunning Concept Artwork For The Design Of SpaceX’s New Starship Test Vehicle

While we all know that SpaceX has been hard at work with their top secret design for the Starship test vehicle, which is currently being constructed in Boca Chica, Texas, Elon Musk has just teased the public by sharing the stunning concept artwork for the design of the company’s completed Starship. According to Engadget, the […]

Elon Musk Shares Image Of The Futuristic Stainless Steel Starship That SpaceX Will Be Testing In 2019

Elon Musk has just shared a stunning image of the futuristic Starship that SpaceX will be testing in 2019 ahead of future missions to Mars and revealed details about this “test hopper” which is presently being built in Texas. With so many questions about the design of SpaceX’s new Starship, Elon Musk responded to an […]

SpaceX Cancels Launch Of Military Satellite Due To Strong Winds

SpaceX found that the weather was not on its side when they tried to launch a military satellite on Saturday. Elon Musk’s rocket ship company tweeted that they were unable to complete the launch because of adverse weather conditions. “Standing down today due to strong upper-level winds. Team is proceeding with the count until T-30 […]

Elon Musk Is Raising $500 Million In Funding For SpaceX

Elon Musk is looking for a few good investors. The billionaire inventor behind Space Exploration Technologies Corp., commonly known as SpaceX, is seeking $500 million in the hopes of getting his internet service business up and running. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company has a valuation of an astonishing $30.5 billion. The money […]

SpaceX Lofts 64 Satellites Into Orbit, Breaks Four Records In The Process

The highly anticipated Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission has finally soared through the skies this afternoon. After suffering a series of delays, the historic 64-satellite rideshare took to space at 1:34 p.m. ET — lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. “This was an incredibly complex mission, […]

Elon Musk Says There Is A 70 Percent Chance He’ll Visit Mars And Dismisses ‘Escape Hatch’ Suggestion

The prospect of colonizing Mars is one which continues to inch forward with the passing of time, and in the final episode of Axios’ four-part documentary series, which is due to be aired on Sunday evening on HBO, Elon Musk has stated that there is a 70 percent chance that he will personally be visiting […]

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Scheduled For First Test Flight In January

NASA has officially set the date for the first test flight of SpaceX’s new generation Crew Dragon capsule. Dubbed DM-1, the first demonstration mission of the Crew Dragon astronaut pod is scheduled to take place in less than two months and will lift off on January 7, NASA announced yesterday. As the Inquisitr previously reported, […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Just Got The Green Light To Provide Broadband From Space

To date, truly ubiquitous internet access has been the stuff of science fiction. Not anymore. The Verge reports that the “FCC approves SpaceX’s plan to launch more than 7,000 internet-beaming satellites.” “Starlink is SpaceX’s ambitious project to provide constant, global internet coverage from orbit. The spacecraft in the constellation are meant to do a synchronized […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX And The Russian Space Program Are In A New Space Race, This Time It’s Nuclear

Russia to Musk, “Challenge accepted!” That is the message one gets when parsing the trash-talk from Russia as reported by BGR. “Elon Musk and SpaceX won’t be leading the reusable rocket space race long, at least not if Russia has anything to say about it. Russia’s Keldysh Research Center has been working on a reusable […]

New Research Suggests Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Transform Mars Into A Habitable Planet

Students from Exeter University have suggested that genetically engineered bacteria has the possibility to completely transform Mars and create a habitable planet that has breathable air after new research conducted in a lab showed that salts that can be retrieved from Martian soil could help to fuel this process. According to the Daily Mail, by […]

SpaceX’s Tesla Roadster And Its Starman Companion Have Now Moved Beyond The Orbit Of Mars

The cherry red Tesla Roadster with its Starman companion that SpaceX launched on the first mission of the Falcon Heavy rocket back in February has now moved well beyond the orbit of Mars, according to a statement by the company. On Friday night, SpaceX posted a picture on Twitter of the Starman and Roadster’s current […]

SpaceX Is Preparing To Launch Their Falcon 9 Rocket And May Reuse First Stage Booster For The Third Time

