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NASA chief asked Elon Musk to stop drinking and smoking pot

Elon Musk will have to lay off the booze and pot if he wants to continue doing work for NASA, the agency’s chief warned this week, while laying into the SpaceX founder for his recent erratic behavior. “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of

Elon Musk’s smoking video prompted NASA to investigate

NASA has launched a safety probe into SpaceX and Boeing, which are under $6.8 billion contracts to fly its astronauts to space, because Elon Musk sipped whiskey on the rocks and smoked pot — legally — on a podcast, according to a new report. Officials at the space agency will hold hundreds of “pretty invasive”

SpaceX’s Starman and Tesla Roadster now surpass Mars

Time flies when you’re cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster, huh? It’s hard to believe that it’s already been nearly nine months since SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket, sending a test payload into sun-centric orbit, but here we are. Now, the only passenger that took part in the adventure officially made his way past Mars,

SpaceX is Building a Market for Falcon Heavy

Two companies have signed deals to launch their satellites on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful space vehicle in operation today. ViaSat, which provides internet service from space, chose the Falcon Heavy to launch one of its next generation internet satellites between 2020 and 2022. Ovzon, a Finnish start-up that expects to deliver mobile broadband from orbit, hired SpaceX’s

SpaceX Moon Tourist Most Excited About Seeing Earth From Afar

SpaceX Moon Tourist Most Excited About Seeing Earth From Afar

If all goes as planned, Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and a SpaceX BFR spaceship full of artists will zip around the moon in 2023. That may be some years off, but Maezawa has already shared what he’s most excited about, and it’s not the moon itself. “Personally, seeing the round earth would be more exciting than

Elon Musk Gives an Update on When a Mars Colony Could be Built

Elon Musk is well-known for his ability to create a media sensation. Scarcely a week goes by that the founder of SpaceX and Tesla doesn’t have an announcement or update to make – often via his social media outlet of choice, twitter. And as a major figure in the NewSpace industry, anything he says is

How SpaceX’s huge ‘BFR’ Spaceship for Mars has changed

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SpaceX’s Mars-colonizing Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceflight system just went through a growth spurt. The reusable rocket-spaceship duo will stand 387 feet (118 meters) tall at launch, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday (Sept. 17) during a webcast event at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. That’s 11 percent taller than the previous design iteration, which