Universe Today Podcast

Episode 571: Starship Takes Shape. Are We Months Away From A Fully Reusable Rocket System?

October 1st, 2019  •  12 mins 10 secs  •  Download (11.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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On Saturday, September 28th, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stood in front of an audience in Boca Chica, Texas, and presented the fully assembled SpaceX Starship, 50 meters tall and made from shiny stainless steel.

As part of his presentation, Musk showed off the history of the company’s developments so far and gave us an updated view of what Starship and its first stage Superheavy booster will look like when they’re fully operational.

It was actually a pretty short presentation, and there weren’t a lot of details. But he stuck around to answer questions from many space journalists, and we’ve got a much better idea about Starship and what happens next.