Elon Musk’s latest brainstorm is to use a giant party balloon to land his returning rockets gently onto a bouncy house. (Yes, he’s serious)
The explosion that blew the $260M SpaceX rocket off its launch pad this month was caused by a breach in the helium system. Or aliens. (Really.)
You don’t really hear about it in the U.S., but there is a moon race going on right now and it’s all centered around mining helium-3.
After breaking free from a faulty strut, a helium tank shot up through the liquid oxygen core of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, ultimately causing it to explode just minutes into the June 28 launch.