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SpaceX is constructing a second Starship prototype

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company's second orbital Starship prototype is already in the early stages of…

SpaceX’s steel Starship gets new official render, this time with a huge NASA telescope

SpaceX recently provided NASA with the third known official render of its stainless steel Starship, focused on the vehicle's potential…

SpaceX builds new orbital Starship sections as Starhopper loses its engine

Amidst the growing buzz centered around the imminent second launch of Falcon Heavy, SpaceX's South Texas team has continued to…

SpaceX begins static Starhopper tests as Raptor engine arrives on schedule

SpaceX has officially begun static ground testing of Starhopper, a full-scale pathfinder Starship prototype meant to support an early series…

SpaceX’s Starship prototype moved to launch pad on new rocket transporter

Over the last two or so weeks, SpaceX engineers and technicians have continued to make progress on the company's first…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that BFR could cost less to build than Falcon 9

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes that there may be a path for the company to ultimately build the massive Starship…

SpaceX’s Starship engine breaks Russian rocketry record held for two decades

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the company's Raptor engine, meant to power Starship and Super Heavy, has surpassed a rocketry…

SpaceX’s Starship engine hits twice the thrust of Merlin just days after test debut

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company's Raptor engine - static-fired for the first time at full scale barely…

SpaceX’s Starship prototype is looking increasingly rocket-like as hop test pad expands

As SpaceX's South Texas operations continue full steam ahead in pursuit of the first integrated hop tests of a full-scale…

SpaceX’s first redesigned Raptor static fire paves the way for Starship’s hop test debut

After years of development, multiple prototypes constructed, and more than 1200 seconds of cumulative static fire testing at durations longer…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk arrives in Texas for milestone Starship engine test

On Saturday evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk landed in Waco, Texas - perhaps along with additional SpaceX propulsion engineers -…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reveals photos of Starship’s first completed Raptor engine

Shortly after Teslarati reported that the first operationalized Raptor had shipped to McGregor, Texas for its first full-scale static fire…

SpaceX sends “radically redesigned” Starship engine to Texas for hot-fire tests

SpaceX has shipped one of the first of a group of Starship engines known as Raptor, described last month by…

SpaceX workers cap Starship with tank dome as Raptor arrivals and hop tests near

SpaceX employees and local contractors continue to outfit the aft section of the first full-scale BFR prototype with a variety…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teases white-hot Starship heat shield testing in video

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared a video showing what looks to be the early stages of testing for Starship's…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explains Starship’s ‘transpiring’ steel heat shield in Q&A

Speaking in a late-December 2018 interview with Popular Mechanics' editor-in-chief, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared considerable insight into the thought…

SpaceX fits Starship prototype with tank bulkheads as hop test pad progresses

SpaceX workers have begun installing fuel and oxidizer tank bulkheads inside the first BFS/Starship prototype at the same time as…

SpaceX separates Starship prototype’s nose and tail to install giant propellant tanks

After a handful of days as an impressive monolith stood along the coastal wetlands of Texas, SpaceX technicians have once…

SpaceX to move Starship and Super Heavy production to Texas as hop tests near [updated]

SpaceX announced today that plans to ultimately build BFR (now known as Starship/Super Heavy) in the Port of Los Angeles…

SpaceX lays off 10% of staff by email as Falcon Heavy, BFR, and Starlink ramp up

In an unusual move for a privately-held company that raised $500M-750M in the last six months alone and is the…