SpaceX

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.

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Now, Elon Musk is selling Tesla-branded 'short shorts'

06 Jul 2020

Now, Elon Musk is selling Tesla-branded 'short shorts'

After selling fancy electric cars, setting up an underground rapid movement system, and renting rocket and space capsule to the American space agency for manned missions, the maverick Elon Musk is planning to sell — 'short shorts'.

NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

29 Jun 2020

NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

NASA is going back to the Moon, with the hopes of landing the first woman and the next man there by 2024.

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

18 Jun 2020

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

We all know the ambitions of Elon Musk's SpaceX.

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

31 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

This week, we saw plenty of developments in the tech world.

Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS

31 May 2020

Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS

In the wee hours of Sunday, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the historic #LaunchAmerica mission to the International Space Station.

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission

31 May 2020

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission

After canceling it on May 28 owing to bad weather, SpaceX has now successfully launched astronauts for NASA's historic #LaunchAmerica mission.

SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know

26 May 2020

SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know

On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to head up to the International Space Station as part of a crewed mission.

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

08 May 2020

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

'X Æ A-12 Musk': Story behind name of Musk's baby

06 May 2020

'X Æ A-12 Musk': Story behind name of Musk's baby

On Monday, Elon Musk welcomed his first child with singer Grimes.

Tom Cruise, Elon Musk to shoot movie in space: Report

05 May 2020

Tom Cruise, Elon Musk to shoot movie in space: Report

Tom Cruise is leaving the planet, but for a very good reason.

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

02 May 2020

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

By 2024, NASA hopes to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon.

Musk downplays coronavirus outbreak, draws flak from health experts

15 Mar 2020

Musk downplays coronavirus outbreak, draws flak from health experts

Elon Musk, the boss of SpaceX and Tesla, is drawing flak for downplaying the threat of COVID-19 - the deadly disease caused by the outbreak of coronavirus.

Elon Musk worries SpaceX won't reach Mars before he dies

10 Mar 2020

Elon Musk worries SpaceX won't reach Mars before he dies

After spending nearly two decades building and launching rockets, Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of SpaceX, has expressed concerns over his company's speed of progress.

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

07 Mar 2020

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.

SpaceX's precision parts manufacturer just got hacked

02 Mar 2020

SpaceX's precision parts manufacturer just got hacked

In a major shocker, Visser Precision, a custom parts manufacturer for some of the biggest space, auto, and defense contractors - including companies like SpaceX and Lockheed Martin, has been hit by a security breach.

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype implodes during test: Details here

02 Mar 2020

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype implodes during test: Details here

A prototype of SpaceX's highly-ambitious Starship appears to have imploded during an internal test at the company's test facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

Elon Musk says Facebook is 'lame' and should be deleted

11 Feb 2020

Elon Musk says Facebook is 'lame' and should be deleted

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has never been a fan of Facebook or its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Japanese billionaire cancels search for 'girlfriend' for trip to moon

31 Jan 2020

Japanese billionaire cancels search for 'girlfriend' for trip to moon

Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire who recently distributed millions on Twitter, has called off his public search for a girlfriend to take to the moon.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more

26 Jan 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more

This week, some major developments were noted in the tech space.

Musk plans to send 10-lakh humans to Mars by 2050

21 Jan 2020

Musk plans to send 10-lakh humans to Mars by 2050

We all are aware of Elon Musk's ambitious plan to use his company's 'Starship' to ferry humans to Mars, ultimately making them a multi-planetary species.

SpaceX's first-ever manned space mission happening soon, says Elon Musk

20 Jan 2020

SpaceX's first-ever manned space mission happening soon, says Elon Musk

Just recently, SpaceX demonstrated the capabilities of the launch escape system built into Crew Dragon, its dedicated spacecraft for manned flights.

Japanese billionaire looking for a girlfriend for Moon trip

13 Jan 2020

Japanese billionaire looking for a girlfriend for Moon trip

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who is SpaceX's first prospective customer for a round trip to the Moon, is looking for a girlfriend for his lunar voyage.

