SpaceX is Taking Regular Passengers to The Moon Soon

Two non-astronauts with the desire to get lunar and a “significant deposit,” are the initial people SpaceX will be taking to the moon next year—according to founder Elon Musk. While the cost for the commercial space trip hasn’t been officially announced, nor the travelers’ names, it’s sure to be somebody with some seriously expendable cash. Carried by the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket, two humans will …

Teams of College Engineers are Competing to Design Hyperloop Pods

The latest phase of the visionary Hyperloop project—which would transport passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 30 minutes—has 124 teams of college student engineers competing to create pod designs. Each team has been selected by SpaceX—the aerospace company of Elon Musk (who initially proposed the Hyperloop)—and will present their concepts at the end of January. If they’re chosen to advance, the teams …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The reusable rocket that made it back to Earth, light sabers inspired by designers and more in this week's look at the web

1. Otis Johnson on Life After 44 Years in Prison At the age of 25, Otis Johnson was sentenced to 44 years in prison. Now 69 years old, Johnson is finally free and has re-entered society—albeit a much different one than he left behind. In a video produced by Al Jazeera, Johnson discusses the strangeness of the modern world, including people walking attached to their …