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SpaceX could send you on a Mars vacation

Get ready for liftoff -- if you have a few hundred thousand and possibly your life to spare.

SpaceX looking to eventually land three Falcon Heavy rockets at once
Jan 14, 2017

The private space firm SpaceX is still pretty psyched about successfully landing its Falcon 9 rocket, and now the company is looking a few more steps ahead.

NASA wants SpaceX to prove it can land on Mars before the space agency sends its tech
Dec 15, 2016

NASA is working with SpaceX to piggyback some technology and equipment on the company’s early trips to Mars, but the space agency will not be hitching a ride on the first mission.

SpaceX has delayed the first crewed flight of its Dragon spacecraft
Dec 13, 2016

SpaceX was on track to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2017 with its Dragon capsule, then a rocket mysteriously blew up on the launchpad. So the company is officially delaying manned flights until 2018.

SpaceX just asked to launch 4,400 satellites to create high-speed space internet
Nov 18, 2016

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
Nov 7, 2016

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.