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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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Elon Musk's SpaceX might 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, though only 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 source that lives near Boca Chica Beach. The document warned locals that SpaceX will "conduct testing" as soon as Monday,...
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Elon Musk's SpaceX might fire up, 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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Elon Musk's SpaceX might fire up and 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, though only 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 source that lives near Boca Chica Beach. The document warned locals that SpaceX will "conduct testing" as soon as Monday,...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Mount Everest, Musk, Hopper, Falcon Heavy, Falcon


The shift to collaborative robots means the rise of robotics as a service

The 2018 Holiday shopping season was the biggest on record for e-commerce, with nearly $126 billion in online sales. But as e-commerce continues to expand, the demand for warehouse workers is growing faster than the labor supply and creating an increased need for automation. Given its dominance in e-commerce and the massive scale of its business, there’s no surprise that Amazon was one of the first companies to supplement their human workforce with robotics. Since the acquisition of Kiva in 2...
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Bird poop and dust could seriously complicate Elon Musk and SpaceX's latest plan to reach Mars

SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is developing a rocket ship to ferry people to the moon and Mars. Musk said Starship will have a heat shield that "bleeds" fuel during landing to protect itself from superheated plasma. However, aerospace experts say pores that ooze coolant might clog easily, compromising such a heat shield. Over the past few months, Elon Musk has been revealing new details about SpaceX's upcoming launch system, called Starship. Musk has said the new launch ...
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Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a 'bleeding' heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA's most difficult Mars mission, one expert says.

SpaceX is developing a giant, fully reusable launch system called Starship to ferry people to and from Mars. Elon Musk, the aerospace company's founder, said he recently made "radical" changes to the spacecraft's design. One change gives Starship a stainless-steel body. The other is a heat shield that will "bleed" liquid during landing to cool off the spaceship and prevent it from burning up. But aerospace experts anticipate huge challenges for Starship, including clogs in heat-shield pores ...
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Elon Musk Announces That Raptor Engine Test Has Set New World Record

Iwastheone shares a report from Space.com: A test fire of SpaceX's newest engine reached the power level necessary for the company's next round of rocket designs, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter. "Raptor just achieved power level needed for Starship & Super Heavy," he tweeted on Feb. 7, four days after he shared a photograph of the first test of a flight-ready engine. [Musk added: "Raptor reached 268.9 bar today, exceeding prior record by the awesome Russian RD-180. Great work by @SpaceX engine/te...
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Elon Musk says he is 'confident' people could afford to 'sell their home on Earth' and move to Mars on a SpaceX rocket

SpaceX is designing a new rocket ship, called Starship, to send about 100 people to Mars at a time. Elon Musk, the rocket company's founder, said on Twitter that Starship could be 10 times cheaper than the least-expensive rocket today. Musk added he is "confident" Starship may be cheap enough for most people to "sell their home on Earth & move to Mars if they want." Elon Musk is trying to make it a no-brainer for you to move to Mars. Musk, the founder of SpaceX, shared his thinking on cost-ef...
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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...
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...
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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 test-fired a giant rocket engine with 'insane power' for moon and Mars missions. The future of Elon Musk's company may ride on its unrivaled performance.

Elon Musk posted videos of SpaceX test-firing its new Raptor rocket engine for the first time, later sharing a photo of a second test. The engine is a crucial part of the Starship launch system, which SpaceX hopes will rocket humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond. A space-industry analyst said the viability of the Starship program relies on continued and successful tests of the engine, since Raptors will power the spacecraft and are designed to be reusable. Starship test vehicles are being bui...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Ars Technica, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Federal Communications Commission, Mars, Wall Street Journal, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Blue Origin, Raptors


SpaceX just fired a giant rocket engine that Elon Musk says has 'insane power.' The future of the company may ride on its performance.

Elon Musk posted videos of SpaceX test-firing its new Raptor rocket engine for the first time. The engine is a crucial part of the Starship launch system, which SpaceX hopes will rocket humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond. A space industry analyst said the viability of the Starship program relies on continued and successful tests of the engine, since Raptors will power the spacecraft and are designed to be reusable. Starship test vehicles are being built in Texas to prove the system can safe...
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SpaceX Fires Mars-Bound Raptor Engine

Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday evening to announce the "first firing of Starship Raptor flight engine." While SpaceX has fired individual components before and experimented with various designs, this is the first time the now-completed design has been assembled and fired in its intended spaceflight configuration. ExtremeTech reports: Raptor has gone through a number of design changes -- originally, SpaceX planned to mount it to the ITS launch vehicle back in 2016 (powered by 42 Raptor engines)...
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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...
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SpaceX’s Elon Musk shows off test firing of Starship’s methane-fueled Raptor engine

