Starship

SpaceX adds a second drone ship to its East Coast rocket recovery fleet

On December 10th, SpaceX's East Coast rocket recovery fleet added a second drone ship to its ranks in a bid…

SpaceX Starship hardware mystery solved amid reports of Florida factory upheaval

A SpaceX Starship hardware mystery has been effectively solved after rocket parts arrived at Port Canaveral and were loaded aboard…

SpaceX’s Starship to spar with Blue Origin for NASA Moon landing contracts

On November 18th, NASA announced that it had added commercial Moon lander offerings from SpaceX, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corporation,…

SpaceX Starship blew its top during rocket fueling test (updated)

Update: SpaceX has released an official statement indicating that Starship Mk1's November 20th failure came after a decision to intentionally…

Elon Musk gifts SpaceX Starship angel investor a piece of Starhopper history

According to photos posted by the Japanese investor, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has gifted Yusaku Maezawa a significant piece of…

SpaceX’s Starship comes to life for the first time in lead-up to launch debut

For the first time ever, SpaceX has pressurized Starship Mk1's building-sized propellant tanks, a critical test that culminated in the…

SpaceX Starship Mk1’s most important tests yet could begin just hours from now

SpaceX's South Texas Starship Mk1 prototype is on the verge of kicking off a critical period of ground tests, ranging…

SpaceX begins Starship launch mount installation at historic Pad 39A in Florida

At the same time as SpaceX's Boca Chica, Texas team is working around the clock to prepare Starship Mk1 for…

SpaceX installs second Starship Mk1 canard ahead of transport to launch pad

SpaceX has begun to install Starship Mk1's second of two forward 'canards', aerodynamic flaps the rocket prototype will soon use…

SpaceX installs Starship Mk1 rocket’s flaps for the second time in build-up to flight debut

A little over a month after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk presented an update on Starship in Boca Chica, Texas and…

SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype heads to the launch pad – but why?

SpaceX has transported (half of) its Starship Mk1 prototype to its South Texas launch pad for the first time ever,…

SpaceX Mars landing expert talks Starship recovery challenges in new interview

Formerly responsible for developing Falcon 9 (and Heavy) into the routinely-landing reusable rocket it is today, senior SpaceX engineer Lars…

SpaceX president teases Starship’s game-changing Starlink launch capabilities

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell teased new information detailing the wealth of benefits that the next-generation Starship launch vehicle…

SpaceX says Starship Mk1 will test ‘skydiver’ landing before the end of 2019

A senior SpaceX director says that the Starship Mk1 prototype could lift off for the first time before the end…

SpaceX’s Starship facilities, Raptor testing, and more shown off in new video

SpaceX has teased a video highlighting all aspects of its next-generation Starship rocket, ranging from new views of the Starship…

Tesla Energy backup helps SpaceX Starship Mk1 face down tornadoes, power outages

SpaceX's South Texas Starship facilities and Mk1 prototype fell under threat of damage when stormy weather - including multiple tornadoes…

SpaceX’s fourth Starship prototype has begun to take shape in Florida

SpaceX's Florida Starship team appears to have taken the first step towards assembling Starship Mk4, the fourth full-scale prototype of…

SpaceX’s Starship Raptor Vacuum engine plans laid out by CEO Elon Musk

Elon Musk says that SpaceX Starship engine upgrades are on track to begin static fire tests of a Raptor Vacuum…

SpaceX Starship’s Raptor engine test facilities are about to get a big upgrade, says Elon Musk

According to CEO Elon Musk, SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy rockets are about to get a new test stand that…

Elon Musk says SpaceX is still building a third drone ship – but is it for Falcon or Starship?

Unprovoked on October 9th, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted "A Shortfall of Gravitas" - the name of a third drone…