SpaceX Rocket BeachMarch 7, 2016 – 04:50 am

SpaceX Rocket Beach

Fun things to find on a tropical beach include but are not limited to: seashells, old coins, a message in a bottle, and, for one group of vacationing guys last weekend, a massive piece of a SpaceX rocket. Kevin Eichelberger and two of his friends came upon a large, mostly intact piece of the fairing of a SpaceX launch from earlier this year. The fairing is the nose cone used to protect a rocket s payload, and is one of the most recognizable portions…

Colonization of Mars essayFebruary 29, 2016 – 04:22 am

Colonization of Mars essay

The idea of a human mission to the Martian planet has been capturing the imagination of the scientific community and popular culture for decades, manifesting itself in cinema, literature, and art. Conceptualizations of how this mission would be planned, funded and executed have waxed and waned since the space race of the mid-20th century. What has never been disputed is how an expedition to Mars is a momentous undertaking, with high risks and unknown…

Tesla SpaceX HyperloopFebruary 23, 2016 – 03:42 am

Tesla SpaceX Hyperloop

News: Entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed designs for a supersonic Hyperloop transport system to link Los Angeles and San Francisco in just 30 minutes (+ slideshow). Hyperloop passenger capsule version cutaway with passengers onboard Elon Musk, billionaire and founder of Paypal, electric-car firm Tesla Motors and space technology company SpaceX, has revealed designs for Hyperloop - a supersonic Jetsons-style transportation system for California. Travelling…

The SpaceX RocketFebruary 13, 2016 – 02:54 am

The SpaceX Rocket

SpaceX landed a rocket on a platform in the ocean last week in the company s ongoing attempt to establish reusable rocket technology. CEO Elon Musk tweeted Saturday that the rocket landed too hard, but it was not clear exactly what happened, until now. Musk held a tweet session with John Carmack, CTO of Oculus VR, and released some amazing images that show exactly what a hard landing looks like. No wonder that rocket was not recovered — basically…

SpaceX LaunchFebruary 11, 2016 – 02:28 am

SpaceX Launch

Today, SpaceX executed a successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket. This is the tenth consecutive successful launch of the Falcon 9. Falcon 9 lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 11:15 AM ET, lofting a constellation of six ORBCOMM OG2 satellites to orbit. This launch was the first in a series of ORBCOMM’s OG2 machine-to-machine communications satellites launching on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 vehicle. All six ORBCOMM satellites deployed…