Posts filtered by tags: Boca Chica Texas[x]


 

SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX is set to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air as early as this week. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. The launch window is fluid, so we will update this post once SpaceX confirms a planned...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Hannibal Hanschke Reuters


The FAA has closed investigations into SpaceX's explosive Starship tests, clearing the way for the launch of a new prototype, SN10

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and the company's Starship rocket which aims to carry people and cargo to Mars in the future. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare/Yichuan Cao/Getty Images FAA investigations into SpaceX's explosive Starship landings and a license violation have now ended. This means the new prototype of the SpaceX Starship rocket, SN10, could launch in the near future. Musk tweeted Sunday: "Good chance of flying this week!" Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Feder...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Cnn, Mars, Faa, Musk, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Starship, Wattles, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship, Kate Duffy, Jackie Wattles Musk


Will Elon Musk's SpaceX get humans to Mars by 2026? Some experts have raised doubts about the timeframe.

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider Elon Musk's timeline for SpaceX landing humans on Mars has wavered over the years. He recently said 2026 will be the year to send a crewed mission to Mars. In 2017, he said 2024. Space industry experts believe SpaceX will reach Mars, but not as soon as it hopes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk is still confident th...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Musk, University Of Southern California, Elon, Autry, Starship, Elon Musks, Greg Autry, Nutt, Business Insider Elon Musk


Elon Musk says SpaceX will get humans to Mars in 2026 but some industry insiders are more optimistic than others. Here's what the experts say.

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider Elon Musk's timeline for SpaceX landing humans on Mars has wavered over the years. On Sunday, he said 2026 will be the year to send a crewed mission to Mars. In 2017, he said 2024. Space industry experts believe SpaceX will reach Mars, but not as soon as it hopes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk is still confident ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Musk, University Of Southern California, Elon, Autry, Starship, Elon Musks, Greg Autry, Nutt, Business Insider Elon Musk


Watch: SpaceX Starship prototype explodes on landing (again)

SpaceX's Starship SN9 rocket prototype had a successful launch yesterday in Boca Chica, Texas, reaching an altitude of about 6 miles. But, like the Startship prototype in December, its landing ended with an explosion. From Reuters: The Starship SN9 that blew up on its final descent, like the SN8 before it, was a test model of the heavy-lift rocket being developed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private space company to carry humans and 100 tons of cargo on future missio...
Tags: Video, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Reuters, Crash Landings, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship


Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s 2nd Starship test flight ends with another kaboom

SpaceX launches Starship SN9 for a test flight from its facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, February 2, 2021. Starship SN9 perform the belly flop maneuver but had a landing and exposed on the landing pad. Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer. SpaceX launches Starship SN9 for a test flight from its facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, February 2, 2021. Starship SN9 perform the belly flop maneuver but had a landing and exposed on the landing pad. Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photograp...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, US, Sport, Soccer, Mars, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Fla, Hawthorne, MARCIA DUNN


SpaceX's new Starship rocket prototype soared 6 miles above Texas, but exploded during a landing attempt

SpaceX's Starship SN9 rocket prototype flubbed its landing in Boca Chica, Texas, on February 2, 2021, leading to a large explosion. SPadre.com SpaceX launched a 16-story prototype of its Starship Mars rocket system 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) above Boca Chica, Texas on Tuesday. The prototype, called SN9, was supposed to attempt a soft landing, but the spaceship slammed into the ground sideways and exploded. This is the second time the aerospace company, founded by Elon Musk, has launched...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Earth, Moon, Mars, Faa, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, South Padre Island, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Boca Chica, Starship, John Insprucker


Watch live: SpaceX is about to try launching a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Live, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Padre Island


Watch SpaceX try launching a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Padre Island, SpaceX SpaceX


Watch live as SpaceX tries to launch a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Padre Island, SpaceX SpaceX, Cameron County


SpaceX is poised to launch a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Padre Island, SpaceX SpaceX, Cameron County


SpaceX to launch billionaire Jared Isaacman into space with a mission of 3 private astronauts on the Crew Dragon

Jared Isaacman at SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX/Business Wire via AP Photo Billionaire Jared Isaacman has bought seats on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship to launch himself, a healthcare worker and two others — to be selected via sweepstakes — into orbit in late 2021. The mission, called Inspiration4, will be the first ever to fly a crew of people who aren't professional astronauts into space. "The risk is not zero," SpaceX founder Elon Musk said, but this is a big step toward maki...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Dragon, Mars, Falcon 9, Gulf of Mexico, Musk


SpaceX may fly a new Starship rocket this week, after Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a prior attempt

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX plans to launch the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas this week. First, the FAA must approve the flight. The agency refused to do so last week, citing "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt ended with an explosion, violating the company's launch lic...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Padre Island, SpaceX SpaceX, Cameron County


Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling SpaceX's Starship flight following a reported launch license violation

Elon Musk, the founder, CEO, and chief designer of SpaceX. Susan Walsh/AP SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars," but the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  On Friday, The Verge reported the hold-up may be related to a launch-license violation with the first high...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Ars Technica, Earth, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch


Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a Starship test flight as the agency reportedly probes a SpaceX launch license violation

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars," but the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  On Friday, The Verge reported the hold-up may be related to the first high-altitude Starship flight, whic...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Ars Technica, Earth, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch


Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a Starship test flight as the agency reportedly probes launch license violation

