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SpaceX shifts South Texas focus to Starship’s orbital launch pad

Highlighted by a Wednesday jam-packed with important milestones, SpaceX appears to be shifting its focus in South Texas to the completion of Starship’s first...

SpaceX installs booster on launch pad, stacks orbital Starship to full...

Hours after SpaceX outfitted the first orbital Starship prototype with all six of its Raptor engines, the company has installed the vehicle’s nose section,...

SpaceX fires up world’s largest rocket booster on the first try

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX has successfully fired up Super Heavy – the largest rocket booster in the world – on the first...

SpaceX teases progress towards Starship’s orbital launch debut

A recorded address from SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell to a graduating class of college seniors unexpectedly teased progress building the 35 Raptor...

SpaceX Starship launch tower grows to more than half its full...

SpaceX has installed another prefabricated segment of a new Starship ‘launch tower,’ raising the skyscraper-sized framework to more than half its full height. Measuring some...

SpaceX Starship engine completes orbital-duration static fire test in Texas

A local resident and unofficial SpaceX observer has reported hearing a test of one of Starship’s Raptor engines that lasted more than five minutes...

SpaceX stacks first Super Heavy, creating largest rocket booster ever built

For the very first time ever, SpaceX has stacked a Super Heavy tank segment to its entire height, effectively finishing assembly of the biggest...

SpaceX’s Super Heavy booster assembly is starting to speed up

SpaceX has begun stacking a new section of the first Super Heavy prototype in the latest sign that work is accelerating on the boosters...

SpaceX’s second Super Heavy booster enters production in South Texas

In a rare burst of visible activity, SpaceX’s South Texas Starship factory has begun fabricating a second Super Heavy booster and taken a significant...

SpaceX Super Heavy ‘high bay’ construction begins in South Texas

After several weeks of preparations, SpaceX has begun assembling the massive ‘high bay’ it will use to stack and outfit Starship’s massive Super Heavy...

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