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

April 8th, 2019

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 …

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Watch SpaceX test its Starship heat shields in this wild new video

March 18th, 2019

SpaceX has already had a fairly busy month, with the recent launch and docking of the Crew Dragon at the International Space Station giving the company a clear leg up over competitor Boeing, but that’s not the only high-profile project it’s been focusing on. Starship, which is SpaceX’s long-term project that boss Elon Musk says …

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

February 8th, 2019

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 …

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

February 4th, 2019

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 …

SpaceX’s shiny new rocket broke when it tipped over in high winds

January 24th, 2019

SpaceX’s Starship might not be ready to carry passengers for a while, but that hasn’t stopped the company and its enigmatic CEO from generating plenty of hype. The Starship prototype, named Starhopper, was slated to begin testing within weeks, but a breezy night in Texas has changed all of that. According to Musk, winds topping …

Elon Musk shows off newly-assembled Starship

January 11th, 2019

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 …

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Elon Musk shows off stainless steel ‘Starship’

December 24th, 2018

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 …