Though Elon Musk has his eyes set on Mars, SpaceX is still firmly planted on Earth this month as the company tries to figure out what went wrong in a recent explosion that destroyed one of its rockets and damaged a launchpad. One option? Sabotage.
SpaceX is leading the charge among private space companies, and they’ve been strapping high-res cameras to just about everything along the way the past couple years. So, what are some of the coolest things they’ve managed to record?
Though it’ll be at least another decade or so until NASA sends a ship to Mars, private space firm SpaceX is gearing up to send one of its Red Dragon ships to the red planet in just two years. So, what’s the price tag to (hopefully) land an unmanned ship on Mars?
NASA’s Mars mission plan is looking less and less defined with each congressional hearing, but Elon Musk’s SpaceX is planning to but humans on the Red Planet in less than a decade — and they’ll be landing ships there within five years.
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.
SpaceX has been pulling off some sweet landings of its Falcon 9 rocket in recent months, and now the private space firm has released footage from the most recent landing...from the perspective of the rocket. itself.
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.
With a solid track record of mostly successful launches (and landings!), SpaceX is is now gearing up to begin offering more of its services to the public at large. Well, corporations and research agencies, to be specific.