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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.

Elon Musk says we're only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars

Elon Musk says we're only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars Multi-company tech mogul Elon Musk recently laid out plans for his traffic-defeating Boring company during a talk at the TED conference, but now, we finally have the full video of his appearance.Answering a question regarding how long it will be before we can hop in our self-driving car, give it directions, and then take a nap until we've reached out destination, Musk says he thinks we're about two years away.

SpaceX makes launching a secret satellite and landing a rocket booster look easy

SpaceX makes launching a secret satellite and landing a rocket booster look easy A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took flight into a partly cloudy sky from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday at 7:15 a.spy agency to orbit before turning around and heading back to Earth for a picture perfect daylight landing at the Cape.

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth after launching a secret payload for the U.The landing — back on solid ground at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida — looked surreal against the backdrop of a clear blue sky just after sunrise.

SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite, Streams Full Falcon 9 Landing

SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite, Streams Full Falcon 9 Landing The company has just completed its first launch for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is part of the Department of Defense.The NRO is responsible for launching shadowy spy satellites, like NROL-76 that was just deployed by SpaceX.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Top-Secret Spy Satellite

SpaceX Successfully Launches Top-Secret Spy Satellite But don’t expect any details about the national security payload—a contract with the Department of Defense’s National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).“Thanks to the SpaceX team for the great ride, and for the terrific teamwork and commitment they demonstrated throughout,” Betty Sapp, director of the National Reconnaissance Office, said in a statement.

SpaceX will launch its internet-beaming satellites into orbit in 2019

SpaceX will launch its internet-beaming satellites into orbit in 2019 The payloads on some of SpaceX's 2019 rocket launches will be its own satellites.The company plans to have the first prototype of the satellite in space by the end of this year, with the first fully-operational units hitting orbit as part of a 2019 launch campaign.

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet Starting in 2019, SpaceX plans to launch thousands of satellites into low-Earth orbit.Together, the armada network hubs will blanket the planet in cheap, fast, low-latency satellite internet.

Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space

Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space Next up for the Falcon 9 is a May 15 mission to put an Inmarsat communications satellite in orbit.At the end of the month, SpaceX is also slated to send a CRS Dragon to the International Space Station.

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core The rocket has been inching closer to completion ever since, and now SpaceX has successfully tested the Falcon heavy’s core rocket module in a so-called static fire test.The Falcon Heavy will essentially be three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together.

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets com, Aldrin remarked that “We must retire the ISS as soon as possible…We simply cannot afford $3.Now SpaceX has successfully tested the rocket module at the core of the upcoming Falcon Heavy as well.

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B We won’t know if Proxima b is habitable until we can get some sharp telescopes pointed straight at it, which doesn’t happen until next year.A team of scientists based in the UK has been running models to see what they can tease out of the data we currently have on Proxima b, and they’ve got optimistic results.