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SpaceX rocket blasts into orbit with 2 American astronauts

'Look up and see a bright, shining moment of hope at what the future looks like'

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. NASA’s Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken rode skyward aboard a sleek, white-and-black, bullet-shaped Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, lifting off at 3:22 p.m. from the same launch pad used to send

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Elon Musk says Starship's first flight could happen in six months

And it also houses lots of Tesla-branded batteries

Musk showed a crowd of space enthusiasts and reporters at SpaceX’s rocket development site late on Saturday in the remote village of Boca Chica, Texas, animations of Starship landing on the moon and Mars and predicted that the rocket's first orbital flight could come in the next six months, followed by missions to space with humans aboard the next year. "This is basically the holy grail of space," Musk said, standing between a towering, newly assembled Starship rocket and Falcon 1

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Elon Musk is building his own Hyperloop

Musk has suddenly decided to reverse course and begin working on his own Hyperloop platform.

Op-Ed: Hyperloop Will Be Defeated By Greed And Big Business, Not Technology Limitations

The lower price tag and disruptive quality of Hyperloop will doom it

There are plenty of nay-sayers who are already shoveling dirt on Elon Musk's proposal that someone or some entity take up the design for a high-speed conveyance he is calling Hyperloop to create a 30-minute trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

SpaceX Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Rises To New Heights, Lands Gracefully

SpaceX has taken another step towards privatized space travel by once again successfully launching and landing Grasshopper, a ten-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) reusable rocket. The rocket flew to a height of 1066 feet, more than 200 feet higher than previou

Video: Elon Musk chats it up on The Colbert Report

Elon Musk on The Colbert Report – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Video: Elon Musk chats it up on Colbert Report

Elon Musk on The Colbert Report – Click above to watch the video after the break

What worries me about Tesla Motors' Elon Musk talking about space

One of the worries I have about Tesla Motors and the tremendous hype surrounding the upcoming Tesla Roadster – a legitimately tremendous vehicle – is that the realities of the company's offerings won't be as cool or as dramatic as the visions we've all read about and salivated over for the last five months. In that time, I have heard criticism about the EV start-up that says the guys in charge aren't totally committed to anything beyond the Roadster, even though Elon Musk and Martin