SpaceX is reported to be busily preparing to use the final Falcon 9 rocket design for the third time, and this launch will be the very first occasion that a single first stage booster will have been used on more than two occasions for space missions, making it a very special thing for the company. […]

Elon Musk’s Cryptic Tweet, ‘Tomorrow Brings A Lemur,’ Fuels SpaceX Speculation

On Wednesday night Elon Musk posted a rather cryptic tweet, declaring that “Tomorrow brings a lemur,” which has fueled a huge amount of speculation as to what the SpaceX CEO was referring to. Hopefully the engineering magnate makes good on his word, and the meaning of the mysterious post is revealed soon! While it is […]

SpaceX Rocket Part Washes Up On North Carolina Beach

A large piece of debris discovered on an Outer Banks beach in North Carolina was recently identified as a rocket part belonging to SpaceX, the private space company run by Elon Musk. As reported by CTV News, the rocket debris — a sizeable sheet of metal measuring 10 feet by 6 feet (3 meters by […]

Stunning Photos From The Latest SpaceX Rocket Launch Reveal A Dazzling Plume In The California Sky

While SpaceX has once again made history with a glorious Falcon 9 launch on October 7, reaching yet another big milestone after the first re-flight of a “Block 5” booster on August 7, Sunday’s event was memorable in more ways than one. This latest rocket flight marked the very first time that the private space […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hits Major Milestone With Rocket Launch

For the first time in history, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a rocket into orbit over Southern California and then successfully returned the booster back at its origin site on land. The Hawthorne-based company lifted-off its Falcon 9 rocket Sunday evening from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, lighting up the night sky with a brilliant display, […]

First SpaceX Mission To Ferry Astronauts To International Space Station Set For June 2019

NASA expects the first manned SpaceX mission to the International Space Station to happen in June 2019. The mission will mark the first crewed launch by a U.S. spacecraft to the orbiting laboratory since the United States retired its space shuttle program in 2011. NASA astronauts have been hitching rides to and from the ISS […]

SpaceX Gears Up For Satellite Launch On Sunday, Shoots For First West-Coast Landing Of A Falcon 9 Rocket

After resting up for nearly a month following the September 10 launch of the Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is now a few days away from its next flight. The 230-foot-tall (70 meters) rocket is poised to ferry yet another spacecraft into orbit — an Argentinian Earth-observing satellite dubbed SAOCOM-1A — and […]

SpaceX Signs Deal To Help Japan’s iSpace Reach The Moon With A Lunar Rover And Orbiter In 2020 And 2021

Japan’s iSpace, which is a company that deals with resource exploration and robotics, has signed a deal with SpaceX to help reach the moon with their payloads in 2020 and 2021. As Geekwire reports, these two lunar missions belong to a program called Hakuto-R. Hakuto in Japanese can be translated to “white rabbit,” while the […]

Yusaku Maezawa Has Lofty Goals For His ‘DearMoon’ Art Project And Other Artists Share Their Views

On September 17, Elon Musk made the exciting announcement that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa was the individual that was chosen to fly on a rocket around the moon in 2023, and now Maezawa has decided that other artists should also accompany him on the 238,900 mile journey, with his special hashtag “dearMoon” project set up […]

SpaceX’s New BFR Spaceship Bears A Startling Resemblance To The Rocket Tintin Took To The Moon

With SpaceX’s latest redesign of their BFR rocket-spaceship, which Elon Musk proudly released to the public on September 17, it would appear that Tintin holds a special place in Musk’s heart. The new and improved BFR bears more than a passing resemblance to the rocket that Tintin used to get to the moon in the […]

SpaceX’s First Passenger Around Moon Will Be Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire famous for his business acumen, will become the first private tourist to fly around the moon using SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket. SpaceX made this announcement in a series of Twitter posts Monday. SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk added that Maezawa will bring eight people with him with the rocket blasts […]

SpaceX To Announce First Round-The-Moon Passenger

SpaceX, the private space exploration and transport company started by billionaire PayPal founder Elon Musk, announced Thursday that it has signed a contract with a space tourist for its first trip around the moon and back, according to CNN. Musk had originally announced that the first space tourist to fly around the moon would get […]

