We don't normally cover the dry world of start-up funding, but this story looks as if it's worth breaking a rule for. According to a report over at The Information, Google is about to write SpaceX, Elon Musk's private spaceflight company, a big check the next time the latter company requests some cash. It's still early days, but anonymous sources that are familiar with the matter believe that the quantity of cash that'll change hands is "very large."
Update (1/20/15): And it's done! Google is part of a billon-dollar investment round in SpaceX that values the company at $10 billion.