Brownsville residents are excited for Elon Musk to pump money into the city, but some are concerned SpaceX will displace locals and destroy wildlife.
One SpaceX official reportedly told homeowners the company would pursue a "different route" if they refused to sell their properties.
Starship has an explosive flight record, but SpaceX may finally be mastering the spaceship's landing. That's crucial to making it reusable.
Every high-flying Starship so far has exploded. Still, NASA plans to help SpaceX turn the launch system into a moon lander for astronauts.
Musk said to take his launch timeline "with a grain of salt." Starship has to stop exploding before it can fly humans.
SN11 is the fourth Starship prototype that hasn't launched and landed completely smoothly. SpaceX still needs to nail this landing.
SpaceX engineers can't always approach an exploded rocket safely. That's most likely why Zeus the robo-dog was there.
SpaceX has flown Starship prototypes to this height three times. This was the first time the rocket landed without exploding immediately.
SpaceX has already approached Cameron County, Texas, with its plan to incorporate the area into a city called Starbase.
SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn’t get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticised the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules “humanity will never get to Mars,” but the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to “resolve […]
SpaceX appears to have acquired two oil rigs that it may transform into launch platforms for its forthcoming Starship rocket system, NASASpaceflight reported. The floating “spaceports” would add to SpaceX’s operations in Boca Chica, Texas, which are under a new environmental review. Launching rockets from the water should be less […]
SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited “outstanding safety issues.” SpaceX’s last attempt, […]
SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, wants to launch a new Starship rocket system to orbit from Boca Chica, Texas. The company frequently flies suborbital Starship prototypes from the site, but the Federal Aviation Administration can’t yet grant SpaceX a licence to orbit. SpaceX must first complete an environmental assessment of […]
New satellite images show SpaceX’s rocket facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, the day after a Starship test flight ended in an explosive landing. The photos show the charred remains of the prototype, including its nosecone, which Elon Musk wants to preserve “in memory” of the launch. A newer Starship prototype […]
SpaceX launched a prototype of its Starship spaceship thousands of feet into the air above its Boca Chica, Texas, facilities on Tuesday. The 16-story vehicle exploded upon landing. But Elon Musk previously estimated a 2-3 chance that the test flight would fail because it pushed Starship faster and farther than […]
SpaceX was prepared to launch an advanced prototype of its Starship spaceship about 40,000 feet into the air above its Boca Chica, Texas facilities on Tuesday. The rocket’s Raptor engines, however, cut off the launch process just 1.3 seconds before liftoff. Elon Musk had previously estimated a 2-in-3 chance that […]
SpaceX plans to launch a full-size Starship rocket prototype about 7.8 miles (12.5 kilometers) into the air at 4:45 p.m. CT on Wednesday from Boca Chica, Texas. The planned flight is Starship’s highest yet. SpaceX wants to test the aerodynamics, steering, landing ability, and more of the 16-story steel-bodied prototype, […]