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    Musk & Shotwell have been talking Earth Point to Point (P2P) and other tidbits

    Starship's fins & legs have been changed, but these mods shouldn't impact the schedule.

    P2P to 10,000km (6,200m) could be done without a Super Heavy booster. Single stage, Mach 20. Instead of 3 sea level + 3 vacuum engines it would be 9-10 sea levels.

    First full stack Starship+SH launch in 18 months, roughly Q3-Q4 2020. The first Mars cargo logistics loads during the 2024 Earth-Mars synod.

    At the Boca Chica build site large verticle beams are being installed around what's assumed to be Starship Mk1's propulsion module. May be a verticle assembly structure w/crane. The below video shows 3 beams, but this morning there were 7 with more going in.

    Across the yard is 1/4 of what looks like the propulsion module's common bulkhead, which separates the methane (lower) and liquid oxygen (upper) propellant tanks. It should go atop what's already been built, then they'd build the longer liquid oxygen tank above it.

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    Chris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight
    Raptor SN4 has arrived in Boca Chica from McGregor and is currently undergoing fit checks/installation tasks with Starhopper.

    Mary (@Bocachicagal) has ������'s here:https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/in...657#msg1952657
    3:00 PM - Jun 1, 2019

    Images also here,

    https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/...97457832386563
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    Local news report from the Cocoa, Florida build site. Reports are they'll truck it horizontally to a barge dock, then float it to Cape Canaveral for test flights.

    James Sparvero ✓ @news6james
    Under construction in a Cocoa industrial area, the #SpaceX #Starship is starting to take shape. @elonmusk says the largest spaceship ever will be big enough to fly 100 colonists to Mars @news6wkmg @SpaceX

    https://twitter.com/news6james/statu...62352149422080

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    Chris Bergin @NASASpaceFlight
    Aerospace Engineering Degree Course - Unit 5: Grinding and Polishing Starships. 😅

    📸@BocaChicaGal

    https://t.co/r8kfKik3vQ
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    https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/...42373104979968

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