Billionaire giving away Rs. 64cr to random people: Here's why

09 Jan 2020

Billionaire giving away Rs. 64cr to random people: Here's why

Japan's famous art collector and billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has announced a plan to give away Rs. 64 crore to his Twitter followers.

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype will fly in 2-3 months

31 Dec 2019

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype will fly in 2-3 months

As the world continues to celebrate the holiday season, SpaceX is working hard to get the next prototype of its giant Mars rocket, Starship, ready.

You don't need college degree to join Tesla, says Musk

25 Dec 2019

You don't need college degree to join Tesla, says Musk

Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has tweeted out that people don't need a college degree to work with him.

Apple has a secret team working on satellites: Details here

21 Dec 2019

Apple has a secret team working on satellites: Details here

Along with iPhones, insanely expensive Macs, and a range of services, Apple is working on satellites too.

Elon Musk's SpaceX to send marijuana and coffee into space

16 Dec 2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX to send marijuana and coffee into space

Just recently, SpaceX employed its Dragon spacecraft and completed a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Soon, NASA will open space station for holidaying

28 Nov 2019

Soon, NASA will open space station for holidaying

After using Russia's Soyuz to fly astronauts to the International Space Station for years, NASA is inching closer to using home-built crafts, thanks to SpaceX and Boeing.

Here's how you can launch your own satellite

21 Nov 2019

Here's how you can launch your own satellite

If you're a space enthusiast or a person on a specific mission, say like Earth observation, launching your own miniature satellite or picosatellite would be on your to-do list.

SpaceX Starship prototype suffers anomaly, blows up partially in test

21 Nov 2019

SpaceX Starship prototype suffers anomaly, blows up partially in test

The 'Mk1' prototype of Elon Musk's highly-ambitious Starship rocket has blown up partially during a ground test conducted at the company's test site in Boca Chica, Texas.

Going offline: Elon Musk says he's disconnecting from Twitter

02 Nov 2019

Going offline: Elon Musk says he's disconnecting from Twitter

As far as his social media activities are concerned, Elon Musk seems perplexed, at best.

Elon Musk's Starship will fly humans next year

30 Sep 2019

Elon Musk's Starship will fly humans next year

On Saturday, SpaceX founder Elon Musk gave an update on the development of his company's next-generation spacecraft - the Starship.

SpaceX's humongous new Starship prototype seen in pictures

22 Sep 2019

SpaceX's humongous new Starship prototype seen in pictures

Elon Musk's vision to make humans a multi-planetary species is coming to fruition with the development of his humongous rocket - the Starship.

'Iron Man,' to 'Simpsons': Eight of Elon Musk's best cameos

07 Aug 2019

'Iron Man,' to 'Simpsons': Eight of Elon Musk's best cameos

Elon Musk is beyond introduction.

SpaceX launches UberPool-like servce for launching satellites

06 Aug 2019

SpaceX launches UberPool-like servce for launching satellites

Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched an UberPool-like ride-sharing program to make space more accessible.

Chandrayaan-2, India's historic Moon mission, launches successfully

22 Jul 2019

Chandrayaan-2, India's historic Moon mission, launches successfully

After a long wait, the Indian Space Research Organization has successfully launched Chandrayaan-2, a landmark mission aimed at delivering a lander, rover, orbiter to the Moon.

Chandrayaan-2 launch: How to watch India's historic Moon mission

14 Jul 2019

Chandrayaan-2 launch: How to watch India's historic Moon mission

In the early hours of July 15, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will embark on a historic journey.

Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch NASA's black hole spacecraft

10 Jul 2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch NASA's black hole spacecraft

Elon Musk's SpaceX has bagged the contract to launch Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), a groundbreaking mission for NASA.

Elon Musk's Starship will fly its first mission in 2021

30 Jun 2019

Elon Musk's Starship will fly its first mission in 2021

Elon Musk's super heavy Starship, which has been in development for months, will head on for its first space mission in 2021.

Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

26 Jun 2019

Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday pulled off the "toughest launch ever" of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket, but that's not what we are here to talk about.