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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his space exploration company also owns the digital token -- and has no plans to sell it.(AFP)

Bitcoin jumps past $32,000 as Elon Musk says SpaceX owns token

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 01:06 AM IST
Elon Musk said that he personally owns Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin, while Tesla and SpaceX both exclusively own Bitcoin.
Daniel Metzler, CEO of Isar Aerospace, poses in Munich, southern Germany, on June 8, 2021. - If all goes according to plan, the startup Isar aerospace will send its first mini-rocket to the sky in less than a year. For the creators of this German nugget, who are barely 30 years old, nothing would have happened so quickly without the vitality of Munich as a hub of industrial innovation. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)(AFP)
Daniel Metzler, CEO of Isar Aerospace, poses in Munich, southern Germany, on June 8, 2021. - If all goes according to plan, the startup Isar aerospace will send its first mini-rocket to the sky in less than a year. For the creators of this German nugget, who are barely 30 years old, nothing would have happened so quickly without the vitality of Munich as a hub of industrial innovation. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)(AFP)

German rocket-launch startup pitches ‘small and fast taxi’ to space

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 07:32 AM IST
Munich-based Isar Aerospace wants to provide the 'small and fast taxi' using nimbler trips for space-faring ventures than those currently offered by the likes of Elon Musk’s SpaceX to circumvent the expense and delay of waiting for ride alongside bigger players on the existing rocket routes
Support teams work around the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft shortly after it landed with NASA astronauts.(AP)
Support teams work around the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft shortly after it landed with NASA astronauts.(AP)

ISS astronauts splash down off Florida on SpaceX craft

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 02:22 PM IST
  • The crew reported they were feeling well after their arrival back on Earth following a nearly six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, NASA said.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule, is launched carrying four astronauts on a Nasa commercial crew mission to the ISS.(Reuters)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule, is launched carrying four astronauts on a Nasa commercial crew mission to the ISS.(Reuters)

SpaceX launches 3rd crew in under year, fly on reused Falcon 9 rocket

AP | , Florida
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 03:38 PM IST
  • It was the first time SpaceX reused a capsule and rocket to launch astronauts for NASA, after years of proving the capability on station supply runs.
This undated photo made available by SpaceX in April 2021 shows the crew for its third astronaut launch to the International Space Station, during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, Calif. From the left are mission specialist Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, pilot Megan McArthur and commander Shane Kimbrough of Nasa, and mission specialist Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. (SpaceX via AP)
This undated photo made available by SpaceX in April 2021 shows the crew for its third astronaut launch to the International Space Station, during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, Calif. From the left are mission specialist Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, pilot Megan McArthur and commander Shane Kimbrough of Nasa, and mission specialist Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. (SpaceX via AP)

SpaceX gets Nasa nod to launch third manned mission of the year

AP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 07:26 AM IST
The Falcon rocket was used to launch the current station crew last November from Nasa's Kennedy Space Center. The Dragon capsule, dubbed Endeavour, also will be making a repeat performance; it carried two test pilots to the space station on SpaceX’s first crew flight last spring.
Approximately nine minutes after the liftoff, the rocket’s reusable first stage landed on SpaceX's ocean-faring droneship.(Twitter / @SpaceX)
Approximately nine minutes after the liftoff, the rocket’s reusable first stage landed on SpaceX's ocean-faring droneship.(Twitter / @SpaceX)

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Starlink satellites, nails landing on droneship

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 06:04 PM IST
  • Falcon 9 two-stage boosters are the first and only orbital-class rockets capable of re-flight.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.(REUTERS)
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.(REUTERS)

Fly me to the Moon: Japan billionaire Yusaku Maezawa offers space seats

AFP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 12:03 PM IST
  • Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, was announced in 2018 as the first man to book a spot aboard the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX.
Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old physician assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and pediatric bone cancer survivor, has been chosen for historic Inspiration4 all-civilian mission to Space.(via REUTERS)
Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old physician assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and pediatric bone cancer survivor, has been chosen for historic Inspiration4 all-civilian mission to Space.(via REUTERS)

Woman who beat bone cancer as a kid is now headed into space. Here’s her story

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:35 PM IST
Hayley Arceneaux will go into space as a crew member on SpaceX's Inspiration4, the world's first all-commercial astronaut mission to Earth's orbit.
SpaceX launches its first super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket during a test from their facility in Boca Chica,Texas, U.S. December 9, 2020. REUTERS/Gene Blevins/File Photo(REUTERS)
SpaceX launches its first super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket during a test from their facility in Boca Chica,Texas, U.S. December 9, 2020. REUTERS/Gene Blevins/File Photo(REUTERS)