A Scientist Has Created His Own Drawing Of What The SpaceX BFR Might Look Like Inside On Journey To Mars

With the SpaceX mission to Mars so very close now, many enthusiasts are already getting excited about the journey, and now a scientist has come up with his own unique and detailed drawing of what the Big Falcon might look like on the inside as it carries its first passengers to the Red Planet. As […]

SpaceX Aces Telstar 18V Satellite Launch, Lands Falcon 9 Booster At Sea

Less than two months after lofting Telesat’s Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite into orbit, SpaceX launched another broadband communications satellite for the Canadian company in the early hours of Monday morning. Despite a minor delay caused by bad weather, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket aced the launch of the Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite, also known as Apstar […]

Elon Musk Smokes Marijuana During Live Podcast With Joe Rogan

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk made quite a bold move when guesting on Joe Rogan’s podcast on Thursday, smoking marijuana as he and the comedian and mixed martial arts commentator talked about a variety of mostly tech-related topics. As recapped by BBC News and The Guardian, Rogan offered Musk a puff from his joint […]

SpaceX Is Busy Preparing For A Saturday Launch Of The Telstar Satellite

Now that SpaceX have issued confirmation that it had what is reported to be a “good hot fire test” of the Falcon 9 rocket, preparations are currently underway for a Saturday launch of the Telstar communications satellite. SpaceX tested the nine engines of their Falcon 9 rocket on September 5, conducting what is known as […]

Humans Beat Elon Musk’s Artificial Intelligence At ‘Dota 2,’ And It Was Awesome

As technology evolves, machines get smarter. However, we’re a long way from any sort of AI takeover. We’re still beating robots at Dota 2, so we’re obviously in no danger. While it sounds silly to judge an AI’s intelligence based on its skill at playing a video game, Dota 2 is only a part of […]

SpaceX Has Developed Bold New Plans To House The First Human Settlers On Mars

While we have been hearing a lot about SpaceX’s bold mission to send the first human settlers to Mars, many might find themselves wondering just where these first visitors to the red planet will live, and principal Mars development engineer Paul Wooster has just provided us with a very exciting answer to this question. According […]

SpaceX Prepares For Upcoming Crew Dragon Missions With Major Upgrades

If everything goes as planned, SpaceX could soon become the first private space company to fly astronauts beyond Earth’s atmosphere. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the manned test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule — also known as the DM-2 mission — could take place as early as next April. But before the next-generation transport […]

Elon Musk Is Planning On Releasing Short Shorts As Tesla’s Next Merchandise

Tesla CEO Elon Musk might have just announced Tesla’s craziest merchandise yet. Amidst the controversy surrounding his recent tweets about taking Tesla private, the billionaire entrepreneur has now stated that the company would soon be offering short shorts as its new merchandise. That’s right — after conquering space and the electric car industry, Musk is […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Held A Secret ‘Mars Workshop’ Meeting Last Week To Plan For An Outpost On Mars

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company is reported to have hosted a secret ‘Mars Workshop’ meeting last week which took place in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting, which was held over Tuesday and Wednesday, focused on discussing plans that could be cemented for getting people to Mars and building an outpost there. According to Business Insider, those who […]

SpaceX Rocks Launch Of Merah Putih Satellite, Acing First Reflight Of Falcon 9 ‘Block 5’ Booster

Another amazing success for SpaceX. Bright and early this morning, the company launched a recycled “Block 5” booster for the very first time, proving the upgraded Falcon 9 rocket stands up to the task of reusability. The mission took off at 1:18 a.m. EDT (05:18 GMT) today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, […]

SpaceX To Launch 71 Satellites Later This Year On Biggest Rideshare Of A U.S. Rocket

SpaceX is climbing to all sorts of heights. The company is currently preparing for a momentous launch on August 7, which will see the first-ever re-use of a “Block 5” booster. As the Inquisitr recently reported, SpaceX will be delivering Indonesian satellite Merah Putih to geostationary orbit by using a previously-flown Falcon 9 “Block 5” […]