Wednesday Mar 5
Founders Fund Raises $1 Billion for New Venture-Capital Fund
Founders Fund Raises $1 Billion for New Venture-Capital Fund - Founders Fund, a backer of Facebook and Space Exploration Technologies, has closed $1 billion in new financing for a fifth fund, the firm announced on Wednesday.
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Wednesday Mar 5
Musk Makes Washington Push for Military Launch Market
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. , says competition in the U.S. military's satellite-launch program may save taxpayers more than $1 billion a year.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
US Air Force Certifies SpaceX's Debut Launch of Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. moved a step closer to being allowed to bid for U.S. national security launch contracts with the Air Force announcing that the Sept.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Elon Musk Lovefest
Add one part Elon Musk and one part great company idea equals outstanding investment.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
SpaceX closer to battling ULA for Air Force rocket contracts
SpaceX's launch of a Canadian weather satellite and university research satellites last fall will count toward Elon Musk's rocket startup being allowed to compete against Colorado-based United Launch Alliance for contracts to carry high-value military and intelligence payloads.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
SpaceX to test landing legs on next Falcon rocket
Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies plans to include landing legs on its next Falcon 9 rocket, a key step toward developing a reusable, lower-cost launcher, company officials said on Monday.
SpaceX Testing Landing Legs On Next Falcon9 Rocket
From the article: "Space Exploration Technologies is installing landing legs on its next Falcon 9 rocket , part of an ongoing quest to develop boosters that fly themselves back to the launch site for reuse.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
More SpaceX land purchases point toward a Texas space port
"SpaceX already may have landed on "Mars." Amid anticipation that Cameron County could be selected as the location for the world's first private vertical launch site, SpaceX has developed a subdivision called "Mars Crossing."
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The National Space Society takes great pleasure in announcing that its 2014 Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award has been won by acclaimed space entrepreneur Elon Musk, the Chief Designer and CEO of SpaceX.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Well if you want a spaceport in Texas this is promising
In recent months there have been clear signals that SpaceX in likely to select a site near Brownsville to build a spaceport over other proposed sites in Florida and Georgia.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Met With Apple Executives: Report
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Inc., speaks during an interview at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin Texas, U.S., on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Billionaire Elon Musk gets states to compete to help finance SpaceX
In a glass-walled conference room at the California headquarters of Space Exploration Technologies, chief executive Elon Musk told Texas officials he was interested in building the world's first commercial rocket launchpad in their state - if the state could compete.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Air & Space
Is It Safe?
In a hulking industrial building next to Hawthorne Municipal Airport on the west side of Los Angeles, a machine called the Mazak AJV-60 fabricates what may well be the next rocket and capsule to carry people into space.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Billionaire Musk Gets States to Compete to Help Finance SpaceX
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk founded the company in 2002 to build and launch rockets to serve the International Space Station and shuttle tourists into space.
Sat Feb 08, 2014
NASA Media Accreditation Open For Next SpaceX Station Resupply Mission Launch
Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station.