SpaceX founder Elon Musk (AP Photo)

SpaceX to build rocket launch site in South Texas

  BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas and SpaceX have announced that the company will build the first commercial site for orbital launches on the state’s southernmost tip. The $85 million site at Boca Chica Beach, […]


Elon Musk, right, unveils the SpaceX Dragon V2 spacecraft Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Hawthorne, Calif. SpaceX, which has flown unmanned cargo capsules to the International Space Station, unveiled the new spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to the space station. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Elon Musk unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) – A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will […]


SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk  (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

Elon Musk to unveil spacecraft to ferry astronauts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX, which has flown unmanned cargo capsules to the International Space Station, planned to unveil a new spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry astronauts to low-Earth orbit. The Southern California-based rocket builder, […]


SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA

SpaceX wins contract for Japanese telecom launch

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Space Exploration Technologies says it has been awarded a contract with Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. to launch a telecommunications satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket in 2015. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based […]


This image released by Tesla Motors shows a conceptual design sketch of the Hyperloop passenger transport capsule. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

Group of engineers, entrepreneurs working to bring LA-SF ‘Hyperloop’ from concept to reality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs has been working to turn one man’s vision of zipping between Los Angeles and San Francisco in half an hour into a reality. Now […]


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SpaceX launches Canadian satellite from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A SpaceX rocket launched from the California coast Sunday carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather in what was billed as a test flight. The Falcon […]


The Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket lifts off the launchpad at the NASA Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The unmanned Antares rocket will carry 1,300 pounds of food, clothes and other items as part of this test flight to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

2nd private company rockets toward space station

A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA’s private suppliers for the high-flying lab. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its first-ever supply ship […]


An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

‘Hyperloop’ travel idea gains fans if not backers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a “Hyperloop” that would shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through […]


In this image from video made available by NASA, cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin participate in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/NASA)

Russian spacewalkers encounter faulty equipment

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of spacewalking cosmonauts installed a new telescope mount on the International Space Station on Thursday despite a flaw in the device. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin — making […]


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Traveling on the ‘Hyperloop’

L.A. to Frisco in 30 minutes? Sounds a little like a pipe dream. Or maybe a tube is more like it. That’s the premise behind the “Hyperloop,” a travel system that’s twice as fast as […]




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