On a new episode of The Supercluster Podcast, our Chief of Content Robin Seemangal is joined by CNN spaceflight reporter Jackie Wattles to talk Elon Musk's Mars ambitions, rapid Starship development, and what to expect from a major SpaceX update Musk will provide to reporters on Saturday night. Robin and Jackie will be among those in attendance.
Following the successful flight of the mini 'Starhopper' in Boca Chica last month, SpaceX quickly moved forward with assembling the much more massive Starship Mark 1 prototype. The design of SpaceX's interplanetary vehicle continues to change as Musk teases out more and more information about the ship that could one day help land the first humans on Mars.
Our team, astounded by the little Starhopper that could, wanted to mark the occasion properly. The little flying water tower never had an official mission patch, so we took it upon ourselves to create one that celebrates the mini giant leap that occurred in Boca Chica, Texas.
Head over to the shop to grab one of these limited edition patches.
Starhopper Mission Patch
And Starship Mania reminds us to not forget the current World's Most Powerful Rocket record holder: Falcon Heavy. Supercluster was on site last June for the Falcon Heavy STP-2 mission that launched from Kennedy Space Center. Using footage captured by our team, we cut together this time-lapse of the entire mission — from launch to touch down and sonic boom in just about 90 seconds.