Elon Musk's New SpaceX Starship: Here's Everything We Know So Far
Elon Musk's New SpaceX Starship: Here's Everything We Know So Far. Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. He added, "It needed to be made real," and clarified that the Starship that SpaceX has just built down in Texas is a prototype built "for suborbital [vertical take-off and landing] tests" to prove that the world's biggest-ever spaceship can both launch from and land back on Earth, just like SpaceX's smaller Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. After those VTOL tests are complete, SpaceX will proceed to build an "orbital version" of the rocketship that will be "taller," with "thicker skins ... & a smoothly curving nose section," according to Musk. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. What do we know about Starship today? Because that's a pretty good story in and of itself.