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Why Starship Could Transform Astronomy

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SpaceX's Starship rocket is nearing first orbital tests. This Super Heavy launch vehicle promises to lift enormous masses into space, and do so at far cheaper costs than the competitors. What could these capabilities do for astronomy though? Join us today as we explore the potential transformative power of Starship for astronomy.

Written & presented by Prof David Kipping.

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► House Science, Space, and Technology Committee video:
► Starship Update by SpaceX:

Music licensed by (SS) [], or via Creative Commons (CC) Attribution License (, or with permission from the artist
► Hill There is But One Good []
► Hill Arc []
► Chris Zabriskie Cylinder 2
► Falls Life in Binary
► Chris Zabriskie The Sun is Scheduled to Come Out Tomorrow
► Atlas Waking Up

::Film/TV clips used::
► Interstellar (2014) Paramount Pictures

00:00 Prologue
00:48 Space Telescopes
05:10 Starship Background
07:38 Bigger is Better
10:42 What Makes Starship Different
16:32 Astronomy Benefits
21:41 Risk
22:46 Outro and Credits

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