SpaceX's famous "Starman" dummy onboard the inaugural Falcon Heavy launch is about to have some competition — from a new dummy, named Ripley, strapped into the company's first Crew Dragon capsule.
Entrepreneur and business magnate, Elon Musk is the CEO and founder of the aerospace company SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors. He also hopes to change the world, advancing private spaceflight with the aim of landing humans on other planets like Mars, and developing a new tube-transport system called the Hyperloop. Live Science will keep you up on Musk’s latest ideas and developments so you can keep your two feet on Earth while looking up at the stars.
An Israeli moon lander just took to the skies, but we'll all have to wait nearly two months for its historic touchdown try.
After traveling more than 470 million miles (760 million kilometers) around the sun, Starman and his cherry-red Tesla Roadster have exceeded the car's warranty 10,000 times over.
This past year, engineers launched many oddities into space, including a Tesla Roadster, a gold-plated canopic jar and a cosmic disco ball.
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft lifted off into clear blue skies today (Dec. 5), but its first stage spiraled down in a failed landing.
SpaceX's next cargo launch to the International Space Station has been pushed back to Wednesday (Dec. 5) due to a rodent problem.
The latest mystery mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has now passed the 400-day mark.
Smoke billowed around a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday, Oct. 2, as it briefly fired its engines during a preflight test from SLC-4E at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
SpaceX will attempt to launch and land a rocket on the West Coast Sunday, and the USAF wants Californians to know in advance so they won't worry.
There won't be any people on the first two iSpace landers. But the company said its long term goal is human exploration of the lunar surface.
Twelve people have walked on the moon, and Elon Musk won't add any Japanese billionaires to that number anytime soon.
Yusaku Maezawa, founder of clothing company ZoZo, will be the first space tourist to travel around the moon, private spaceflight company SpaceX announced tonight (Sept. 17).
We have learned that there could be life beneath Mars’ surface and that it may be impossible to terraform its surface.