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'Mars is looking real': SpaceX's Starship prototype SN5 aces key 'hop' towards interplanetary travel
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'Mars is looking real': SpaceX's Starship prototype SN5 aces key 'hop' towards interplanetary travel

The stainless-steel craft lifted itself into the air, and travelled sideways in a brief, uncrewed flight before sticking its landing as planned.

SpaceX's new Starship prototype rocket exploded during ground tests, no injuries reported
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SpaceX's new Starship prototype rocket exploded during ground tests, no injuries reported

The Starship rocket stands at 120 metres and is designed to carry humans and 90,718 kgs of cargo to the moon and Mars.

SpaceX to test encrypted internet services from Starlink satellites in US military planes
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SpaceX to test encrypted internet services from Starlink satellites in US military planes

The US Space Command chief visited SpaceX’s Starlink factory in Washington but didn't elaborate on the Pentagon’s plans.

SpaceX is looking at the US military as a potential customer for Starlink, Starship
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SpaceX is looking at the US military as a potential customer for Starlink, Starship

Currently, NASA is SpaceX's main customer and expanding to support the US military is the next logical step.

Space Week 2019: A year for tech demonstrations, space oddities, commitments to explore the Moon; Part II
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Space Week 2019: A year for tech demonstrations, space oddities, commitments to explore the Moon; Part II

We’re bound to see some very exciting things happening on the moon soon – particularly if plans laid out by billionaires space entrepreneurs pan out.

SpaceX unveils new design for prototype Mars spacecraft Starship with missions expected in months
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SpaceX unveils new design for prototype Mars spacecraft Starship with missions expected in months

The latest iteration of the Starship Mars spacecraft was revealed to a crowd of space enthusiasts and reporters at SpaceX's Boca Chica facility.

Elon Musk's SpaceX is scouting for possible locations to land Starship on Mars
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Elon Musk's SpaceX is scouting for possible locations to land Starship on Mars

There are nine possible locations and they are all lat, warm and hazard-free, with frozen water beneath it.

SpaceX's future Mars vessel Starhopper completes first Raptor engine flight test
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SpaceX's future Mars vessel Starhopper completes first Raptor engine flight test

The Mars rocket completed a seemingly-successful low-altitude test of its next-generation Raptor engine.

Building a city on Mars could cost an eighth of the global economy: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
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Building a city on Mars could cost an eighth of the global economy: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

If followed through, Musk's dream of a permanent Mars settlement could be the most expensive construction project ever undertaken.

SpaceX is expanding its Florida facilities to accommodate the Starship launch
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SpaceX is expanding its Florida facilities to accommodate the Starship launch

Starship is a central part of Musk’s interplanetary space travel ambitions and NASA’s Artemis mission.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Super Heavy Megabooster to have 41 raptor rocket engines
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Elon Musk's SpaceX Super Heavy Megabooster to have 41 raptor rocket engines

Why not 42? Musk had the same thought and nurses hope that the final count will be 42.

SpaceX's Starhopper goes up in flames in second static fire test of its Raptor engines
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SpaceX's Starhopper goes up in flames in second static fire test of its Raptor engines

Part of the Starhopper went up in flames after a fuel leak, apart from which the static fire test was a success, SpaceX said.

SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ completes its historic first 'hop' tied down to the launchpad
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SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ completes its historic first 'hop' tied down to the launchpad

The Starhopper moved one hop closer to its futuristic, intergalactic potential by passing this test.

SpaceX completes first test of a new Raptor engine for its Mars-ready BFR rocket
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SpaceX completes first test of a new Raptor engine for its Mars-ready BFR rocket

The test, short though it was, reveals a lot to the engineers working on its development.

SpaceX's Starship will 'bleed water' from small holes on the outside, says Musk
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SpaceX's Starship will 'bleed water' from small holes on the outside, says Musk

The heat shield doubles as added strength...something that hasn't been done before: Musk.

Mars Ahoy! Elon Musk flaunts steely-looking prototype of Starship Mars Hopper
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Mars Ahoy! Elon Musk flaunts steely-looking prototype of Starship Mars Hopper

The first test flights of the Starship prototype — suborbital "hops" — could come as early as March or April.

Elon Musk's SpaceX to cut 10% of workforce; cites 'difficult challenges' ahead
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Elon Musk's SpaceX to cut 10% of workforce; cites 'difficult challenges' ahead

In December, SpaceX was reported to raise $500 million, taking its valuation to $30.5 billion.

SpaceX Starship's drool-worthy design for Mars hopper revealed by CEO Elon Musk
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SpaceX Starship's drool-worthy design for Mars hopper revealed by CEO Elon Musk

The shape & build of the future Mars hopper bears resemblance to a rocket from a 1950s Tintin comic.

Elon Musk renames SpaceX's BFR spacecraft for Mars colonisation to Starship
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Elon Musk renames SpaceX's BFR spacecraft for Mars colonisation to Starship

Instead of upgrading Falcon 9 for more reusability, SpaceX was now focusing on "accelerating BFR".

Project Daedelous plans to put humans on stars in 100 years
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Project Daedelous plans to put humans on stars in 100 years

Project Daedelous, so far the most audacious plan to place humans on a star within 100 years, would develop a gigantic spaceship weighing 50,000 tonnes...