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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 …

newsSpaceX Starhopper and Launchpad Will Likely Be Ready for Late March Tests

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The SpaceX StarHopper is the first prototype that will test three Raptor engine. It will fly a series of hops that could start as early as the end of this month. It is cleared to fly as high as 5000 …

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 …

spaceSpaceX Will Soon Pour Pavement for Starhopper Launchpad

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Austin Barnard reports that SpaceX will soon pour the pavement for the StarHopper Launchpad. The Starhopper should begin hop tests in March. They will test three Raptor engines with flights up to just short of 5000 meters in height. Those …

moonNASA Has New Moon Plans for mid-2020s and Will Fund Human-Rated Large Moon Landers

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NASA is planning for the launch of the first Human Lander demonstration mission in 2024. The minimum objective of this mission is to demonstrate a lunar surface landing from the Gateway with a Descent Element capable of supporting a …

antiagingMoon Bases, Orbital Bases and the Start of Mars Colonization by 2040

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One of Elon Musk’s speeches was animated by After Skool. Elon discussed how societal and technological progress is not inevitable. Elon cited the examples of the Egyptians forgetting how to build Pyramids and the Romans forgetting how to build their …

newsSpaceX Will Launch Starlink Satellites in 2019 and Files to Operate Up to 1 Million Ground Stations

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SpaceX Hans Koenigsmann said SpaceX will launch more Starlink satellites in 2019, but would not provide specifics. SpaceX has applied to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to operate up to 1,000,000 earth stations that customers will use to communicate with …

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 …

astronomyMetal Remains of the Starman Roadster Will Eventually Crash into Earth, Venus or the Sun

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In February, 2018, SpaceX launched a Falcon Heavy which placed a Tesla Roadster with the Starman into on an Earth and Mars crossing orbit. The Roadster-Starman will come within a lunar distance of the Earth within the next 100 years. …