A billionaire's grand artistic gesture appears to be the financial catalyst for development of SpaceX's mega rocket towards the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
SpaceX will ferry a private citizen to lunar orbit, returning humans to the Moon for the first time since 1972
While NASA carefully measures how to fit manned Mars exploration into current budgets, SpaceX reaffirms their goal of humans on Mars within a decade
SpaceX is making strides in developing its next-generation launcher while exploring the boundaries of reusability with Falcon 9.
This carbon fiber mandrel will be used to build the first prototype flying sometime next year.