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President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Trump’s commerce secretary wants to turn the moon into a ‘gas station for outer space’

Wilbur Ross said that the key to expanding commercial space exploration was to turn the moon "into a kind of gas station for outer space."
The last photo of "Starman" in Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster as it flies toward Mars orbit. Earth is the bright crescent seen in the background.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster will eventually crash in space — and scientists think they know where and by when

Planetary science researchers can breathe a little easier now, thanks to new research that simulates the bacteria-coated car's final destination.

A car ad in space finally brought the country together

SpaceX launched a Tesla into space on its Falcon Heavy Rocket and for a moment, this divided country was finally cheering for the same team together.
Falcon Heavy takes off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch was an incredible success — here are the best moments

Falcon Heavy successfully left Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying Musk's midnight-cherry-red Tesla Roadster out to Mars orbit.

The Tesla Roadster that SpaceX launched to Mars orbit is equipped with cameras — and Elon Musk has promised epic views

Because the Tesla Roadster has been loaded with three cameras, it should be able to send us its perspective of the cosmos as it travels through space.

Elon Musk: ‘If we are successful in this, it is game over for all the other heavy lift rockets’

If it's a success, Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful and cheapest way to launch heavy payloads into space.

SpaceX just released a new animation of its huge Falcon Heavy rocket launch, showing exactly what to expect tomorrow

On February 6, Elon Musk and SpaceX plan to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket. A new animation shows the ideal sequence of events, set to music by David Bowie.

Elon Musk plans to launch a Tesla Roadster to Mars orbit this week — and a new photo shows a dummy driver called ‘Starman’

SpaceX is set to launch Falcon Heavy on February 6. The payload is a Tesla Roadster — and Elon Musk's photo shows a dummy driver, "Starman," in a spacesuit.

SpaceX has received permission from the US government to launch Elon Musk’s car toward Mars

SpaceX plans to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday, with Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster as a test payload. The Federal Aviation Administration gave the OK.

What it’s like to pretend to live on Mars for 8 months

NASA is studying how humans handle long-term isolation to be better prepared for possible future missions to Mars. Here's what it's like.