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.
Elon Musk has said that SpaceX's mega-spaceship could fly astronauts to the moon within a few years. But first the Starships have to stop blowing up.
The YouTuber who filmed himself inside the SpaceX launch site in Texas said his actions were "illegal" but that he "didn't really think about that."
The mayor of Brownsville said Elon Musk's $30 million donation came as a surprise and the city hasn't yet spoken to him about the details.
SN11 is the fourth Starship prototype that hasn't launched and landed completely smoothly. SpaceX still needs to nail this landing.
Elon Musk wants SpaceX to build and fly fully reusable rockets and spaceships. But first, Starship prototypes have to stop exploding.
Musk said SpaceX would land its reusable Starship rockets on Mars years before European space companies begin to focus on launch systems.
Elon Musk's SpaceX has completed "stacking" of its Super Heavy prototype, the booster that will shoot its Starship spacecraft into orbit, say reports
Previously unseen footage from SpaceX reveals a new view of the SN10 Starship rocket bouncing when it lands on its landing pad.
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.
Elon Musk gives the newest Starship prototype, SN10, a 60% chance of a successful landing. Its predecessors slammed into the ground.
Pre-registration for the trip is open through March 14, and an initial screening process will begin March 21, according to the mission website.
FAA investigations into SpaceX’s explosive Starship landings and a licence violation have now ended. This means the new prototype of the SpaceX Starship rocket, SN10, could launch in the near future. Musk tweeted Sunday: “Good chance of flying this week!” Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The […]
Elon Musk said the new SpaceX Starship, SN10, had a "good chance of flying this week" after the FAA finished its investigations into previous crashes.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is now valued at around $US74 billion. The aerospace company raised $US1.9 billion in August as it funds Starlink and Starship. Musk said earlier in February that Starlink will IPO at some point in the future. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the […]
SpaceX raised the funds at $419.99 per share, CNBC reported, just shy of the $420 at which Elon Musk notoriously said he could take Tesla private.
Elon Musk’s timeline for SpaceX landing humans on Mars has wavered over the years. He recently said 2026 will be the year to send a crewed mission to Mars. In 2017, he said 2024. Space industry experts believe SpaceX will reach Mars, but not as soon as it hopes. Visit […]
SpaceX’s seventh hire, Hans Koenigsmann, on Tuesday said he planned to retire as vice president. William Gerstenmaier, a former NASA official who joined SpaceX in 2020, will take his place. In a staff memo seen by CNBC, Koenigsmann said working for Elon Musk was the honour of a lifetime. Visit […]
SpaceX launched a 16-story prototype of its Starship Mars rocket system 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) above Boca Chica, Texas on Tuesday. The prototype, called SN9, was supposed to attempt a soft landing, but the spaceship slammed into the ground sideways and exploded. This is the second time the aerospace company, […]
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, […]
In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China’s landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut […]
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 – and blew up – a 16-story prototype of its Starship rocket system on Wednesday. Despite the explosive landing of the vehicle, called Starship SN8 (serial No. 8), SpaceX founder Elon Musk hailed the ambitious test as a big success. SpaceX placed a robotic tracking camera at SN8’s […]
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, […]
Elon Musk said Tuesday he is “highly confident” SpaceX will land humans on Mars in 2026 – two years later than he previously hoped. In 2017, Musk said that he wanted SpaceX to send unmanned ships to Mars in 2022, followed by a crewed mission two years later. Musk told […]
SpaceX is planning to fly a Starship rocket prototype to its highest altitude yet this week, according to government notices. The spacecraft should fly 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) into the air as soon as Tuesday. Previous prototypes have only made short hops of about 150 meters (492 feet). SpaceX CEO […]
SpaceX is building a facility in Boca Chica, located at the southeastern tip of Texas, to develop, build, and launch fully reusable Starship-Super Heavy rockets. The company is focused on suborbital up-and-down flights of prototypes for now, but it eventually plans to launch Starships to orbit and land them back […]
SpaceX’s public beta test for Starlink, its satellite-internet project, will cost $US600 up front, it said in an email Monday that was then posted on Reddit’s Starlink community. The “Better Than Nothing Beta” costs $US99 a month, plus $US499 for a kit with a tripod, a WiFi router, and a […]
