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SpaceX's earliest Mars rocket ship prototype, called Starhopper, sits on a launchpad after its first launch in April 2019.

SpaceX may ‘cannibalize’ its first Mars rocket-ship prototype in Elon Musk’s race to launch Starship

Starhopper is a stubby rocket-ship test vehicle that Elon Musk's company SpaceX built in Texas. But after a few flights, its work may be done.
Brush fires burn in the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Refuge near Boca Chica Village, Texas, following SpaceX's first flight of its Starhopper rocket ship prototype.

SpaceX’s launch of an experimental rocket ship set fire to about 100 acres of wildlife refuge in south Texas

The fires started by Starhopper, a prototype Mars rocket, initially seemed to be extinguished, but the flames rekindled and spread overnight.
SpaceX's Starhopper rocket ship prototype launches on its first free flight near Boca Chica, Texas, on July 25, 2019.

SpaceX just launched and landed a Mars spaceship prototype in a major test flight in Texas

The first true flight of the Starhopper vehicle lasted just a few seconds, but it's a key step in developing a rocket ship able to reach Mars.
SpaceX's Starhopper rocket ship prototype sits on a launch pad in south Texas in July 2019.

Watch live: SpaceX is about to launch a shiny Mars-rocket prototype on its first true flight

Before Elon Musk can build a city on Mars, he needs a ship to get there. SpaceX plans to launch the first prototype on Wednesday.
An aerial view of SpaceX's Starhopper rocket ship prototype after it aborted launch attempt from Boca Chica Beach, Texas, on July 24, 2019.

SpaceX tried to launch a Mars spaceship prototype on its first big flight, but the test abruptly ended after ignition

Wednesday's experimental launch was slated to take Starhopper on its first true flight, but Elon Musk said its rocket-engine propellant got too cold.
A fireball engulfs SpaceX's Starhopper rocket ship during a static fire test on July 16, 2019.

A huge fireball briefly swallowed SpaceX’s Mars rocket prototype, but Elon Musk says there is ‘no major damage’

SpaceX test-fired a small rocket ship called Starhopper on Tuesday. A fireball erupted around the vehicle a few minutes after the test-firing ended.
SpaceX's earliest Mars rocket ship prototype, called Starhopper, sits on a launchpad after its first launch in April 2019.

Elon Musk says SpaceX is about to launch a Mars rocket prototype. Here’s what we know about Starhopper’s biggest launch yet in south Texas...

Elon Musk's rocket company wants to see if its latest Raptor rocket engine can propel a steel rocket ship 65 feet in the air, hover, and safely land.
SpaceX's second-ever Falcon Heavy rocket launches the Arabsat-6A communications satellite from NASA's Launch Complex 39-A at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 11, 2019.

Elon Musk says SpaceX will try its ‘most difficult launch ever’ early Tuesday morning. Here’s how to watch live video of the 3rd-eve...

On June 24, the world's most powerful operational rocket will try launching 24 payloads — including an atomic clock and human cremains — into orbit.
SpaceX's second-ever Falcon Heavy rocket launches the Arabsat-6A communications satellite from NASA's Launch Complex 39-A at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 11, 2019.

SpaceX is about to launch 152 dead people’s remains into orbit aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket

A company called Celestis has tucked small pods of cremated "participants" into a spacecraft that will also carry NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock.
An illustration of NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock project.

SpaceX is about to launch a remarkable atomic clock for NASA that may change how we explore space

If the Deep Space Atomic Clock experiment works, it could enable future robots and astronauts to navigate through space without help from Earth.