Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, tweeted about the Starhopper's short rocket test firing at the company's newest launch site in Boca Chica, Texas. Prior to Starship's maiden voyage to space, the company plans to first carry out several hover flights with the Starhopper.
Space April 5, 2019
Democratic lawmakers pointed out that the border wall will run across a SpaceX launch site in Boca Chica, Texas. The area is meant to be an exclusive launch site for the company's rockets, including Starship.
Space February 9, 2019
The nosecone of the prototype of SpaceX's Starship toppled over because of strong winds in Texas. The company's CEO, Elon Musk, said repair will take weeks and explained that the tanks at the bottom were not damaged.
Space January 23, 2019
SpaceX has finished assembling a test hopper, an experimental spaceship that looks like the Starship. The test hopper will not be launched to orbit but will instead will be propelled 16,400-feet up in the sky.
Space January 12, 2019
SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk said there is a 30 percent chance that artificial superintelligence would be the first to claim the Red Planet as home. The tech entrepreneur said a Mars colony would likely arrive on the Red Planet as early as 2025.
Space December 28, 2018
Elon Musk talked about plans of SpaceX to send humans to Mars during an interview with 'Axios' on HBO. The tech executive said he might move to the Red Planet permanently.
Space November 26, 2018
The DSTART team is designing a starship that can keep generations of crew alive as they travel through deep space for an extended period. Why should the interstellar spacecraft use an asteroid?
Space April 29, 2018