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elon muskElon Musk Believes Super Heavy Starship Will Eventually Be Built for Less than Falcon 9

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Elon Musk believes there is a path for the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship (SHS) to be built for less than a Falcon 9. Currently, a single use SpaceX Falcon 9 can be purchased for about $62 million. The estimates for …

elon muskBurgess SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Renderings

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Charlie Burgess has created new renderings of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship. Finished rendering most of my first shots of the @SpaceX #Starship and #SuperHeavy Rocket. Had a lot of fun modelling this one! Check out higher res versions and …

cityElon Musk and Others Plan the Details for a City on Mars

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Elon Musk wrote a 16-page article that described a plan to reduce the cost to bring one person to Mars down to $100,000. Elon Musk has a ballpark assumption that allocating one-ton of mass is enough for the passenger, supplies, …

elon muskSpaceX Raptor Engine Sets a Chamber Pressure Record

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The SpaceX Raptor engine has set a new record for the highest pressure in a record engine. The Russian RD-180 held the highest record pressure in its combustion chamber for decades. It had a pressure of 261.7 kilograms of power …

elon muskElon Musk Says the SpaceX Super Heavy Will Land Tail First

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Elon Musk described various aspects of the SpaceX Super Heavy booster. The Superheavy booster will land tail first. The stainless body will not need any extra heat shielding. Rocket booster temperatures won’t go much above 600 Kelvin on hottest parts …

boring companyBoring Company Talks Silicon Valley Tunnel But They Should Make Cheaper Subway Tunnels

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The Mayor of San Jose, California, Sam Liccardo, is in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Company for a tunnel from the airport to Diridon Station. Mayor Sam Liccardo told reporters at City Hall that this represents a chance for the …

elon muskSpaceX Raptor Has More Than the Power Needed for Super Heavy Booster and Starship

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The SpaceX Super Heavy booster and Starship need the raptor engine to have at least 170 tons of thrust and tests have now proved more that level of thrust. This power level was achieved with warm fuel. An actual launch …

batteriesTesla Buys Maxwell to Eventually Nearly Triple Battery Energy Density

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Maxwell Technologies has breakthrough dry battery electrode technology and ultracapacitors. Tesla has announced the purchase of Maxwell Technologies for $218 million in an all-stock deal. The Maxwell dry battery electrode technology could increase battery energy density by 50% and eventually …

elon muskElon Musk Tweets Test Firings of the New Raptor Engine

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Elon Musk tweeted out the test firings of the new raptor engines. pic.twitter.com/ChEGbjTGKZ — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 pic.twitter.com/yFhNx3fiOD — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 First firing of Starship Raptor flight engine! So proud of great work …

elon muskElon Musk is in Texas for Test Firing of Raptor Engines Destined for the Starhopper

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Elon Musk is in Texas for the test firing of the Raptor Engine that will be used on the Starhopper test vehicle. There has been over 1200 seconds of testing over two years on previous versions of the Raptor engine. …