One month after SpaceX stacked Starship’s South Texas ‘launch tower’ to its full height, the company has installed the first arm on what amounts to the backbone of ‘Mechazilla.’
There’s still no word from the FAA, but SpaceX has been full of activity and now is taking on a small but significant redesign for Starship.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that there is a “slight error” with the current design of Starship’s forward flaps, necessitating a few small but visible changes on future prototypes of the spacecraft.
SpaceX boss Elon Musk sounded optimistic Saturday night when asked about the progress of the company’s Starship lunar lander project for NASA.
At about 400 feet tall, it was the biggest rocket ever constructed, BBC News reported.
Jeff Bezos’ space company remains on the offensive in criticizing NASA’s decision to award Elon Musk’s SpaceX with the only astronaut lunar lander contract.
Elon Musk has shared a photo of rocket engines being attached to the company’s enormous Mars-bound Starship rocket in preparation for its first orbital flight, which is expected to be some time soon.
Whether you liked them or not, we’re pretty sure most of you remember Michael Bay’s Transformer movies, those insane visual adventures that at times hurt the eyes and at times delight the senses. Kind of like the main photo of this piece does.
“The company is building the tower at its own risk,” an FAA spokesperson told CNBC on Wednesday, noting that the environmental review could recommend taking down the launch tower.
SpaceX is aiming to launch its next big test this month with Starship, the spacecraft designed to fly humans to Mars.