SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. , doing business as SpaceX, is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has since developed the Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family, which both currently deliver payloads into Earth orbit.
Latest news and discussion about the SpaceX company.
  • CNBC

    Why the secret to your success could be owning a pet

    A number of billionaire tech titans are proud pet owners, including Facebook FB founder Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla TXL-CA CEO Elon Musk . Science indicates that pets can help lower stress levels and feelings of anxiety. In another study, dogs were found to reduce pre-exam stress levels in college students , and the American Heart Association released an official statement in 2013 noting that pet ownership diminishes stress.

  • Musk really is a rent-seeking Donald Trump of Silicon Valley
    Financial Review

    Musk really is a rent-seeking Donald Trump of Silicon Valley

    He is prone to unhinged Twitter eruptions. He can't handle criticism. He scolds the news media for its purported dishonesty and threatens to create a Soviet-like apparatus to keep tabs on it. He suckers people to fork over cash in exchange for promises he hasn't kept. He's a billionaire whose business flirts with bankruptcy. He's sold himself as an establishment-crushing iconoclast when he's really little more than an unusually accomplished BS artist. His legions of devotees are fanatics and, let's face it, a bit stupid. I speak of Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, the Donald Trump of Silicon Valley. Not long ago, a wise friend with an enviable Wall Street reputation wrote me to describe his astonishment

  • Human spaceflight: Fast facts
    WSLS

    Human spaceflight: Fast facts

    (CNN) - Here's a look at human spaceflight programs in the United States and around the world. Facts: The United States ended its human spaceflight program with the launch of Atlantis on July 8, 2011, and landing on July 21, 2011. China and Russia are the only other countries to have independent spaceflight capabilities. India and Iran have both announced their plans to send a manned spacecraft into space. Timeline: Oct. 4, 1957 - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite, which starts the "space race" between the Soviets and the United States. Oct. 1, 1958 - The official start of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). May 25, 1961 - President John

  • Elon Musk bashes journalists, but Tesla admits most of its sales have come from the media
    Business Insider

    Elon Musk bashes journalists, but Tesla admits most of its sales have come from the media

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has gone on multiple Twitter rants this week criticizing the media and its coverage of his company.  He even said he would start a website that would rate the credibility of journalists and their editors. But in the 2017 annual report Tesla filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla credited the media as a significant catalyst for sales. Tesla has expressed the same idea in each of its annual SEC filings dating back to its 2010 initial public offering.  Since Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has criticized the media and its coverage of his company.  He even said he would start a website that would rate the credibility of journalists and their editors.  But in the

  • Congress Votes to Boost Space Spending: Which Companies Win More Money?
    Motley Fool

    Congress Votes to Boost Space Spending: Which Companies Win More Money?

    Surprise: All the usual suspects stand to benefit -- plus a few companies you may not yet have heard of.

  • CNBC

    Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have this 1 trait in common

    Top venture capitalist Jason Calacanis — who has made a fortune investing in Silicon Valley start-ups such as Uber and Tumblr — is certainly familiar with his fair share of founders. Now, he's revealing the one trait many of the most successful entrepreneurs have in common. While Calacanis says there isn't just one quality that "stitches together all great entrepreneurs," and that many different personality types can yield a great founder, he explains that there is a particular common characteristic that great entrepreneurs tend to share.

  • The Morning After: Back like we never left
    Engadget

    The Morning After: Back like we never left

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

  • Uber's Self-Driving Crash, Elon's Twitter Rage, and More This Week in the Future of Cars
    WIRED

    Uber's Self-Driving Crash, Elon's Twitter Rage, and More This Week in the Future of Cars

    Nothing will make you believe that time is a deeply personal experience than seven days like those the WIRED transportation desk just lived through. No surprise, Elon Musk was at the center of it all. Between detailing his plans to tunnel under Los Angeles, the ongoing struggle to build the Tesla Model 3, and an epic Twitter tirade slamming the media, the high-profile CEO kept America's transportation reporters chained to their desks. Then on Thursday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on Uber's fatal self-driving crash in March, providing fresh details on what the car saw—and why it couldn't avoid killing pedestrian Elaine Herzberg. Plus, some good

  • SpaceX propulsion guru Tom Mueller looks ahead to Raptor rocket engines for Mars
    GeekWire

    SpaceX propulsion guru Tom Mueller looks ahead to Raptor rocket engines for Mars

    LOS ANGELES — SpaceX’s success owes a lot to the tenacity of the company’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, but some of the credit has to go to the guy who designed the engines that make the rockets go. That would be Tom Mueller, who was one of SpaceX’s first employees back in 2002 and now serves as its propulsion chief technology officer. Today Mueller recounted the creation of SpaceX’s Merlin engines, and dropped some hints about the more powerful Raptor engines to come, while picking up a Space Pioneer Award here at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference. Before… Read More

  • Mashable

    Elon Musk gives a tentative release date for the Tesla Model Y

    If you can even trust anything that comes from Elon Musk's Twitter account, it looks like Tesla's next electric car will be officially revealed in early 2019. The forthcoming Model Y has been the topic of much speculation, and after a busy day of tweeting Musk said the compact SUV could be unveiled "anytime from late this year to mid next year." SEE ALSO: Elon Musk teases 'Model Y,' says it's coming in a few years Rather flippantly he responded to a post inquiring about Model Y timing with simply "March 15." He later explained he had made up the date "because the Ides of March sounded good."  Last year Tesla showed a teaser image of the vehicle with no side mirrors. Not much else has been shared

  • Europe could spend up to £440m on KILLER ROBOTS
    Mail Online

    Europe could spend up to £440m on KILLER ROBOTS

    The European Union could spend up to £440 million ($590 million) on killer robots that wage warfare without the need for human assistance. Officially known as Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs), the robots use artificial intelligence to target and kill enemies without human involvement. Brussels has decided to allow bankrolling of the controversial machines through the EU defence fund despite MEPs' attempts to bar LAWs from the kitty. Scroll down for video The parliament had wanted to block EU subsidies of the weapons but conceded in talks on Tuesday in order to strike a compromise, two sources who were in the room told the EUObserver. In an amendment adopted in February, MEPs had said the defence