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SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod speed competition winner tops 200 MPH

 SpaceX held its second Hyperloop Pod design competition for student feeds at the test track built near its test track today. The mile long track saw three finalist teams battle it out for speed supremacy, including WARR Hyperloop from Germany, Switzerland’s Swissloop and Paradigm, a North American team with members from Northeastern and Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. The… Read More

SpaceX successfully launches its 12th Falcon 9 rocket of 2017

 SpaceX has succeeded with a launch of one of its Falcon 9 rockets today, for client Taiwan National Space Organization (NSPO). The rocket took off from SpaceX’s launch facility 4E at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base as planned, carrying the NSPO’s FORMOSAT-5 satellite to orbit, where it was deployed successfully. This marks an even dozen launches for SpaceX for the… Read More

Watch SpaceX’s FORMOSAT-5 Falcon 9 launch live right here

 SpaceX has a launch scheduled for today, with a 42-minute launch window opening at 11:51 AM PDT (2:51 PM EDT). The launch is for Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO), which is aiming to put satellite FORMOSAT-5 into low-Earth sun synchronous orbit, where it will be used to beam back high-resolution global imagery, and probe Earth’s ionosphere for research purposes. For the… Read More

Elon Musk shares first photo of SpaceX’s new spacesuit

 We now have our first look at the spacesuit SpaceX plans to use for its first crewed missions, courtesy of Elon Musk. The SpaceX CEO shared the image via Instagram, revealing that the picture was not a mockup, but an actual shot of a fully functional suit, which could withstand double the pressure of the vacuum of space. Musk noted that getting the right balance of form and function was… Read More

Steve Jurvetson on why the digital divide needs to be addressed now

 Space and autonomous driving are longtime areas of interest for Steve Jurvetson, as is the digital divide that technology has helped create between the haves and the have-nots. We’re delighted to be able to explore these issues with Jurvetson during a fireside chat at our upcoming Disrupt SF show. Read More

SpaceX Just Successfully Landed Another Falcon 9 Rocket

The International Space Station is getting some more supplies.

SpaceX successfully launches and recovers Falcon 9 for CRS-12

 SpaceX has successfully launched yet another rocket, this one carrying a Dragon capsule loaded with over 6,400 pounds of cargo destined for the International Space Station. That makes an even dozen for ISS resupply missions launched by SpaceX under contract to NASA, and this is the most significant thus far in terms of potential scientific impact. CRS-12’s payload was over 75 percent… Read More

Watch SpaceX’s CRS-12 Dragon resupply rocket launch live right here

 SpaceX is launching a Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, with a launch window set for 12:31 PM EDT (9:31 PM PDT). The mission is CRS-12, the twelfth commercial resupply mission conducted by SpaceX, which is set to deliver a payload of over 6,400 pounds of supplies and experimental support materials to the International Space Station. The launch’s payload includes a… Read More

This Elon Musk-Backed Startup Just Used AI to Defeat a Pro Gamer

Musk fears artificial intelligence, but he just helped it reach a new milestone.

Watch how SpaceX imagines a perfect Falcon Heavy launch will go

 Elon Musk has shared a new animation created by SpaceX to demonstrate the planned launch process for its Falcon Heavy rocket, which it hopes to test fly for the first time this coming November. The animation depicts launch of the three-booster he...

Elon Musk Confirms SpaceX Is On Track to Send Humans Into Space

Elon Musk has confirmed that the company is on track.

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