caption Elon Musk and SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket is designed to be 16 stories tall, carry up to 100 people, and deliver 150 tons of cargo to Mars. source SpaceX; NASA; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Elon Musk plans to blast a tourist around the moon in a ship made by his rocket company, SpaceX. The private lunar mission is meant to demonstrate a new two-part launch system called Big Falcon Rocket, which is designed to eventually bring humans to Mars. Engineers are said to be building a prototype of the BFR’s spaceship primarily out of carbon-fiber composites. Exactly how SpaceX is building that spaceship isn’t publicly known, but industry experts have some guesses. Aerospace engineers, astronauts, and Musk himself have said the first missions to Mars are likely to be perilous. In December, a giant white tent appeared at the Port of Los Angeles. A routine permit suggested that SpaceX, the rocket company … [Read more...] about Elon Musk is building a spaceship that’s so ambitious, some experts call it ‘science fiction.’ Here’s what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.
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caption SpaceX’s first-ever Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket thunders toward space carrying the Bangabandhu-1 satellite on May 11, 2018. source SpaceX/YouTube SpaceX successfully launched its new Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket for the first time on Friday. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said it’s the most powerful, reliable, and reusable Falcon 9 yet – and the company’s final major revision of the rocket. The mission also landed a giant rocket booster, then deployed Bangabandhu-1, a satellite designed to bring internet, TV, and phone service to Bangladesh. You can rewatch SpaceX’s live broadcast of the Falcon 9 mission below. On Friday, Elon Musk and his rocket company, SpaceX, successfully launched the most advanced Falcon 9 rocket to date, called a Falcon 9 Block 5, then landed its giant booster on a ship at sea. The launch came after … [Read more...] about SpaceX successfully launched the final version of its Falcon 9 rocket — and Elon Musk says it’s ‘the most reliable ever built’
SpaceX led by South African billionaire Elon Musk sent Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket ever launched to space since Saturn V on February 13, 2017. The rocket delivered a Tesla Roadster into space with a dummy driver Starman onboard the car, and successfully descended back to Earth. But a group of conspiracy theorists who believe in the concept of 'flat earth' is not ready to believe the claims made by SpaceX, and they assure that the launch is nothing but a manipulated hoax.As per these theorists, the rocket after takeoff has ended up landing in the Atlantic Ocean. "It certainly is interesting to see the shift of focus in space programs from official government, organizations to privately-run organizations. Whether or not that's a good thing will, of course, vary with your political views, but the ultimate outcome isn't much different. After all, corporations are driven by profit, not the pursuit of knowledge or truth," wrote the flat earth society in a blog post.The flat earth … [Read more...] about Flat-earthers reveal Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is manipulated hoax
SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, plans to launch a Spanish satellite on Saturday with a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch is expected to also deploy two experimental communications satellites. The two satellites may test aspects of Starlink, a project to bathe Earth in high-speed internet access. The Starlink plan calls for nearly 12,000 interlinked satellites – many more than currently orbit Earth – but Musk and SpaceX have been relatively quiet about it. SpaceX, the rocket company founded by the entrepreneur Elon Musk, is keeping quiet about a plan to bathe the Earth in high-speed internet access. During a press briefing with Musk about the Falcon Heavy rocket launch last week, Business Insider asked about the project – informally known as Starlink, according to Geekwire – to no avail. “Off topic,” Musk said. “Today’s topic is Falcon Heavy.” However, … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s SpaceX is about to launch the first of 11,925 internet satellites — more than all spacecraft that orbit Earth today
SpaceX has launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket the company has ever built. The rocket lifted off Tuesday from a historic Apollo-era launchpad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where Business Insider is on the ground. Musk put his Tesla Roadster on top as a test payload. The car is bound for Mars orbit, but its upper-stage rocket first has to survive about six hours of punishing radiation. If deemed a full success, Falcon Heavy’s launch could disrupt the launch industry and help the US military, NASA, and commercial customers. This story is developing. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful launch system on Earth, roared into the sky on Tuesday afternoon atop a pillar of smoke. The rocket’s three reusable boosters lifted the vehicle skyward, sending Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s SpaceX just launched the most powerful rocket on Earth today