No, this isn’t a design from SpaceX—but given Elon Musk‘s ambitions when it comes to interstellar travel, it wouldn’t be surprising to learn he’s got something like Charlie Automotive’s CYBER6 v2 concept on the drawing board. Continue reading SPACEX CYBERTRUCK CONCEPT PUTS TESLA ON THE MOON
Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has become the first private company to take humans into space, they’re breaking down the high-tech spacesuits worn by astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on the Falcon-9-powered Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. Continue reading SPACEX EXPLAINS HOW DRAGON SPACESUITS WORK IN NEW VIDEO
While we haven’t seen the Starship fly yet — SpaceX just got done with its test firings and short “hops” back in April — we might not have to wait that long for its first commercial flight. According to SpaceX VP of commercial sales Jonathan Hofeller, the company is hoping to send it to space for its first commercial mission in 2021. He revealed at an event in Indonesia that SpaceX is already in discussions with three different customers for that flight, all telecom companies likely looking to send satellites to orbit.
SpaceX delivered 64 satellites into orbit in one fell swoop for a record-setting mission.
You may remember that, as a publicity stunt, SpaceX propelled a red Tesla, driven by a dummy in a spacesuit named Starman with the words “DON’T PANIC” written on the control panel, into space using its Falcon Heavy rocket. That car is now a permanent advertisement on the NASA HORIZONS directory of solar system bodies.
HALF A CENTURY ago, astronomers observed their first pulsar: a dead, distant, ludicrously dense star that emitted pulses of radiation with remarkable regularity. So consistent was the object’s signal that astronomers jokingly nicknamed it LGM-1, short for “little green men.”