SpaceX's advances in space technology have reduced barriers to space and changed the direction of American space policy, but it is not without its challenges.
Elon Musk is a master of keeping investors believing in the dream of Tesla, but analysis of the company’s output and financials reveal a darker picture.
Automatic feedback control is what enabled the Falcon Heavy rocket boosters to land. It also drives most of our technology – and even describes the fundamentals of how humans and animals behave.
From damaging the environment to contaminating the solar system, SpaceX's successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket also poses risks.
The launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket is undoubtedly a spectacular feat of engineering - but the release of a sports car into orbit also says something about our values as human beings.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy could propel two fully loaded city buses more than 50 times the height of Mount Everest at 32 times the cruising speed of a Boeing 747.