Inside Elon Musk’s plan to build one Starship a week—and settle Mars

Three barrels welded together are lowered onto a pressure dome for SN2 at the South Texas Launch Site this week.

Enlarge / Three barrels
welded together are lowered onto a pressure dome for SN2 at the
South Texas Launch Site this week.

BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas—How badly does Elon Musk want to get
to Mars? Let me tell you a story. On Sunday, February 23, Musk
called an all-hands meeting at the South Texas site where SpaceX is
building his Starship spacecraft.

It was 1am.

At an hour when most Americans were throwing down their last
shots before closing time, at home in bed, or binge-watching The
Office before it leaves Netflix, Musk brought his team together. He
wanted to know why the Starship factory wasn’t humming at all
hours. Why steel sheets weren’t getting welded into domes and
fuel tanks, why tanks were not being stacked into rockets, why
things weren’t going as fast as he wanted.

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Inside Elon Musk’s plan to build one Starship a week—and settle Mars