FCC chief backs SpaceX’s bid for satellite broadband network

WASHINGTON — Elon Musk’s SpaceX, fresh off the successful launch this month of the world’s most powerful rocket, won an endorsement on Wednesday from the country’s top communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the approval of an application by

Watch Elon Musk’s reaction to Falcon Heavy takeoff

SpaceX made history last week with the successful launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the largest rocket ship in existence today. The world watched and waited through multiple delays due to weather before the massive rocket finally ignited its 27 engines and lifted off. The Falcon Heavy then

Bill Nye Talks Weed, Tyler, the Creator, SpaceX, and More

Image Source: Everett Collection If you grew up in the '90s, it's more than likely that Bill Nye the Science Guy was your gateway to science. But thanks to Netflix, we've now been given a chance to continue learning from Nye as adults via Bill Nye Saves the World.

This is how long it takes to get to Mars

Ever wondered how long it would take to get to Mars? With Elon Musk’s successful launch of the world’s most powerful rocket — SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy — on February 6, humans journeying to Mars looks increasingly likely. The problem is that there’s an immense distance between Earth and Mars, which

SpaceX launches world’s largest rocket — and sent a Tesla to space

It’s the greatest road trip of all time! Elon Musk’s SpaceX blasted its most powerful rocket yet into space Tuesday — carrying a sports car on board headed to Mars and beyond. The eccentric billionaire donated his own red Tesla Roadster as payload for the unmanned Falcon Heavy, which took

How to watch live coverage of SpaceX’s launch today

After weeks of anticipation, SpaceX will finally launch its Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral today. The Falcon Heavy is described as the ‘world’s most powerful rocket’, with more than twice the lifting capacity of any existing launcher. On board will be a payload, carrying a cherry

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is selling a FLAMETHROWER

He’s known for his wacky inventions, and Elon Musk ’s latest gadget is no exception. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has revealed that another of his companies, The Boring Company, is selling a flamethrower. The bizarre device comes with an eye-watering price tag of $500 (£354),

Spy satellite aboard SpaceX rocket fails to reach orbit

WASHINGTON — A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday. The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman

Spy satellite aboard SpaceX rocket fails to reach orbit

WASHINGTON — A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday. The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman

SpaceX launches secret satellite on first flight of year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has launched a secret satellite codenamed Zuma on its first flight of the new year. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday night, carrying the satellite toward an undisclosed orbit. SpaceX ended launch commentary five minutes into the flight, due

Los Angeles freaks out over ‘UFO’ sightings

A space satellite launch sparked a brief UFO scare in Los Angeles Friday night after startled viewers gawked at an unidentifiable streak of light soaring across the night sky. Observers flooded Twitter with pictures and videos of the strange vessel and they speculated that aliens were finally making their

Los Angeles freaks out over “UFO’ sightings

A space satellite launch sparked a brief UFO scare in Los Angeles Friday night after startled viewers gawked at an unidentifiable streak of light soaring across the night sky. Observers flooded Twitter with pictures and videos of the strange vessel and they speculated that aliens were finally making their

SpaceX launches recycled rocket for first time

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the International Space Station, taking flight again after a six-month turnaround. On board

SpaceX delays International Space Station delivery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station by at least another few days. The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Friday. The unmanned Falcon rocket originally flew in June. The Dragon capsule made a space

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

Budweiser is on a mission to bring beer to Mars

But first, beer. Budweiser recently announced that they’ll be sending 20 barley seeds to the International Space Station to figure out how well the beer-making ingredient will fare in the microgravity environment. The seeds will be included in SpaceX’s upcoming cargo supply mission, which is scheduled to launch from the

These scientific advances could improve lives — or destroy them

Going up? Many of us have dreamed about blasting into space sometime in our lives. But if some scientists have their way, it won’t be in a spaceship or a rocket, but in an elevator. According to Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, authors of the new book “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX’s latest astronaut suit

Houston, we have a new spacesuit! Elon Musk revealed SpaceX’s latest astronaut duds Wednesday, posting a photo of the futuristic workwear on Instagram. “First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow,” he wrote alongside the image of someone wearing the sleek white and black suit while strapped into a spacecraft. “Worth

Elon Musk claims he has approval for NYC-DC hyperloop

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he has received a spoken OK for a high-speed train that promises to zip between New York City and Washington, DC, in 29 minutes. Big Apple commuters suffering through Summer of Hell conditions know it sometimes takes that long to go from downtown to