Will Mars declare independence from Earth?

If China or the US colonized Mars, would its inhabitants eventually declare independence from Earth?

SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean

The privately owned SpaceX Dragon fired its engines for the last time Tuesday at 11:42 a.m. EDT - sending it through the Earth’s atmosphere for a spectacular splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 12:34 p.m.

Grasshopper spacecraft makes record hop

SpaceX’s reusable Grasshopper spacecraft has managed to hop more than 24 stories into the air, hover and then land safely.

NASA administrator warns of tough times ahead

As NASA's SpaceX Dragon spacecraft docks with the ISS, its head, Charles Bolden, has warned that recent political events could impact the agency's mission.

SpaceX completes first commercial cargo mission

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft has made it safely back to Earth, completing the first ever commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station.

Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station



The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) earlier this morning.

SpaceX preps for International Space Station resupply mission

NASA and SpaceX plan to launch a cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 7, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


How to colonize Mars by 2023



A Dutch company known as "Mars One" is hoping to begin colonization of the Red Planet by 2023.

SpaceX preps crewed Dragon ship

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently completed a critical design review of its versatile (crewed) Dragon spacecraft.

SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Pacific Ocean

Crew members of Expedition 31 aboard the International Space Station (ISS) unberthed the SpaceX Dragon capsule from the orbiting complex’s Harmony module early this morning.

SpaceX to try again after aborted launch

SpaceX was forced to abort the launch of its Falcon 9 mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, just half a second before liftoff.

SpaceX ISS mission set to launch this month

NASA has confirmed an April 30 launch date for SpaceX's Dragon spaceship, the first private resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Date set for first private flight to ISS

The first docking of a commercial spaceship with the International Space Station could take place as early as next May.

Research continues apace on international space station



NASA says the pace of research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is accelerating - even though the shuttles used to build it were recently retired. 



New SpaceX rocket engine fired up

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully test fired its new engine, SuperDraco.

SpaceX wants to colonize planets

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes the human race should aspire to colonize the solar system, rather than just making do with inhabiting planet Earth.

SpaceX preps for space station cargo run


NASA may have retired its shuttles, but SpaceX has confirmed plans to launch a second test capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on November 30th.

SpaceX announces world's biggest rocket

SpaceX has announced what's to be the world's largest rocket, the Falcon Heavy, set to launch as soon as the end of next year.

Private firm could put a robot on the moon next year

Private space company Astrobotic Technology says it's signed a contract with SpaceX to launch a robotic payload to the moon as soon as December next year.

SpaceX test flight goes without a hitch

A day later than planned, the first test flight and re-entry of a commercial spaceship has been completed successfuly.