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Falcon Heavy rocket’s center core failed to land on droneship

Falcon Heavy rocket’s center core failed to land on droneship

Following uncertainty earlier today, SpaceX has confirmed that the Falcon Heavy rocket's center core failed to land on its droneship. That's of no consequence to the company, though, as Musk confirms that there were no plans to use the center core even if it had landed. The Falcon Heavy's launch today was an overwhelming success for the company, the outcome far greater than some expected.

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You can watch SpaceX’s Mars-bound Tesla Roadster live

You can watch SpaceX’s Mars-bound Tesla Roadster live

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy might be a long way from taking paying passengers to Mars, but you can hitch a virtual ride with the Tesla Roadster-driving Starman courtesy of the company's livestream. Started after SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy this afternoon, the stream is one of the more unusual views of space we've ever had.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s first test flight was an incredible success

SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s first test flight was an incredible success

For a while, it looked like SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket wasn't going to make its first test flight today, but now Elon Musk and company have to be happy they made the launch window with just a few minutes to spare. The Falcon Heavy's maiden voyage has gone off without a hitch, giving us a potential glimpse into the future of space flight. Beyond that, we can now say that there's a cherry red Telsa Roadster floating around in the void of space, which is just plain cool.

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Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch right here

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch right here

After a few last-minute delays, it seems that weather conditions are now ideal for SpaceX to send its Falcon Heavy rocket into space. Originally scheduled to launch at 1:30 PM Eastern time earlier this afternoon, SpaceX had to delay the launch a couple of times thanks to unfavorable wind conditions in Earth's upper atmosphere. Those wind conditions have cleared up in the time since then, and now SpaceX has given the "all systems go" for launch.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: Here’s today’s schedule and livestream [Update]

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: Here’s today’s schedule and livestream [Update]

Today is a big day for SpaceX. After a successful test fire of its Falcon Heavy rocket back at the end of January, SpaceX is ready to launch the bad boy into space. This is big for a couple of reasons, but mostly because this is one of the most powerful rockets to be sent into space in quite some time.

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SpaceX’s Tesla Roadster-launching Falcon Heavy rocket video is a must-see

SpaceX’s Tesla Roadster-launching Falcon Heavy rocket video is a must-see

SpaceX is gearing up to launch what will soon be the world's most powerful operational rocket. The company confirmed plans for the test launch late Friday, warning Florida residents that they may hear multiple sonic booms during the missions. In addition to launching the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX says it will attempt to land all three first stage cores as a secondary mission.

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Elon Musk Boring Company sells 10,000 flamethrowers in 8 hours

Elon Musk Boring Company sells 10,000 flamethrowers in 8 hours

It sounds like an April Fools’ prank but this is no joke. This is serious business, literally and figuratively. Elon Musk earlier just announced that it will do as it promised and will be selling its new novelty item after is Boring Hats: the Boring Flamethrower. Despite the ridiculousness of the idea, not to mention the risks, the Boring Company was able to receive 10,000 orders in just 8 hours. Amazing as that might sound, not everyone is impressed.

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Elon Musk’s flamethrower will star in the next Borderlands

Elon Musk’s flamethrower will star in the next Borderlands

The Borderlands series has a long and storied history when it comes to guns. The sheer number of obtainable guns was one of the major selling points of the very first Borderlands, and in each entry since, stories and video clips featuring crazy firearms have spread across the internet. With the next Borderlands game, we could see Gearbox step up its game and draw inspiration for one of its guns from real-world billionaire Elon Musk.

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SpaceX confirms Falcon Heavy rocket launch for February 6

SpaceX confirms Falcon Heavy rocket launch for February 6

It's been just a few days since SpaceX successfully completed a test fire of its new Falcon Heavy rocket, and now CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the official launch will take place in early February. The Falcon Heavy project has been in the works for a number of years now and seen more than few delays. The rocket is essentially made up of three Falcon 9 boosters connected together, and will allow SpaceX to launch much larger payloads than it has before, and to much farther destinations.

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Elon Musk debuts Boring Company’s $500 flamethrower

Elon Musk debuts Boring Company’s $500 flamethrower

It appears that Elon Musk wasn't kidding when he teased that The Boring Company would start selling a real flamethrower. The tunnel-digging company is now taking pre-orders for the tool/weapon, priced at a mere $500. It's not clear exactly when the flamethrower will ship, but to help keep things extra safe buyers have the option of throwing in a Boring Company-branded fire extinguisher for an extra $30.

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Tesla sets Elon Musk a 10 year roadmap to $650bn

Tesla sets Elon Musk a 10 year roadmap to $650bn

It's tough to imagine Tesla without Elon Musk at the helm, and clearly the automaker isn't willing to risk a change, announcing a $70bn compensation package for the next decade. The company - which in addition to making electric cars is also the owner of SolarCity, a solar panel firm - won't be paying Musk any guaranteed compensation, it said today. Instead, what the outspoken billionaire will make will depend on how valuable Tesla gets.

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The Tesla pickup truck is already built (in Elon Musk’s head, anyway)

The Tesla pickup truck is already built (in Elon Musk’s head, anyway)

The Tesla pickup truck is still on the roadmap, CEO Elon Musk is insisting, though you probably shouldn't hold your breath for the all-electric load hauler. While the EV-maker is busy trying to ramp up production of the Model 3, and work its way through some of the hundreds of thousands of reservations for the electric sedan, that hasn't stopped Musk from stoking enthusiasm for a more workhorse-like model.

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