This scene can actually occur in NASA's scientific projects. But it's certainly not an accurate description for SpaceX's facility in Texas. Actually, the reality is exactly the opposite. If NASA's space programs are classical music, SpaceX's is in the heavy metal category.Starbase started with lines drawn on the sand on the beach of Boca Chica, in one of the most pristine areas of the USA. At first the work looked so amateurish that the first prototype of the Starship was mistaken for a water tower by observers.Elon Musk is associated with high technologies such as electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, chips in the brain, machines that make machines. Boca Chica, on the other hand, initially seemed far from the edge of technology.
Tesla's experience at the Fremont factory may have changed Musk. There, he wanted to make the production system as human-independent as possible and handle it with robots. He experienced that a simple task for man, such as connecting two hoses end to end, can still be very difficult for robots.In the manufacturing crisis at Tesla, he learned to correctly assess the strengths and weaknesses of humans and machines. Maybe that's why there was no claim to solve the problems with robots in Starbase.He made maximum use of manpower. He did not spare the machine support, including the world's largest cranes. Once a prototype was ready, he implemented a rapid development program in which many components related to the final vehicle had already changed.