SpaceX Starship

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Tomorrow is the date for the first orbital test flight of the biggest rocket ever built, the SpaceX Starship.
We can watch it here:


All being well, the first Mars settlers will get there on these things, so it deserves a thread of its own
 
A rocket to the moon that can land and lift off from the moon . It's like something out of golden age science fiction. Kind of cool. :cool:
 
Anyone taking bets on whether it gets out of the atmosphere?

I expect the first 3 attempts to be scrubbed due to weather or technical issues. Actual Lift-off! on the 4th attempt (early next week), followed with an huge (and entertaining) fireball within the first minute of its flight.
Which would still be a success.
 
A rocket to the moon that can land and lift off from the moon . It's like something out of golden age science fiction. Kind of cool. :cool:
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I think the launch has been paused for today. They are calling it a "wet rehearsal" down to T-10...
But it does look wonderfully old-school
 
I think the launch has been paused for today. They are calling it a "wet rehearsal" down to T-10...
But it does look wonderfully old-school

Disappointing, I was hoping we'd see a launch.:unsure::(
 
maybe the New York Times?
I'm not cynical at all. Just quite suspicious about the way Musk runs his companies and demonstrably interferes in engineering matters that he doesn't understand. The whole FSD/Robotaxi debacle is a good example (although there are many others). He promises something too optimistic - maybe even takes people's money for it - and then pressures engineers and scientists to make it work (which they can't). Just hope Space X isn't being run like this.
 

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