Elon Musk plans to use Texas natural gas for his Starships

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 07:59 PM IST
Musk’s SpaceX aims to use a site in South Texas to launch rockets to carry people and cargo to the moon and Mars.
In this time exposure taken from Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier in Cocoa Beach, Fla., a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The rocket is carrying the 16th batch of Starlink communications satellites. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)(AP)
In this time exposure taken from Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier in Cocoa Beach, Fla., a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The rocket is carrying the 16th batch of Starlink communications satellites. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)(AP)

Elon Musk targets telecom for next disruption with Starlink internet

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST
SpaceX has told investors that Starlink is angling for a piece of a $1 trillion market made up of in-flight internet, maritime services, and demand in China and India.
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.(AP)
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.(AP)

‘How strange’, says Elon Musk as he becomes world’s richest person

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Musk is known for his witty, sometimes controversial tweets which has often made the headlines. In May this year, Tesla lost $14 million in valuation hours Musk tweeted, “Tesla stock price is too high imo”.
Tesla shares, which were included in the S&P 500 index this week, have surged eightfold this year ahead of the addition to the benchmark index’s measure.(AP)
Tesla shares, which were included in the S&P 500 index this week, have surged eightfold this year ahead of the addition to the benchmark index’s measure.(AP)

Elon Musk plans Starlink IPO, says taking Tesla pvt is impossible

By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:50 AM IST
Tesla shares, which were included in the S&P 500 index this week, have surged eightfold this year ahead of the addition to the benchmark index’s measure.
Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk speaks onstage during an event.(Reuters)
Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk speaks onstage during an event.(Reuters)

Tesla CEO Musk says it’s ‘impossible’ to take Tesla private, mulls new IPO

By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:02 PM IST
“Tesla public company duties are a much bigger factor, but going private is impossible now (sigh),” Musk said in response to a tweet saying he should optimize his time in areas such as innovation.
Ugandan "Captain" Graham Shema, 7, is seen inside the cockpit of a Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft at the Entebbe International Airport.(REUTERS)
Ugandan "Captain" Graham Shema, 7, is seen inside the cockpit of a Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft at the Entebbe International Airport.(REUTERS)

Seven-year-old boy who adores Elon Musk is sensation on Ugandan aviation scene

Entebbe, Uganda | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Graham Shema has been interviewed on local television and his name is prefixed in newspapers and on social media with “Captain”.
Raja Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel is among the three astronauts to serve as crew members for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission.(Twitter/@Astro_Raja)
Raja Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel is among the three astronauts to serve as crew members for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission.(Twitter/@Astro_Raja)

Indian-American among 3 astronauts selected for SpaceX Crew-3 Mission

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:50 AM IST
This will be the first spaceflight for Raja Chari, who became a NASA astronaut in 2017. He was born in Milwaukee, but considers Cedar Falls, Iowa, his hometown.
k during an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.(Reuters)
k during an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.(Reuters)

Indonesia asks SpaceX to study country as venue for launch site

Jakarta | By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 03:09 PM IST
President Joko Widodo discussed the idea with SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a phone call on Friday, the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs said in the statement. Musk intends to send a team to Indonesia in January to study partnership opportunities, it said.
Indonesia President Joko Widodo discussed the idea to set up a rocket launch site with SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a phone call on Friday.(AP file photo for representation)
Indonesia President Joko Widodo discussed the idea to set up a rocket launch site with SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a phone call on Friday.(AP file photo for representation)

Indonesia asks SpaceX to study country as venue for launch Site

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Indonesia is already holding talks with Musk over potential investment in the country, with Tesla Inc. looking into the possibility of building a plant in Central Java.
In this screen grab from video posted by SpaceX, the company's Starship launches for a test flight.(AP)
In this screen grab from video posted by SpaceX, the company's Starship launches for a test flight.(AP)

SpaceX launches Starship on highest test flight, crash-lands

Cape Canaveral | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:25 AM IST
This latest prototype — the first one equipped with a nose cone, body flaps and three engines — was shooting for an altitude of up to eight miles (12.5 kilometers). That’s almost 100 times higher than previous hops and skimming the stratosphere.
The sun set as SpaceX prepared their super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket for a test launch this week at the company's facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, US on December 1, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
The sun set as SpaceX prepared their super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket for a test launch this week at the company's facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, US on December 1, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Test flight of SpaceX’s Starship aborted at last second

Cape Canaveral (US) | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:18 AM IST
SpaceX came close to launching a prototype of the rocketship that company chief Elon Musk is designing to carry people to Mars. The goal was to shoot Starship to an altitude of eight miles (12.5 kilometres) — the highest yet — and then bring it back to a vertical landing.
Dragon cargo capsule docks at the International Space Station alongside a Dragon crew capsule.(AP)
Dragon cargo capsule docks at the International Space Station alongside a Dragon crew capsule.(AP)

