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Elon Musk and SpaceX are really all about getting to Mars, says investor

While the company and its CEO pay lip service to reaching the Red Planet, how high a priority can it be, really? Pretty high, according to what CNET contributor Eric Mack heard from one investor.

By October 19, 2015


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes minutes after launch

An unmanned rocket carrying 4,000 pounds of cargo to resupply the International Space Station suffered launch failure.

By June 28, 2015


SpaceX fires up design contest for Hyperloop passenger pods

The space transport company of billionaire Elon Musk is finally throwing itself into the development of the futuristic tech for terrestrial travel.

By June 15, 2015


SpaceX test-fires modern escape system for Dragon astronauts

The private space-exploration company's passenger capsule roars away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday in a test of its system for boosting a crew to safety in an emergency.

By May 6, 2015


Watch second SpaceX landing attempt also end in explosion

Early video showed a relatively soft landing for the Falcon 9 rocket before it reportedly tipped over. But that second landing was not so soft, a new video shows.

By April 16, 2015


Play that funky music, second missed SpaceX landing

For the second time, SpaceX didn't quite manage to land a Falcon 9 rocket after it visited the ISS Tuesday, but the effort did yield a cool Vine and super-geeky satirical music video.

By April 15, 2015


Google Lunar XPrize teams partner for a 2016 SpaceX moonshot

Teams Hakuto and Astrobotic have agreed to a partnership that will see them hitching a ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. If all goes well, they could be on the moon before the end of 2016.

By February 23, 2015


Bezos' Blue Origin rocket landing makes history and a commercial at same time

For the first time, a rocket has touched the edge of space and then successfully landed back on Earth in one piece. It all makes for one heck of an advertisement.

By November 24, 2015


SpaceX getting ready for weather satellite launch

In addition to launching a weather station into space, the private space-exploration company will once again attempt to land the launch rocket on a barge.

By February 9, 2015


SpaceX presents a rockin' vision of recyclable space travel

SpaceX wants to make space exploration cheaper by reusing its rockets. See how it plans to do it, set to a thumpin' soundtrack.

By January 29, 2015