Elon Musk mocks President Biden after SpaceX completes first all-civilian mission

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk poses with the crew before launch on September 15, 2021. John Kraus / Inspiration4 After SpaceX completed a historic, private spaceflight on Saturday, CEO Elon Musk took a pot shot at President Joe Biden who had yet to remark on the company’s and the civilian flight crew’s accomplishments. One of Musk’s … Read more

Top talent departs Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin as NASA lander fight escalates

Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images Jeff Bezos flew to space late last month, but his company has lost top talent since the billionaire space founder came … Read more

Government denies Bezos’ protest of NASA awarding lunar lander contract to Musk’s SpaceX

Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday denied protests from companies affiliated with Jeff Bezos that NASA wrongly awarded a lucrative … Read more

The Pentagon wants to use private rockets like SpaceX’s Starship to deliver cargo around the world

Starship prototype SN10 fires its three Raptor engines as it comes in for the landing. SpaceX The U.S. Air Force said Friday is expanding a small development program that wants to leverage reusable rockets, like those SpaceX is building, to deliver cargo quickly to anywhere in the world. Called Rocket Cargo, the experimental military program … Read more

SpaceX reportedly beats Bezos’ Blue Origin in NASA contest to build astronaut lunar lander

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk raises his arms in celebration beneath a Starship rocket prototype under construction in Boca Chica, Texas. Steve Jurvetson on flickr Elon Musk’s SpaceX beat out teams led by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Leidos subsidiary Dynetics to win a nearly $3 billion contract to build NASA’s next crewed lunar lander, The … Read more