what will happen to Starship SN15 now

DrC

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In the past, NASA would provide returning spacecraft to states or museums. For example, Apollo Park in Lancaster CA is also home to a replica Apollo Space Capsule on loan from the Smithsonian Institute. As SpaceX is a private company, what are the plans for SN15?
 
Apr 16, 2021
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I think SpaceX should donate SN15 to the Smithsonian as the spacecraft is the first craft to have completed all the milestones of its mission.
 

DrC

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If SN15 is launched again, per Elon's statement, then the risk of the 3rd launch should not be taken. Remove the engines and donate it to a local town, and support online a local space museum to be built to support local SpaceX developments. Maybe even donate the Crew 1 capsule.
 
Apr 16, 2021
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Not so fast, he has only had one successful test of SN15. He needs more test runs before moving on to another experimental version.
 
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I would like SN15 to fly again, but the latest photo Elon published on Twitter was with SN16, so that I suppose the next flight we'll see will be the SN16 launch.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ship 16 &amp; Booster 2, Starbase Highbay <a href="https://t.co/IUuidOw9ym">pic.twitter.com/IUuidOw9ym</a></p>&mdash; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) <a href=" View: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1398123830871150600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
">May 28, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 
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Build it in orbit, bigger and better , his Falcon 9 has proven to be very dependable. It could be built sectional, like the ISS was. ISS took awhile but we had the Shuttle back then.
 
May 25, 2021
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They said it was underpowered. It's made out of stainless steel. Weight to power ratio. When we launched the Shuttle into space, it had booster rockets. And bigger engines.
 
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So why would a smart guy like Musk invest a lot of money, time, materials and personal pride in a project that was doomed to fail right from the start? Does not sound like Elon Musk to me.
Clive
 
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Well there's a BIG difference between comic book spaceships and real spaceships.
And who are they that you are referring?

Clive
 

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