Starship

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confident Starship will launch humans to Mars by 2026

CEO Elon Musk says that he is "highly confident" that SpaceX will be ready to attempt its first crewed Starship…

SpaceX sets dates for Starship static fire, high-altitude launch debut

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX is set to attempt one final Raptor engine static fire test before putting Starship…

SpaceX backup Starship reaches full height after nosecone installation

SpaceX has installed another Starship's nosecone, all but completing the second full-size prototype a matter of days before the first…

SpaceX ‘go’ for 50,000-foot Starship launch debut after static fire, Elon Musk says

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX's first fully-assembled Starship prototype is on track for its 15-kilometer (~50,000 ft) launch debut…

SpaceX to attempt same-day Starship static fire, Starlink launch [livestream]

SpaceX is in the process of attempting static-fire the first fully-assembled Starship prototype as few as four hours before a…

SpaceX’s Elon Musk hints at “notable” Starship changes, explains static fire anomaly

CEO Elon Musk has offered an explanation for SpaceX's recent Starship static fire anomaly and says that an overview of…

SpaceX Starship saved by ‘burst disk’ after Raptor static fire ends badly

Around 7:15 pm local time, SpaceX Starship prototype SN8 fired up one or several Raptor engines for the third time…

SpaceX Starship wraps up nosecone ‘cryo proof’ and first of several Raptor static fires

SpaceX has successfully 'cryoproofed' the first fully-assembled Starship prototype's nose-based propellant tank and used that same tank to fire up…

SpaceX begins assembling first Starship Super Heavy booster in South Texas

SpaceX has taken the first unequivocal step towards orbital Starship launches, kicking off assembly of the first Super Heavy booster…

SpaceX’s high-altitude Starship launch debut unlikely before Crew-1

Update: SpaceX canceled its November 5th and 6th Starship SN8 static fire test windows on Thursday, delaying the next Starship…

SpaceX’s next two Starships close behind first high-altitude rocket

SpaceX is in the midst of preparing Starship serial number 8 (SN8) for the first high-altitude launch of its kind…

SpaceX will livestream Starship’s harrowing high-altitude launch debut, says Elon Musk

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX will livestream Starship's harrowing high-altitude launch and landing debut "warts and all," offering a…

SpaceX’s next three-Raptor Starship static fire delayed by winds, says Elon Musk

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX's second three-Raptor Starship static fire test has been delayed several days by bad weather…

SpaceX eyes multiple Starship lunar landings before first NASA Moon mission

SpaceX Director Nick Cummings says that the company could potentially attempt multiple uncrewed Starship lunar landings before the first attempt…

SpaceX swaps Starship Raptor engine for one last pre-flight test

On the same day SpaceX stacked a flightworthy Starship prototype to its full height for the first time, the company…

SpaceX installs first high-altitude Starship’s nosecone

For the first time ever, SpaceX has stacked a flightworthy Starship prototype to its full height, leaving just one major…

SpaceX Starship go for nosecone installation after historic static fire

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that Starship and Raptor's first triple-engine static fire was a success, opening the door…

SpaceX Starship fires up three Raptor engines in prelude to high-altitude flight

Update: At 1:21am CDT (6:21 UTC) on October 20th, Starship SN8 ignited all three of its Raptors' preburners, producing a…

SpaceX installs flaps on first high-altitude Starship’s nosecone

After a great deal of hardware shuffling, SpaceX has settled on a nosecone for its first high-altitude Starship prototype and…

SpaceX schedules Starship’s first triple-Raptor static fire test

A photo posted by CEO Elon Musk confirms that SpaceX has successfully installed three functional Raptors on Starship SN8 just…