China moon mission's next task: Getting samples back to earth

2019-01-16 13:23

After becoming the first country in the world to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, China is planning four more missions to get samples back before studying the feasibility of a lunar research base.

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

2018-12-08 22:27

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station

First SpaceX mission with astronauts set for June 2019 - NASA

2018-10-06 07:14

NASA has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019.

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveller

2018-09-18 11:01

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along.

WATCH: SpaceX puts spacecraft and first crew on display

2018-08-14 21:27

Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX displays its spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, as well as the NASA astronauts that will serve as its first crew members.

The rockets that are pushing the boundaries of space travel

2018-06-27 13:45

A rocket owned by the US company SpaceX will blast off from Florida carrying two and a half tons of gear from NASA, only to dock three days later and 400km above Earth at the International Space Station.

SpaceX launches cargo to space station using recycled rocket, spaceship

2018-04-03 20:05

SpaceX blasted off a load of supplies for the International Space Station aboard a rocket and a cargo ship that have both flown before, marking the second such flight for the California-based company.

SpaceX carries out 50th launch of Falcon 9 rocket

2018-03-06 22:30

SpaceX carried out the 50th launch of its signature Falcon 9 rocket, a swift ascent to a milestone which many aerospace giants take far longer to attain.

A teenage Elon Musk once casually sold his father's emeralds to Tiffany & Co. while his dad was sleeping

2018-02-22 14:48

Elon Musk once sold a family emerald to Tiffany & Co for $800. Then he learned a painful lesson in capitalism.

'I'm still trying to absorb this' - Elon Musk after historic SpaceX car launch

President Jacob Zuma has been making headlines internationally this week, but there’s another South African we need to talk about …

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WATCH: SpaceX launches first national security mission

2018-12-31 11:37

The Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, which is carrying a US military navigation satellite, blasts off, marking the space transportation company's first national security space mission for the US.

Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk

2018-10-09 17:22

The Japanese online retail tycoon who plans to travel to the moon on the SpaceX rocket says he respects and trusts Elon Musk as a fellow entrepreneur, despite his recent troubles.

Meet the billionaire dreamer taking Musk's rocket to the moon

2018-09-18 14:11

In a country known for conformity, Yusaku Maezawa has always sought to stand out.

Musk scores a much-needed win with successful SpaceX launch

2018-09-10 23:18

Space Exploration Technologies has launched a commercial satellite for Telesat from Florida, marking the rocket company’s 16th mission of 2018.

'Flying brain' blasts off on cargo ship toward space station

2018-06-30 16:30

A ball-shaped artificial intelligence robot nicknamed the "flying brain" because it is trained to follow and interact with a German astronaut, blasted off toward the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship.

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

2018-04-19 12:17

NASA blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337m satellite that aims to scan 85% of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.

SpaceX's broadband-from-space plan gets final US nod

2018-04-02 08:00

Elon Musk’s SpaceX won approval from the US Federal Communications Commission to offer broadband service from space, using a constellation of 4 425 satellites racing around the Earth in low orbits.

Elon Musk has had trouble with his rockets – but at least he didn't kill a bunch of chickens like his dad

2018-03-01 07:41

Errol Musk's childhood experiments with records had a fowl body count.

What's next for SpaceX?

2018-02-14 19:17

In successfully sending the world's most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble.

SpaceX rocket fuels thaw in chilly Musk-Trump relationship

2018-02-07 19:03

Elon Musk’s rocky rapport with President Donald Trump appears to be on the mend, and it only took 5 million pounds of thrust to patch things up.

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