Tag: Elon Musk

SpaceX conducts multi-engine test; Plans are to fly prototype to 50,000 feet from Boca Chica

At 3:14 a.m. Tuesday SpaceX conducted a successful static-fire test of the three engines mounted in its SN8 Starship prototype at the company’s Boca...

Starship fires engines

SpaceX conducted a successful static fire of the Starship SN8 prototype's three rocket engines early this morning at the company's Boca Chica complex. The test...

SpaceX pops tank; Musk: Next flight to aim for 60,000 feet

A couple of minutes before 6 a.m. Wednesday, SpaceX’s Starship SN7.1 test tank ruptured in a vast plume of liquid nitrogen vapor. It was done...

Flying high: SpaceX plans for luxury resort

Judging from an advertisement posted on its job board nine days ago, SpaceX has big plans for Boca Chica Village, the formerly sleepy retiree...

Do it again: SpaceX quickly prepares for another hop

Observers of the 500-foot hop of SpaceX’s Starship SN5 prototype on Aug. 4 at the company’s Boca Chica build/test site may have noticed a...

Eyes on Texas: Rocket fans tune in from all over for SpaceX

Tens of thousands of pairs of eyes were fixed to computer screens around the globe the last several weeks, staring at live-stream images of...

WATCH SpaceX’s Starship prototype test flight at Boca Chica

If you missed Tuesday evenings SpaceX Starship "hop" test flight from the Boca Chica Beach facility, here is video of the launch provided by...

SN5 finally hops: SpaceX nails first full-size Starship prototype flight

After aborting planned test flights late Monday and again Tuesday morning, SpaceX on Tuesday evening successfully flew its Starship SN5 prototype and set it...

Environmentalists call for full review of SpaceX ops

A July 3 letter from several environmental groups to the Federal Aviation Administration requested that a new environmental review of SpaceX’s Boca Chica operations...

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their...

Astronauts face final leg of SpaceX test flight: coming home

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of NASA astronauts face the final and most important part of their...

SpaceX conducts successful engine test

After weeks of delays, SpaceX at 3:02 p.m. on Thursday conducted a successful static-fire engine test of its SN5 Starship prototype at the company’s...

Flight delay: Starship prototype nearing first launch

SpaceX is close to its first attempted hop of a full-size Starship prototype, according to Elon Musk, the company’s founder and chief executive. In reply...

Tesla picks Austin site for second US vehicle assembly plant

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly...

Water rocket: SpaceX looking to build offshore spaceports

In a SpaceX animated video from 2017, a group of passengers is shown boarding a sleek, high-speed ferry for a quick ride out to...

Tesla picks Austin, Tulsa as finalists for new US factory

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the...

EDITORIAL: Flying high: Increased activity suggests big days ahead for SpaceX

While the attention of most people probably has been focused on the coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 pandemic, Space Exploration Technologies has been busy advancing...

Gov. Abbott: Tesla is ‘genuinely interested in Texas’

By Dom DiFurio The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has spoken with Elon Musk and said the Tesla founder is "genuinely...

EDITORIAL: A fine fit: Valley could be good location for Tesla manufacturing plant

Elon Musk wants to get back to work. Specifically, he wants to start making Tesla cars again. And with California’s coronavirus-related lockdowns still in...

Cortez to Musk: Move Tesla to Hidalgo Co.

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez has written a letter to Tesla co-founder, CEO and Product Architect Elon Musk following his threat to...