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Elon Musk’s SpaceX assembles a shiny Starship

For weeks, photographers have been snapping pictures of a retro-looking, shiny stainless-steel rocket that’s been taking shape at SpaceX’s launch site in South Texas — and tonight, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk declared that assembly of the first Starship short-hop test … Continue reading

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Hello, Starship: SpaceX’s big rocket gets new name

First it was the Mars Colonial Transporter, or MCT … then it was the Interplanetary Transport System, or ITS … then it was the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR. Now it’s Starship. Tonight SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the latest name for the … Continue reading

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SpaceX is looking for a loan — and baristas

Bloomberg News is quoting unnamed sources as saying that SpaceX is seeking to borrow $500 million in the leveraged loan market with Goldman Sachs’ help. Today’s report said that Goldman Sachs Group is leading the talks with potential investors this week. Neither … Continue reading

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Artists vie for a free trip around the moon

It’s been only a day since SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the plan to send Yusaku Maezawa and roughly half a dozen artists around the moon, but folks are already nominating themselves (and others) for a free trip. Maezawa is paying … Continue reading

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Japanese billionaire signs up for SpaceX moon trip

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk today introduced Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first paying customer for a trip around the moon. “Finally I can tell you that ‘I choose to go to the moon,’” Maezawa said, echoing President John F. … Continue reading

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SpaceX gets set to reveal first moon-trip customer

A year and a half after saying it had two passengers signed up for a privately funded flight around the moon, SpaceX says it will reveal the first passenger’s identity on Sept. 17. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Elon Musk shows off SpaceX’s tool for building BFR

To build a big frickin’ spaceship, you need a big frickin’ rack to put it on. And SpaceX has the rack. The company’s billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, took to Instagram tonight to show off the main-body construction tool — which … Continue reading

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