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SpaceX just asked to launch 4,400 satellites to create high-speed space internet

Along with colonizing Mars, SpaceX also has a few other cool projects in the works. One of the most fascinating? An enormous undertaking to beam internet down to the entire globe.

NASA worried about SpaceX's ambitious plan to fuel spaceships with astronauts on board

Elon Musk recently rolled out an ambitious plan for how SpaceX will hopefully lead the charge to colonize Mars, and one component of that plan was fueling and refueling ships in space. It cuts down on costs (since the object isn’t as heavy at launch), and could make reusable space tech even easier to use. But NASA has a few concerns with the company’s first step toward that vision.

NASA doesn't see SpaceX's plan to reach Mars first as a rivalry
Nov 1, 2016

Considering a U.S. company has a plan in place to reach Mars around a decade sooner than NASA, you’d think the space agency might be a bit jealous. Well, then you'd be wrong.

Boeing vows to beat SpaceX to Mars, kicking off modern day space race
Oct 5, 2016

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 investigating possible sabotage as potential factor in Falcon 9 rocket explosion
Oct 4, 2016

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.

Elon Musk's ambitious plan to colonize Mars might not actually be legal
Sep 30, 2016

Earlier this week, Elon Musk laid out his insanely ambitious plan to colonize Mars within the next 50-100 years.

SpaceX unveils spaceship that will take us to Mars, and the plan to get us there
Sep 27, 2016

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 releases stunning sizzle reel of recent launches and reentries
Aug 10, 2016

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?

The price tag for SpaceX's Red Dragon mission to Mars is surprisingly cost-effective
Jul 28, 2016

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 wants to hitch a ride on SpaceX's upcoming Mars missions
Jun 13, 2016

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. 

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.

Watch SpaceX pull off a Falcon 9 landing from the view of the rocket
May 31, 2016

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.