321 Launch: The space news you might have missed – Florida Today

A September 2019 rendering shows SpaceX's Starship launching from the company's Boca Chica, Texas facility.(Photo: SpaceX)

Welcome to 321 Launch, our wrap-up of the biggest space news you might have missed over the last week. Here's what's happening:

Musk provides update on Starship in Texas

It was a windy and rainy Saturday in Texas, but that didn't stop SpaceX CEO Elon Musk from delivering an update on the company's next-generation launch vehicle to hundreds of employees, attendees and media representatives. From the use of stainless steel to updated timelines on the vehicle's flights, here's what we learnedfrom the event in Boca Chica.

NASA opens call for Artemis lunar landers

NASA's final call for American-developed Artemis lunar landers is out, and the agency is looking for detailed proposals from spaceflight partners and industry. The first selected company will take humans to the moon in 2024, while the second will do the same in 2025. Proposals are due by Nov. 1.

More on the timeline and proposal processhere.

If you like space and trivia is your thing...

...then you should consider hanging out with us, FLORIDA TODAY's space team, at Playalinda Brewing Company's Brix Project in Titusville next month. For $27, you get drinks, food, trivia, and ... well, quality time with us! Get your tickets here.

Contact Emre Kelly at aekelly@floridatoday.com or 321-242-3715. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @EmreKelly.

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