SpaceX next-gen Raptor rocket engine will fulfill Starship in Texas

SpaceX next-gen Raptor rocket engine will fulfill Starship in Texas

SpaceX's Starship hopper should get an engine this week. SpaceX SpaceX might be hot off its triumphant NASA test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule to the ISS, but Elon Musk's company is still looking toward the moon and Mars.  SpaceX's next-gen Raptor rocket engine just popped up in Texas, where the stainless-steel Starship prototype…
Entrance Structure Displays Their Prepare For a Huge Rotating Spaceport Station

Entrance Structure Displays Their Prepare For a Huge Rotating Spaceport Station

Since the end of the Apollo-era, one of the main goals of NASA, Roscosmos and other space agencies has been the development of technologies that will enable a long-term human presence in space. These technologies will also help when it comes time to mount renewed missions to the Moon, to Mars, and other locations in…
New SpaceX Raptor Engine Beats the Chamber Pressure of Russia’s RD-180 Engine, According to Elon Musk

New SpaceX Raptor Engine Beats the Chamber Pressure of Russia’s RD-180...

2019 has been shaping up to be an interesting year for SpaceX and its founder, Elon Musk. After completing work on the miniaturized version of the Starship (Starship Alpha or “Starship hopper”) over the holidays, SpaceX moved ahead with the test-firing of its new Raptor engine in late January/early February. In accordance with Musk’s vision,…
Elon Musk: SpaceX Raptor rocket engine all set for Starship

Elon Musk: SpaceX Raptor rocket engine all set for Starship

FilmMagic/Getty Images We know what SpaceX's next-generation Starship looks like. Now Elon Musk has shared a series of new looks at the Raptor engine that'll one day rocket it off our planet -- including a sublime display from its first test firings. Musk first posted a pair of images to Twitter on Feb. 1 showing a…
Elon Musk’s New Strategy is to Get to the Moon as Quick as Possible

Elon Musk’s New Strategy is to Get to the Moon as...

For Elon Musk and SpaceX, the company he founded to reignite space exploration, a great deal hinges on the creation of the Starship. This super-heavy launch vehicle, which was has evolved considerably in the past few years, will eventually replace the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy as the mainstay of the SpaceX fleet. Once operational,…
See the SpaceX rocket engine that will zip Elon Musk’s Starship to moon

See the SpaceX rocket engine that will zip Elon Musk’s Starship...

We know what SpaceX's next-generation Starship looks like. Now we've got a new view of the Raptor engine that will one day rocket it off our planet.  Elon Musk posted a pair of images to Twitter late Thursday showing a Starship Raptor engine and saying SpaceX is preparing to fire it at its Texas facility. One…
Elon Musk displays the glossy SpaceX Starship

Elon Musk displays the glossy SpaceX Starship

SpaceX Starship shines in Texas SpaceX's plans to leave Earth's orbit start with this shiny creation. Starship is the next-gen spaceship that could one day deploy satellites, carry artists around the moon and even touch down on Mars.  SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted this look at a stainless-steel Starship prototype in Texas on Jan. 10.…
SpaceX to develop its Starship in Texas … in the meantime

SpaceX to develop its Starship in Texas … in the meantime

A SpaceX Starship prototype is assembled. Elon Musk For now, SpaceX will be assembling and testing its Starship prototype in Texas rather than California. CBS Los Angeles reports that the rocket company helmed by Elon Musk has canceled a lease with the Port of Los Angeles.  SpaceX was planning to build a new facility to…
The Model for the Starship has actually been Put Together, Hop Tests Might be Occurring Quickly

The Model for the Starship has actually been Put Together, Hop...

In an announcement sure to make you quiver with delight, Elon Musk says that SpaceX could begin short-hop test flights of its Starship prototype as early as next Spring. The Starship, which looks like something from a 1950’s sci-fi novel cover (awesome!) is intended to carry people to the Moon and Mars. When the spacecraft…
Elon Musk reveals put together SpaceX Starship and it’s marvelous

Elon Musk reveals put together SpaceX Starship and it’s marvelous

The SpaceX Starship prototype is now assembled. Elon Musk Elon Musk and SpaceX's ambitious plans to reach around the moon and all the way to Mars require a big effin' rocket. Now we know what it looks like. Musk tweeted out an image on Thursday of an assembled early version of the SpaceX Starship, which…
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