Google and investment firm Fidelity are together investing $1 billion in Elon Musk's SpaceX company. The money will be used to advance a number of projects, including the recently announced Internet satellite plan.
SpaceX almost nailed it on Saturday with its first attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge, but it came down too heavily. SpaceX boss Elon Musk is adamant they'll get it right some time this year, paving the way for cheaper space travel.
SpaceX has had enough of watching its Falcon 9 rocket explode every time it returns to Earth. In a bid to reuse the rocket and save massively on costs, the company is planning to create a system involving a controlled landing on a floating platform.
On Friday, SpaceX will launch its first attempt at its ambitious new plan -- to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a self-stabilizing ocean platform. If successful, the landing has huge implications for the future of space travel
The SpaceX project suffered a major setback Sunday when the Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded shortly after launch. The accident means it could be many months before the team is ready to try another launch.
Companies like SpaceX have been trying to develop reusable rocket systems for years, but their previous attempts at returning their Falcon 9 reusable rocket system back on Earth have had mixed results. Now, another company has joined the fray.
In a worst-case scenario --like, say, a booster failure-- the Pad Abort system would work like a jet pilot's ejection seat, allowing the rocket's passengers to blast themselves up and away from danger.
SpaceX's mission to launch a space weather satellite and bring the rocket safely back to Earth was called off just minutes before lift-off on Sunday evening when engineers discovered a problem with the rocket's radar tracking system.
SpaceX is ready to give its ambitious rocket launch/recovery plan another try today. Launch is scheduled for 4:33 PM ET, and you can watch the whole thing live right here. We've also added a live weather forecast, so you'll know ahead of time what the…
While Google and Facebook are already looking at different ways to bring Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world, Elon Musk is reportedly also interested in creating and launching 100s of 'lighter, cheaper' satellites with the same goal in mind.
Today on DT Daily: tricking your cell phone camera into thinking its 1974, SpaceX gets ready to try and land a rocket, again, and gassing up your dead device… with actual gas. There are no shortage of add-on lenses for phones and tablets these days, but the…