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SpaceX’s Starship launch vehicle has the potential to explore the solar system in a bold, new — and super-sized — way. Planetary scientist Jennifer Heldmann talks about how reusable, large-scale spacecraft like Starship could help humanity achieve its next galactic leaps and usher in a new era of space exploration, from investigating the solar system’s many ocean worlds to launching bigger telescopes that can see deeper into the universe.

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SpaceX’s Starship launch vehicle has the potential to explore the solar system in a bold, new — and super-sized — way. Planetary scientist Jennifer Heldmann talks about how reusable, large-scale spacecraft like Starship could help humanity achieve its next galactic leaps and usher in a new era of space exploration, from investigating the solar system’s many ocean worlds to launching bigger telescopes that can see deeper into the universe.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

Jennifer Heldmann spearheads robotic and human exploration of the solar system, with an eye to answering the central question: “Are we alone?”

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