• Science Updates
    SpaceX Launches Biggest US ‘Rideshare’ Mission With 64 Satellites

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from California on Monday carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth, which the company called the largest-ever “rideshare” mission by a US-based rocket. The mission, dubbed SSO-A, also marked the third voyage to space for the same Falcon 9 rocket – another milestone for SpaceX’s cost-cutting reusable rocket […]

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    Elon Musk Renames SpaceX’s BFR Rocket for Interplanetary Trip

    SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a fully reusable vehicle designed to take humans and supplies to Mars and also to dramatically cut travel time within Earth, is getting a new name, Starship, the company’s CEO Elon Musk has announced. “Renaming BFR to Starship,” Musk said in a tweet late on Monday. This two-stage vehicle – composed of […]

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    Musk’s SpaceX Could Help Fund Take-Private Deal for Tesla: Report

    Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, could help fund a bid to take electric car company Tesla private, the New York Times reported on Thursday, quoting people familiar with the matter. Musk startled Wall Street last week when he said in a tweet he was considering taking the auto company private for $420 per share and that funding was “secured.” He has […]

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    Is SpaceX the Model for a Private Tesla?

    Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has held up his closely held space transportation company SpaceX as a model for taking his loss-making electric car company private, saying he wants existing Tesla investors to continue to hold stock. Below are several questions and answers on SpaceX, its shareholders, valuation and customers. What did Musk say when he compared SpaceX and […]