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Billionaire Richard Branson Invests Heavily in the Hyperloop

Richard Branson is an English business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. Mr. Branson is the seventh-wealthiest British billionaire by net worth. On Thursday the billionaire placed another bet on the future with an investment in Hyperloop One, which is developing super high-speed transportation systems. Richard Branson’s Virgin Group to take ...

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SpaceX: BFR Will go from any city to any other city on Earth in under an hour

BFR ITS SpaceX mars vehicle

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday that his company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) is capable of taking people from any city on the planet to any other city on Earth in less than an hour. In this PR video, SpaceX shows travelers going from New York to Shanghai in just 39 minutes (not counting the ferry ride.) SpaceX’s Falcon 9 ...

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Sometimes Saving Money Is Rocket Science

It’s ironic Elon Musk, one of America’s premier subsidy farmers, is also a perfect example of the difference between the private sector approach to cost and the government’s. Musk differs from earlier entrepreneurs like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford who became wealthy by building a better mousetrap. Musk became wealthy by harvesting government subsidies. The LA Times ran the numbers ...

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WATCH: Elon Musk Unveils Detailed Plan for SpaceX to Colonize Mars

SpaceX Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer Elon Musk will discuss the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars.

On Tuesday, Billionaire Tech Entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his plan to colonize Mars. What will people think of his strategy to expand humanities territory to the red planet? “I think it’s going to sound pretty crazy, so it should at least be entertaining.” Entertaining, crazy or awesome .. you decide:

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes with Facebook satellite on board [video of event]

Thursday morning at 9:07am two tech giants took a hit when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad while carrying a satellite for Facebook. Tesla’s Elon Musk owns SpaceX and was set to launch on Saturday carrying a Facebook satellite intended to give internet access to Africa. This kind of changed things: The exact cause is not yet know ...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 to deliver another payload to space

spacex falcon 9 on pad

SpaceX is putting yet another satellite into orbit in just a few hours according to Spacex.com: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver JCSAT-14, a commercial communications satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). SKY Perfect JSAT is a leading satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region and provides high-quality satellite communications to its customers using its ...

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SpaceX Flight Ends in Catastrophe [again]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched another rocket and the mission ended just as the previous two barge-landings had – in a fireball. Falcon lands on droneship, but the lockout collet doesn't latch on one the four legs, causing it to tip over post landing. Root cause may have been ice buildup due to condensation from heavy fog at liftoff. A video ...

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