The private spaceflight company SpaceX aims to make a fully reusable spacecraft.
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.
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific to cap off a landmark cargo delivery mission.
The Dragon capsule is packed with nearly 500 vials of astronaut blood and urine, for science of course.
SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, and Boeing are each making progress toward launching people on private spacecraft.
Skywatchers can see the private spacecraft chase down the International Space Station over the next few nights.
SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket and first commercial Dragon cargo flight to the space station Sunday (Oct. 7).
The space debris may mean it takes SpaceX's private Dragon space capsule longer to reach the station.
California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a bill Friday (Sept. 21) to limit liability for private spaceflight companies.