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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...
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Elon Musk just revealed 5 major updates to SpaceX's Mars spaceship project. Here's what we learned.

Elon Musk has confirmed that SpaceX hopes to try "very short" launches or "hops" of a new spaceship prototype in Texas this week. Called the "Test Hopper," the vehicle is a prototype of a more advanced, 400-foot-tall launch system called Starship, which SpaceX is designing to send people to Mars. Musk also shared critical updates about Starship's heat shield, test-launch plan, construction timeline, and more. When updates about SpaceX's plans rain from Elon Musk, they tend to pour. Such was ...
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Elon Musk: SpaceX hopes to launch 'Test Hopper' — a prototype for a giant Mars rocket ship — for the first time this week

SpaceX has built a stainless-steel rocket ship at its launch site near Boca Chica Beach, located at the southern tip of Texas. "Test Hopper" is the first yet partly-functional prototype of Starship: a launch system that SpaceX founder Elon Musk hopes to use to send people to Mars. A sheriff hand-delivered road closure notices to residents on Friday, according to a local resident. The document warned locals that SpaceX will "conduct testing" as soon as Monday, March 18. SpaceX previously said i...
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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...
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SpaceX Starship Test Rocket Was Knocked Over By High Winds

Strong Texas winds managed to knock over SpaceX's prototype of its next-generation Starship rocket. In a tweet, CEO Elon Musk tweeted yesterday: "50 mph winds broke the mooring blocks late last night & fairing was blown over. Will take a few weeks to repair." He added: "Actual [fuel] tanks are fine." Popular Mechanics reports: The hopper, based out of the company's launch site in Boca Chica, Texas, is not meant for the stars: It is a test machine meant to show that the Starship's fundamentals ca...
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Strong Texas Winds Hit Elon Musk's Starship Prototype and Down It Goes

Elon Musk’s prototype of the Starship spacecraft—the payload of a system formerly known as the Big “Falcon” Rocket, and the vessel that may one day shuttle SpaceX colonists to their likely deaths on Mars—fell over in strong winds at its facility in Boca Chica, Texas on Tuesday.Read more...
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Elon Musk shows off the assembled Starship test rocket

After weeks teasing renderings and production photos, Elon Musk finally showed off the finished Starship test rocket last night. Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2019 As you can well see, the Starship test rocket has a stainless steel skin, which had a few people scratching their heads. Steel is indeed quite durable, but weigh...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Steel, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Starship, Boca Chica Texas, Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo, Texas Boca Chica Beach

Elon Musk says SpaceX's Starship could reach orbit within 2 years. Here's the latest photo of the spaceship's construction.

Elon Musk shared pictures on Twitter showing the construction of a prototype of SpaceX's massive Mars-bound spaceship at a launch site in Texas. The 180-foot-tall Starship, previously known as the Big Falcon Spaceship, is being designed to ultimately carry humans to Mars. Musk also said Starship has a 60% chance of launching into orbit by 2020. SpaceX is taking major steps toward CEO Elon Musk's ultimate goal to send humans to Mars. Musk recently posted images on Twitter showing the construc...
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SpaceX is building a 'test hopper' Mars spaceship in Texas — and Elon Musk says it could launch by March

Elon Musk said SpaceX is building a "test hopper" vehicle in Texas that could launch by March or April. The vehicle is a squat version of a full-scale Starship spaceship — one that's being designed to reach Mars as part of the Big Falcon Rocket system. Photos taken by locals in Boca Chica, Texas (where SpaceX is building a launch site) show the outline of a spaceship coming together. Elon Musk logged on to Twitter this weekend to deliver a veritable sleigh full of gifts to fans of his rocket...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Musk, Martin, Kara Swisher, Starship, Gwynne Shotwell, Yusaku Maezawa, Boca Chica Texas, Super Heavy

What is going on with SpaceX and all these Big Falcon Rocket changes? (ars technica)

Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks near a Falcon 9 rocket during his announcement that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard the BFR launch vehicle. (credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images) SpaceX and Elon Musk have been in the news a lot in recent days, both because of financial disclosures and the rocket company founder's musings on Twitter about his current space obsession—the Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. There has been a lot to process, so...
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SpaceX on track for BFR tests in first half of 2019

SpaceX appears to be on track to begin testing the SpaceX BFR and BFS starting in the first half of 2019. SpaceX has installed a large rocket fuel tank at its Boca Chica, Texas launch facility. Elon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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