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.
Getting humans to Mars is a tough challenge, but making it a place humans want to stay will be even harder.
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.
Fairings and Space Stations fall from the sky, while the NOAA prevents anyone from watching, this week on SPEXcast.
Does it really make sense to solve Earth's problems first before reaching out into the cosmos?
Engineering space to be useful to humans is hard work. This week SPEXcast looks at GOES-S, StarLink demo sats, Ariane V's anomaly, and JWST overruns.