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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches toward space carrying the Spanish Paz satellite and two experimental Starlink satellites on February 22, 2018.

Elon Musk shared the first images of SpaceX satellites that could change the internet

In the coming years, Musk and SpaceX want to launch nearly 12,000 satellites to bring high-speed internet access to the entire planet.
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."
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts of from Vandenberg Air Force Base on February 22, 2018. It carried the Paz satellite and two Starlink demonstration satellites into orbit.

SpaceX just launched the first 2 of nearly 12,000 satellites to blanket Earth in high-speed internet

Elon Musk wants his aerospace company, SpaceX, to cover the entire planet in "Starlink" broadband internet using twice as many satellites launched in history.
An illustration of two Bigelow B330 space stations docked together

A new company plans to launch huge, inflatable spacecraft into orbit — and sell reservations to countries and tourists

Robert Bigelow, who made his billions on the Budget Suites hotel chain, plans to launch two inflatable space modules in 2021 and fill them with people.
A picture of Neptune taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, showing a since-vanished dark storm.

A giant, years-long storm on Neptune is disappearing — and it’s being caught on camera for the first time

The Hubble Telescope is capturing a disappearing storm on Neptune for the first time, and it's changing scientists' understanding of the planet.
President Donald Trump holds a space astronaut toy.

Here’s how much an US astronaut can earn working for NASA

An astronaut at the top of her or his class can make more than $100,000 per year in salary, according to NASA.
BigelowSpaceOps.com began showing this image around February 8, 2018. It shows two B330 inflatable habitats (top left) and an XBASE module attached to the International Space Station (bottom-right).

Hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow is about to launch a new spaceflight company

The goal of Bigelow Space Operations is under wraps for now, but the company is launching at an unprecedented moment for the spaceflight industry.
The Mackenzie River in Canada seen from space.

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

Sometimes, science and art aren't so different after all.
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.
Ajit Pai, FCC chairperson.

Key government figures are backing SpaceX’s plan to blanket Earth with high-speed internet

On Wednesday, Ajit Pai, chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission, backed Elon Musk's "Starlink" project to launch 12,000 internet satellites.