Elon Musk said Friday that SpaceX has a “fighting chance” of sending an uncrewed Starship rocket to Mars in 2024, later than previously hoped. The SpaceX Starship rocket, designed to hold as many as 100 passengers and carry heavy payloads, is still in early testing stages. Musk said in 2017 […]
SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is working around the clock to realise a 40-story Mars rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy. The company is developing Starship at its launch site in Boca Chica, a remote wildlife-rich area at the southeastern tip of Texas. But SpaceX took root in July 2014 next […]
SpaceX plans to launch a mission around the moon in 2023 with its reusable steel Starship vehicle. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is funding the private voyage, called #dearMoon, and plans to bring along a handful of artists plus an astronaut or two. Soichi Noguchi, a JAXA astronaut who’s slated to […]
SpaceX on Tuesday launched and landed a vehicle called SN5, which is a full-scale prototype of a planned Mars rocket ship called Starship. On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump wrongfully appeared to take credit for the privately developed vehicle’s creation or launch. Trump also shared falsehoods about NASA, which spaceflight […]
SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Boca Chica, Texas. The latest Starship prototype, called SN5, performed an experimental “hop” hundreds of feet into the air on Tuesday. The roughly 16-story vehicle soared off the launch pad, flew for about 40 seconds, and then landed […]
SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system’s core design works. Elon Musk said that the latest Starship prototype, called SN5, could soon perform an experimental “hop” hundreds of feet […]
SpaceX is developing a new rocket called Starship-Super Heavy in Boca Chica, Texas, which founder Elon Musk hopes to soon use to launch people to the moon and Mars. Before SpaceX can launch Starship-Super Heavy to orbit, though, the Federal Aviation Administration must award it a launch licence. One FAA […]
SpaceX is aiming to soon launch a new 39-story rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy from Boca Chica at the southeastern tip of Texas. However, the aerospace company, founded by Elon Musk in 2002, must first complete a new environmental review with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before it can receive […]
SpaceX has filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission related to experimental launches of its reusable Starship rocket system. The filing requests permission to track and communicate with Starship prototypes as they fly up to 12 1/2 miles, or 20 kilometers, into the air from SpaceX’s rocket-development facility in […]
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, hopes to use a new steel rocket system called Starship to launch people to Mars, the moon, and careen passengers around Earth at hypersonic speeds. To develop Starship, which is designed to be fully reusable, SpaceX constructed an facility to build and test prototypes. Located […]
This week SpaceX posted two new jobs for “offshore operations engineers” in Brownsville, Texas. Elon Musk, who founded the aerospace company in 2002, all but confirmed in a tweet on Tuesday that the jobs are to help build “floating, superheavy-class spaceports” for its next-generation Starship vehicle. Ocean-platform launches as a […]
Elon Musk told his employees in an internal email that SpaceX would focus on Starship as its primary goal, according to CNBC. The most recent Starship test caused a prototype to explode a day before SpaceX successfully launched two astronauts to the International Space Station using a different rocket, the […]
SpaceX’s fourth Starship prototype was destroyed during a test-firing operation on Friday in Boca Chica, Texas. The three previous Starship prototypes also failed and were destroyed during tests at the site, though by bursting or collapsing after being filled with inert liquid nitrogen (not explosive fuel). Elon Musk, the founder […]
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, is building a private spaceport at the southern tip of Texas, but the location features a small neighbourhood of retiree-age homeowners called Boca Chica Village. SpaceX is using the site to develop its next-generation rocket system, called Starship. In late 2019, the company offered […]
Elon Musk recently shared details on Twitter about his plans to send 1 million people to Mars by 2050. The SpaceX founder said there would be “a lot of jobs” in the city he hopes to build on Mars. Musk said he planned to build a fleet of 1,000 Starships […]
