SpaceX Launch YouTube 2013April 17, 2016 – 08:01 am

SpaceX Launch YouTube 2013

SpaceX successfully launched six ORBCOMM advanced telecommunications satellites into orbit on Monday, July 14, to significantly upgrade the speed and capacity of their existing data relay network. The launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida had been delayed or scrubbed several times since the original launch date in May due to varying problems from payload integration issues, weather conditions and issues with the Falcon 9 rocket…

Elon Musk d11April 11, 2016 – 07:22 am

Elon Musk d11

Elon Musk dreams big. It’s hard not to get taken along for the ride — whether it’s a soon-to-launch cross-country Supercharger network that allows Tesla drivers to cross from Los Angeles to New York, an in-the-works reusable rocket that will help pioneer the colonization of Mars, or a hypothetical replacement for high-speed rail called the Hyperloop. He was the evening speaker at D11 on Wednesday, where he said a mainstream Tesla is three to four…

Elon Musk net Worth 2014April 8, 2016 – 07:02 am

Elon Musk net Worth 2014

Musk standing in front of a Tesla Model S. Source: Maurizio Pesce via Wikimedia Commons. What is Elon Musk s net worth? And where did it come from? Elon Musk has an estimated net worth of $13.2 billion, making him the 87th richest person in the world, according toreal-time ranking on June 15. Microsoft founder Bill Gates currently reigns as the wealthiest person on this planet, with a net worth of $79.1 billion. Forbes doesn t break down the sources…

SpaceX VS NASA CostApril 5, 2016 – 06:56 am

SpaceX VS NASA Cost

| SpaceX has been the darling in the past few years of the so-called NewSpace movement—private companies aspiring to do the spacefaring work that was once limited to the space programs of the world s superpowers. The California-based company, headed by Paypal co-founder Elon Musk, has already completed successful demonstrations of its Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon crew capsule to much fanfare. If further unmanned tests go smoothly, SpaceX might use…

Why did SpaceX Rocket exploded?March 27, 2016 – 06:19 am

Why did SpaceX Rocket exploded?

Thomson ReutersAn unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes after lift-off from Cape Canaveral.Last month, Elon Musk s private spaceflight company, SpaceX, suffered a heart-breaking end to a spotless record for their Falcon 9 rocket. After 18 straight successful flights, a Falcon 9 carrying an unmanned Dragon spacecraft — loaded with over 4, pounds of supplies for astronauts on board the International Space Station — Over the last few weeks, SpaceX…

SpaceX Crash LandingMarch 24, 2016 – 06:05 am

SpaceX Crash Landing

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan. 10, 2014. It was destroyed later while attempting to land on a floating platform in the Atlantic.(Photo: John Raoux, AP) SpaceX released video Friday showing the catastrophic end of the 14-story booster rocket that attempted an unprecedented landing on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean last weekend. The Falcon 9 crashed and exploded Saturday on the 300-foot-long…

Elon Musk Gen 3March 9, 2016 – 05:00 am

Elon Musk Gen 3

Yesterday, in Munich, Germany, Tesla Motors CEO mentioned a Gen 3 (Model E) feature that had not been previously known. Musk confirmed to the crowd of gatherers that Gen 3 will get free access to the growing network of worldwide Superchargers. This, of course, will be a huge selling point for future Gen 3 buyers. We suspect that access to the Supercharger network will be an option for Gen 3 ( so, some will undoubtedly say it isn’t free then ). Our…

SpaceX crs-7 LiftoffMarch 8, 2016 – 04:53 am

SpaceX crs-7 Liftoff

“On June 28, 2015, following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 seconds into flight, resulting in loss of mission. This summary represents an initial assessment, but further investigation may reveal more over time. Prior to the mishap, the first stage of the vehicle, including all nine Merlin 1D engines, operated nominally; the first stage actually continued to power…

SpaceX 2010February 21, 2016 – 03:35 am

SpaceX 2010

The successful test flight of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft marks the dawn of a new era in orbital space flight and a significant milestone for a Southern California startup that admits it is “standing on the shoulders of giants.” “Mind-blowingly awesome” is how SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk described the day’s events shortly after the company’s Dragon capsule completed nearly two orbits of the Earth on Tuesday. The successful launch places the company…

Elon Musk interviewFebruary 16, 2016 – 03:16 am

Elon Musk interview

Elon Musk is known as the cofounder of PayPal and Tesla Motors. He’s often called the real life version of the comic book character “Iron Man.” A new authorized biography of him, Elon Musk is already listed as a best-seller on Amazon in pre-sales. “You’re standing on the surface of the Earth, ” Musk begins, according to the book. “You walk one mile south, one mile west, and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?” The…