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SpaceX Starship orbital test flight might splash down off Kauai

  • BLOOMBERG / 2019
                                Elon Musk wants to launch the SpaceX Starship on a trial trip from Texas to 62 miles northwest of Kauai. A prototype of the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Starship launch vehicle stands during an event at the SpaceX launch facility in Cameron County, Texas.

    BLOOMBERG / 2019

    Elon Musk wants to launch the SpaceX Starship on a trial trip from Texas to 62 miles northwest of Kauai. A prototype of the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Starship launch vehicle stands during an event at the SpaceX launch facility in Cameron County, Texas.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX wants to fly its big Starship from a launch in Texas to a splashdown 62 miles northwest of Kauai — a trip most of the way around the world in just 90 minutes — in the first orbital test of the transport planned to carry cargo and crew to Earth orbit, the moon and Mars. Read more

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