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has posted new details about Starship: a fully reusable and potentially industry-upending rocket system that may land the first people on Mars. In September, Musk unveiled the first 16-story prototype. However, a pressure test in November caused the Starship to partly explode, shooting its giant domed […]
A SpaceX prototype rocket experienced a partial explosion during a testing procedure in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon. The Starship Mark 1 spacecraft was undergoing a pressure test when a portion of its top appeared to burst. Heavy plumes of smoke flowed from the vehicle immediately afterward. Starship is […]
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted some maths for how long he thinks it would take SpaceX to transport the necessary materials to Mars to build a self-sustaining city. Musk said it would take 1,000 of SpaceX’s Starship rockets 20 years to transport the cargo. Musk has a history […]
SpaceX wants to surround Earth with a vast network of internet-providing satellites called Starlink. Financial analysts at Morgan Stanley Research estimated the project could grow SpaceX’s base valuation to $US52 billion, possibly up to $US120 billion. However, SpaceX has asked to nearly triple its maximum Starlink network from 12,000 to […]
SpaceX wants to surround Earth with a fleet of internet satellites called Starlink. Original plans called for launching nearly 12,000 satellites over the next 8 years or so. However, Space News reports that SpaceX has asked to launch 30,000 more satellites for a maximum of 42,000. That’s about 20 times […]
On Saturday, Elon Musk showed off new details of SpaceX’s planned super-heavy launch system called Starship. SpaceX posted a new animation on YouTube that shows the 39-story rocket launching from Boca Chica, Texas, where the company is developing the system, including a prototype called Starship Mark 1. The animation underscores […]
Elon Musk on Saturday shared SpaceX’s updated plan for a towering launch system called Starship. Musk journeyed to the rocket company’s launch site in Boca Chica, Texas, to deliver his remarks, and scores of passionate fans followed him. JB Wagoner, who says he’s a “big fan” of the company, took […]
Elon Musk shared a video Monday of the inside of the prototype for the rocket SpaceX wants to use to send people to Mars. SpaceX unveiled the Starship Mark 1 prototype over the weekend. The new video shows inside the rocket’s cargo hold. Musk said: “Production version will be a […]
On September 28, Elon Musk unveiled SpaceX’s upcoming plans for its latest rocket, Starship. Starship is the rocket that Musk hopes will launch people to space as early as next year, and ultimately to the moon and Mars years from now. If all goes according to plan, Musk aims to […]
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk plans to launch a prototype of its planned Starship reusable rocket system into orbit in less than six months. Musk presented an update on the system at the company’s launch facility in Cameron County, Texas on Saturday. SpaceX expects an existing prototype of the […]
Elon Musk on Saturday presented SpaceX’s newest plan to develop a super-heavy launch system called Starship. Starship is a roughly 40-story rocket, designed to send up to 100 people to the surface of Mars. Musk delivered his talk in front of a smaller prototype called Starship Mark 1. Musk envisions […]
Starship is the new rocket system that SpaceX is developing to ferry dozens of people to Mars. Elon Musk, the company’s founder and CEO, plans to unveil the latest design of the fully reusable launch system on Saturday. Musk is slated to speak at the company’s launch site at southern […]
SpaceX is developing a stainless-steel Mars rocket system at its private launch site in South Texas. On Friday, SpaceX mated the lower and upper sections of StarshipMk 1 – a 164-foot-tall prototype – for the first time. The vehicle is the follow-up to a shorter and stubbier prototype called Starhopper. […]
Space X is developing a new rocket system called Starship at the southern tip of Texas. After building and launching a 60-foot-tall prototype called Starhopper, SpaceX has constructed a roughly 164-foot version called Starship Mk 1. Final Starships may stand about 40 stories tall and ferry 100 people to Mars […]
SpaceX is developing a Mars-capable rocket system called Starship at the southeastern tip of Texas. The company, founded by Elon Musk, built its experimental spaceport in and around a residential neighbourhood of a few dozen houses called Boca Chica Village. Citing disruptions and safety issues, SpaceX has offered to buy […]
SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Mars rocket prototypes from the southeastern tip of Texas. The company, however, built its experimental spaceport in and around Boca Chica Village, a decades-old community of about 20 elderly residents. Citing safety and other concerns, SpaceX mailed letters […]
