Latest SpaceX News

Elon Musk's mysterious ways on display in Tesla tweet trial

Jan. 29, 2023 12:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk’s enigmatic personality and unconventional tactics are emerging as key exhibits in a trial revolving around one of his most polarizing pursuits — tweeting. The trial, centered on a pair of tweets announcing Musk had obtained the money to take...

BBC film on Indian PM Modi, 2002 riots draws government ire

Jan. 26, 2023 06:20 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days after India blocked a BBC documentary that examines Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role during 2002 anti-Muslim riots and banned people from sharing it online, authorities were scrambling to halt screenings of the program at colleges and restrict clips of it on social...

Elon Musk: Tweets about taking Tesla private weren't fraud

Jan. 23, 2023 17:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk returned to federal court Monday in San Francisco, testifying that he believed he had locked up financial backing to take Tesla private during 2018 meetings with representatives from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund — although no specific funding amount or...

Elon Musk depicted as liar, visionary in Tesla tweet trial

Jan. 19, 2023 05:29 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk was depicted Wednesday as either a liar who callously jeopardized the savings of “regular people" or a well-intentioned visionary as attorneys delivered opening statements at a trial focused on a Tesla buyout that never happened. Lawyers on opposing...

K-pop star among 8 to join Japan tycoon Maezawa's moon trip

Dec. 09, 2022 11:05 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Friday that K-pop star T.O.P will be among eight people who will join him on a flight around the moon on a SpaceX spaceship in the coming years. The Japanese tycoon launched plans for the lunar voyage in 2018, buying all the...

Musk's company aims to soon test brain implant in people

Dec. 01, 2022 19:53 PM EST

Tech billionaire Elon Musk said his Neuralink company is seeking permission to test its brain implant in people soon. In a “show and tell” presentation livestreamed Wednesday night, Musk said his team is in the process of asking U.S. regulators to allow them to test the device....

Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service, again

Nov. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired. It's the latest change to the social media platform...

Space diversity: Europe's space agency gets 1st parastronaut

Nov. 23, 2022 16:14 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency made history Wednesday by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be among its newest batch of astronauts — a leap toward its pioneering ambition to send someone with a physical disability into space. John McFall, a...

Europe seeks bigger piece of space market with new launchers

Nov. 22, 2022 07:46 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France, Germany and Italy announced an agreement Tuesday for a new-generation European space launcher project as part of apparent efforts to better compete with Elon Musk's SpaceX and other rocket programs in the U.S. and China. A statement from the three governments...

Fired SpaceX employees accuse company of violating labor law

Nov. 17, 2022 16:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Several SpaceX employees who were fired after circulating an open letter calling out CEO Elon Musk’s behavior have filed a complaint accusing the company of violating labor laws. The complaint, made Wednesday to the National Labor Relations Board, details the...