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A Letter to the Washington Space Establishment

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

My dear Washington space establishment, There's never a good time for such things, but we need to talk. You know I care a lot about you. You wer...

Invisible SpaceX Launch: Best Day Ever?

Greg Autry | Posted 01.21.2016 | Technology
Greg Autry

In my dual capacities as a technology entrepreneurship researcher and space fan boy, I've always wanted to see a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch . . . ...

SpaceX Rocket Botches Landing At Sea After Successful Launch

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.18.2016 | Science

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Elon Musk Biographer Talks About How He Juggles It All

Quora | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business

As I argue in the book, I'm convinced that Musk is what psychologists would consider to be a "profoundly gifted" person. This sounds like a fluffy, abstract term, but it's actually quite concrete in the scientific literature.

Troublesome Leak Grounds NASA's Next Mission To Mars

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.23.2015 | Science

Lest we forget, space travel remains an incredibly tricky endeavor.  One day after SpaceX made history with an epic launch and vertical...

The Biggest Science Stories Of 2015 (WATCH)

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 12.23.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Lives takes a look back at the buzziest science stories of 2015....

SpaceX's Successful Landing Means You And I Might Go To Space Soon

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.22.2015 | Science

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SpaceX Makes History With 'Insane' Launch And Landing

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.22.2015 | Science

SpaceX made history Monday night when it successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit, deployed 11 satellites, and then brought the 15-s...

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...