• SpaceX Falcon Heavy with Tesla Roadster payload

    Hats off to Elon Musk because he's done it. He and his team at SpaceX on Tuesday successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket on a mission to Mars—with a Tesla Roadster strapped to the nose. This is a test run for what's likely to be more missions to Mars, and it's being used to gather data including environmental factors that potential future human travelers will have to endure. For example, during the course of its voyage the Roadster will be bombarded with extremely high levels of radiation. The car, which features a dummy wearing a SpaceX suit in the driver's seat, was enclosed for...

  • Elon Musk and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    Elon Musk meets Turkish President to discuss SpaceX, Tesla

    Elon Musk met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday to discuss ways in which Tesla and SpaceX, both run by Musk, could aid Turkey in some ambitious projects the country is undertaking. Erdogan, who last year sought to punish a German comedian for making fun of him, met with Musk...

  • SpaceX concept for multi-planetary civilization
    Elon Musk predicts rocket travel on Earth and to Mars via SpaceX

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, offered a new prediction for the future: travel by rocket will soon be feasible. Not just travel through space, but rocket travel right here on planet Earth. With his prediction, Musk believes long-distance trips could take mere minutes. Musk made the comments at...

  • SpaceX concept for multi-planetary civilization
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk makes case for colonizing Mars

    Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico on Tuesday, Elon Musk, this time with his SpaceX cap on, made the case for colonizing Mars. He talked about the goal being reachable between 40 and 100 years from now, and that it was conceivable that one day people will be able to...

  • Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop
    Pod Racers Wanted: SpaceX Announces Hyperloop Competition

    Hawthorne, California is hardly Tatooine—but if entrepreneur and Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk gets his way, both will boast pod racing. Plenty of details are still to come, but SpaceX, which is also headed by Musk, has announced a competition to challenge universities and...

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