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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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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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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...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Layoffs, Science, Starship, StarLink


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...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, China, Trends, Earth, Mars, Musk, Starship, Dave Mosher, Mars Starship Musk, Boca Chica Texas Starship, Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo


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 ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Nasa, International Space Station, Mars, Musk, Hopper, Grasshopper, Vtol, Boca Chica, Starship, Yusaku Maezawa, Big Falcon Rocket, Musk SpaceX


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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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...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Virgin Galactic, Mars, Musk, Starship, Mars Musk, SpaceX Blue Origin, Big Falcon Rocket, Boca Chica Texas, Stainless Steel Starship Stainless Steel Starship, Twitter Starship


SpaceX’s Starship goes sci-fi shiny with stainless steel skin

SpaceX’s futuristic Starship interplanetary craft may embody the golden age of sci-fi in more ways than one: in addition to (theoretically) taking passengers from planet to planet, it may sport a shiny stainless steel skin that makes it look like the pulp covers of old. Founder and CEO Elon Musk teased the possibility in a picture posted to Twitter, captioned simply “Stainless Steel Starship.” To be clear, this isn’t a full-on spacecraft, just part of a test vehicle that the company plans ...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Musk, Falcon, Scott Manley, Starship, Bfr


SpaceX BFR project: Everything you need to know including first flights

The SpaceX BFR project, now called Starship, plans to build the most powerful space rocket ever for an ambitious purpose: creating a colony on Mars within the next several years. Check out the details -- and why this could actually work. The post SpaceX BFR project: Everything you need to know including first flights appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Golden Girls swing to 'Dancing with Myself' and other terrific audio-swapped videos

I don't know if there's a special term for videos that have had their audio swapped but Marci Robin has got it dialed in. She's taken snippets of popular movies and music videos and set them to new music. The results are impressive. ... but it’s also pretty great with Starship’s “We Built This City.” pic.twitter.com/ja5dhGNVcx — Marci Robin (@MarciRobin) December 24, 2018 Just FYI, I put The Doobie Brothers’ “What a Fool Believes” over @ladygaga’s “Bad Romance” video and I’m very pleas...
Tags: Post, News, Christopher Walken, Carlton, Sheena Easton, Zeppelin, Doobie Brothers, Starship, PEPA, Tennille, Marci Robin


Elon Musk shows off stainless steel ‘Starship’

It was just last month that Elon Musk took to Twitter to unceremoniously announce that he was changing the name of the crew module and rocket booster of SpaceX's BFR rocket program to "Starship" and "Super Heavy," respectively. Now, in another spontaneous update from Musk via Twitter, we're getting our first good look at the Starship section in all its stainless steel glory. In the early morning hours, Musk tweeted out an image of the top section of the spacecraft with the simple captio...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Starship, Twitter Musk, Big Falcon Rocket, Super Heavy, Stainless Steel Starship


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


Postmates unveils Serve, a friendlier autonomous delivery robot

San Francisco partially banned delivery robots because they obstructed pedestrians, so Postmates built one with eyes, turn signals, and a mandate to yield. Serve is Postmates’ new cooler-meet-autonomous-stroller that it hopes can cut costs and speed up deliveries. The semi-autonomous rover uses cameras and LIDAR to navigate sidewalks, but always has a human pilot remotely monitoring a fleet of Serves who can take control if there’s a problem. There’s even a “Help” button, touchscreen, and video ...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, Nvidia, Robby, Starship, Kashani, Norman Yee, Ali Kashani, City of SF Postmates, Emerging Technology Working Group


SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket goes bolder, changes its name to Starship

Elon Musk has revealed that he's changing the name of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket to the grander Starship. It's getting a redesign and may even be one day used to visit other star systems trillions of miles away. The post SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket goes bolder, changes its name to Starship appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Emerging Tech, Starship, Bfr, Big Falcon Rocket


Elon Musk is making a 'radical change' to SpaceX's monster Mars rocket — and renamed its parts 'Starship' and 'Super Heavy'

