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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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Elon Musk geeks out over his Big Falcon Rocket

SpaceX CEO says he “chickened out” and made the design for the monster spaceship he’s planning to send to Mars a little less monstrous — in order to make the concept a lot more realistic. He also confirmed that testing for … Continue reading

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Elon Musk gets set for a big rocket chat with fans

Two weeks after SpaceX founder Elon Musk updated his vision for a monster rocket designed to take settlers to the moon and Mars, he’s due to take questions from his fans this weekend during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. The precise coordinates … Continue reading

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Sizing up Elon Musk’s big bet on a big rocket

SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s rocket roadmap just got much bigger than Mars. Now the question is, who else will follow the map? The first answers to that question may well start emerging next week, when government officials and space industry leaders — … Continue reading

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Elon Musk promises update on Mars plan

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s vision to send a million people to Mars is now in print, but the billionaire visionary says he’s already working on an update. The newly published print version, appearing on the New Space website, recaps Musk’s … Continue reading

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Elon Musk geeks out over his Mars plan on Reddit

In the weeks ahead, SpaceX plans to pressure-test a prototype carbon fiber tank on an oceangoing barge, to gauge how well the technology will stand up to the oomph that’d be required for trips to Mars. The test is one of … Continue reading

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