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars," but the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  On Friday, The Verge reported the hold-up may be related to the first high-altitude Starship flight, whic...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Ars Technica, Earth, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch


Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a Starship test launch, but the agency said 'outstanding safety issues' were at play

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars." However, the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX was ready to launch its latest prototype ...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Ars Technica, Earth, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch


SpaceX may finally launch its newest Starship rocket prototype Tuesday afternoon. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX On Tuesday, SpaceX plans to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars. The prototype, called SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air. SpaceX's first attempt at such a flight exploded on the landing pad. Watch live video fee...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, South Padre Island, Cameron County


SpaceX may finally launch its newest Starship rocket prototype this afternoon. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks upward during a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket-ship prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars — on Monday. The new prototype, called serial No. 9 or SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air, belly-flo...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration


Elon Musk's SpaceX reportedly plans to drill near a Texas launchpad for natural gas

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk speaks at a post-launch news conference to discuss the SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut capsule in-flight abort test at the Kennedy Space Center. Reuters Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to drill for natural gas in Texas, according to Bloomberg. SpaceX is looking to drill wells close to the company's Boca Chica launchpad. Musk, who recently moved to Texas, launches some of his rockets and is also building a battery factory in the state. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Nevada, Musk, Lone Star State, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Lone Star, Boca Chica, Elon Musk s SpaceX


SpaceX has pushed the launch of its newest Starship rocket prototype to next week. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks upward during a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket-ship prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars — as early as Monday. The new prototype, called serial No. 9 or SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air, ...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration


SpaceX may have purchased 2 oil rigs off the coast of Texas that could be turned into 'floating' Starship launchpads

SpaceX/YouTube SpaceX appears to have acquired two oil rigs that it may transform into launch platforms for its forthcoming Starship rocket system, NASASpaceflight reported.  The floating "spaceports" would add to SpaceX's operations in Boca Chica, Texas, which are under a new environmental review. Launching rockets from the water should be less disruptive for nearby residents.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You may know Deimos and Phobos as the names of Mars' moons....
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, Trends, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Baylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, LLC, Boca Chica


SpaceX may launch and land its newest Starship rocket prototype this week. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks upward during a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket-ship prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars — as early as Thursday. The new prototype, called serial No. 9 or SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration


SpaceX may launch and land its newest Starship rocket prototype on Monday. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks upward during a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket-ship prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars. The new prototype, called serial No. 9 or SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air, belly-flop toward the...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration


Space 2021: All the Mars landings, eclipses, astronaut flights, rocket launches, and other big missions to look for this year

The year 2021 will bring an exciting series of Mars landings, rocket launches, astronaut flights, and more. NASA; JPL-Caltech; Boeing; SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busin...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Utah, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Dart, Australia, China, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, Beck, Trends, Nasa


2021 in space: This year will bring Mars landings, eclipses, and even more commercial astronaut launches. Here's what to watch for.

SpaceX's Demo-2 mission lifts off with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley inside a Crew Dragon spaceship, May 30, 2020. SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busines...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Utah, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Dart, Australia, China, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, Beck, Trends, Nasa


Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt to recover Super Heavy rocket by catching it with launch tower

SpaceX will try a significantly different approach to landing its future reusable rocket boosters, according to CEO and founder Elon Musk. It will attempt to ‘catch’ the heavy booster, which is currently in development, using the launch tower arm used to stabilize the vehicle during its pre-takeoff preparations. Current Falcon 9 boosters return to Earth and land propulsively on their own built-in legs – but the goal with Super Heavy is for the larger rocket not to have legs at all, says Musk....
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Ceo, Earth, Mars, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon


The FAA released SpaceX's rough plan to fly Starship rockets to orbit from Texas, and the agency wants public input on it

An illustration of SpaceX's planned 39-story Starship rocket system launching from Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, wants to launch a new Starship rocket system to orbit from Boca Chica, Texas. The company frequently flies suborbital Starship prototypes from the site, but the Federal Aviation Administration can't yet grant SpaceX a license to orbit. SpaceX must first complete an environmental assessment of its new plans, and the FAA is seeking public comments reg...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Trends, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Brownsville


Elon Musk says SpaceX to double launch pad usage for Starship tests, Super Heavy flights coming in a ‘few months’

SpaceX is set to significantly ramp up its Starship development program in the new year, in more ways than one. SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk noted on Twitter on Thursday that the company will seek to make use of both of its two launch pads at its development facility in Boca Chica, Texas with prototype rockets set up on each, and that it will begin flight testing its Super Heavy booster (starting with low-altitude ‘hops’) in as few as “a few months” from now. Recently, SpaceX has set u...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Tech, Ceo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Gulf of Mexico, Hyperloop, New Years Day, Outer Space, Boca Chica, Starship


Satellite images show the charred remains of SpaceX's Starship rocket prototype, after a successful test launch ended in explosion

SpaceX's facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, as seen from space on December 10, 2020, including the remains of an explosive test flight. Satellite image (c)2020 Maxar Technologies New satellite images show SpaceX's rocket facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, the day after a Starship test flight ended in an explosive landing. The photos show the charred remains of the prototype, including its nosecone, which Elon Musk wants to preserve "in memory" of the launch. A newer Starship prototype mode...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Satellite Images, Mars, Rocket Launch, Axel Springer, Musk, Cameron County, Boca Chica, Starship



Skip ADS