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SpaceX rocket explodes. ('Rockets are tricky,' says Elon Musk)

After a malfunction during a test flight, a Falcon 9 Reusable rocket built by Musk's firm explodes over McGregor, Texas.

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SpaceX's Elon Musk hopes to put humans on Mars in 10 years

The founder of the private space transport company gives a short timeline for the possibility of firing up a self-sustaining city on the Red Planet.

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PHOTO DATE: 31 July 2012
LOCATION: Bldg. 7, SSATA Chamber
SUBJECT: Expedition 33/34 Canadian astronaut and crew member Chris Hadfield during SSATA EMU training and certification - Dry Run. TD: Cristina Anchondo and Joel Maganza. STB-ST-963
PHOTOGRAPHER: Mark Sowa

Astronaut: Musk's capsule a good addition to Soyuz (Q&A)

Space Shuttler and social-media star Chris Hadfield praises SpaceX's Dragon but says the NASA-Russia bond remains strong.

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SpaceX, Mario show off new rides

SpaceX unveils new spacecraft technology in the Dragon V2, Mario now drives a Mercedes, and TwoDots takes connecting dots to new levels.

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SpaceX, Mario show off new rides

SpaceX unveils new spacecraft technology in the Dragon V2, Mario now drives a Mercedes, and TwoDots takes connecting dots to new levels.

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Tech Retrospect: Apple's new Beats and Google's new autonomous ride

Apple made a big acquisition this week. Could Beats possibly be worth $3B? Also, a new driverless car from Google, a new superphone from LG, and mankind's latest great hope for space travel from SpaceX.

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SpaceX Dragon V2 spacecraft unveiled by Elon Musk (pictures)

Elon Musk has just unveiled the second-generation Dragon space capsule, the V2. It seats seven comfortably and could be flying soon.

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SpaceX unveils Dragon V2, its first manned spacecraft

One of the new spacecraft's advantages is its ability to be reused after a soft landing and its propellants are reloaded, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says.

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At Spaceport America, Jetsons dreams get ready to fly

Rocket nuts have been waiting for years for the era of space tourism to begin. Here's where it might just get off the ground.

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Behind the scenes at Spaceport America (pictures)

CNET gets an up close and personal look at the futuristic home of Virgin Galactic's commercial spaceflight operations.

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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying crucial cargo to ISS

After numerous delays, the space transport company sends its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft into orbit to carry cargo to the International Space Station. Next up: get that rocket back.

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Google Lunar XPrize competition enters milestone phase

There's $30 million available to 18 teams vying to be the first nongovernment entity to land a rover on the moon. Five of those teams are eligible for a $6 million boost this summer.

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