SpaceX CEO celebrated the first test firing of a full-scale, built-for-flight Raptor engine for his Starship super-rocket in the usual way tonight: by tweeting about it. “So proud of great work by @SpaceX team,” Musk wrote in a series of tweets from SpaceX’s test facility near McGregor, Texas. Scaled-down versions of the methane-fueled Raptor rocket engine went through testing as far back as two and a half years ago, but Musk said this weekend’s test marked the “first firing of Starship Raptor f...
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SpaceX’s prototype Mars Starship topples over in heavy winds

SpaceX's first tests of its Mars spacecraft suffered a setback today when the nosecone of the company's Starship craft was damaged in a heavy wind storm. The incident took place in south Texas. The post SpaceX’s prototype Mars Starship topples over in heavy winds appeared first on Digital Trends.
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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...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Rockets, Mars, Spacecraft, Whoops, Starship, Bfr, Big Falcon Rocket, Boca Chica Texas, Super Heavy, Strong Texas Winds Hit Elon Musk


SpaceX's giant rocket ship was blown over and damaged by powerful winds in Texas — and Elon Musk says repairs will take weeks

Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, has built a prototype of a stainless-steel rocket ship in southern Texas. Locals who live near the site reported on Wednesday morning that the vehicle, known as the "test hopper," was blown over by powerful gusts of wind. Musk and SpaceX confirmed those reports, saying the damage would take weeks to repair. The test hopper is a squat version of a full-scale Starship, a spaceship that's being designed to send people to Mars. The top section of SpaceX's shin...
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Starship deploys autonomous delivery bots on a college campus

Starship, an autonomous delivery robot startup, is deploying its first batch of robots as part of a commercial service. Starting today, Starship will begin delivering food to the 40,000 students, faculty and staff at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.  in partnership with Sodexo, a food and facilities management company. Starship says the deliveries take 15 minutes or less, on average, depending on which items the customer ordered and where they’re located on campus. Each robot can carry...
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SpaceX opts for Texas over LA for Starship work

SpaceX will center its largest-scale operations not in its Los Angeles-area headquarters but in south Texas facilities, the company said today. Development of its next-generation Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle will take place in Texas, while Falcon 9 and Dragon work will remain at Hawthorne. The L.A. Times first reported the news. The decision spells trouble for workers at the Hawthorne, CA facility where many of SpaceX’s work has been done heretofore — however it may also come as li...
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SpaceX opts for Texas over LA to build Starship prototypes

Update: CEO Elon Musk says on Twitter that Starship and Raptor (rocket engine) development is staying in Hawthorne, while prototypes are being built in Texas. Musk also said that the story “stems from a miscommunication by SpaceX .” Original story follows (the headline has also been updated). The source info is incorrect. Starship & Raptor development is being done out of our HQ in Hawthorne, CA. We are building the Starship prototypes locally at our launch site in Texas, as their size make...
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Elon Musk's SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce

Just days after Elon Musk unveiled the first images of his aerospace company’s Starship test rocket, SpaceX has announced that it is slimming down its workforce by roughly 10 percent.Read more...
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Elon Musk shows off newly-assembled Starship

NASA might still be waiting for its first real test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft -- which was recently pushed back into February for unspecified reasons -- but that's not the only spacecraft SpaceX has been working on. Starship, the forward-looking concept thought to be the future of the company's space exploration ambitions, has appeared in brief teases as it slowly inches its way towards testing. Now, SpaceX boss Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to show off the very first full...
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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. pic.twitter.com/k1HkueoXaz — 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 released a photo of his latest rocket, and it already delivers on his promise of looking like liquid silver

Elon Musk tweeted an image of an experimental rocket that will help him get to mars. The so-called "test hopper" will not enter orbit when it launches in the coming weeks, but will inform how SpaceX works toward a full-scale prototype of the Mars Starship. Musk has described Starship as a "Tintin" rocket, referring to the famous 20th-century Belgian comics series. Elon Musk has published a photo of an experimental rocket that will help him achieve his mission of conquering Mars. After teasing...
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Elon Musk shows off SpaceX's Tintin inspired 'Starship'

It may look like something straight out of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century or Tintin's Destination Moon but, according to Elon Musk, the pictures he tweeted of his latest SpaceX creation are very much real. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and electric car-maker Tesla, revealed that assembly of the 'Starship Hopper' test-flight rocket was complete and that the pictures of the shimmering, stainless steel construction were 'not a rendering'. The Tintin comparison is not an accident. In ...
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Before Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison joined Tesla’s board, he gave an impassioned defense of his ‘very close friend’ Elon Musk (ORCL, TSLA)

Tesla on Friday announced the two newest additions to its board of directors: Walgreens executive Kathleen Thompson-Wilson and Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison. In October, Ellison heaped praised on Tesla's CEO Elon Musk, and slammed media coverage of Musk's actions and his companies. You can listen here to a recording of Ellison's remarks, made to financial analysts in October.  Larry Ellison hasn't been shy about his admiration for Elon Musk — even before Ellison was appointed on Frid...
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