SpaceX Discussion Thread in Science & Spaceflight Posted 16 hours ago 1 hour ago, YNM said: Starship is supposed to carry passengers anyway, they'll have a pressurized section... Also, the standard version will have that flap and stuff. I honestly don't see how they're going to put a version that'll have a separable fairing - not that they can't do it but it makes little sense for them to ever put such version. Like... what you're proposing is Dragon V1 trunk but with Starliner or Orion capsule. Why'd you want that ? Crew Starship can't go to TLI without refuelling, and there's a large obstacle to crew rating it. It's a long pole. Capsule on top of an expendable starship is the easiest and fastest way to put crew on it, and it keeps Orion and the Artemis archeture basically as-is without starting again from scratch.