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  • SpaceX selected for NASA ocean mission

    SpaceX selected for NASA ocean mission
    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...
  • Planetfest opens up Mars landing to the public

    Planetfest opens up Mars landing to the public
    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,...
  • Boeing, SpaceX big winners in NASA competition for new spacecraft

    Boeing, SpaceX big winners in NASA competition for new spacecraft
    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...
  • Politicians cheer Curiosity's successful landing on Mars

    Politicians cheer Curiosity's successful landing on Mars
    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...
  • Elon Musk puts on a show for Tesla fans at battery-swap demo

    Elon Musk puts on a show for Tesla fans at battery-swap demo
    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...
  • SpaceX's Elon Musk pays $17 million for Bel-Air manse

    SpaceX's Elon Musk pays $17 million for Bel-Air manse
    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,...
  • Two tech executives quit Mark Zuckerberg's Fwd.us political group

    Two tech executives quit Mark Zuckerberg's Fwd.us political group
    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...
  • 3, 2, 1 ... Antares rocket rolls out

    3, 2, 1 ... Antares rocket rolls out
    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...
  • SpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule Splashes Down to Earth

    SpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule Splashes Down to Earth
    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...
  • First commercial cargo flight heading to International Space Station

    First commercial cargo flight heading to International Space Station
    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,...
  • Antares rocket waits in the wings for its chance to fly to the space station

    Antares rocket waits in the wings for its chance to fly to the space station
    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...