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Meet the Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the Space Race

Richard Branson and other adventurers take on the final frontier.

Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars in Order to Fend Off Human Extinction

Musk hopes to begin sending settlers to Mars by the year 2040, with a full colony of 1 million slated to arrive by century's end.

Editor's Note: Light Years

Space is the last frontier, a place where pioneers dare to dream.

Jeff Bezos' Enigmatic Aerospace Company Scores Knockout Contract

The Amazon founder's Blue Origin aerospace outfit will develop rocket engines for the United Launch Alliance -- a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing that creates spacecraft for the U.S. government.

A Poor, Sleepy Border Town Just Won Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk's Business

Brownsville, Texas, will be home to the world's first commercial rocket launch complex, built by SpaceX.

Artificial Intelligence Has Elon Musk Deeply Concerned

He's afraid it will produce a 'Terminator'-like catastrophe, and could be more 'more dangerous than nukes.'

Buzz Aldrin on the Future of Space Travel: 'Get Your Ass to Mars!'

The pioneering astronaut thinks that going to the moon again isn't a good use of our resources. Instead, he's got his eye on Mars.

Elon Musk: I'm Afraid of a 'Terminator'-Like Catastrophe

In an interview with CNBC, Musk said his investment in the artificial-intelligence venture Vicarious marks an effort to keep tabs on a potential robotic uprising.

Are Richard Branson and Google Teaming For Space Travel?

According to reports, Google is mulling a stake in Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, a deal in which the tech giant would have to pony up $30 million in exchange for access to pioneering space-travel technology.

Houston, We Have No Problems: Ready Your Idea for Take Off

If you ever need to explain the process of building a new product to your CEO, manager or investor, just look to space travel.

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Gets FAA Clearance for Takeoff

With any luck, Justin Bieber could be hurtling through space by year's end.

Outer Space: Bitcoin's Final Frontier?

Bitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik is taking steps to set up a satellite system that would beam Bitcoin's block chain public ledger down to earth.

Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

The Winklevoss Twins Score Virgin Galactic Tickets to Space, Paying With Bitcoin

The Winklevii boys' small step toward outer space is a giant leap into mainstream for the digital currency.

Entrepreneurs on the Moon? NASA Takes a Step in That Direction.

How NASA and private space firms are trailblazing the giant leap to the final frontier.

The Next Startup Frontier: Mars?

In a matter of years, perhaps your next startup company will be located on the red planet.

These Famous People Have Tickets for Richard Branson's Space Flights

As Richard Branson prepares to launch the first-ever commercial space flights, here's a look at the famous faces who will be on board.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches Satellite Into Orbit

The mission marked the first commercial launch from Cape Canaveral in more than five years.

Trekking Into Space With Branson? You Can Now Pay Your Way in Bitcoins

A billionaire known for his visionary nature and zeal for adventure has just given Bitcoin a big endorsement.

Want to See the Earth From Space? This Startup Plans to Take You There.

If you thought the Red Bull Stratos 'space dive' project was cool, you'll want to give this a look.

Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

Along with pushing the Hyperloop, Elon Musk ponders supersonic air travel. Trouble is, it is against the law.

PayPal Goes Galactic, Moves to Cash In on Space Payments

PayPal plans to go where no payment processor has gone before: space.

Preparing for Its First Space Trip, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Breaks Sound Barrier

With a rocket-powered test flight, the billionaire's space transportation company moves closer to its goal of shuttling tourists into space by 2014.

Inside the 'Insane' Life of Entrepreneur Elon Musk

At SXSW, the tech visionary provides a pulse check on the three companies he recently helped start.

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