Elon Musk, SpaceX and becoming a multiplanetary species, and oh, the first crewed Starship mission sold

Elon Musk of SpaceX greets the crowd ahead of providing an update on Starship. Credit: SpaceX.

SpaceX head Elon Musk took to the stage in Boca Chica, Texas on Thursday, Feb. 10 night. Standing underneath a spotlighted Starship atop a Super Heavy stack erected beside a launch tower and the now-recognizable “chopsticks” pincer arms—which had built the stack earlier—he laid out the anticipated future of Starship. Focusing on high-tempo “rapid reuse” launches, he provided a lot of vision but comparatively few new details in his presentation in front of a small crowd of locals, SpaceX staff, media and invited VIP's.

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About Craig Bamford

Craig started writing for SpaceQ in 2017 as their space culture reporter, shifting to Canadian business and startup reporting in 2019. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and has a Master's Degree in International Security from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He lives in Toronto.