Yusaku Maezawa plans to sell a 30% stake in his online fashion-retail company, Zozo, to Yahoo Japan. As part of the $US3.7 billion tender offer, Maezawa will resign and pocket $US2.3 billion. During a press conference, Maezawa reportedly said one of his main reasons for departing Zozo was to make […]
SpaceX is building and launching prototypes of Starship– a reusable launch system designed to send people to the moon and Mars – from Boca Chica, a site at the southern tip of Texas. But that’s not how SpaceX originally proposed to use the site. When it got approval in July […]
SpaceX is developing a towering two-stage rocket system called Starship that is being designed to land people and cargo on Mars. The company wants its first Starship missions to reach Mars in the mid-2020s, so it’s scouting at least nine locations with buried frozen water and few landing hazards. SpaceX […]
SpaceX is working on building a fully reusable rocket-and-spaceship system called Starship. Based on a presentation given by company founder Elon Musk in September 2018, the finished rocket may stand about 387 feet (118 meters) tall and 30 feet (9 meters) wide. But Musk tweeted on Wednesday that he’s already […]
SpaceX launched an experimental rocket ship called Starhopper in South Texas on Tuesday. The flight of Starhopper took the vehicle roughly 492 feet (150 meters) into the sky and lasted about a minute. Starhopper also used its single Raptor rocket engine to fly over to a beachside landing pad a […]
SpaceX plans to try launching and landing a Mars rocket prototype on Monday night in South Texas. Ahead of the launch of the vehicle, called Starhopper, police handed out printed notices to a small residential community nearby, warning of a possible “overpressure event” (i.e. an explosion). A 27-year resident of […]
SpaceX is working to develop an ultra-low-cost launch system called Starship that could reach the moon and Mars. Company founder Elon Musk said progress on the system has been exponential in recent months. The company’s first prototype of the rocket ship, called Starhopper, has served as an essential test bed […]
SpaceX successfully launched and landed a Mars rocket prototype on Thursday night in south Texas. The launch of the vehicle, called Starhopper, ignited several brush fires, which emergency workers quickly addressed. But embers rekindled the fire overnight, and it spread into a nearby wildlife refuge. SpaceX says the fire is […]
SpaceX successfully launched, hovered, and landed a small steel rocket ship called Starhopper on Thursday. The vehicle is an early prototype of Starship: a far larger system that’s designed to send people to the moon and Mars. Starhopper lifted off at around 11:45 p.m. ET (10:45 p.m. CT), flew for […]
SpaceX tried to launch, hover, and land a small steel rocket ship called Starhopper on Wednesday in South Texas. The vehicle is an early prototype of Starship, a far larger system designed to send people to the moon and Mars. Just after Starhopper’s engines ignited, engineers aborted the launch and […]
Elon Musk says SpaceX may land cargo on the moon in two years, then people a year or two after that, using the company’s forthcoming Starship rocket system. Meanwhile, the Trump administration wants NASA to land astronauts on the lunar surface in 2024 with its Artemis program. Jeff DeWit, NASA’s […]
SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is developing Starship: a new launch system to send people to the moon and Mars. SpaceX has built two prototypes of the vehicle, called Starhopper and Starship Mark 1, in South Texas. According to Musk, who delivered a new update about the […]
SpaceX test-fired a small rocket ship in Texas on Tuesday night. The test was meant to set the stage for a bigger “hop-and-hover” launch. However, a huge fireball erupted around the vehicle, called Starhopper, a few minutes after the test. Some locals recorded video of the incident during a live […]
SpaceX plans to launch a small rocket ship called Starhopper in Texas on Wednesday. Although the vehicle was briefly engulfed by a fireball last week, it emerged mostly undamaged. Starhopper is a test bed for a much larger vehicle, called Starship, which is being designed to send people to the […]
SpaceX recently built a stout and shiny rocket ship called Starhopper near Boca Chica Village, Texas. The vehicle is a crude prototype for a much larger vehicle designed to reach Mars, called Starship. Elon Musk, the rocket company’s founder, says engineers will attempt to launch Starhopper about 65 feet (20 […]
Elon Musk said in 2017 that SpaceX’s Starship could ferry passengers between any two cities on Earth in under an hour. Musk tweeted on Wednesday that the experience of travelling on one of these Earth-to-Earth flights would feel a lot like riding Space Mountain. As a result, passengers wouldn’t be […]
SpaceXCEO and founder Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that SpaceX is accelerating the development of Starship, a rocket that is designed to go to Mars. He also said that people can start reserving places to Mars after it returns from orbit around Earth. Musk previously said that Starship has a 60% […]
