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Werner Herzog criticized Elon Musk's plan to build a city on Mars as a 'mistake' and an 'obscenity'

Left: Werner Herzog. Right: Elon Musk. Regis Duvignau/Reuters ; Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Elon Musk is planning to build a city on Mars, shuttling a million people to the red planet on SpaceX's Starship rocket. Filmmaker Werner Herzog said in an interview with Inverse he thinks that plan is a "mistake" and an "obscenity."  Instead of being "like the locusts," Herzog told the outlet he thinks humans should focus on keeping Earth habitable. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Mars, Musk, Werner Herzog, Herzog, Starship, Settlements, Mars Colonization, Tech Insider, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Elon Musk Regis Duvignau Reuters

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi has now flown on 3 different spaceships. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is 'the best,' he said.

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is a mission specialist for Crew-1, the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX launched its first long-term astronaut mission for NASA on Sunday, blasting a crew of four into orbit. Soichi Noguchi, one of those astronauts, said Crew Dragon is "the best" spacecraft he's ever flown. Noguchi is only the third person ever to fly on three different spaceships: Crew Dragon, NASA's Space Shuttle, ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Falcon, Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

RESILIENCE SOARS: SpaceX just launched 4 astronauts into orbit for NASA, kicking off the longest spaceflight in US history

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX successfully launched four astronauts into orbit for NASA, kicking an ambitious half-year spaceflight. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is now on its way to the International Space Station, where it will attempt to dock on Monday night. Astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi ...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Florida, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Mars, Astronauts, Biden

SpaceX wants to impose its 'own legal regime' on Mars for human settlements. A space law expert says that's dubious, but Earth should take it seriously anyway.

An illustration of SpaceX's Starship rocket system lifting off from a Mars city and heading back to Earth. SpaceX/YouTube Elon Musk wants to build a settlement on Mars using Starship, a new fully reusable rocket system that SpaceX is developing to carry 100 people per flight. SpaceX's general counsel recently said he's drafting "a constitution for Mars" and that the company may impose its "own legal regime" on the red planet. SpaceX apparently wants Mars to be "a free planet" where "no...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Law, China, Russia, US, Trends, Earth, Taiwan, United States, United Nations, Reddit, Mars

A Japanese astronaut is in talks to join SpaceX's artist-filled Starship mission around the moon

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi is slated to fly on the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission, called Crew-1, but is also hoping to join a lunar flight. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX plans to launch a mission around the moon in 2023 with its reusable steel Starship vehicle. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is funding the private voyage, called #dearMoon, and plans to bring along a handful of artists plus an astronaut or two. Soichi Noguchi, a JAXA astronaut who's slated to fly on ...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, International Space Station, Spaceships, Tokyo, Mars

Elon Musk says Starship SN8 prototype will have a nosecone and attempt a 60,000-foot return flight

Elon Musk has shared some details about future testing of Starship, the SpaceX launch vehicle currently being developed by the company at its Boca Chica, Texas facility. Recently, SpaceX has completed short, 150 meter (just under 500 feet) test flights of two earlier Starship prototypes, SN5 and SN6 – and SN8, which is currently set to be done construction “in about a week” according to Musk will have “flaps & nosecone” and ultimately is intended for a much higher altitude test launch. The...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Tech, Ceo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Musk, Starship, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship

SpaceX may attempt 3 rocket launches on Sunday

REUTERS/Joe Skipper SpaceX may launch three rockets on Sunday, weather permitting.The aerospace company has scheduled two back-to-back Falcon 9 launches in Florida, just nine hours apart.SpaceX also reportedly intends to launch the Starship SN6 from Boca Chica, Texas, for a low-altitude test flight.Elon Musk tweeted that there was a "good chance something will slip, but, yeah, Sunday is intense."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.SpaceX is aiming to launch three rockets on ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Falcon 9, Musk, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Cameron County, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Starship

SpaceX Starship Prototype Completes Its First ‘Hop’

SpaceX’s plans to build a reusable rocket capable of landing on the Moon and Mars took a major leap forward on Tuesday, following the first successful test of the Starship system.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Rockets, Mars, Starship, Rocket Science

SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet

SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior version called the Starhopper that was essentially just the bottom portion of the rocket. Today, the company flew its first full-scale prototype (minus the domed cap that will appear on the final version, and without the control fins that will appear lower down on its sides), achieving an initial fligh...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Starship, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship

Starship SN5 completes engine test – short, low-altitude flight test to follow ‘soon’ says Elon Musk

