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SpaceX Starship Straight out of Buck Rogers

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The assembled SpaceX Starship test vehicle doesn't look quite as smooth and shiny as this render...
The assembled SpaceX Starship test vehicle doesn’t look quite as smooth and shiny as this render from Elon Musk, but its retro futuristic look is the same(Credit: Elon Musk (Twitter))

Having recently rebranded its BFR to the more benignly named Starship, SpaceX has now added the finishing touches to the first prototype of this super heavy-lift vehicle. The rocket will be used for sub-orbital testing sometime this year, marking important baby steps in its plans for the Moon, Mars and maybe beyond.

When the Falcon Heavy rocket SpaceX fired into orbit last year with a Tesla in tow it was a huge moment for space exploration. But even though it’s the most powerful rocket in operation today, it is still not big or powerful enough for manned missions to Mars.

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Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

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