Tag: SpaceX

Tourists Visiting the Dark Side of the Moon

Elon Musk and SpaceX don’t have a reputation of taking small steps. For the private space company, bigger is better. The next big step? Musk plans to send two private passengers on a one week […]

The New Space Race: Elon Musk Will Beat Everyone to Mars

A few weeks ago, Elon Musk announced his ambitious plan to have SpaceX send an unmanned Red Dragon capsule to Mars in 2018. Yesterday, he upped the ante, saying that he anticipates sending the first […]

SpaceX to Mars in 2018!

Yesterday, SpaceX announced plans to send an unmanned capsule to Mars – in 2018! Company CEO Elon Musk has long had a vision of establishing a permanent manned presence on the Red Planet and this planned […]

A Good Week for Landing Rockets

On Saturday private launch vehicle company Blue Origin launched its New Shepard rocket and capsule. The capsule released from the main rocket and reached an apogee of 64.2 miles before safely parachuting back to Earth. The […]

Inflatable Space Station Module Nears Launch

A few months ago I wrote a post on Bigelow Aerospace’s B330 inflatable space module, and how the technology could facilitate trips to Mars. Inflatable modules offer more space for less launch weight than rigid […]