The sixth full-scale testing prototype of SpaceX’s Starship has successfully completed a key static fire test of its Raptor engines, according to SpaceX founders and CEO Elon Musk . The so-called ‘SN5’ Starship prototype is now ready to move on to a 150m (nearly 500 feet) short duration flight test, which would mark the furthest yet that one of these testing spacecraft has made it through SpaceX’s planned development program. SpaceX has been building and testing Starship prototypes (whic...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Ceo, Mars, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon

SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets bound for the Moon and Mars, and for hypersonic Earth travel

SpaceX is hiring experts in Offshore Operations in Brownsville, job ads revealed on Tuesday – and the purpose is to help the company develop and build floating spaceports that will provide launch sites for the company’s’ Super Heavy-class launch vehicles. SpaceX will use these larger rockets to get its forthcoming large payload rockets to the Moon, to Mars – and also for point-to-point travel right here on Earth, according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. SpaceX is building floating, superheavy...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Science, Tech, Ceo, Earth, Paris, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft

Elon Musk says Starship is now SpaceX’s top priority

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk says that after accomplishing its first human launch, the company’s primary focus going forward will be developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft. According to an internal email seen by CNBC, Musk said that Starship is job one for the company, with the exception of ensuring that everything goes well with the forthcoming return of the Crew Dragon capsule from the International Space Station, which will be carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bo...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, International Space Station, Mars, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Cnbc

SpaceX's Starship Prototype Explodes in Fourth Failed Test

Like everything else in 2020, the fourth prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation rocket has gone up in flames. It’s the latest in a series of spectacular explosions to plague the company’s Starship program.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Explosions, Rockets, Starship, Raptor, Spaceship Go Boom Again, Sn4

SpaceX gets FAA permission to fly its Starship spacecraft prototype

SpaceX has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly suborbital missions with its Starship prototype spacecraft, paving the way for test flights at its Boca Chica, Texas site. SpaceX has been hard at work readying its latest Starship prototype for low-altitude, short duration controlled flight tests, and conducted another static engine fire test of the fourth iteration of its in-development spacecraft earlier today. Officially, the FAA has granted SpaceX ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Faa, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Federal Aviation Administration, Outer Space, Federal Aviation Administration FAA

Max Q: Countdown to a return to US astronaut launches

Last week was a fairly busy week in space news, but the dominating story was preparation for the first-ever Commercial Crew launch that will actually carry human astronauts to space. This is, in many ways, the culmination of years of work and billions of dollars spent by partners NASA and SpaceX on their part of the Commercial Crew Program. On May 27, SpaceX will launch two NASA astronauts on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station, and this week saw a flurry of activity to...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Space Tourism, Animation, International Space Station, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss

SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics will build human lunar landers for NASA’s next trip back to the Moon

NASA has selected the companies that will provide them with the human landing system for their Artemis Moon missions, including a lander vehicle which will carry astronauts from space to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972. Blue Origin, SpaceX and Dynetics were picked from a larger field of competitors to develop and build human landing systems (HLS) to carry the first woman and the next man to the Moon, a goal which NASA still hopes to accomplish by 2024. SpaceX’s Starship was...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Congress, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Moon, Orion, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace

Elon Musk: A New Life Awaits You in the Off-World Colonies—for a Price

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has previously conceded that many of the people whom he desires to send to Mars must be prepared to risk death in the process, has sweetened the deal with the hint of some indentured servitude.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Mars, Starship, Mars Colonization

Elon Musk: A New Life Awaits You on the Off-World Colonies—for a Price

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has previously conceded that many of the people whom he desires to send to Mars must be prepared to risk death in the process, has sweetened the deal with the hint of some indentured servitude.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Mars, Starship, Mars Colonization

SpaceX’s Starship Prototype Blows Its Top During Pressure Test

The Mk1 Starship prototype is officially done following an explosive incident at SpaceX’s Boca Chica test site on Wednesday afternoon. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Accidents, Launch Failure, Boca Chica, Starship, Rocket Science, Spaceship Go Boom

SpaceX wants to land Starship on the Moon before 2022, then do cargo runs for 2024 human landing

Speaking at a quick series of interviews with commercial space company’s at this year’s annual International Astronautical Congress, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell shed a little more light on her company’s current thinking with regards to the mission timelines for its forthcoming Starship spacefaring vehicle. Starship, currently in parallel development at SpaceX’s South Texas and Florida facilities, is intended to be an all-purpose successor to, and replacement for, both Falcon 9...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Washington, Tech, Nasa, IAC, Aerospace, Orbit, Artemis, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon

