Just Another Gorgeous and Successful Rocket Launch

SpaceX had another successful launch today, delivering a commercial payload into orbit. At this point, it's starting to feel like a forgone conclusion — of course the launch was successful, what are you fussing about?! — marking yet another way that living in the future is awesome. » 7/15/14 3:03am 7/15/14 3:03am

SpaceX To Offer A Private Tour Of Its Headquarters

Commercial space-transportation company SpaceX is auctioning off a private tour of its rocket and spacecraft factory in California for a group of up to 10 people. Auction proceeds will go to the Women in Technology Education Foundation, whose goal is to empower "women and girls to change the world by excelling in… » 6/07/14 7:49am 6/07/14 7:49am

SpaceX Unveils Its First Crewed Spacecraft Tonight – Watch It Live!

Commercial space-transport company SpaceX will unveil the first crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft, the "Dragon V2," tonight at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT. The event is being held at the company's rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, but you can watch the big reveal live, online, right here. » 5/29/14 10:05am 5/29/14 10:05am

Dragon Comes Home Bearing the Gift of Scientific Data

The SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down this afternoon, returning over 3,500 pounds of cargo back to Earth from the International Space Station. By completing its 3rd freighter mission, the Dragon brings the gift of over 1,600 pounds of scientific samples and hardware awaiting detailed analysis. » 5/18/14 6:30pm 5/18/14 6:30pm

Japanese Drink Company Plans To Put The First Advertisment On The Moon

One small step for can, one giant leap for advertising. The makers of Pocari Sweat are looking to send a can of their powdered drink to the moon. If all goes according to plan, it will be the first time an object has been sent to the moon specifically for marketing purposes. It's official: nothing is sacred. » 5/15/14 1:30pm 5/15/14 1:30pm

Elon Musk: SpaceX Will File Suit Against the U.S. Government

Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX, announced Friday that SpaceX is filing suit against the Federal Government to protest and break the US Air Force's awarding of lucrative launch contracts for high priority national security satellites to a sole rocket provider – United Launch Alliance (ULA) – on a non competitive… » 4/26/14 8:00am 4/26/14 8:00am

SpaceX Just Made History. Again.

SpaceX scored a spectacular launch success last night when the maiden flight of their upgraded Falcon 9 rocket scorched the sky of the Florida Space Coast and successfully delivered a commercial space satellite to geostationary orbit for the first time ever – thereby revolutionizing the commercial space industry from… » 12/04/13 9:00am 12/04/13 9:00am

Watch as SpaceX's Grasshopper scares the crap out of a herd of cattle

SpaceX has released a new video of last month's remarkable Grasshopper test flight in which the reusable rocket performed an incredible 300-foot lateral maneuver. The zoomed-out view puts the feat into better perspective — while also showing how effective the rocket is at terrifying the local livestock. » 9/09/13 7:20am 9/09/13 7:20am

Holy crap Elon Musk really is Tony Stark

First, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk inspired Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of Iron Man. Now, the futuristic design interfaces depicted in the movie trilogy have inspired Musk to create 3D immersive reality visualizations for designing and printing rocket parts on the fly. We've come full circle, people. Reality and fiction… » 9/06/13 4:00pm 9/06/13 4:00pm

Dammit, Grasshopper, stop being so amazing already

SpaceX's Grasshopper is even more impressive than you probably realized – and that's saying something. While previous test flights have demonstrated the reusable launch vehicle's ability to lift hundreds of meters straight into the air before returning gracefully to Earth, yesterday's launch proved the rocket capable… » 8/14/13 1:20pm 8/14/13 1:20pm