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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' gives a shout out to SpaceX with a nerdy easter egg

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' gives a shout out to SpaceX with a nerdy easter egg Polygon first noticed a model of a SpaceX rocket sitting on a shelf in the main character's living quarters in Mass Effect: Andromeda, a fun little Easter egg for any fans of Elon Musk's private spacecraft company SpaceX.In the early 21st century, a private company called SpaceX pioneered efforts in sustainable space travel by developing a reusable launch system.

SpaceX's latest satellite mission may be its last non-reusable launch

SpaceX's latest satellite mission may be its last non-reusable launch Because of the difficulty in launching this satellite, SpaceX didn’t try to recover the first stage.It takes a lot of power to push a large payload up there, which left the Falcon 9 without enough fuel to land.

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now DSCOVR, the jointly NASA- and NOAA-operated climate satellite, was launched by a SpaceX rocket in 2015.In other rocket news, SpaceX managed to launch their rocket, after a two-day delay because of high winds.

SpaceX set to actually reuse one of its reusable rockets

SpaceX set to actually reuse one of its reusable rockets The rocket prepped for flight is the second one recovered (the first came down on land, which is far easier).Not only that, it was the very first rocket that was successfully landed on the drone ship.

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space Next week SpaceX is going to reuse its first reusable rocket, launching it from their new digs at Pad 39A.It was used in April 2016 to complete its first resupply mission of the International Space Station (including delivery of the Bigelow expandable habitat).

Elon Musk just launched a company to merge your brain with computers

Elon Musk just launched a company to merge your brain with computers As if we needed more proof that Tony Stark, we mean, Lex Luthor, we mean Elon Musk, is really worried about robot overlords., which will work to merge the human brain with computers through "neural lace" technology, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

What we know about Elon Musk’s plan to go full super villain and play with your brain

What we know about Elon Musk’s plan to go full super villain and play with your brain This is Musk's latest technological frontier.Through Neuralink, Musk plans to merge humans and machines through a technology called neural lace.

SpaceX's launch today could revolutionize the industry: Watch it live

SpaceX's launch today could revolutionize the industry: Watch it live The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company will try to relaunch (and hopefully re-land) a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket booster on its second mission to deliver a satellite to orbit.In the time since that launch and landing, SpaceX has refurbished the rocket stage, testing it out and getting it ready to fly again.

SpaceX launches and lands the same rocket for the 2nd time

SpaceX launches and lands the same rocket for the 2nd time For the first time in its history, the Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company has relaunched a previously flown Falcon 9 booster.This rocket, which flew a payload to orbit in April 2016 for its first flight, launched at 6:37 p.

SpaceX enters history books with successful launch and landing of a used rocket

SpaceX enters history books with successful launch and landing of a used rocket It was one giant leap for SpaceX on Thursday evening when it successfully completed the first reflight — and landing — of an orbital class rocket.Following the historic landing, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he was “incredibly proud of the SpaceX team for achieving this milestone in space,” adding, “Next goal is reflight within 24 hours.

SpaceX Makes History… Y'know, Again

SpaceX Makes History… Y'know, Again Last night, SpaceX did something that, until now, no one has ever done — put a reused rocket into orbit and then land it vertically.CEO Elon Musk has believed for years that by reusing and recycling tech and parts, we can bring the cost of space flight down dramatically.

Far out: tidings from beyond the rim, and a historic first for reusable rockets, this week in space

Far out: tidings from beyond the rim, and a historic first for reusable rockets, this week in space This achievement was the first time we’ve ever managed to launch, land, refurbish, and re-use a rocket for a second launch.Also, there’s a new hypothesis that proposes a relationship between gravity, dark matter, and black holes.

MashTalk: Samsung's Galaxy S8 is here, but does it live up to all the hype?

MashTalk: Samsung's Galaxy S8 is here, but does it live up to all the hype? After months of daily leaks, Samsung finally announced its next flagship Android phones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+.Do the new phones live up to their hype and can they restore confidence in Samsung after the disastrous Galaxy Note 7?

Elon Musk's rant on aliens and chemtrails is your April Fools' Day science treat

Elon Musk's rant on aliens and chemtrails is your April Fools' Day science treat Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk may not be the best comedian among tech moguls, but he's pretty good at making fun of himself.That's why it surprised no one on Saturday when he tweeted out a couple of April Fools' Day space travel rants that included one of his favorite topics: alien life!

Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't riding SpaceX to Mars until Elon Musk answers this challenge

Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't riding SpaceX to Mars until Elon Musk answers this challenge Neil deGrasse Tyson, the ever-witty astrophysicist who delivers the truth about space and science to the masses, held a Reddit AMA on Sunday, and it included a playful challenge to SpaceX founder Elon Musk.When asked about SpaceX's recent Falcon 9 mission and whether he'd ever consider making a trip to Mars via SpaceX, Tyson kept it far realer than many might have expected.

Watch the exact moment SpaceX made history by landing a reused rocket

Watch the exact moment SpaceX made history by landing a reused rocket We already know that Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched and landed a reused rocket, the first time in history that's been done, and we know — to paraphrase Joe Biden — it's a big freaking deal.Now, you can re-watch every second of the groundbreaking landing — from three different camera angles — courtesy of this video that SpaceX posted on its Instagram late Tuesday night.

SpaceVR, SpaceX to launch VR camera into space, bringing the astronaut experience to all

SpaceVR, SpaceX to launch VR camera into space, bringing the astronaut experience to all During a meeting in Los Angeles, SpaceVR's CEO, Ryan Holmes, allowed me hold his space baby, a large thermos-sized device that houses eight cameras (four cameras on each end).But getting to hitch a ride with SpaceX takes a good deal of cash, more than the company's initial Kickstarter could possibly raise (that campaign ultimately raised just over $100,000).

Second SpaceX Hyperloop Competition To Focus On Speed

Second SpaceX Hyperloop Competition To Focus On Speed Elon Musk’s aerospace firm last week announced its second Hyperloop Pod Competition, scheduled for Aug.“Based on the high-quality submissions and overwhelming enthusiasm surrounding the first competition, SpaceX has moved forward with Hyperloop Pod Competition II,” the company said in a recent announcement.

Awe-inspiring photos of Earth remind us just what's at stake

Awe-inspiring photos of Earth remind us just what's at stake But space agencies and companies took a different approach, choosing to celebrate our Earth from up above.That mission's iconic "Earthrise" images show our planet peeking out from beyond the Moon's surface as the first crewed spacecraft circumnavigated the Moon.

Help, we're worried about Elon Musk's Instagram

Help, we're worried about Elon Musk's Instagram Scroll through his photos and you'll see lots of pictures of rockets, and lots of pictures of cars.It just startled some Muskites because it so wasn't Elon Musk.