This Sunday morning, watch as Pogue and I wander through the SpaceX factory and Tesla design studio and talk about Elon Musk.
I know how to suppress Youtube embeds here, but not how to suppress Twitter embeds.
It is our pleasure to announce that we will be hearing from Elon Musk @SpaceX again at the #IAC2023 in Baku! On Thursday 5 Oct he will join us virtually to discuss together with the IAF President how we can create a more exciting future. Don't miss it at 17:45 – 18:45 (GMT+4)!
IAC 2023 Starship presentation: CREATING A MORE EXCITING FUTURE
I haven't found this reported anywhere on NSF (possibly looking in the wrong places) so I'll put it here:Bill Gerstenmaier (and others) testified in front of a Senate committee yesterday. Video and prepared statements are at this link; Gerst's opening comments start at 42m04s:https://www.commerce.senate.gov/2023/10/promoting-safety-innovation-and-competitiveness-in-u-s-commercial-human-space-activities
If you want an understanding of SpaceX's view on the state of FAA launch licensing, and how they think it could be improved, Bill Gerstenmaier's testimony yesterday can be found at...https://www.commerce.senate.gov/services/files/ADC08FC1-E28D-4178-8D39-16E02BB803CE
SpaceX Yearly Launch Rate at Vandenberg SFB Could Soar to 100 by 2025EconAlliance Future Forum attendees hear about ambitious plans to bring Falcon Heavy rocket to West Coastby Janene Scully | Noozhawk North County EditorDecember 4, 2023 | 6:23 pmA busy SpaceX soon will be even busier with the addition of a second launch pad and a heavy rocket at Vandenberg Space Force Base, where the firm’s yearly liftoff rate could reach 100 in a couple years. Nate Janzen, manager of launch pad systems and operations for SpaceX at Vandenberg and a 10-year employee of the firm, spoke last week during the 10th annual celebration and Future Forum for the Economic Alliance Foundation, or EconAlliance, at the Santa Maria Country Club.
Next year, SpaceX will re-evaluate and conduct analysis with an eye toward certifying the first-stage boosters for 25 to 30 flights, he said.
Work to ready the site should begin soon, with a goal of the first Falcon launch from SLC-6 taking place in mid-2025, Janzen added.
Next week, I will do a company talk for SpaceX, followed later by a company talk for Tesla after the 10K. I will recap the talented team’s amazing accomplishments of 2023 and describe exciting plans for 2024 and beyond!These will be posted publicly to @SpaceX and @Tesla.
SpaceX completed 18 successful missions in 2017, launching flight-proven rockets and spacecrafts for the first time. It was a record-setting year and we were just getting started on our path toward a more exciting future. Watch the full company talk with @elonmusk:
Pretty much everything I predicted in that talk has happened or is in process of happening
In 2023, SpaceX completed 96 successful missions, safely flew 12 more astronauts to orbit, launched two flight tests of Starship, and more than doubled the number of people around the world connected by @Starlink. Watch @elonmusk deliver a company update:
This is why I’ve worked for @elonmusk going on 22 years. Watch and hear so many quotable themes. My favorite is: “We don’t want to be one of those lame, one planet civilizations.”
Our extraordinary employees are passionate in the extreme about this mission, they also take on tough challenges, question requirements, and speak up when there’s a better way.
I could not be more proud of what they’ve accomplished, and we are truly just getting started. If you want to join the team, we are always looking for the best and brightest → x.com/SpaceX/jobs