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Elon Musk details plans to send humans to Mars by 2022

Elon Musk
Elon Musk, head of SpaceX, unveiled plans to colonize the Red Planet by 2022. The bare outline of the project was revealed by Musk on 28 September 2016, which envisages loading 100 astronauts on a ship smaller than Washington Monument and jettison it to...

Jeff Bezos’ New Glenn to be the first rocket to do what SpaceX couldn’t

Jeff Bezos' New Glenn
The private facet of the race to space has seen some activity lately, and this time, it is Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos’ less-spoken-spoken-about project called ‘Glenn’ under the banner of ‘Blue Origin.' New Glenn boasts of a capacity to send payloads and people into space....

Video: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch failure ruins Facebook’s project

spacex falcon 9 launch failure
A massive explosion during a routine pre-launch rocket test of SpaceX Falcon 9 on September 1 not only inflicted a major setback on SpaceX but also on Facebook, as it destroyed one of its satellites. The explosion took place at Launch Complex 40 of the...

NASA orders next SpaceX crew mission to International Space Station

SpaceX mission
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has given orders to launch a second ISS crew rotation mission from Elon Musk’s SpaceX. This step was announced on Friday when the agency felt the need to have more spacecraft to carry astronauts to and from...

SpaceX Red Dragon Mars Mission to cost hefty $332 million

SpaceX Red Dragon
SpaceX’s Red Dragon Mars Lander Mission is no secret, but its budget sure was until now. According to NASA, Elon Musk’s Mars undertaking is spending around $300 million on the mission. NASA also said that it will provide technical support to SpaceX worth $32 million...

SpaceX Falcon 9 heads to ISS: Things you need to know

SpaceX had planned to launch another set of supplies for the NASA space stations. This includes a critical docking port that is needed by the US crew. The unmanned rocket Falcon 9 was scheduled to launch earlier, today. Inside the rocket, there is a replica of...

Video: Elon Musk tweets crash landing of SpaceX Rocket

SpaceX rocket launch fail
On Wednesday, a SpaceX rocket booster crashed while trying to land on an ocean barge. SpaceX founder Elon Musk sought to explain the reason behind the rocket crash by releasing a footage of it. SpaceX chief Elon Musk used his Twitter account to announce the...

Video: Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket suffered ‘max’ damage

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster had blasted off from Cape Canaveral on May 6, 2016, carrying a Japanese communications satellite, JCSAT-14. The launch was perfect and the satellite was homed into an orbit more than 22,000 miles above the equator. The booster the turned...

SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at International Space Station with inflatable space habitat BEAM

SpaceX Dragon capsule
SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship landed at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. It holds almost 3,175 kg of load that includes an expandable habitat called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) important for deep space exploration in the future. With assistance from US astronaut...

SpaceX to attempt ocean landing of Flacon 9 rocket from VAFB on Jan 17

SpaceX to attempt ocean landing of Flacon 9 rocket
SpaceX is going to try to land Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform one month after it accomplished the feat of returning the rocket first stage to an upright landing on a solid ground. It will be an exercise in cutting cost and...

SpaceX’s ORBCOMM-2 Mission successful, made landing upright on solid ground [+Video]

SpaceX's ORBCOMM-2 Mission
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket first stage made a successful landing upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral Florida. It was a culmination of efforts to start what will be a revolutionary new process of using reusable rockets in future. The 'SpaceX Falcon 9' rocket blasted...

NASA now accepting future astronauts applications for Mars Expedition

NASA now accepting future astronauts application
One of the best places to work in the US Federal Government is NASA. However, it is not an easy task to get the Space Agency payroll, and the best candidates can do so. NASA is now accepting future astronauts applications for Mars expedition,...

Bad weather plays spoilsport, delays US space station resupply mission

US space station resupply mission
Bad weather has played spoilsport as the Atlas V rocket carrying the Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft arrives at the launch pad Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It will also be the first resupply mission to the ISS by ULA. Orbital...

Two Indo-American teens secure position in NASA 3-D Space Container Challenge finalists

NASA has revealed the winners of its 3-D Space Containers Challenge, where 13-year-old Ryan Beam emerge as the overall winner of the competition. The competition was part of an initiative by NASA and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers Association designed to evoke some healthy...

SpaceX to test eight-engine crewed Dragon V2 spacecraft

Florida – SpaceX is ready to test its first eight-engine Dragon V2 spacecraft. The spacecraft will be launching the American astronauts back into the orbit and on to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Called the Pad...

Elon Musk plans to launch speedier Internet-in-space for the underserved

SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk has announced that he is planning to build a satellite-fleet to make faster Internet available to communities that do not access to it. He shared his vision during a private event held on Friday night at Seattle....

Hyperloop and Space Internet: This is where Tesla CEO Elon Musk will spend his next $10 Billion

Tesla Motors Inc’s CEO, Elon Musk, has shared future plans about his next most ambitious projects - the Space Internet project and the Hyperloop transportation system. He wants to stretch Internet access to more locations on the earth and also to make the service...