What is Elon Musk's Starship?

Elon Musk's company SpaceX is building a vehicle that could transform space travel.

bbcnews
Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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Elon Musk's Starship prototype makes a big impact

The US entrepreneur's latest Starship rocket prototype impresses in flight, but crashes on landing.

bbcnews
Dec. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Elon Musk becomes world's second richest person

The tech billionaire overtakes Bill Gates after Tesla shares soar on S&P acceptance

bbcnews
Nov. 24, 2020 ~2 min

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How tech billionaires' visions of human nature shape our world

What world will tech billionaires move us towards if they believe that humans are fundamentally dangerous?

Simon McCarthy-Jones, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Trinity College Dublin • conversation
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain

Gertrude the pig is a prototype of a brain-to-machine interface.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 29, 2020 ~3 min

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SpaceX: Musk's 'Mars ship' prototype aces 150m test flight

A prototype of the engine for SpaceX's next-generation Starship vehicle has made a 150m test "hop".

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Aug. 5, 2020 ~2 min

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Elon Musk says full self-driving Tesla tech 'very close'

A future software update could activate full "level-five" autonomy in cars, the Tesla founder says.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 9, 2020 ~2 min

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First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear up for paid suborbital flights

When it comes to commercial space tourism, suborbital flight are the first frontier. But what are the risks? Are there health requirements? What should you know before taking such a way-out trip?

Sara M. Langston, Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University • conversation
June 11, 2020 ~9 min

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SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second try

SpaceX will need to beat the weather to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 29, 2020 ~4 min

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Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~8 min

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