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Miles from Tomorrowland Is Getting Disney Junior Viewers Excited About the Science that Powers Space Flight

Jim Hill | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how does Sascha Paladino -- the creator and exec producer of Disney Junior's Miles from Tomorrowland -- measure the amount of time and energy that he's poured into the development of this popular new animated series?

SpaceX Rocket Blasts Off With World's First All-Electric Satellites

Reuters | Irene Klotz | Posted 03.02.2015 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. March 1 (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put ...

'Zero to One' by Peter Thiel

Michael Levin | Posted 02.18.2015 | Books
Michael Levin

There's a reason why Peter Thiel and his merry band of "PayPal Mafia" members have created seven companies worth a billion dollars each, including PayPal, SpaceX, YouTube, and a few others you may never have heard of. Ever wonder what makes a guy like that so smart?

SpaceX Launches Rocket After Several Scrubbed Attempts

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.11.2015 | Science

Third time's a charm! After complications on previous attempts, SpaceX launched the DSCOVR space weather satellite on Wednesday evening from Cape C...

To Stay

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Imagine looking up and seeing a ring of little pearls in the sky that are human habitats, or knowing there are trees growing on the Moon and the first human babies are being born on Mars who will call it their Home.

SpaceX Calls Off Launch Of Space Weather Satellite

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX called off Sunday's planned launch of a deep-space observatory - and a revolutionary rocket-landing attempt - after...

WATCH: How SpaceX Will Reuse Its Rockets Is Pretty Remarkable

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.03.2015 | Science

This just may be the most awesome lift-off and landing you've seen yet. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based, private spaceflight company SpaceX has release...

NASA's Investment in Commercial Space Is Vindicated!

Greg Autry | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Greg Autry

Last week, Google and Fidelity announced they were acquiring about 10 percent of Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies, "SpaceX."

Google Just Invested A Ton Of Money In SpaceX

AP | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

To infinity and beyond!

Elon Musk Wants To Bring The Internet To Space

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business

“Our focus is on creating a global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date."

This Week in Science: Smartphone Pain, Belated Christmas in Space, and a Sand-Inscribing Robot

World Science Festival | Posted 03.18.2015 | Science
World Science Festival

Move over, stiff neck; there's a new spinal problem to reckon with. Doctors are seeing some patients with "text neck"--pain caused by inclining one's head for long periods of time while staring at a smartphone, thus putting extra stress on the spine.

SpaceX Continues to Deliver the Goods for America

Greg Autry | Posted 03.15.2015 | Technology
Greg Autry

SpaceX has an impressive half dozen commercial launches to its name and a manifest of launch orders from domestic and international clients stretching into the future. They've managed to do this the old fashioned way, by being cheaper, faster and more reliable.

SpaceX Has No Luck With Landing Rocket At Sea

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 03.12.2015 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX sent a supply ship soaring flawlessly toward the International Space Station on Saturday, but the booster rocket ...

SpaceX Rocket Launches Space Cargo, But Crash Lands

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business

(Adds rocket launcher failing to land back on platform) By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jan 10 (Reuters) - An unmann...

Elon Musk May Unveil Mars Colony Plans This Year

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

Elon Musk has plans for future Martians.

Countdown For SpaceX Rocket Launch Aborted

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science

UPDATE: The launch countdown was aborted today due to a "Falcon 9 launch vehicle issue." The launch has been rescheduled for 5:09 a.m. EST Friday, pen...

Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Max Benavidez | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Max Benavidez

For Thiel, the intelligently designed startup that will eventually evolve into what he calls the creative monopoly is the key to a brighter future for our world.

Orion: On Our Way to Mars Again?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

In the midst of a series of technical glitches that delayed the planned launch of the Orion capsule by a Delta IV rocket on Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is reported to have told NBC News, "We're now on the way to Mars, and that's what's most important." Uh, no.

Orion: Hard to Get All Tingly Over NASA's New Capsule

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.02.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

While the first launch of Orion (a program which has already been around for a decade) is an important step, NASA is nowhere close to having its own manned space system.

Why Interstellar Should Be Taken Seriously -- Very Seriously

Paul Stefanski | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Stefanski

Fund NASA, invest in SpaceX, write your congressperson, and vote. Space travel isn't just cool. It isn't just something to do because we can. If Interstellar has anything to teach us, it's that space travel can save our species. The truth is we might need saving very soon.

Interstellar: Imperfect Epic Addresses Big Questions About the Future, Time, Human Nature, and Space Exploration

William Bradley | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Christopher Nolan's first film since the massive success of his Dark Knight Trilogy is a big movie about the future with with big ambitions, big themes, big images, and big questions about human nature, time, and president-day attitudes and policies. Or lack of same.

Interstellar, Virgin Galactic and the Dream of Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

There are moments in time when the coincidence of art and reality interact to allow us a glimpse into the context of history. The release of the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar a few days after two catastrophes in our space endeavor gives us one of those moments.

You Only Have To Be Right Once: The Unprecedented Rise of the Instant Tech Billionaires by Randall Lane and the Staff of Forbes

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

208 Pages Published by Portfolio / Penguin Random House The photographs of the young men who have made an instant fortune in Randall Lane's You On...

Musk Issues Big Warning About Artificial Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.27.2014 | Science

Elon Musk is no Luddite, but that doesn't mean he's eager to embrace all new technology. "I think we should be very careful about artificial intell...

NASA's Commercial Crew Vehicles: Practical But Not Sexy

Marco Cáceres | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

The two Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts awarded to Boeing and SpaceX by NASA on September 16 should come as no big surpri...