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Experimental Starship Initiative Truck Completes Cross-Country Test

June 11, 2018

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A Starship landed in Jacksonville, Fla. But there were no aliens on board, just 40,000 pounds of reef-building material hauled cross-country in an experimental lightweight truck with streamlining everywhere. And within days of making the trip, it was shown June 5 at a daylong conference of industry officials and media at Jacksonville’s Prime Osborn Convention Center.

Called the Starship Initiative, the custom-built longhaul truck was in the spotlight — a long, sleek white bullet of a rig that traveled more than 2,300 miles across the southern United States, starting in San Diego on May 18 and ending in Jacksonville on May 24.

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