9
$\begingroup$

We've have the enigmatic project that was tentatively called the BFR, or Big F[alcon] Rocket. Elon Musk likes to shoot from the hip and the F means something else. Unsurprisingly, they didn't want to issue press releases with that word, so the project has now officially been given a name:

Starship

It's not technically accurate (this isn't going to go to another star system) but that's its name. Musk calls it that now. So BFR is no longer correct.

I would suggest we rename the tag to (since [starship] may prove to be too generic in the future) and make [bfr] a synonym

$\endgroup$
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ I proposed this in November: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/9682?m=47692494#47692494. Note that Elon Musk's explanation of the terminology may require us to split the tag. See the article I linked a few comments up from the permalinked chat comment. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 24 at 17:56
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I finished the retagging. I did not map bfr as a synonym to either tag, as I think that would be confusing. We should probably add something to the tag excerpt of spacex-starship and spacex-super-heavy about bfr. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 31 at 15:29
  • $\begingroup$ @called2voyage I would suggest you make [bfr] a synonym of [spacex-starship] (the booster is unlikely to become as famous as the spacecraft). That would help people tag and avoid recreation $\endgroup$ – Machavity Jan 31 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not comfortable with doing that unilaterally. I suggest making a new meta post for that suggestion and/or submitting a tag synonym suggestion yourself. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 31 at 15:35
5
$\begingroup$

It looks like the names have become official, as they are referenced on the SpaceX website:

This first private lunar passenger flight, featuring a fly-by of the Moon as part of a weeklong mission, will help fund development of SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy (formerly known as BFR), an important step in enabling access for everyday people who dream of flying to space.

emphasis added

That said, I propose two tags: for the upper stage and for the launcher.

$\endgroup$
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ We need a retag campaign for all bfr questions. Also, we need to decide whether bfr will be a synonym of super heavy, starship, or neither. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 28 at 15:24
  • $\begingroup$ Retagging complete. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 31 at 15:28
2
$\begingroup$

To aid in the retag campaign, I have put suggested tagging below. I would prefer if people look over this list and make sure everything is correct prior to retagging.

:

:

Both:

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Retagging complete. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 31 at 15:27

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .