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elon muskSpaceX Orbital Starship is Getting Stacked in Texas

The orbital version of the SpaceX Starship is getting stacked in Texas. Pictures from Maria Pointer show that there seem to be improvements in how each of the ring sections are being constructed. The newest rings appear to be superior …

elon musk2015 Journey To Space is a RetroFuture

Retrofuturism shows the future produced in an earlier era. Futurism is anticipating what will come and retrofuturism is remembering an outdated expectation. Journey to Space was made in 2015 and is looking at what Boeing and United Launch Alliance hoped …

spaceFlorida Version of SpaceX Starship Looks Better Than Texas Version

The Florida version of the SpaceX Starship looks shinier and seems to have better workmanship overall than the Texas version of the Starship. The first two photos are the shinier Florida Starship and the third is the Texas version. SpaceX …

futureSuccessful Orion Launch Abort Test

NASA successfully demonstrated Tuesday the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety during an emergency during launch. The test is another milestone in the agency’s preparation for Artemis missions to the Moon …

spaceSpaceX Will Have Five Reuses of a Falcon 9 by the End of 2019

SpaceX VP of Commercial Sales Jonathan Hofeller said SpaceX plans to launch the same booster for the fifth or sixth time by the end of 2019. SpaceX has used the same booster up to three times. This would mean one …

airplanesSpaceX Starship Will Carry 1000 People Anywhere on Earth – Cost $500-2000

Elon Musk tweeted that he is looking at 1000 passengers for point to point travel. Because it will be a 20-minute flight on a fully reusable then the ticket cost could be $500-1000 per person. It will feel like a …

astronomyCarnival of Space 618

2. Universe Today – Uranus’ Rings are Surprisingly Bright in Thermal Emissions Uranus’ system has a temperature of just 77 K (-196 °C; -320 °F). The observations also confirmed that Uranus’s brightest and densest ring (the Epsilon ring) differs from …

nasaWhich Will Be First to Space – the SpaceX Starship or the SLS?

SpaceX is talking with three companies about the first commercial launch of the fully reusable Super Heavy Starship with a 2021 target date. United Launch Alliance and NASA have been working on the Space Launch System since 2011. There was …

businessFuture Elon and SpaceX Domination Will Be Like Rockefeller and Standard Oil

John D Rockefeller created Standard Oil, which built up the modern oil and refining industry. Standard Oil created massive price advantages and scale beyond its competitors. It grew by increasing sales and through acquisitions. In 1868, the Lake Shore Railroad, …

blue originEurope Tentatively Considers Copying SpaceX While China Has Four Companies Racing to Catchup

Europe has provided 3 million euros in funding for a three year investigation of reusable rockets. This program is not funded to actually build or fly any vehicles. They want to agree on specifics of two designs. Europe is tentatively …