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Red Dragon Crew-Carrying Capsule (Credit SpaceX)

NASA Considers Mars Mission With Help Of Tesla’s Elon Musk, While Celebrating 45 Years Since Apollo 11 Moon Landing

45 years ago, America landed a man on the moon, and years from now, NASA and Tesla founder Elon Musk hope to have already landed a man on Mars, using Musk’s SpaceX rocket in a public-private partnership that turns the Apollo program model on its head.

07/16/2014

Elon Musk testifies before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on National Security Space Launch Programs, March 5, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO, Billionaire Elon Musk Unveils Reusable Spacecraft To Ferry Astronauts

A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.

05/29/2014

SpaceX Rocket Launch

SpaceX Cargo Ship Returns To Earth From Space Station With Nearly 2-Tons Of Experiments, Equipment

The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.

05/18/2014

Elon Musk testifies before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on National Security Space Launch Programs, March 5, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Tesla’s Elon Musk Uses Crisis In Ukraine To Tout His SpaceX Company

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Musk said his rival in the world of military satellites, United Launch Alliance, has rockets made partially in Russia.

03/06/2014

The SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket.  (CBS)

SpaceX Successfully Tests Reusable Rocket

A Southern California-based space company has successfully tested a reusable rocket it hopes will make it cheaper to go into space.

12/25/2012

SpaceX Rocket Launch

California’s SpaceX Launches Dragon Capsule From Cape Canaveral

Sunday’s blast-off was the second launch of a Dragon capsule to the orbiting lab by the California-based SpaceX company.

10/07/2012

A Virgin Galactic spacecraft

Bay Area Luxury Travel Agents Booking $200K Space Flights

As a Bay Area luxury travel agent for more than three decades, Lynda Turley Garrett never thought she’d be selling trips to outer space.

05/31/2012