After leaving half the world speechless with the launch of a Tesla Roadster on its way to Mars with SpaceX Falcon Heavy, Elon Musk has just shown one of his new inventions, SpaceX “Starship,” an even bigger and more complex spaceship that aims to take human beings to the Red Planet.
For weeks there had been speculations regarding the arrival of the SpaceX “Starship” which would replace the Big Falcon Rocket project as Elon Musk did not stop posting images of the construction and sketches of the spacecraft. This morning, we could see the final result as Elon Musk himself revealed the first real images of SpaceX “Starship.”
Elon Musk has also shared a video taken by another person, revealing the rocket as it passes by the road next to the Texas hangar where it has been set up.
SpaceX “Starship” Rocket Revealed By Elon Musk
The future goal of SpaceX “Starship” is to make successful suborbital tests that help SpaceX realize the ultimate goal which would be to fly humans on the Red Planet in the first crewed mission to Mars in Elon Musk’s vision. The colors and shape of the new “starship” mix the retro look with the futuristic one.
At the moment, the SpaceX “Starship” rocket will remain in the hangar that the company owns in Texas, but Elon Musk’s idea is that it can be officially presented and begin its tests in March or April of this year. The “Starship” would finally join SpaceX Falcon 9 in these tests before reaching the orbital jump.
Its developers have already warned that this rocket would not be the final version of the SpaceX “Starship” orbital model, as the engineers plan to change some parts of its nose to make it softer and curvilinear. SpaceX scientists also plan to reinforce the spaceship’s outer layer to avoid any problem. According to the latest rumors about its, we’ss see the “Starship” fly in June 2019.
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