SpaceX

rockets

NASA's Mars Rocket is Over Budget and Behind Schedule, Audit Finds

“At its current rate, we project Boeing will expend at least $8.9 billion through 2021—double the amount initially planned—while delivery of the first Core Stage has slipped 2½ years.”
Becky Ferreira
10.12.18
Twilight Zone

Why Do Some Rocket Launches Look Like UFOs?

What is the “twilight phenomenon” and why does it produce spectacular light displays during SpaceX rocket launches?
Daniel Oberhaus
10.8.18
rockets

Meet the Amateur Rocketeer Building Self-Landing Replicas of SpaceX Rockets

Joe Barnard has spent the last three years pioneering DIY landing technologies for amateur rockets and now the aerospace industry is paying attention.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.21.18
SpaceX

SpaceX Says it Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire Around the Moon in its 'BFR'

The mission, called "Dear Moon," is tentatively scheduled for 2023 and will be the first crewed mission with SpaceX's BFR spacecraft.
Caroline Haskins
9.18.18
Mars Life

The Newest Mars Base Concept Is a Giant Igloo at the Martian North Pole

A team of scientists at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne outline plans for a nine-month surface mission to the Martian North.
Becky Ferreira
9.11.18
SpaceX

SpaceX Planned Humanity’s Future on Mars at a Meeting You Weren't Invited to

Space belongs to all of us and it’s imperative that SpaceX is transparent about its Mars exploration plans.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.8.18
Space

NASA Announces the First Astronauts Who Will Fly in the SpaceX Dragon

On Friday, NASA debuted the teams that will pilot America’s two commercial spacecraft: Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon.
Becky Ferreira
8.3.18
BTC Bounty Hunters

Assassination Markets for Jeff Bezos, Betty White, and Donald Trump Are On the Blockchain

Assassination markets are old as the concept of cypherpunk itself. Now blockchain-based betting platform Augur has become a home for them.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.25.18
space tourism

Watch Blue Origin Test Its Rocket Escape System for Rich Space Tourists

This is the first test for the escape system in the vacuum of space.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.18.18
elon musk

All Elon Musk Has to Do Is Literally Anything Besides What He's Doing

Musk called British rescue diver Vernon Unsworth a 'pedo' without any evidence over the weekend.
Jason Koebler
7.16.18
elon musk

If Elon Musk Cares About Climate Change, Why Is He Donating to a Republican PAC?

Musk should explain how his thoughts on climate change coexist with his financial support of the Republican Party.
Jason Koebler
7.14.18
Over Engineered

All 12 Thai Boys Rescued from Cave Without Help from Elon Musk’s ‘Impractical’ Submarine

Elon Musk traveled inside the cave system that trapped the boys to deposit his rescue submarine, even though Thai official said it was “not practical” to use.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.10.18