Tag Archives: SpaceX

Elon Musk: Falcon Heavy lifts off in November

SpaceX’s billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, says he’s aiming to launch the first test flight of his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket in November from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. He issued the latest schedule today in a six-word posting … Continue reading

Posted in Science News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SpaceX leaves Red Dragon out of Mars plan

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he expects to see astronauts flying to the International Space Station on his company’s Dragon capsules by mid-2018 – but is downplaying a technology that would have opened the way for robotic “Red Dragon” missions to … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SpaceX’s satellite plan runs into opposition

SpaceX’s plan to provide global broadband internet access using thousands of satellites in low-earth orbit has come under fire from competitors, including Boeing and OneWeb, according to Space Intel Report. The argument is playing out in a series of filings with … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Elon Musk on self-driving cars and AI’s perils

In the year 2037, non-autonomous vehicles will be as much of a curiosity as riding a horse is today, tech billionaire Elon Musk says. Musk also says that the rapid rise of artificial intelligence is “really like the scariest problem … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elon Musk to update Mars plan in Australia

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk got a rock-star reception last September at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico when he unveiled his long-promised plan to send scads of settlers to Mars. Now he’s working on a reprise, and it just might be announced at … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Third time’s the charm for SpaceX launch

SpaceX finally launched the Intelsat 35e telecommunications satellite today atop a Falcon 9 rocket after two earlier attempts were aborted at T-minus-9 seconds. Those two attempts, on July 2 and 3, were called off by SpaceX’s computer system when the … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SpaceX aces a rocket doubleheader

Two days after launching a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida and landing it again, SpaceX accomplished the same feat in California, bringing 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium’s next-generation communications network. Liftoff came at 1:25 p.m. PT from Vandenberg Air … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment