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In a first for space flight, SpaceX will attempt to fly its Falcon 9 booster rocket to a safe landing aboard an offshore platform.<br />

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop a launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ahead of its planned Jan. 17, 2016 launch of the Jason-3 ocean-mapping satellite for NASA and NOAA.<br />

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Already tested as a cargo carrier, the Dragon spacecraft can also be fitted out to shuttle passengers to low orbit and to the International Space Station. See how SpaceX's Dragon capsules work in this SPACE.com infographic.

Already tested as a cargo carrier, the Dragon spacecraft can also be fitted out to shuttle passengers to low orbit and to the International Space Station. See how SpaceX's Dragon capsules work in this SPACE.com infographic.

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A close-up look at the landing legs on a private SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on April 14, 2014. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station, then attempt to return its first stage to Earth in a reusable rocket technology demonstration.

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from Business Insider

SpaceX just asked permission to launch 4,425 satellites — more than orbit Earth today

Broadband: SpaceX just asked permission to launch 4425 communications satellites more than currently orbit Earth

from Sploid

NASA must fast forward the manned use of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft

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Scotty's last film appearance, in "Generations." He never lost that grin.Born: March 3, 1920, Vancouver, Canada Died: July 20, 2005,

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