Putin wants to beat the US to Mars

Red planet indeed.Russian strongman Vladimir Putin said his country plans to explore Mars “soon” — a mission by the Motherland that could beat the US expedition to the planet by a year.“We are planning unmanned and later manned launches, into deep space, as part of a lunar program and for

Elon Musk’s SpaceX raises another $100 million

Elon Musk-led SpaceX has raised $100 million by selling shares, in an extension to a financing round earlier this year that raised up to $350 million, a regulatory filing showed on Monday. SpaceX’s funding round in July had valued the rocket maker at about $21 billion, according to news