Google Prize Fully Financing First Private Moon Mission

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Lunar lander - CG render of the original Apollo mission space craft (Shutterstock/Mopic)

They’re launching later this year …

Elon Musk And The American Taxpayer

Opinion | Kevin Mooney
FILE PHOTO -- Elon Musk, chairman of SolarCity and CEO of Tesla Motors, speaks at SolarCity's Inside Energy Summit in Manhattan, New York October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi/File Photo

There’s good Elon and there’s bad Elon.

Elon Musk Returns First Rocket To Orbit Months After Explosion

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
A remodeled version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the launcher’s first mission since a June failure in Cape Canaveral, Florida, December 21, 2015. The rocket carried a payload of eleven satellites owned by Orbcomm, a New Jersey-based communications company. The first stage returned to land following launch. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Everybody thought it’d take a year to get back to space …

Google Ends Drone Project That Strived To Give Internet To The World

Daily Caller News Foundation | Eric Lieberman
A quad-copter drone equipped with a digital camera. [Shutterstock - Dmitry Kalinovsky]

‘We ended our exploration’

Tesla Poaches 11-Year Veteran At Apple To Floor The Gas On Autopilot Driverless Tech Development

Daily Caller News Foundation | Eric Lieberman
Left: Apple CEO Tim Cook waves good bye after speaking at an Apple event at the Worldwide Developer's Conference on June 13, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Right: Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during an event to launch the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV on September 29, 2015 in Fremont, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Accelerate the future of autonomous driving’

Rain and Wind Ruin Elon Musk's Plans To Return To Space

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. Space Exploration Technologies announced April 27, 2016, it will send uncrewed Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, a first step in company founder Elon Musk's goal to fly people to another planet. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Musk’s space company hasn’t been to space in 5 months

SpaceX And Boeing To Be NASA's 'Taxi Service' To Space Station

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
A depiction of the Space Shuttle docked at the International Space Station orbiting Earth. - Elements of this image furnished by NASA (Shutterstock/Marc Ward)

Bad news for Vladimir Putin…

Physicist: SpaceX Rocket Exploded Because It Was Hot Out

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
A remodeled version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the launcher’s first mission since a June failure in Cape Canaveral, Florida, December 21, 2015. The rocket carried a payload of eleven satellites owned by Orbcomm, a New Jersey-based communications company. The first stage returned to land following launch. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

Woops …

SpaceX Wants To Return To Orbit 4 Months After Explosion

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. Space Exploration Technologies announced April 27, 2016, it will send uncrewed Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, a first step in company founder Elon Musk's goal to fly people to another planet. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Back to space!

Solar Plane Could Reach Edge Of Space For $10 Million A Flight

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Touristic space shuttle. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/Tatiana Shepeleva)

$10 million bucks a flight

NASA Pays $127 Million To Build Robotic Space Gas Station

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
NASA sign in Orlando, Florida/USA at the Kennedy space center museum entrance. April 10, 2013. Ingus Kruklitis / Shutterstock.com

Intended launch date is in 2020

Virgin Galactic Returning To Space 1st Time After Deadly Crash

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Entrepreneur Richard Branson waves a model of the LauncherOne cargo spacecraft from a window of an actual size model of SpaceShipTwo on display, after Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne announcement and news conference, at the Farnborough Airshow 2012 in southern England July 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

Ticket price of only $250,000 dollars

Gov't Pays $860 Million To Huge Defense Contractors Just To Maintain Ability To Launch Rockets

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Soldier: Holding Out Cash (Shutterstock.com/Sean Locke Photography)

They’re getting the cash because of stiff competition

Facebook Brings WiFi To Country Of 1.2 Billion

Daily Caller News Foundation | Eric Lieberman
A parabolic satellite dish providing Internet access. [Shutterstock - gyn9037]

‘We’re currently live’

Facebook's Internet Drone Exploded, According To US Investigations

Daily Caller News Foundation | Eric Lieberman
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the II CEO Summit of the Americas on the sidelines of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City in this April 10, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files

‘We were happy with the successful first test flight’

US Paid Russia $71 Million For Ride To Space Station

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Vladimir Putin (Credit: Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock.com)

Putin plans to raise the price to $81 million by 2018

Europe Changes Laws To Allow Mining Of Asteroids

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Dawn robotic spacecraft next to Ceres and Vesta, members of the asteroid belt, to study them in space. - Elements of this image furnished by NASA (Shutterstock/Elenarts)

The hub of the future space mining business

Trump Wants NASA To Send Astronauts To Mars And Robots To Jupiter

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
New York, NY USA - July 16, 2016: Donald Trump speaks during introduction Governor Mike Pence as running for vice president at Hilton hotel Midtown Manhattan (Lev radin/Shutterstock.com)

Paid for by eliminating bureaucratic waste and cutting back on environmental science

New Mars TV Show Is Basically A Giant Elon Musk Commercial

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
An artist's depiction of a team of astronauts performing work on a space station while orbiting above the surface of Mars. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/Marc Ward)

The show’s reasonable authority figure is clearly based on Musk

Billionaire Elon Musk's Solar Company Has Basically Turned Into A Bonfire Of Money

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Joker stands in front of a bonfire of cash. (YouTube screengrab)

They need a bailout