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Tech Startups With Federal Purse Strings

John McLaughlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Technology
John McLaughlin

Startups can live or die by the depth of their investors' pockets, but some have stumbled on what can often be the most reliable source of funding -- contracts with the federal government.

Global Pioneers Are Inventing a Better Future

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

Beginning with the Revolutionary War, America's capacity to care for our multitude of physically and mentally wounded warriors has proven woefully inadequate.

Celebrity School: Because Lana Del Rey Cannot Deal With Feminism Right Now

Shanrah Wakefield | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Shanrah Wakefield

It's important that celebrities are educated and well versed in issues and movements relevant to our world, particularly those relevant to their young audience. The fact is that it is not okay to dismiss the feminism debate as boring.

Elon Musk Unveils Spacecraft To Ferry Astronauts

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 05.30.2014 | Science

HAWTHORNE, California (AP) — A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to ...

Russia Sticks It to US, Bans Export of RD-180 Engines

Marco Cáceres | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

There is great irony to all the fuss during the past few months about the possibility that the Obama administration might block the continued sales of Russian RD-180 liquid-fuel engines to United Launch Alliance of Denver as a way of punishing Russia for its government's annexation of the Crimea and ongoing meddling in eastern Ukraine.

Injunction Against RD-180 Engine Sales May Have Implications for US Rides to ISS

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

Assuming the Russians themselves don't decide to stop selling the RD-180s to ULA, Judge Braden's concerns should soon be alleviated and the sale of these engines should continue as normal.

Rick Fleeter's Personal Satellite Revolution Has Begun

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

The launch Friday of SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is important for at least three primary reasons. First, be...

Supply-Laden Rocket Finally Lifts Off

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning ...

New Glitch Delays Rocket Launch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.14.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak. With just over an hour r...

NASA Mulls Ambitious Plan To Fix ISS Glitch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next w...

Uh Hello, We've Gone Interstellar...

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

I was recently asked to recommend a space program for a "greatest achievement" award in the area of aeronautics or astronautics. How could you not go with Voyager? I mean, for the first time in the roughly 2 million-year-old human species, something we have conceived of and created has traveled beyond our solar system.

WATCH: Hawking Weighs In On Space Exploration

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science

NEW YORK — Ambitious plans to carry humans far beyond Earth were at the forefront of the Explorers Club Annual Dinner here Saturday night (March 15...

In 10 Years I Hope to Live on Mars

Kellie Gerardi | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science
Kellie Gerardi

People tend to get hung up on a small detail of this seriously cool mission. Here's the catch: it's a one way trip.

ISS Calling Russia: Friend or Foe?

Clayton Anderson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Clayton Anderson

I guess I've always been a little bit cynical -- not much, mind you, but enough to cause me to look at the current happenings between Russia and Ukraine with a slightly jaundiced eye. How might this affect our relationship in outer space? Is Russia a friend, or are they a foe?

Humans in Space: Finding a Shared Voice

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Each of us seems to think ours is the only worthwhile goal. And of course we also each have our own favorite spacecraft, our own perfect solutions and systems and approaches, and everyone else be damned, because my way is the space highway.

Innovations That Will Change Your Life: A Conversation With Elon Musk

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Elon Musk is an entrepreneur and founder of Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. WORLDPOST: What are the key innovations that will change our lives in the ...

Rocket Launch Halted By Last-Second Glitch

Reuters | Irene and Klotz | Posted 01.28.2014 | Science

By Irene and Klotz (Reuters) - The launch of an unmanned Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket was aborted one minute before ...

All of the Above

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

The Moon! Mars! Asteroids! Rockets! Helium 3! Space solar power! Space tourism! We go through fads, swarm around the hero de jour, and spend far too much time trashing the other guy's ideas in favor of our own.

SpaceX and Its 'X' Factor

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ayodele Faiyetole

Just as we set out of the Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center 583C Building on July 27 on our way to Los Angeles for a tour visit of SpaceX, thr...

WATCH: Ten-Story Rocket Breaks Altitude Record, Nails Tricky Landing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.15.2013 | Science

The SpaceX "Grasshopper" keeps jumping higher and higher. Earlier this month, the experimental rocket set a new record, launching to an altitude 74...

Private Spacecraft Blasts Off On Debut Mission To ISS

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science

A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA's privat...

The Cold War Returns to Space

Greg Autry | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Greg Autry

America needs a viable, multivendor commercial space launch industry with a diversified domestic supply chain and we need it now.

Why Elon Musk Is the Next Steve Jobs

Jon Packer | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
Jon Packer

Remember the big thinkers. They are the ones who recognize how design, in its broadest sense, is the ultimate problem solver.

Where Else Should The Hyperloop Go?

WHERE | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
WHERE

Ever wanted to hop from San Francisco to Los Angeles for an afternoon of shopping? Or spend a couple hours soaking up the sun in Orlando after lunch in Atlanta? Want to catch a great concert in Nashville but be in bed in St. Louis later that night?

WATCH: Rocket Makes Amazing Sideways Leap

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

An experimental reusable rocket built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX has soared though a series of ever-higher test flights over its Texas...