| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:32 AM
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:56 PM
SpaceX, the Hawthorne-based company that successfully sent a capsule to the International Space Station in May, is ready for its next mission.
NASA announced this week that it has selected Space Exploration Technologies for the $82-million launch of...
| Jul 29, 2012
While Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers bring the rover Curiosity to the surface of Mars next week, many of the leading authorities on the Red Planet will be celebrating with the public six miles away.
The Planetary Society, a Pasadena-based nonprofit,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Now that NASA has mothballed its fleet of space shuttles, the space agency needs a new ride to the International Space Station.
On Friday, NASA handed out $1.1 billion to three companies to privately develop rockets and spacecraft for what could be the...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Some of the celebration surrounding the Mars Science Laboratory's successful landing Sunday night on the Red Planet had a political tone.
The touchdown of the over-budget $2.5-billion Mars rover mission comes as tax dollars for planetary exploration...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk threw a cocktail party in honor of a car battery Thursday night.
A debut for the new 90-second automated battery-swapping system for the automaker’s Model S electric sports sedan, the gathering provided a window into the...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk has bought a mansion in Bel-Air for $17 million.
Built in 1990 and remodeled with entertaining in mind, the 20,248-square-foot manse features a two-story library, a theater, a library/study, a wine cellar,...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two prominent Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have quit Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's political advocacy group Fwd.us after protests from environmentalists and liberal groups, a person familiar with the situation said late...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:28 AM
This week, the first stage of the biggest rocket ever to launch from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore rolled out onto its new $145 million launchpad …
.. and Virginia is one step closer to the sky-high ambitions of many in...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:36 AM
The SpaceX Dragon has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a three-week flight to the International Space Station, completing the first commercial cargo mission to Earth's orbit, NASA announced Sunday.
The unmanned capsule came down about 250 miles...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:43 PM
The SpaceXrocket, the first commercial flight to the International Space Station, lifted off Sunday night carrying an unmanned cargo capsule.
The Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon capsule launched on schedule at 8:35 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida,...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:36 PM
SpaceX made history Wednesday when its Dragon spacecraft berthed with the International Space Station in what NASA touts as a key milestone in commercial spaceflight.
But waiting in the wings at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern...