Elon Musk

Boeing vows to beat SpaceX to Mars, kicking off modern day space race

Back in the 1960s it was the U.S. vs. Russia in a race to the moon. Now? There’s a whole lot more folks on the track in the sprint for the moon.

SpaceX unveils spaceship that will take us to Mars, and the plan to get us there

Elon Musk has unveiled his full-scale plan to put humans on Mars — and as expected — it’s ambitious.

SpaceX developing massive space ship capable of carrying 100+ humans to Mars and beyond
Sep 20, 2016

Though NASA has the big budget and the proven track record, it’s plucky startup SpaceX that could beat everyone to the Red Planet. But founder Elon Musk already has his gaze set a little further out.

SpaceX rocket explodes on launch pad with satellite payload
Sep 1, 2016

A Falcon 9 rocket has been destroyed at the SpaceX launch facility in Florida.

SpaceX's Elon Musk breaks down more of his plan to put humans on Mars by 2025
Jun 13, 2016

Elon Musk has never made any qualms about his goals for private space firm SpaceX: He wants to get to Mars, and he’ll pretty much do it with or without NASA’s help. Now he’s opened up a bit more about the plan to make it happen.

Elon Musk says his secret Pentagon meeting was to talk about an Iron Man suit
Jun 9, 2016

Renowned billionaire Elon Musk recently had a closed-door meeting at the Pentagon, and now the SpaceX founder has offered up a hint at what could’ve been on the agenda. He seems to just be embracing the Tony Stark comparisons at this point.

Elon Musk on the type of government he'd like to see humans use on Mars
Jun 6, 2016

Once humans eventually make it to the Red Planet permanently, the residents are going to need some rules and regulations to keep things running smoothly. So, what form should that government take?

SpaceX has tapped a sci-fi legend to design its real-life space suits
May 9, 2016

Elon Musk is already gearing up to reach Mars with his Dragon spacecraft program (unmanned initially, of course), and now he’s tapped a legendary sci-fi designer to develop the SpaceX suits explorers will actually be wearing on the Red Planet.

SpaceX wants to send a Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018
Apr 27, 2016

With NASA still figuring out its plans for a Mars mission in the 2030s, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has announced plans to kickstart that schedule by more than a decade.

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket make a hard landing after successful mission
Jan 19, 2016

Watch SpaceX's reuseable rocket break a leg as it crash-lands following an error-free flight.

Following launch failure, SpaceX preparing to debut 'significantly improved' Falcon 9 rocket
Dec 17, 2015

It’s been five months since private space firm SpaceX has launched a rocket, following a failure in June that led to a crash of an unmanned craft.

Elon Musk starts nonprofit to hopefully prevent AI from killing us all
Dec 14, 2015

He’s already trying to get us into space, but now SpaceX founder Elon Musk is trying to make sure the HAL 9000 doesn’t kill us all once we get there.

Elon Musk doesn't want to nuke Mars, he just wants to give it two mini-suns
Oct 5, 2015

The technical focus might be on getting to Mars, but SpaceX founder Elon Musk is already thinking a few dozen steps in advance. Namely: He wants to plant two short-term suns on the Red Planet to help with the terraforming.

Tesla's insane, $130,000 Model X car has a bio weapon defense feature. Seriously.
Sep 30, 2015

When he’s not busy trying to colonize Mars with SpaceX, billionaire Elon Musk is also trying to save the world with his electric car company Tesla. The latest model might just be the coolest car ever conceived. 

Watch SpaceX’s Elon Musk explain his plan to terraform Mars to Stephen Colbert
Sep 10, 2015

Newly minted Late Show host Stephen Colbert is still riding high on the buzz of his first week, and invited SpaceX founder Elon Musk over to talk about the future of humanity.