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Will CEOs set up a Boeing vs. SpaceX race to Mars?

So what does SpaceX CEO Elon Musk think of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s claim that the first people to set foot on Mars will arrive on a Boeing rocket? “Do it,” Musk tweeted, in one of many two-word comebacks that might … Continue reading

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Launching a sports car to Mars? Questions abound

Billionaire CEO Elon Musk tweeted out the idea of putting a cherry-red Tesla Roadster on SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy rocket and sending it toward Mars, sparking lots of questions in the process. The first question has to be: Is he … Continue reading

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Science fiction duo looks at life after ‘The Martian’

What could be better than hearing a science fiction writer talk about how to create whole new worlds? How about doubling that to two science fiction writers? That was the case for a Seattle-area appearance by Andy Weir — the … Continue reading

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Trickles on Mars look like sand, not water

Scientists have long been intrigued by what seem to be wet streaks that appear on the slopes of Martian craters in warm weather, and disappear in winter. Now a research team reports that the best explanation is that they’re not wet streaks … Continue reading

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Moon vs. Mars: Space experts debate destinations

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has famously said he’d like to die on Mars — “just not on impact.” But where will humans live in space? That was the focus of a good-natured debate that took place at this week’s “New Space Age” conference at … Continue reading

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VR takes you on a trip to Mars and other worlds

NASA has been offering virtual-reality tours of Mars for years — but now, with Google’s help, the space agency has come up with one of the most accessible tours yet. “Access Mars” lays out a 3-D terrain for five of the spots … Continue reading

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Elon Musk geeks out over his Big Falcon Rocket

SpaceX CEO says he “chickened out” and made the design for the monster spaceship he’s planning to send to Mars a little less monstrous — in order to make the concept a lot more realistic. He also confirmed that testing for … Continue reading

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