Breaking new ground is nothing new for SpaceX, but how about launch and landing operations on opposite sides of the country at the same time?
Elon Musk has named SpaceX's two robotic landing platform boats after science fiction spacecraft created by Scottish sci-fi legend Iain M. Banks.
The first stage rocket return attempt crashed and burned, but it proves SpaceX is on the right track to re-usability.
After a two-day orbital chase, the robotic spaceship arrived with food, worms and plants.
For more than 50 years, rockets have been launching into space. On Tuesday, for the first time one will attempt to land as well.
SpaceX will attempt to land its next Falcon 9 rocket on a platform in the ocean, a key step in the company’s quest to develop reusable boosters. Continue reading →
SpaceX founder Elon Musk thinks his private spaceflight company will have the capability to land humans on Mars within 12 years, assuming the availability of funding for the historic mission. Continue reading →
SpaceX thinks humanity needs to reach Mars to survive.
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