Here’s how you can spot space station with 2 SpaceX Dragon capsules fly overhead

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:41 PM IST
According to NASA, the International Space Station (ISS) is the third brightest object in the sky following the Sun and the Moon.
With NASA’s commercial crew program officially under way, SpaceX expects to always have at least one Dragon capsule at the space station.(AFP | Representational image)
With NASA’s commercial crew program officially under way, SpaceX expects to always have at least one Dragon capsule at the space station.(AFP | Representational image)

Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies

Cape Canaveral | By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:08 AM IST
The Dragon — packed with Christmas treats and presents — should reach the space station on Monday, joining the Dragon that delivered four astronauts last month.
Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos at the launch of space company Blue Origin's space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon during an unveiling event in Washington, US on May 9, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos at the launch of space company Blue Origin's space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon during an unveiling event in Washington, US on May 9, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)

Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will take the first woman to moon’s surface

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 08:56 AM IST
The BE-7 engine, which Blue Origin has been developing for years, has tallied 1,245 seconds of test-fire time and will power the company’s National Team Human Landing System lunar lander.
In this time exposure taken from Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier in Cocoa Beach, Fla., a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
In this time exposure taken from Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier in Cocoa Beach, Fla., a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

SpaceX to press ahead with Starlink tests, delays commercial service

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 08:46 AM IST
In November, SpaceX got approval from Canadian authorities to start beta testing Starlink in the country, enabling a “fairly wide public beta” in southern Canada. 
The hashtag #Elon Musk has been trending on Twitter.(REUTERS)
The hashtag #Elon Musk has been trending on Twitter.(REUTERS)

Elon musk becomes second richest man in the world. Tweeple celebrate with memes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Elon Musk added $100.3 billion to his net worth this year and after a considerable surge in Tesla shares, his net worth has sky-rocketed from $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion.
A report by financial services company Jeffries detailed SpaceX logged $2 billion in launch revenue(REUTERS)
A report by financial services company Jeffries detailed SpaceX logged $2 billion in launch revenue(REUTERS)

SpaceX launch: All you need to know about NASA’s plan to involve private players in space exploration

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Republican party backed Jim Bridenstine,took office as the space agency’s administrator in 2018. He told the Washington Post in an interview that NASA will end up saving money by “leveraging private industry capacity, innovation, and competitiveness”
Sunday’s launch follows by just a few months SpaceX’s two-pilot test flight. It kicks off what NASA hopes will be a long series of crew rotations between the US and the space station, after years of delay.(Reuters)
Sunday’s launch follows by just a few months SpaceX’s two-pilot test flight. It kicks off what NASA hopes will be a long series of crew rotations between the US and the space station, after years of delay.(Reuters)

SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to space, kicking off regular crew flights from the US

Cape Canaveral | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:50 AM IST
The Dragon capsule on top — named Resilience by its crew in light of this year’s many challenges, most notably Covid-19 — was due to reach the space station late Monday and remain there until spring.
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule is seen during a time exposure as it lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.(AP)
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule is seen during a time exposure as it lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.(AP)

SpaceX Dragon reaches orbit in milestone NASA commercial flight

London | By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:25 AM IST
The rocket’s first stage successfully landed on a drone ship about nine minutes after lift off. The Dragon will ferry the astronauts to the space station on SpaceX’s first operational trip following a test flight with a two-person crew that returned from the orbiting lab three months ago.
Astronauts (L-R) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi aboard Falcon 9 spacecraft.(@NASA/Twitter)
Astronauts (L-R) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi aboard Falcon 9 spacecraft.(@NASA/Twitter)

Resilience: Nasa, SpaceX send four astronauts to International Space Station aboard Falcon 9

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:42 AM IST
The spacecraft will take an Air Force colonel Mike Hopkins, physicist Shannon Walker, navy commander and rookie astronaut Victor Glover, who is going to be the first Black astronaut to spend a full five to six months aboard the space station along with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen at launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.(AFP)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen at launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.(AFP)

SpaceX readies for launch amid Musk’s illness

Cape Canaveral, Florida | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:43 AM IST
Vice President Mike Pence was expected at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations aboard privately owned and operated capsules.
SpaceX’s first regular ferry flight to the orbiting lab is set to leave Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 7:27 p.m. on Sunday(SpaceX on Twitter)
SpaceX’s first regular ferry flight to the orbiting lab is set to leave Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 7:27 p.m. on Sunday(SpaceX on Twitter)

SpaceX’s upcoming NASA launch heralds rise of space commerce

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:47 PM IST
NASA is the first customer for SpaceX’s Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket, but Elon Musk’s company is planning on adding many more. Foreign governments seeking a human spaceflight program are one possibility; wealthy tourists are another
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