Elon Musk drops epic Falcon Heavy launch trailers made by 'Westworld' co-creator


Attendees of the the Westworld panel at SXSW got a surprise visit from Elon Musk.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO used the panel to not only inspire a new generation on space exploration, but also drop two epic highlight reels of the Falcon Heavy rocket launch that carried Starman riding in a Tesla Roadster into deep space.

“Life cannot just be about solving one miserable problem after another,” Musk said. “That cannot be the only thing. There need to be things that inspire you, that make you glad to wake up in the morning and be part of humanity.” Read more…

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The one big question I had during SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch: Who is Space Bae?


Elon Musk’s SpaceX did the unimaginable on Tuesday — it successfully completed its first test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the company’s most powerful rocket ever. And while many questions remain about what the launch means for SpaceX, there is one question we can’t stop obsessing over: 

Who Is Space Bae?

Hashtag who-is-space-bae?#FalconHeavy pic.twitter.com/kPvFyDdBX8

— MJ Franklin (@heyitsfranklin2) February 6, 2018

During the Falcon Heavy launch telecast, SpaceX invited a host of engineers to take us behind the scenes at Cape Canaveral, with each engineer providing more info about the company’s groundbreaking test flight. One of those hosts was a fine (pronounced “fione“) human who I have dubbed Space Bae, because that’s what he is. A bae. Who is teaching us about space. While looking like an absolute snack.  Read more…

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What SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch means for the future of spaceflight


SpaceX had a pretty big day on Tuesday. 

The Elon Musk-founded company successfully launched its maiden flight of the huge Falcon Heavy rocket and landed two of its three main boosters back on Earth after sending a Tesla Roadster to space. 

With this launch, SpaceX and Musk effectively made a long-shot rocket dream come true before our eyes and made good on a promise made more than five years ago.

“We tried to cancel the Falcon Heavy program three times at SpaceX,” Musk said during a briefing after the launch. The technical challenges associated with building the rocket were much worse than the company initially bargained for, but none-the-less, Musk and his team pulled through.  Read more…

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Cool your drinks at lightspeed with these Millennium Falcon ice molds


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Being a Jedi is hard. After a long day of fighting bounty hunters, using the Force, and explaining to your friends that these aren’t the droids they’re looking for, you need to put your feet up and make yourself a stiff drink. But you can’t just make any old regular drink. No, you need something special. Something that tells the world “I have not succumbed to the Dark Side.” You need these Millennium Falcon ice molds.

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Elon Musk reveals SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch animation, and it's amazing


We’re only about four months away from the first SpaceX launch of the most powerful rocket ship on the planet, the Falcon Heavy, and now we have an idea of what that’ll look like. 

In a post on his Instagram page on Friday, SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed a new animation that shows exactly how he hopes the launch of the massive spacecraft will come off. 

There’s no dramatic music or special effects. Those aren’t needed — the process alone is amazing enough. First we see the Falcon Heavy lift off, and soon after its two booster rockets separate and return to Earth in controlled landings, intact and ready to be prepared for future missions.  Read more…

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