written by mike wall, on february 10th, 2022

who: elon musk
what: announced spacex starship will reach orbit
when: planned for 2022
where: from starbase in texas
how: on a super heavy booster
why: preparing the road to mars

interesting fact: if starship performs as planned, mars colonization — a long-held goal of both musk and spacex — becomes a real possibility. the billionaire entrepreneur estimated that humanity will need to transport about 1 million tons of material to the red planet to establish a self-sustaining city there.

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