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Elon Musk: ‘I’d like to Die on Mars, Just Not on Impact’

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plan for “bold moves by private enterprise” to colonize Mars, beginning in 2022, at his keynote speech this week for the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.


SpaceX Explosion Threatens Private Takeover of Space

An explosion Thursday in Cape Canaveral during a routine static test-fire of the nine Merlin 1D engines that power the first stage of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is the company’s second catastrophic failure in the last two years, and puts at risk the expected private sector takeover of space flight.

Elon Musk SpaceX (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Space Boom: Reusable SpaceX Rocket Cuts Launch Costs by 1/3

By cutting future commercial space flight costs by a third with their successful landing of a spent first-stage vehicle on a barge in the Atlantic, SpaceX just ignited an economic space boom that will be the defining feature of the

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SpaceX Tries Again–and Almost Does It

Elon Musk and SpaceX did it again–almost. It landed its Falcon 9 rocket booster on a floating drone ship in the ocean. However, the booster landed too hard and broke a landing leg.

SpaceX drone ship (SpaceX / Twitter)

Elon Musk, SpaceX Launch Era of Space Militarization

The December 21 reusable recovery of a SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has improved the economics of commercial activity in space, but it has fundamentally changed the military balance of power and, perhaps inadvertently, launched the era of space militarization.

Elon Musk (Scott Olson / Getty)

WATCH: SpaceX Rocket Explodes after Missing Landing

SpaceX founder Elon Musk posted a video to Twitter Friday showing his company’s Falcon 9 rocket crashing in a fiery explosion on a barge in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket had just returned from making a delivery