Space Exploration Technologies Corp. or simply SpaceX is an aerospace manufacturer founded by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk. It was established in 2002 keeping in mind the colonization of Mars, but at a reduced space transportation cost. Headquartered in California, this private company is set to see its first manned space flight taking off for the International Space Station on May 27. The mission named Demo-2 will have NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard its spacecraft, the Crew Dragon. If it happens, it’s going to bring a revolution in the domain of space privatization. SpaceX is also the largest commercial satellite constellation operator globally with the third launch of the Starlink project in January this year.
12 Dec 2022NASA
Japan launches its first-ever lunar mission; multiple payloads onboard
Japan has launched its first-ever lunar mission, the HAKUTO-R Mission 1. It is headed by ispace, a Tokyo-based startup.
09 Dec 2022Moon
Here's the crew list of SpaceX's privately-funded 'Dear Moon' mission
Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire, has chosen eight members to accompany him on a free trip around the Moon, called 'Dear Moon,' which was first announced in 2018.
07 Dec 2022Latest Tech News
SpaceX launches Starshield project for national security: What's on offer
Elon Musk-owned SpaceX's satellite internet business is pushing on all cylinders.
28 Nov 2022International Space Station (ISS)
SpaceX Dragon docks at ISS; delivers science equipment, Thanksgiving treats
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft carrying around 3,500kg of cargo, successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on November 27 at 7:39 am ET (6:09 pm IST).
22 Nov 2022International Space Station (ISS)
NASA to send resupplies to ISS: Check the mission items
NASA and SpaceX will launch the 26th Commercial Resupply Mission (CRS) to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US on November 22.
15 Nov 2022Elon Musk
#NewsBytesExplainer: How did Elon Musk become the world's richest man?
Elon Musk became the richest person on the planet in 2021, and he has held the spot since then.
02 Nov 2022Elon Musk
Elon Musk's resume: A look at his entrepreneurial journey
The world's richest man, the CEO of the most valuable automaker, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, the owner and CEO of Twitter... if there is a thing called a perfect resume, this would be it.
25 Oct 2022Space News
SpaceX readies Falcon Heavy for first launch in 40 months
Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful rocket, is ready to get back in the game after a three-year-long sabbatical.
13 Oct 2022Moon
First space tourist Dennis Tito books a ride on Starship
How would you like to go on a weeklong trip around the Moon aboard a spacecraft on your next holiday? Does that sound too far-fetched?
06 Oct 2022NASA
SpaceX Crew-5 carries Einstein doll to commemorate his 'happiest thought'
Astronauts aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft en route to the International Space Station (ISS) are carrying a unique zero-gravity indicator.
25 Sep 2022Elon Musk
Elon Musk to deploy Starlink internet in protest-stricken Iran
Elon Musk has decided to contribute his two cents to widespread protests that have been rocking Iran for more than a week.
17 Sep 2022NASA
NASA wants second lunar lander for future Artemis missions
The Artemis missions are NASA's upcoming magnum opus as the American space agency aims to build a continuous human presence on the lunar surface by the end of the 2020s.
07 Sep 2022Huawei
Huawei becomes first to offer satellite texting: How it works
The satellite-based communication war has begun, and it looks like Huawei is a step ahead of its competitors such as Apple and Samsung.
01 Sep 2022Boeing
NASA, SpaceX ink $1.4 billion contract for five more missions
NASA has rewarded SpaceX's exemplary services with a new contract worth $1.4 billion.
01 Sep 2022Technology
Royal Caribbean cruise ships will use SpaceX's Starlink for internet
Royal Caribbean is known for its ultra-luxurious Celebrity and Silversea cruises. Despite all the luxury on offer, Royal Caribbean, like others, lacks when it comes to high-speed Wi-Fi on board. Well, not anymore.
26 Aug 2022Elon Musk
Musk's Starlink satellites will end your connectivity issues: Here's how
Elon Musk has announced that SpaceX's Starlink V2 satellites, which will be launched next year, will have the ability to transmit directly to mobile phones.
25 Jul 2022Elon Musk
Elon Musk denies affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin's wife
Elon Musk has refuted a WSJ report, which claims that he was in a relationship with Google co-founder Sergey Brin's wife, leading the couple to file for a divorce. The report also alleged that Musk and Brin are no longer friends.
15 Jul 2022Elon Musk
Elon Musk's father has 'secret' second child with stepdaughter Jana
Speak of unexpected!