Space X is testing the concepts and ideas behind StarShip, its next big rocket, in south Texas. The multibillion-dollar project includes a prototype rocket called the Starhopper to test the enormous new rapper engines that will be propelling future spacecraft. With the StarShip, Elon Musk’s company plans to send people […]
SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, has been developing a launch site in South Texas since 2014. The facility surrounds a small community called Boca Chica Village. SpaceX initially planned to launch a dozen rockets a year from the site. Instead, it’s now using the private spaceport to develop and test […]
SpaceX on Wednesday fired up what its founder, Elon Musk, called its “Starhopper” prototype for the first time. Starhopper – a roughly 60-foot-tall prototype of a Mars-capable vehicle, called Starship – fired its single engine for about one second, shortly before 8 p.m. CDT. A truck-size Raptor rocket engine shot […]
Elon Musk has confirmed that SpaceX hopes to try “very short” launches or “hops” of a new spaceship prototype in Texas this week. Called the “Test Hopper,” the vehicle is a prototype of a more advanced, 400-foot-tall launch system called Starship, which SpaceX is designing to send people to Mars. […]
SpaceX has built a stainless-steel rocket ship at its launch site near Boca Chica Beach, located at the southern tip of Texas. “Test Hopper” is the first yet partly-functional prototype of Starship: a launch system that SpaceX founder Elon Musk hopes to use to send people to Mars. A sheriff […]
SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is developing a rocket ship to ferry people to the moon and Mars. Musk said Starship would have a heat shield that “bleeds” fuel during landing to protect itself from superheated plasma. However, aerospace experts say pores that ooze coolant might clog […]
SpaceX is developing a giant, fully reusable launch system called Starship to ferry people to and from Mars. Elon Musk, the aerospace company’s founder, said he recently made “radical” changes to the spacecraft’s design. One change gives Starship a stainless-steel body. The other is a heat shield that will “bleed” […]
SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is building spaceship prototypes at a launch site in southern Texas. The site is less than 3 miles from the US-Mexico border and embroiled in President Donald Trump’s push for a border wall. Government maps reportedly show a proposed physical barrier running […]
SpaceX is designing a new rocket ship, called Starship, to send about 100 people to Mars at a time. Elon Musk, the rocket company’s founder, said on Twitter that Starship could be 10 times cheaper than the least expensive rocket today. Musk added he is “confident” Starship may be cheap […]
Elon Musk posted videos of SpaceX test-firing its new Raptor rocket engine for the first time, later sharing a photo of a second test. The engine is a crucial part of the Starship launch system, which SpaceX hopes will rocket humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond. A space-industry analyst […]
Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, has built a prototype of a stainless-steel rocket ship in southern Texas. People who live near the site reported on Wednesday morning that the vehicle, known as the “test hopper,” was blown over by powerful gusts of wind. Musk and SpaceX confirmed those reports, saying […]
SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is laying off about 10% of its workforce. In a notice required by California law, the company said it was eliminating 577 positions at its headquarters in Los Angeles. Business Insider compiled that data into two charts that summarize the roles and […]
Elon Musk has shared an illustration and a photograph of a SpaceX steel rocket ship with a mirror-like finish. This week, SpaceX finished building the vehicle, which Musk called the “test hopper.” The test hopper is a squat version of a full-scale Starship: a spaceship that’s being designed to send […]
Elon Musk shared pictures on Twitter showing the construction of a prototype of SpaceX’s massive Mars-bound spaceship at a launch site in Texas. The 180-foot-tall Starship, previously known as the Big Falcon Spaceship, is being designed to ultimately carry humans to Mars. Musk also said Starship has a 60% chance […]
Elon Musk said SpaceX is building a “test hopper” vehicle in Texas that could launch by March or April. The vehicle is a squat version of a full-scale Starship spaceship – one that’s being designed to reach Mars as part of the Big Falcon Rocket system. Photos taken by locals […]
Elon Musk and his company SpaceX have been working on a gigantic, 387-foot-long spacecraft that’s designed to eventually send humans to Mars. The spacecraft has been dubbed Big Falcon Rocket (BFR for short), but Musk posted on Twitter on Monday that the rocket now has a new name: Starship. SpaceX […]