SpaceX CrashDecember 17, 2012 – 05:57 pm

SpaceX Crash

SpaceX, a company full of talented and intelligent people, has spent the last year exploding some expensive hardware in the middle of the Atlantic. But believe it or not, the company’s goal isn’t actually to rack up YouTube views—it’s to build a reusable rocket system. Here’s how they plan to stop screwing up. In an excellent and detailed post on the SpaceX blog, the company lays out some of the challenges it’s faced in trying to build a reusable…

Elon Musk xNovember 28, 2010 – 10:47 am

Elon Musk x

In less than 90 minutes, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk squeezed more than a half dozen notable announcements and updates into the company’s annual shareholder meeting—many in response to shareholder questions. It was a smorgasbord of little informational nuggets, some critically important to the company’s future. Musk even addressed the topic of when SpaceX, the rocket maker that Musk also leads, might go public. (For the record, Musk answered: “Once…

Dead Space Liberation TorrentFebruary 11, 2011 – 09:51 am

Dead Space Liberation Torrent

Since its initial launch in 2008, Dead Space has sold over 4.5 million units. It’s one of the most successful and highly-rated modern video game franchises, paving the way for rather lucrative merchandising opportunities. In addition to three acclaimed first-person shooter/survival horror games, the series also spawned spin-off games, films, novels, comic books, soundtracks, action figures, T-shirts and more. To coincide with the highly-anticipated…

Elon Musk Tesla SuperchargerMarch 12, 2014 – 03:38 pm

Elon Musk Tesla Supercharger

“I traveled with my family from Los Angeles to South Dakota, to Mount Rushmore using the Supercharger network, ” Musk told U.S. News, boasting that Tesla drivers travel from New York to Los Angeles using the network. To make the electric car economy more convenient, Musk has said Tesla would share its Supercharger network with automakers interested in helping to create an industry standard, if an automaker could design electric cars that meet the…

NASA Space Act Agreement SpaceXNovember 24, 2013 – 12:11 pm

NASA Space Act Agreement SpaceX

Updated at 6:16 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts worth $6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX on Sept. 16 to develop commercial crew transportation systems, culminating a long and sometimes controversial selection process. Under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts, the two companies will continue development of spacecraft capable of transporting NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station as early…

Does Elon Musk have LinkedInNovember 6, 2013 – 10:38 am

Does Elon Musk have LinkedIn

On . I interviewed with X Commerce in 1 (later renamed to PayPal), and it was one of the strangest interview experiences of my career. At the time, the company had something like 10 employees, none of whom were serious backend engineers except Elon Musk himself, so when they brought me in for the first day of interviews I talked to several people, but it was all soft skills. They kept telling me that Elon would do the tech interview. I recall I was…

Elon Musk Space x TourApril 8, 2014 – 09:04 am

Elon Musk Space x Tour

In a 28 June photo, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida with a Dragon CRS7 spacecraft. Photograph: Bruce Weaver/AFP/Getty Images A two-foot-long steel strut only an inch wide at its thickest point was to blame for last month’s midair explosion of an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, according to a preliminary investigation. The CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, said on Monday that the part, provided…

SpaceX Rocket Crash June 2015July 8, 2015 – 12:34 pm

SpaceX Rocket Crash June 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Among the experiments lost when an unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded after launch Sunday in Florida was the latest project by the Minnehaha Academy International Space Station team. Hazen Mayo is one of the students who put together an experiment on bacteria growth prevention. “I was in a complete state of disbelief, ” said Mayo, who just graduated from Minnehaha and is getting ready for her freshman year at Yale. “I really wasn’t…

SpaceX Cape CanaveralJune 23, 2015 – 11:21 am

SpaceX Cape Canaveral

By Douglas Messier Managing Editor A draft environmental assessment supports a plan to land SpaceX Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy first stages at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), subject to efforts to mitigate adverse impacts on wildlife. The proposed location is Launch Complex 13 (LC-13), which was used to launch Atlas rockets from 1958 to 1978. The U.S. Air Force has since demolished the blockhouse, mobile launch tower and associated infrastructure…

SpaceX New VideoFebruary 1, 2014 – 09:14 am

SpaceX New Video

By Nancy Atkinson Well, this is cool: A new video from SpaceX shows the Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket during a 1, meter test flight at the SpaceX facility in McGregor, Texas. This was the first flight test of a set of steerable fins that provide control of the rocket during the fly-back portion of the return flight. The fins deploy approximately 1:15 into the test flight and return to their original locked position just prior to landing. This seems…