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Elon Musk gets green light to expand tunneling project under LA

Building a massive network of underground tunnels is no small technological feat, but securing regulatory approval is arguably the biggest challenge.

SpaceX to launch supercomputer to Space Station Monday

On Monday, a SpaceX CRS-12 rocket will be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, headed to the ISS. The payload will include an HP Enterprise (HPE) supercomputer, called the Spaceborne Computer.

Elon Musk says successful maiden flight for Falcon Heavy unlikely

Washington - SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk has downplayed the chances of a successful inaugural flight for his Falcon Heavy space launch vehicle, admitting there is a "good chance it would not make it to orbit in its first launch.

After two delays, SpaceX launches broadband satellite for IntelSat

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX on Wednesday deployed a broadband communications satellite for IntelSat, after twice ditching launch plans in the final seconds before liftoff earlier this week.

SpaceX pulls a double-header with two successful rocket launches

Private space company, SpaceX pulled off a double-header over the weekend, launching a refurbished Falcon 9 late on Friday and another Falcon 9 on Sunday, both carrying satellites and both first stages landing safely.

Elon Musk publishes outline of plan to colonize Mars

In September, the tech mogul Elon Musk walked onto a stage in Guadalajara, Mexico, and laid out his vision to colonize Mars with his company SpaceX.

ULA didn't have a chance to compete with SpaceX for X-37B flight

Two days after the U.S. Senate's Armed Services Committee confirmed that the next flight of the military's secretive X-37B spaceplane would go up on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, United Launch Alliance tweeted they had not been allowed to bid on the project.

SpaceX to launch heaviest payload yet with Inmarsat-5 satellite

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will be carrying its heaviest payload yet when the launch of the Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida takes place Monday night.

Another first — SpaceX launches spy satellite, lands booster

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX added another first to its growing list of accomplishments, breaking up the U.S. spy satellite launch monopoly with its own launch of a spy satellite for a government agency this morning, and it successfully landed the Falcon 9 booster.

Competition on the cost of a rocket heats up between ULA, SpaceX

Colorado Springs - After SpaceX's successful launch and recovery of a recycled Falcon 9 rocket booster, the discussion over the cost of rocket launches has heated up, with United Launch Alliance dropping the cost of its workhorse Atlas 5 rocket flights by about one-third.

SpaceX recycled rocket launch one for the history books

Cape Canaveral - We have already learned that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is not afraid of failure and tonight's launch of a recycled rocket carrying a satellite into space may make history.

Is Elon Musk planning to link your brain to AI?

Elon Musk, the man heading up SpaceX and Tesla, could be launching a new project with the aim of producing an implantable computer-brain interface device. This will be under a new company called Neuralink Corp.

Someday we'll need the Internet in space

SpaceX is planning to bring the Internet to space. With this Elon Musk has an eye on the future. If a colony is set up on Mars, for example, the Internet twill be the primary means of communicating with Earth.

SpaceX will send two tourists around the moon in 2018

SpaceX founder and CEO, Elon Musk made a startling announcement Monday, saying two private individuals have hired his company to fly a manned mission around the moon in 2018.

SpaceX rocket blasts off from NASA launchpad with ISS cargo

Miami - SpaceX on Sunday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies for the six astronauts living at the International Space Station.

SpaceX aborts launch after 'odd' rocket engine behavior

Miami - SpaceX aborted its planned Dragon cargo launch to the International Space Station just seconds before liftoff Saturday due to a "slightly odd" technical issue with the Falcon 9 rocket engine.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch from historic Apollo-era site

On Sunday afternoon, SpaceX completed a successful static fire test on its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for a planned cargo launch this Saturday to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since September blast

Miami - SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched and landed its first unmanned Falcon 9 rocket since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

SpaceX poised to launch for first time since Sept blast

Miami - SpaceX is poised to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, marking its first return to flight since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

SpaceX resumes rocket launches in wake of September explosion

Just four months after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad while undergoing prelaunch testing at Cape Canaveral, the company is ready to resume scheduled launches.

Elon Musk wants a 'popular uprising' against fossil fuel industry

"The fossil fuel industry is the biggest industry in the world," billionaire SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview for the National Geographic documentary "Before the Flood."

Elon Musk's ambitious vision for the future of Mars Colonization

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, speaking to a rapt audience at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today in Guadalajara, Mexico, finally told the world about his company's long-anticipated plans to colonize Mars.

SpaceX successfully test fires Raptor engine for Mars Mission

The first test-firing of the Raptor engine that will launch the company's interplanetary spaceship to Mars was a resounding success tweeted SpaceX CEO Elon Musk late last night.

Spacecom demands $50 million, free flight from SpaceX

Space Communication Ltd is reportedly seeking compensation from SpaceX over last week’s explosion that destroyed the Israeli company’s communications satellite.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

SpaceX rocket explosion at Cape Canaveral days before launch

A rocket ship scheduled to launch on Saturday exploded at Cape Canaveral this morning. There are no reports of injury or death in the incident, which appears to have taken place during routine tests in preparation for take-off.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida on Thursday, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

SpaceX to launch used rocket booster into space for second time

SpaceX is set to usher in a new era in space later this year when it launches a used Falcon 9 rocket booster into space for a second time carrying the SES-10 commercial communications satellite.

SpaceX successfully launches satellite and lands Falcon 9 rocket

Cape Canaveral - They say "practice makes perfect." SpaceX successfully completed its primary mission of delivering a telecommunications satellite into space early this morning and landed the Falcon 9 booster rocket on its drone ship.

SpaceX prepares to test 'Raptor' rocket engine for Mars mission

The ever-optimistic CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, as if you didn't know, is inching ever-closer to realizing his dream of landing humans on Mars. Sources say the company's powerful Raptor engine has been moved to a facility in Texas for testing.
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SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft.
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Falcon 1  carrying the RazakSAT satellite  lifted off on July 13  2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
Falcon 1, carrying the RazakSAT satellite, lifted off on July 13, 2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
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Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
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Falcon 9 and BulgariaSat-1 vertical on Pad 39A.
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Animation of the launch of the Falcon Heavy Rocket.
Animation of the launch of the Falcon Heavy Rocket.
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SpaceX s Falcon 9 is tuning out to be a real work-horse.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 is tuning out to be a real work-horse.
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Successful launch of Falcon 9
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File photo: SpaceX's Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station
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The Dragon 2 is currently scheduled to fly its first unmanned mission late in 2017  and to fly astro...
The Dragon 2 is currently scheduled to fly its first unmanned mission late in 2017, and to fly astronauts for the first time in the second quarter of 2018.
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Launch of BulgariaSat satellite on Friday.
Launch of BulgariaSat satellite on Friday.
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Dragon capsule approaching ISS
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SpaceX rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Every engine for every rocket is tested here before flight.
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The first launch of a flight-proven first stage booster will use CRS-8 booster that delivered the Dragon spacecraft to ISS.
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Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
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