I was just wondering that as Spacex has just launched it's final variant of Falcon 9 block 5 successfully, so now will it speed up the process of building BFR rocket ?

  • $\begingroup$ As opposed to it having not been successful, sure. The workforce that would have been assigned to diagnosing and remedying the failure can be instead applied to BFR development. Assuming that there's not something else more critical work on right now. $\endgroup$
    – Mark Adler
    May 13, 2018 at 0:40

1 Answer 1


More likely the successful relaunch and reuse of Block 5 will speed up BFR production.

If the Block 5 is successful, and works for rapid and cheap reuse, then the resources from Falcon 9 will not be as neccasary for future development rather than just producing enough cores and second stages to close out the program.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.