Elon Musk unveils gorgeous SpaceX Starship


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❝ Musk tweeted out an image on Thursday of an assembled early version of the SpaceX Starship, which was once known in polite company as the Big Falcon Rocket.

UrsaRodinia – who I thank for providing both article and analysis – thinks the shorthand BFR most likely stands for Big Fucking Rocket.

11 thoughts on “Elon Musk unveils gorgeous SpaceX Starship

  1. Hidden costs says:

    “SpaceX Is Trying to Force Residents Out of a Small Texas Village” (Oct 2, 2020) https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3ep4y/spacex-is-trying-to-force-residents-out-of-a-small-texas-village
    “BETWEEN MUSK AND MARS” (Trailer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqAcMP3a3bg&feature=emb_logo
    “Trump and Musk unite over Twitter, the moon and sticking it to the establishment” (5/27/20) https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/27/trump-musk-moon-space-283608

    • Update says:

      U.S. House panel probes SpaceX launch activities https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-house-panel-probes-spacex-212038087.html
      House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio and Representative Rick Larsen, who oversees the aviation subcommittee, said in a letter last Thursday to the FAA that “given the high-risk nature of the industry, we are disappointed that the FAA declined to conduct an independent review of the event and, to the best of our knowledge, has not pursued any form of enforcement action.”
      The letter said committee staff had been examining for two months “SpaceX launch activities that, taken together, raise serious questions.”
      SpaceX did not respond to a request for comment and the FAA declined to comment on the letter. The letter was reported earlier by Politico.

  2. Updates says:

    “SpaceX reveals the grand extent of its starport plans in South Texas : The company will have two orbital, and two suborbital launch pads.” https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/spacex-reveals-the-grand-extent-of-its-starport-plans-in-south-texas/
    p/s: Dish tries to disrupt SpaceX’s Starlink plans as companies fight at FCC : Dish is trying to “expropriate the 12 GHz band” for itself, SpaceX tells FCC. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/spacex-slams-dishs-baseless-attempt-to-block-starlinks-fcc-funding/
    Also: “Although a SpaceX filing said that Starlink terminals could be deployed “on passenger cars,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk indicated on Twitter today that passenger cars are not in the plan. “Not connecting Tesla cars to Starlink, as our terminal is much too big. This is for aircraft, ships, large trucks & RVs,” he wrote.” https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/03/spacex-plans-starlink-broadband-for-cars-boats-and-planes/

  3. Countdown says:

    SpaceX begins filling Starship’s orbital launch site with rocket propellant https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starship-orbital-launch-site-propellant-delivery/
    Last month, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that Starship will be ready for its first orbital launch attempt” this month, “pending regulatory approval.” https://futurism.com/the-byte/spacex-rocket-fuel-starship
    The US Federal Aviation Administration is still conducting its environmental review. The regulator finished up with two public hearings in mid-October, but we have yet to hear its final assessment. https://futurism.com/spacex-faa-debris-fire
    SpaceX’s giant robotic “Mechazilla” just came alive. https://futurism.com/the-byte/spacex-flexes-giant-starship-catching-chopsticks-for-the-first-time

  4. Meanwhile: says:

    “Elon Musk says SpaceX could face ‘genuine risk of bankruptcy’ from Starship engine production” https://spaceexplored.com/2021/11/29/spacex-raptor-crisis/
    “…This also comes as SpaceX has been viewed as wildly successful from the outside. The company recently passed a $100 billion valuation, took its Starlink program out of beta, and is back to working with NASA on the Starship lunar lander, as Blue Origin’s lawsuit has concluded.”

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