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said a "radical change" is coming to the design of the company's reusable Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) for deep-space travel. On Monday, Musk released new details about the BFR redesign and renamed the system's two main parts to "Starship" and "Super Heavy." SpaceX's current workhorse rocket, Falcon 9, will no longer be upgraded for reusability. Instead, Musk said, the company will "accelerate" development of its Mars vehicle. Musk has said he wants to launch a car...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Nasa, Port Of Los Angeles, Mars, Musk, Falcon, Starship, Mars Musk, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa, Bfr, Big Falcon Rocket, Super Heavy


Elon Musk just announced a new name for the 387-foot-long SpaceX rocket he wants to send to Mars

Elon Musk and his company SpaceX have been working on a gigantic, 387-foot-long spacecraft that's designed to eventually send humans to Mars. The spacecraft has been dubbed Big Falcon Rocket (BFR for short), but Musk posted on Twitter on Monday that the rocket now has a new name: Starship. SpaceX released the final design for the rocket in September, and plans to launch the first human voyage to Mars on the Starship by 2024. SpaceX has long been touting a rocket in the works that wants to be...
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SpaceX's Elon Musk renames his big rocket "Starship"

"Renaming BFR to Starship," Musk wrote on Twitter late Monday. In September, when Musk revealed that a Japanese billionaire would be among SpaceX's first tourists to circle the Moon by 2023 at the earliest, he said the trip would be launched aboard the BFR. The second stage "Starship" is the part with the spacecraft where the passengers will ride.
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Elon Musk just renamed SpaceX’s Big F** Rocket

BFR, the monster rocket that will cost SpaceX roughly $5 billion to develop, has a new name. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted late Monday night that he has renamed the company’s largest (and yet to be built) BFR rocket to Starship. Or more precisely, the spaceship portion will be called Starship. The rocket booster used to propel Starship from Earth’s gravitational grasp will be called Super Heavy. Starship Super Heavy. Renaming BFR to Starship — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2018 ...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Earth, Mars, Spaceflight, Musk, Falcon, Starship, Yusaku Maezawa, Bfr, Musk s Twitter, Starship Elon Musk


Daily Crunch: Waymo can go driverless in California

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Waymo, take the wheel: Self-driving cars go fully driverless on California roads The Alphabet-owned company has been testing on public roads for years now. But this permit, issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, allows Waymo to test these self-driving cars without a human driver behind th...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Hardware, California, Tech, Getty Images, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Apple Watch, North America, Ny Daily News, California Department of Motor Vehicles


Starship is using self-driving robots to deliver packages on demand

Soon, the days of package theft will be behind us. For people living in the U.K. town of Milton Keynes, that day is today. That’s thanks to autonomous robot startup Starship Technologies . Starship’s on-demand package delivery requires you to first install the app to receive a delivery address to go in the place of your home address, or wherever else you usually get packages delivered. That Starship-provided delivery address is where the company’s local facility is located. Once your package a...
Tags: TC, UK, Washington, Tech, Airbnb, Logistics, Milton Keynes, Starship Technologies, Starship, Redwood City Calif, Jaan Tallinn, Matrix Partners and Morpheus Ventures New, Nathan Blecharczyk Skype, Starship Technologies Starship, San Francisco Bay Area Pricing


People kicking these food delivery robots is an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots

Starship Technologies co-founder Ahti Heinla told Business Insider that people sometimes kick the company's food-delivery robots. He said the vast majority of interactions with its machines are harmless, but some fall victim to being an "anger management" tool. It's an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots. The company behind tiny food delivery robots has admitted that people are kicking its machines — and it's an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots. Stars...
Tags: Google, Trends, Skype, Boston Dynamics, Business Insider, Starship Technologies, Ahti Heinla, Starship, Lex Bayer, Heinla


Robot delivery firm Starship Technologies has hired an Airbnb veteran as its new CEO and raised $25 million

Robot delivery company Starship Technologies has hired Airbnb veteran Lex Bayer as its new CEO. The London-based startup has also raised $25 million from existing investors, as well as Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk and Skype founding engineer Jaan Tallinn. CTO Ahti Heinla said the money will be used to significantly grow its fleet of robots, which are currently making in deliveries in cities including London. Robot delivery company Starship Technologies has hired an Airbnb veteran as i...
Tags: Europe, London, US, San Francisco, Trends, Airbnb, Skype, Daimler, Cto, Bayer, Starship Technologies, Ahti Heinla, Starship, Jaan Tallinn, Nathan Blecharczyk, Lex Bayer


