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Elon Musk to Turn James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Into a Tesla Transformer

Remember the James Bond submarine car thing that went up for auction a few weeks back? It turns out it was bought by multi-billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, he of Tesla / PayPal/ Hyperloop fame. And he's got big plans for his new bath toy. Read More >>

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Watch the SpaceX Grasshopper Reach a New Record-Setting Height

In the past few months SpaceX's Grasshopper has done test runs that included jaunts to 250 and 325 metres above ground. The rocket has been regularly sticking its landings and has even done some side-to-side manoeuvring. And now the Grasshopper has taken its biggest hop yet to 744 metres. Pretty slick. Read More >>

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Here's the Iron Man UI Elon Musk Wants to Use to Build Rockets

Not too long ago, real-life Tony Stark Elon Musk was talking on Twitter about wanting to design rocket parts using something awfully like the 3D hologram interface we've seen in Iron Man. Well here it is — complete with Leap Motion. It's not quite there, but it's still freakin' awesome. Read More >>

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Watch the SpaceX Grasshopper Hop Into the Air and Fly Sideways

You've seen the SpaceX Grasshopper blast off, hover and land vertically. You've seen it fly higher than the Shard and land vertically. Now you can see this innovative little rocket zoom 250 metres into the air and fly 100m sideways. You know what it does next? It lands vertically. It's incredible to watch this thing in action. It almost looks like a cartoon or something. Read More >>

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SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Flies Higher than the Shard Now

SpaceX's reusable Grasshopper rocket is growing up. And up and up and up. It just set a new record for height, hovering at over 325 metres — higher than London's the Shard — and hovering there, before coming back down and landing on its launchpad safely. Read More >>

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Watch SpaceX's Grasshopper Break Its Record For Taking Off and Landing Vertically

Another day, another Johnny Cash-accompanied test of Elon Musk's SpaceX Grasshopper rocket — which is not to say this isn't exciting, because consistency is the name of the game for a commercial reusable rocket. Especially the Grasshopper, which can take off and land vertically. Read More >>

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SpaceX's Grasshopper Rocket Takes Off and Lands Vertically and Can Also Hover

There's no doubt that the future of this country's space exploration lies in the hands of the private sector. And Elon Musk's SpaceX is clearly at the forefront and the company's reusable rocket, the Grasshopper, is a sight to see. In a recent test, the Grasshopper vertically took off, ascended to roughly 12 stories, hovered for a bit and then landed safely. Read More >>

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Europe, It's On: SpaceX Says There's "No Way In Hell" Europe Can Compete With the Yanks

Gentlemen, start your engines. SpaceX's CEO, Elon Musk, has laid down the challenge; a verbal slap in the face, if you will. He's had the bare-faced cheek to insult Europe's Ariane 5 rocket, saying that the "Ariane 5 has no chance" in the increasingly crowded rocket market. Well, to me, that just sounds like a challenge. Read More >>

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Explore the Dragon Capsule's Interior in this Panorama

SpaceX has published this neat interactive panorama of the inside of its Dragon capsule, America's first private spacecraft. Read More >>

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Here Are the Companies That Will Get Us Back to Space

NASA may have shuttered its Space Shuttle program, but we knew that wasn't the end of manned American trips to space. Today, NASA shelled out 1.1 billion dollars to three private firms who have been working on spacecrafts of their own: Boeing, Sierra, and SpaceX. Read More >>

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Watch the Whole SpaceX Dragon Mission, From Launch, Docking and Splashdown In Just Over 2 Minutes

SpaceX made history with its Dragon spacecraft; the first ever commercial entity to dock with the International Space Station, and while you might have followed along live, here are the truly epic highlights in just 2:28 minutes. Read More >>

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The Starship Enterprise Was Properly Huge

Ever wondered how our real life spacecraft like the recently announced Excalibur Almaz, and the SpaceX Dragon size up against the most famous of sci-fi spaceships? They're puny, truly puny. Even NASA's venerable Space Shuttle looks like a bug on the windshield of Star Trek's Enterprise. Read More >>

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Will We Ever See a Scene Like This In Our Lifetime?

This is a SpaceX rocket today. This is the very near future of SpaceX. And, hopefully, the illustration above would be the very far future of the company, a time when ultra-heavy rockets would send extremely large cargo beyond Earth's orbit. Read More >>

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SpaceX Dragon Safely Splashes Down in the Pacific

Good news for those following the intrepid private commercial space explorers. After successfully docking with the ISS, delivering its payload, and being loaded up with a bunch of stuff to take back home -- Dragon has landed safe and sound back on planet Earth. Read More >>

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These Are the Reactions of an ISS Astronaut to SpaceX's Dragon

On Friday, history was made as SpaceX's Dragon docked with the International Space Station, marking the start of a future of privatised space exploration. Now, one of the astronauts aboard the ISS has shared his reactions to Dragon and posted them on his blog. Read More >>

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Read Exactly What Was Carried Inside SpaceX's History-Making Journey

We made a lot of hoopla over the recent SpaceX launch—and for good reason. A private company has done for the first time what previously took the efforts of enormous governments. It put cargo in space! But what exactly? Read More >>

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