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Musk Announces BFR Has Been Renamed Starship, Super Heavy.

21 November 2018
Florida Today (subscription publication) reports that SpaceX’s “next-generation launch system, previously known as the Big Falcon Rocket, has a new name: Starship and Super Heavy.” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the changes “via Twitter late Monday night and clarified that Starship applies to the crewed spacecraft, while Super Heavy refers to the reusable booster that launches it from the pad.” According to Musk, the rocket is, “[t]echnically, two parts: Starship is the spaceship / upper stage & Super Heavy is the rocket booster needed to escape Earth’s deep gravity well (not needed for other planets or moons).” The Starship features a “three-fin design that flanks the rear engines.” (Image Credit: Associated Press–©)
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