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Why Blue Origin's Rocket Landing Is Big News For Space Travel

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science

Blue Origin’s New Shepard became the first fully reusable rocket when it successfully returned to its launchpad after liftoff, the ...

Elon Musk Is A Quitter. And That's What Makes Him Successful

Nathan Kontny | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Nathan Kontny

Elon persists through obstacles. But he's also a quitter. He changes. He adapts. If something gets in his way, instead of plowing through it, he steps back to look to see if there's actually something much more worthwhile to attack. And he adapts himself to go there.

See The Bizarre New Space Suits That Will Take Us To Mars

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.04.2015 | Science

When Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov conducted the world’s first space walk in 1965, the mission nearly ended in catastrophe. After 12 minutes ...

SpaceX Accused Of Denying Overtime Pay, Meal Breaks Again

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business

A former technician at SpaceX has sued the Hawthorne, California-based aerospace company for $5 million, claiming it failed to pay employees overtime ...

What the Future Looks Like According to Elon Musk

Ashish Toshniwal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Ashish Toshniwal

Wondering what the maverick inventor thinks about in his off-time can be a source of comic relief, as well as some pretty far-fetched science fiction fantasy. That being said, there are some really good ideas that can come from trying to think with the same 'big idea, blue sky' strokes of genius as the real-life Tony Stark.

The Martian: Please Don't Bring Him Home

Greg Autry | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology
Greg Autry

I'm excited that The Martian did a pretty great job of representing science and engineering accurately and trusting the audience to be smart enough to enjoy that. Despite a few minor technical arguments, I give The Martian an "A" in engineering, but a big fat "F" in econ.

Are We Racing to the Bottom?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Benjamin T. Solomon

As a nation we sometimes have to take on very high-risk-ventures whose risk-returns are not acceptable to the private sector. NASA's Apollo program is a very good example.

How to Go to Mars - To Stay

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

Let's get this over with once and for all: We are going to Mars. The only questions are: When? Who? How? Which way? And, of course, why?

The Tiny Town That Hates Elon Musk and His Space-X Launches

Bloomberg | Jenny Che | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business

People who live in Boca Chica Village, all 26 of them, knew Elon Musk’s SpaceX company would put the South Texas town on the map after it ...

Here's What It's Like to Interview Elon Musk

Quora | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

Quite honestly, it was scary as hell. We invited Elon Musk to attend a routine Thursday dinner and fire-side chat with our incubated teams that semester at LavaLab, USC's student-run incubator program.

A Propellantless Propulsion Lunar Prize

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

The future is closer than we think. While we recognize that failures are part of birthing a new industry especially one like private space, the tragic failure of SpaceX's Falcon 9 on June 28 2015, signifies that rockets are too complex a technology to deliver long term repeatability.

Countdown to Zero

Robert Bliwise | Posted 07.02.2015 | Science
Robert Bliwise

Falcon 9 is the third resupply mission of its kind to fail in recent months. Is it more than a failure, but also a metaphor of our times? Ambitions that, even in their smallness, can't be realized?

SpaceX - Fall Down, Get Back Up - Unless Congress Keeps Them Down

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

A rocket can be fixed. A mindset has to be changed or those holding it made irrelevant.

SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.29.2015 | Science

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station erupted while in flight just a couple of minutes after a successful lif...

Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches A Competition For Hyperloop Pods

AP | By ROBERT JABLON | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business


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Elon Musk's SpaceX Wants Approval To Beam Internet From Space | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business

Elon Musk is one step closer to bringing the Internet to space. The billionaire entrepreneur’s private space-travel company, SpaceX, has requeste...

ASTRONAUGHTY: Porn Site Crowdfunds First Porn In Space

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weird News

Porn has a lot in common with spaceflight. In both cases, a large blast is crucial to the mission's success. Plus, the zero-gravity aspect of space...

Space Age Has Finally Arrived

Greg Autry | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Greg Autry

The Space Age has finally come and it promises savings for American taxpayers, new high-quality jobs and economic opportunities we can't predict yet.

Everybody Hates a Winner: Elon Musk, the Government and the Damn Yankees Syndrome

Greg Autry | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Greg Autry

From my perspective as a business professor, taxpayer and entrepreneur this seems to be an amazing record. So, why does Mr. Musk face a constant stream of vitriol over his relationship with the government?

Why 3-D Printing A Jet Engine Or Car Is Just The Beginning

Singularity University | Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

The 3D printing (digital manufacturing) market has had a lot of hype over the past few years. Most recently, it seems this technology arena has ent...

What These 3 Dead Physicists Can Teach You About Innovation

Harry Red | Posted 05.20.2015 | Small Business
Harry Red

You can argue. Discoveries in science, not business, made by people who are long dead. What could we possibly learn here? Plenty, in fact.

What You Can Learn From Elon Musk Book: 6 Tips

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Alison van Diggelen

Today, the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance is finally available. It will "likely serve as the definitive account" of the most successful entrepreneur in the world, writes Jon Gertner in the New York Times.

All In: Elon Musk's Denial and Things Bosses Actually Have Said

Josh Levs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

This workplace gender policing is hurting everyone -- men, women, children and the businesses themselves. Across the country, men are joining with women to rise up against the backward policies, laws and stigmas that are damaging us and preventing us from achieving gender equality.

We Must Be Our Own Kennedy

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Sometimes you have to change course to get on course. And the first small step in doing so may be to realize you didn't really know where you were going in the first place - and why.

Why Startups Like Uber, Airbnb And SpaceX Succeed

Singularity University | Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

What's most important for the success of your project? Is it the team? Funding? Timing? Idea? Business model? Recently I heard Bill Gross, one of the ...