Mars by spaceliner by 2022, Sydney or Melbourne non-stop to London in less than an hour. SpaceX reveals its new aspirations
To those readers who saw Apollo 11 fly to the moon and back, happy Moon Day 48
SpaceX plans a global satellite based disruption of broadband networks and reusing launch rockets is part of its strategy.
Elon Musk is ‘disrupting’ more than the satellite launching game in making his SpaceX enterprise the second to have vertically landed a reusable liquid fuelled largish rocket after lift-off.
Commentary One of the most powerful forces in the world today, disruptive new technology, will destroy all of the hopes that rode into space this morning on the rocket that launched the first of two NBN National Broadband Network satellites toward geostationary orbits.
Opinion In some quarters, including the top levels of the Australian government and its opposition, the activities of American space and electric car entrepreneur Elon Musk would be seen as a deadly threat to the NBN and Big Coal.
In what could transform the commercial space launch business, Airbus is developing a system for recovering and reusing first stage rocket engines rather than the whole assembly.
Virgin Galactic's vision for space tourism was already under seige by those with even more ambitious plans, including Earth-Moon loops
The privately owned SpaceX rocket company passed an unexpected test today on its third supply mission to the International Space Station using the Falcon 9 launcher and reusable Dragon spacecraft.