11 Jul 2022Twitter
Twitter hires law firm to sue Musk for terminating takeover
Tesla CEO Elon Musk terminated the $44 billion takeover of Twitter on Saturday.
20 Jun 2022Elon Musk
SpaceX pulls a hat-trick, launches 3 rockets in 36 hours
SpaceX has pulled off an impressive feat by launching three rockets within a span of just over 36 hours.
17 Jun 2022Elon Musk
Dogecoin investor sues Elon Musk, Tesla, SpaceX for $258 billion
Keith Johnson, a US citizen, has sued Elon Musk, Tesla, and SpaceX for defrauding him with the "Dogecoin Crypto Pyramid Scheme."
16 Jun 2022Moon
Moon Mission: NASA is afraid that SpaceX's Starship will explode
As Elon Musk-owned SpaceX gears up to launch its giant 'Starship' rocket, NASA has some bad feelings about it.
24 May 2022Sexual Harassment
SpaceX president labels sexual misconduct allegations against Elon Musk false
Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, has come out to support Elon Musk against sexual misconduct allegations. Musk has categorically denied the allegations.
20 May 2022Sexual Harassment
SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual harassment case against Musk?
SpaceX allegedly paid $250,000 to an air hostess who accused the company's founder-CEO Elon Musk of sexually harassing her on a flight in 2016, Business Insider reported.
06 May 2022Space News
SpaceX Crew Dragon returns from ISS with 4 astronauts onboard
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has successfully brought four astronauts home with a midnight splash off the coast of Florida.
06 May 2022Twitter
Elon Musk's mother lashes out at NYT article. Here's why
Elon Musk's mother has condemned an article in The New York Times that said the entrepreneur enjoyed "white privilege" during the apartheid era in South Africa.
11 Mar 2022Elon Musk
Elon Musk-Grimes welcomed their second child, a daughter, last December
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Canadian singer Grimes (born Claire Elise Boucher) have welcomed their second child via surrogacy.
27 Feb 2022Ukraine
'Starlink service is now active': Musk responds to Ukraine's SOS
Billionaire Elon Musk on Saturday said his company SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband service had been activated in Ukraine.
14 Dec 2021Elon Musk
Elon Musk named TIME magazine's 2021 'Person of the Year'
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been named TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' for 2021.
27 Nov 2021Elon Musk
Don't order Musk's Starlink internet plans in India, government warns
The Indian government has issued a warning to billionaire Elon Musk's Starlink against offering pre-bookings for internet plans in India.
25 Nov 2021Space News
NASA will slam spacecraft into asteroid to test humankind's defenses
NASA has launched a spacecraft on a direct collision course with an asteroid, intentionally. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission intends to test technologies for defense against potential asteroid collisions.
21 Nov 2021Startups
American start-up Astra successfully reaches orbit with latest rocket launch
California Bay Area start-up Astra, on November 20, joined the big league of private companies that have successfully put spacecraft in space.
08 Nov 2021Space News
Elon Musk's Starlink to offer cheaper internet in India
Since earlier this year, Elon Musk-led SpaceX's satellite internet service, called Starlink, has been in the news for its ability to offer high-speed internet in the remotest parts of the world, including in rural India.
05 Nov 2021Space News
Blue Origin loses lawsuit against NASA over Artemis HLS contract
In July, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos penned an open letter to NASA, opposing the space agency's decision to award the Artemis lunar lander contract to Elon Musk-led SpaceX.
28 Oct 2021Elon Musk
Musk may soon become first person with $300bn net worth
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is on the road to becoming the world's first person with a $300 billion net worth.
26 Oct 2021Space News
This company couldn't find paying billionaires for trip to space
Were you praying you would witness the day no billionaire wanted to pay for a trip to space? Well, that day is here.
20 Sep 2021California
Elon Musk takes his 'last remaining' house off the market
Elon Musk is putting his vow to sell all "physical possessions" on hold.
19 Sep 2021Elon Musk
SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission successfully concludes, crew returns home safe
Elon Musk-led SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission successfully concluded as the Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the Florida coast Saturday evening (around 4:35am IST Sunday).
16 Sep 2021Space News
SpaceX successfully launches all-civilian Inspiration4 mission: Details here
SpaceX has successfully launched the Inspiration4 mission's Crew Dragon spacecraft on September 15 using a Falcon 9 rocket.
14 Sep 2021Space News
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announces private space company
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is the latest to join the likes of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson in the privatization of space with his new company, Privateer Space.