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How to Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship Update Live Today

Update: SpaceX has delayed the start time of tonight's briefing by one hour. It will now begin at 9 p.m. EDT (0100 GMT).

Tonight (Sept. 28) Elon Musk will provide an update about SpaceX's new Starship and Super Heavy rocket, and you can watch him announce the news live online.

Tune in at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT) to hear Musk discuss the new design of the rocket-spacecraft combo, which is being built to launch human missions to the moon, Mars and other destinations in the solar system. You can watch the webcast live here on Space.com (opens in new tab) or directly via SpaceX's website (opens in new tab). The presentation is expected to last about one hour. 

Musk will be speaking in front of the newly assembled Starship Mk1 prototype (opens in new tab) at the company's launch facility near Boca Chica, a small town in Cameron County, Texas. That prototype is expected to make its first test flight in October, when it will soar to an altitude of 12 miles (20 kilometers). 

Related: Elon Musk to Unveil New Starship Design. Here's What to Expect (opens in new tab)
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SpaceX Starship Mk1 - Space.com Gets Up Close and Personal (opens in new tab)

Space.com's Editor-in-Chief Tariq Malik is on the scene at SpaceX's South Texas facility, and you can catch some up-close views of the spacecraft as he gives some background on the Starship project in the video above. 

And in the video below, you can watch the assembly of SpaceX's Starship prototype on Friday (Sept. 27), when the top and bottom halves of the spacecraft were joined. 

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Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 10 years of experience in science journalism. She has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.