Question What's your favorite SpaceX project?

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Starship. If this spaceship makes the crewed mission to Mars it can be considered the best spacecraft ever been made. Even now this spaceship ( according to the tests ) is rather technological.
 
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Starship will officially be the single solution for the first lunar landing mission under NASA’s Artemis program to return to the Moon. This comes after the US GAO backed the decision to use Starship as the lander, stating it didn’t break any laws with the selection. The space agency first announced its decision to land astronauts on the Moon with SpaceX in April, but legal protests from the Blue Origin-led National Team and Dynetics halted progress for the contract.
 
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Starship will officially be the single solution for the first lunar landing mission under NASA’s Artemis program to return to the Moon. This comes after the US GAO backed the decision to use Starship as the lander, stating it didn’t break any laws with the selection. The space agency first announced its decision to land astronauts on the Moon with SpaceX in April, but legal protests from the Blue Origin-led National Team and Dynetics halted progress for the contract.
Yes SpaceX deserved to win the contract and IMO Jeff Bezos has behaved disgracefully over this whole affair. After being judged by NASA and the GAO and loosing he is still whining on. The only thing Bezos has succeeded in doing is destroying any remaining scraps of credibility that BO had.
 
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The promise of what Starship can be is mind blowing for launching cargo and people. If they can't stick landings and end up only as expendable rockets, it will still be a large capacity and very cheap rocket that opens up myriads of possibilities.

But if they can nail the landings and reusability, it is the most significant step for the space industry since the first foot on the moon, that opens up the moon base for loads of cargo and people. Apollo only allowed a token photo opportunity for a handful of Astronauts and the capacity to go again was basically relinquished, Starship actually lets you take enough material (100 tons) and/or people to build and operate a full sized installation/base instead of a 4 person outpost (and a tent equivalent at that).

When touted Mars missions over the years were often thought of as a one way trip and carry a handful of people per launch window, there is an intention to try and progressively create a fleet of 1000 Starships to go each 2 year window, while mostly cargo, those rockets can carry upwards of 100 people each. It's like going straight from dugout canoes to ocean liners. Starship is a paradigm shift.
 
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