Here is footage of the Space X Falcon 9 rocket crash landing on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean. The Falcon 9 rocket was launched last week to the International Space Station carrying supplies. Elon Musk has been attempting to have the rockets do vertical landings on return so the rockets could be reusable. Many of the other landings have been successful, but this one was just a little bit more technical.
Here is video footage of Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada & Elon Musk announcing that the Huge Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory will be built in the Reno area of Nevada. Elon Musk describes that the Gigafactory will be larger than all the Lithium-ion factories in the whole world ‘combined.’ This is a Huge investment for Elon Musk, where the Gigafactory has a price tag of around 5 billion dollars.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk stated that his team will be able to land humans on Mars between the years 2026 and 2028. This will be almost ten years earlier than NASA said that they will do it. However, SpaceX still has challenges that it will have to over come before sending people to the Red Planet. 1. they will have design and manufacture a Booster, capable of handling a human mission to Mars. They do have some competition though. Mars 1, a dutch company intends on using a heavy rocket to launch people to the Red Planet also.