SpaceX is quietly planning Mars-landing missions with the help of NASA and other spaceflight experts. It’s about time.

SpaceX is quietly planning Mars-landing missions with the help of NASA and other spaceflight experts. It’s about time.

Elon Musk and a SpaceX illustration of its Big Falcon Spaceship on Mars. SpaceX; Kevork Djansezian/Getty; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building a rocket-and-spaceship system to land people on Mars. Musk said he wants to launch the first…

Putin's nuclear 'doomsday machine' could trigger 300-foot tsunamis — but the worst effects might come from the fallout

Putin's nuclear 'doomsday machine' could trigger 300-foot tsunamis — but the worst effects might come from the fallout

Paramount / "Deep Impact" Vladimir Putin recently said Russia is developing a nuclear-powered torpedo that could detonate a “massive” nuclear weapon. Such a device might create a 300-foot-tall tsunami if exploded in the right location, and could rain long-lasting radioactive fallout on…

Mars colonists will get blasted with radiation levels 8 times higher than government limits — here's what they're up against

Mars colonists will get blasted with radiation levels 8 times higher than government limits — here's what they're up against

An illustration of SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket helping to colonize Mars. SpaceX NASA and SpaceX want to send people to Mars. However, radiation in deep space and on the surface of the red planet poses a major threat. Solving the threats posed…

NASA's newest space telescope 'will discover thousands of planets' — including a handful of worlds that may be habitable to aliens

NASA's newest space telescope 'will discover thousands of planets' — including a handful of worlds that may be habitable to aliens

Jeff Volosin, the project manager of the TESS mission, holds up a scale model of the planet-hunting telescope.Bill Ingalls/NASA Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, launched a new NASA space telescope on April 18. Called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS will stare…

SpaceX is about to launch NASA's revolutionary planet-hunting telescope — here's how and when to watch it live

SpaceX is about to launch NASA's revolutionary planet-hunting telescope — here's how and when to watch it live

An illustration of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite in space.NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope is scheduled to launch Monday aboard a SpaceX rocket. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) may find thousands of worlds relatively close to Earth….

Elon Musk is raising half a billion in cash for SpaceX — and there are 3 epic projects he may spend it on

Elon Musk is raising half a billion in cash for SpaceX — and there are 3 epic projects he may spend it on

Elon Musk at a press conference on February 6, 2018.Dave Mosher/Business Insider Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, is raising about $500 million in new investments. Estimates suggest SpaceX is now valued at around $27.5 billion. SpaceX has three ambitious projects it’s working…

Elon Musk just unveiled a giant tool SpaceX will use to build the biggest and most powerful spaceship in history

Elon Musk just unveiled a giant tool SpaceX will use to build the biggest and most powerful spaceship in history

Reusable BFR spaceships might enable SpaceX to colonize Mars.SpaceX/YouTube Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, revealed a photo on instagram of a giant tool that will help build “Big Falcon Rocket” spaceships. The tool is a huge mold to create a carbon-fiber…