Yasuka Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, has already bought the first Starship crewed flight to go around the Moon with artists.
Two cargo Starships will be launched towards Mars to prove that Earth landing technologies also work on Mars.
SpaceX will test Starship in Earth's upper atmosphere, to validate a heat shielding technology and to prove that second stages can also be safely landed and reused.
For the first time, the full rocket system was stacked on the Boca Chica launchpad.
After 4 failed landing attempts, SpaceX successfuly landed Starship SN15.
The first Starship prototype failed during a tank pressurization test. The team then decided to focus their efforts on the Mk3 prototype.
SpaceX unveiled its first prototype of the Starship, with the goal of doing a 20km-high flight with it.
The Starhopper prototype made a 150 meters hop, allowing SpaceX to validate the engine control and landing algorithms.
SpaceX has started building two high fidelity Starship prototypes: one in Florida, one in Texas. The first team to reach orbit and come back on land is the winner.
The Raptor engine was tested at full power for the first time.
SpaceX contracted a water tower company to rapidly assemble a working Starship prototype to test its Raptor engine in real flight conditions.
SpaceX announced its first crewed flight, targeting 2023 for a flight around the Moon. The crew will be composed of several artists lead by Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire.
SpaceX received its first tool and started to manufacture carbon fiber tanks under a tent in Los Angeles. This tool was later scrapped because SpaceX chose to replace carbon fiber with stainless steel, a cheaper and more adapted material.
To make the project more sustainable by making the rocket pay for itself, SpaceX downscaled the size of the rocket from a 12 meters diameter to a 9 meters one.
The Starship (known at the time as the "Interplanetary Transport System") was unveiled for the first time while setting the aspirational goal of launching human crew to Mars by 2024.
For the first time, SpaceX succeeds in landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket.
SpaceX begins to design a methalox engine more powerful and capable than the Merlin-1D engine of the Falcon 9.
During an interview, Elon Musk made a bet that SpaceX would put a man on Mars by "2020 or 2025". Musk has continued to reiterate this rough timeframe since.
On the fourth try, SpaceX finally succeeds in delivering a payload into Earth orbit.
SpaceX is founded by tech entrepreneurs with the goal of providing cheaper access to space.