SpaceX Launch RecordMarch 4, 2011 – 12:54 pm

SpaceX Launch Record

SpaceX Dragons seem to be flying nearly everywhere these days, coming and going at a record pace to the delight and relief of NASA, researchers and the space faring crews serving aboard the International Space Station (ISS). As one Dragon returned to Earth from space today, May 21, another Dragon prepares to soar soon to space. The commercial SpaceX-6 cargo Dragon successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. EDT (1642 GMT) today…

SpaceX crs-7 Failure CauseJanuary 2, 2014 – 01:44 pm

SpaceX crs-7 Failure Cause

A little while ago the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft blasted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in its CRS-7 (Cargo Resupply Service 7) mission, also referred to as SPX-7. It was supposed to be the seventh mission that sent the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station with various a cargo. Unfortunately a couple of minutes after launch something went wrong, causing the destruction of the rocket and the Dragon. With the Falcon 9 rocket…

Elon Musk 5 ChildrenNovember 4, 2014 – 12:41 pm

Elon Musk 5 Children

Lucy Nicholson/ReutersElon Musk.Elon Musk didn t like his kids school, so he started his own, the inventor and entrepreneur said in an interview on Beijing Television. The school is called Ad Astra — which means To the stars — and is small and relatively secretive. It doesn t have its own website or a social media presence. Christina Simon, , has done some digging around Ad Astra. She says she s been in contact with a mother whose child attends…

Did Elon Musk found SolarCityApril 8, 2014 – 12:00 pm

Did Elon Musk found SolarCity

If I cared about subsidies, I would have entered the oil and gas industry,said Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and the chairman of SolarCity. A recent Los Angeles Times article supposedly investigated how much government subsidies the Musk empire (Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity) is receiving, and the numbers in that article are pretty big. The general impression that one is left with after reading it is that Musk goes where there s government…

What is Elon Musk Middle name?May 9, 2015 – 02:34 pm

What is Elon Musk Middle name?

In the movie Elysium, the wealthy and privileged flee Earth to inhabit a Larry Niven-like artificial ringworld, leaving the rest of humanity behind on a destitute planet. The future, if left to Elon Musk, bears an eerie resemblance to Elysium. Musk, the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief technology officer (CTO) of SpaceX, the CEO of Tesla Motors, and chairman of the board of SolarCity, doesn’t care about the poor or middle-class and his business…

Video SpaceX abort testMay 30, 2015 – 01:45 pm

Video SpaceX abort test

SpaceX fired a mock-up capsule into the air Wednesday morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to test the new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts. No humans were on board for the brief flight - which lasted barely over a minute - just a dummy. SpaceX s Dragon capsule launche from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Dragon capsule was fired from a test stand, not a rocket and shot up and out over the Atlantic. Rocket engines on the capsule…

Is SpaceX a Private CompanyMarch 3, 2010 – 09:06 am

Is SpaceX a Private Company

Matt Kamlet, CBS Los Angeles CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (CBSLA.com) — The aerospace industry seems to be no exception to the rule, “third time’s the charm”. After a pair of delays, SpaceX, the space transport company based in Hawthorne, California, successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, propelling the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) deeper into space than the company had ever ventured before. The $340 million DSCOVR is now en route…

SpaceX Controlled LandingAugust 15, 2014 – 01:41 pm

SpaceX Controlled Landing

SpaceX had to delay the launch of a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station on Monday, due to threatening clouds that came too close to the pad. The two-stage Falcon 9 was scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 4:33 p.m. ET Monday. But anvil clouds came within 10 nautical miles of the launch pad, in violation of flight rules. That led mission managers to scrub the attempt with two minutes and 39 seconds…

SpaceX Engine Failure InvestigationMay 4, 2013 – 12:12 pm

SpaceX Engine Failure Investigation

SpaceX is expected to complete its investigation into why the second stage engine on the Falcon 9 launched last month didn’t relight as planned, while the company also moves on from its Grasshopper reusable test vehicle, a company executive said this week. Speaking at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Wednesday, SpaceX president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell discussed…

Tesla Motors Elon Musk interviewAugust 16, 2012 – 01:33 pm

Tesla Motors Elon Musk interview

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled upgrades to the company s Model S line on Friday, including new battery, price point and speed options. The changes help to address questions about the cars driving range and affordability, said Ben Kallo, a senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird. Read MoreTesla CEO Musk unveils Model S upgrades Getty Images Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. Tesla shares closed the day about 3 percent higher, around $274. Skepticism has often…