Self-driving robot delivery startup Starship Technologies raises $25 million

The robots are here and one company, Starship Technologies, has raised $25 million to bring even more to the mainstream. This latest round of funding includes a follow-on investment from Matrix Partners and Morpheus Ventures. New investors include Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, Skype founding engineer Jaan Tallinn and others. These autonomous robots can carry items, like groceries or packages, within a two-mile radius. The plan with the funding is to deploy Starship robots in neighborh...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Washington, Tech, Airbnb, Robotics, Robot, Lex, Starship Technologies, Janus Friis, Mercedes Benz, Starship, Redwood City Calif, Jaan Tallinn, Autonomous Delivery


Tech founders take their self-driving food delivery robots out of San Francisco to focus on cities where they feel more welcome

In San Francisco, people are fed up with startups trying to disrupt transit. As a result, San Francisco officials passed some of the most restrictive regulations on delivery robots found anywhere in the US in 2017. The founders of Starship Technologies say the company has pulled their robots from San Francisco to focus on cities where they're welcomed.   Before electric scooters swept the streets and sidewalks of San Francisco, the robots invaded. Beginning in 2016, companies including Marbl...
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These tech founders say they took their self-driving robots out of San Francisco to focus on cities where they're welcome

In San Francisco, people are fed up with startups trying to disrupt transit. As a result, San Francisco officials passed some of the most restrictive regulations on delivery robots found anywhere in the US in 2017. The founders of Starship Technologies say the company has pulled their robots from San Francisco to focus on cities where they're welcomed.   Before electric scooters swept the streets and sidewalks of San Francisco, the robots invaded. Beginning in 2016, companies including Marbl...
Tags: Europe, US, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Washington Dc, The Guardian, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Skype, Intuit, Daimler, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Starship Technologies, Janus Friis


Marching to the Beat of a Different Hum: ‘Singing’ Highway Turns Into ‘Psychological Torture’ for Residents

We’ve all been annoyed by an “earworm” in our lives — a catchy song that, even if you don’t like it, refuses to vacate your mind. Starship’s egregious, overplayed sell-out hit “We Built This City” falls firmly in this category. Grace Slick should be ashamed. For residents living off the N357 highway near the Dutch town of […] The post Marching to the Beat of a Different Hum: ‘Singing’ Highway Turns Into ‘Psychological Torture’ for Residents appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Infrastructure, Netherlands, Autos, Starship, News Blog, Musical Highway, Singing Highway, Built This City


8 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2018 at Southern California casinos

Even if you don’t find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow — or a slot machine — at a Southern California casino on St. Patrick’s Day, there are still plenty of celebratory concerts, drinks and dining options to honor the Irish spirit. Casino Pauma 777 Pauma Reservation Road, Pauma Valley. 877-687-2862, casinopauma.com. Irish favorite corned beef and cabbage is offered at The Café for $9.95, while drink specials include a Jameson Mule for $6.50. Saturday, March 17. Call casino for hours. ...
Tags: Drinks, California, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Melissa Etheridge, Southern California, Mickey Thomas, Ac, Kelsey, Brien, Jameson, Harrah, St Patrick, Bloody Marys


Pechanga Resort & Casino celebrates a decade of Chocolate Decadence and Pechanga Wine Festival

So what if Valentine’s Day has come and gone? Any day is a great day to indulge in wine and chocolate, making the Chocolate Decadence and Pechanga Wine Festival an opportunity to nibble, savor, swirl and sip to your heart’s content. Now in its 10th year, the event will be held in Pechanga Resort & Casino’s brand new 40,000 square foot event center — Pechanga Summit — on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10. In previous years, the festival was held in the Eagle’s Nest before moving into the Gr...
Tags: Drinks, Washington, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Wine, Melissa Etheridge, Mickey Thomas, Santa Rosa, Bloody Marys, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula Valley, Starship, Pechanga Resort, Grand Ballroom