SpaceX Docks with International Space StationMarch 3, 2018 – 12:16 pm

SpaceX Docks with International Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft today successfully rendezvoused and docked with the International Space Station. After lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early Saturday morning atop a Falcon 9 rocket, the Drago spacecraft spent the weekend moving into Earth s orbit and chasing down the station. NASA s Commander Barry Wilmore worked with Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti, who is with the European Space Agency, to use the…

SpaceX crs-7 CrewMarch 2, 2018 – 12:15 pm

SpaceX crs-7 Crew

SpaceX has conducted a Static Fire test on the next Falcon 9 rocket set to launch out of Florida, tasked with the lofting of the TurkmenistanSat spacecraft on April 27. SpaceX also passed a Test Readiness Review (TRR) for its Dragon 2 Pad Abort test, which is currently scheduled to take place on May 5. Both events will be conducted from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX Static Fire: The TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat 1 (TurkmenSat 1) mission follows hot…

SpaceX Launch from Cape CanaveralFebruary 28, 2018 – 12:12 pm

SpaceX Launch from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX said that an “anomaly” had caused the rocket to fail and was investigating. NASA is set to hold a press conference later Sunday. “It is not clear what happened, ” NASA said on a webcast. “The vehicle has broken up.” SpaceX — which is headed by Musk — has made seven trips to the ISS under a contract the company has with NASA. Sunday’s launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida was supposed to be the third attempt by SpaceX to recover the rocket that…

Elon Musk Tesla StoryFebruary 27, 2018 – 12:04 pm

Elon Musk Tesla Story

By Peter Elkind Photos by Winni Wintermeyer for Fortune The crazy, real-life story of how the CEO of electric-car maker Tesla dazzled, seduced, squeezed, bluffed, manipulated, and prodded his way to epic state incentives to build a massive battery plant in the Nevada desert. It’s hard to overstate the mystique surrounding Elon Musk these days. He has been, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison. At 43, he’s the CEO of Tesla Motors, an electric-car company…

Elon Musk YouTube interviewFebruary 23, 2018 – 11:54 am

Elon Musk YouTube interview

As we’ve observed in the past, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is something of a classic mad genius. Because of this, you can imagine that having him interview you for a job at one of his companies might be a little intimidating just based on his reputation alone. And now we know that Musk’s own behavior during prospective employees’ job interviews doesn’t help matters either, thanks to Ashlee Vance’s new book on Musk’s life and career. Mashable’s…

Elon Musk BatteryFebruary 17, 2018 – 11:49 am

Elon Musk Battery

Tesla recently unveiled a wall-mounted battery that will be installed in homes and businesses which could save energy users big bucks. The response has been off the hook,CEO Elon Musk said on a call with analysts Wednesday. The company has received 38, pre-orders from distributors around the world. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which Tesla is calling the Powerwall will be sold to installers for $3, 500 for 10kWh, and $3, for 7kWh. Deliveries…