All About SpaceX's Ambitious New Starship

I’m very excited about the SpaceX Starship, mostly because it represents the first spacecraft being designed for general-use space travel that goes beyond Earth orbit, and, well, that’s exciting. Currently, SpaceX has built a rough steel full-size prototype called Starship Mark 1, which they plan to launch in a…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Earth, Starship, Spacelopnik, SpaceX Starship, Starship Mark

Musk Sets Out SpaceX Starship's Ambitious Launch Timeline

BOCA CHICA VILLAGE, Texas -- As Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, says repeatedly, he created a rocket company because he wanted to colonize Mars. His fervent argument is that humanity must spread to a second planet as insurance for long-term survival."Which future do you want?" he asked near the start of a presentation Saturday night at a launch site near the southern tip of Texas, during which he said the options were being "confined to Earth" or becoming a spacefaring spec...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, Congress, Australia, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, New York Times, Orion, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Mars

SpaceX’s Elon Musk lays out a fast and furious plan for Starship super-rocket

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk set a revved-up timeline tonight for testing and building a fleet of Starship rocket ships that he says would eventually take people on trips to the moon, Mars and other deep-space destinations. Standing in front of SpaceX's newly constructed Starship Mk1 prototype at the company's South Texas facility, Musk said he expected the first 12-mile-high test flight to take place in a month or two. His timeline called for building up to four more versions of the super-rocke...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Mars, Musk, South Texas, Starship

SpaceX’s Starhopper completed its first mini-launch ‘hop’

Between tests of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, regular launches for commercial clients, and the impending second launch of the massive Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX has a whole lot on its plate these days. Despite all that, it's still working hard on its Starship program, which will (hopefully) one day result in a spacecraft capable of traveling throughout our solar system and maybe even to neighboring stars.At present, the Starship itself doesn't exist, but a small-scale version of it, call...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Mars, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Starship

SpaceX Successfully Test-Fires Its 'Starhopper' Prototype Spacecraft in Texas

Spaceflight company SpaceX test-fired the engines of its prototype Starship vehicle on Wednesday at its Boca Chica, Texas, test facility, the Verge reported, in a “static fire” configuration that saw the spacecraft tethered to the ground.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Technology, Rockets, Starship, Big Falcon Rocket, Boca Chica Texas, Super Heavy

Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility

The 50-acre Boca Chica, Texas facility where Elon Musk’s SpaceX is testing the prototype version of its Starship rocket—recently in the news for tipping over in high wind—could be split in twain by Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, Bloomberg reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Dhs, Rockets, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, Starship, Border Wall, Boca Chica Texas, Texas Launch Facility

The SpaceX Starship’s Raptor engines just hit a major milestone

If there's one thing we can always count on from SpaceX it's that Elon Musk will let everyone know of new developments the moment they happen via Twitter. That's exactly what happened last night, as Musk's early morning tweets revealed that the ongoing engine tests of the company's Raptor engines are coming along nicely. According to Musk's brief update, it looks like the Raptor engines that will power both the upcoming Starship and Super Heavy now have enough oomph to pu...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Hopper, Starship, SpaceX Starship, Star Hopper

Elon Musk tweets photos of SpaceX’s milestone test of Raptor rocket engine

SpaceX plans to use its new Raptor engines to power Starship and Super Heavy, two craft that would be used on a future Mars journey.The company has been testing its Raptor engines in Texas this week, though Thursday's announcement is the first time the engine has been shown able to produce the force necessary to lift Super Heavy and Starship.Raptor is powered by methane, a fuel source that SpaceX chose because the company hopes to someday generate it on Mars. None SpaceX has successfully tested ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Technology, Nasa, Engineering, Innovation, Mars, Musk, Starship, Raptor, Texas Raptor

SpaceX just fired its new Starship engine and it sure was neat

SpaceX has a big year ahead of it as it continues to fulfill rocket launch contracts for clients eager to send stuff into space, but it's the company's Starship project that has gotten the most attention from science fans. The Starship platform, which boss Elon Musk says will be the project that travels to Mars and beyond at some point in the not-so-distant future, will begin launch testing soon. Before that can happen, SpaceX needs to make sure its engines are working as intended, and a...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Mars, Musk, Starship, Starship Hopper

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX's Starship Raptor engine firing

Who knew seeing a rocket fire up close could be so pretty? On Sunday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared photos and video of the company's Starship Raptor engine firing in its first ground test. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk posts first glimpse of SpaceX's finished Starship test vehicle A still shows a kaleidoscope of colours streaming from the engine, although that could be just the camera not quite keeping up with the fire's intensity. "Green tinge is either camera saturation or a tiny bit of c...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Musk, Starship, Yusaku Maezawa, Starship Raptor

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