SpaceX Mounts Starship Booster on Texas Launch Tower

SpaceX Mounts Starship Booster on Texas Launch Tower

SpaceX’s massive Super Heavy booster stage is now standing (very) tall on the company’s launch pad in south Texas, as it awaits a series of tests and final checks. The company is eager to launch the fully stacked Starship rocket for a flight test as early as July, but a number of regulatory hurdles still … Read more

Elon Musk Pegs July for First Orbital Launch of Starship

Elon Musk Pegs July for First Orbital Launch of Starship

Starship is designed to carry astronauts and cargo to the Moon, and maybe even further destinations like Mars.Photo: SpaceX Yesterday, Elon Musk said Starship will be ready for its first orbital launch next month, followed by monthly liftoffs from the company’s south Texas base. It’s an ambitious timeline, but the private space company has not … Read more

Elon Musk’s Plan to Send a Million Colonists to Mars by 2050 Is Pure Delusion

Elon Musk’s Plan to Send a Million Colonists to Mars by 2050 Is Pure Delusion

Artist’s conception of a Martian colony, with SpaceX Starship rockets in the background. Image: SpaceX In a recent interview, Elon Musk repeated his stated goal of wanting to transport one million people to Mars by 2050. The SpaceX founder says the future of humanity is at stake, which, okay, but the timeline he offers is … Read more

Here’s the Latest Prototype of SpaceX’s Giant Starship

Here's the Latest Prototype of SpaceX's Giant Starship

A video posted to NASASpaceflight’s YouTube channel showed the new prototype being rolled out to the testing area.screenshot: Gizmodo It’s been nine months since we last saw a new Starship prototype exit the SpaceX factory in Boca Chica, Texas. The unfinished rocket, designated S24, is slated for qualification testing, but the Elon Musk-led company still … Read more