SpaceX CEO Ilon Mask presented the first photos of the Starship space rocket, once capable of delivering people to the Moon and Mars.
SpaceX CEO Ilon Mask presented the first images of the Starship space rocket, which one day will be able to deliver people to the Moon and Mars. On January 10, he posted on Twitter a photo of a test version of the Starship (Starship), which in the coming weeks should pass flight tests in Texas.
Ilon Mask wrote: “Starship test rocket has just completed an assembly on the launch pad. This is a real shot, not an illustration. ” The prototype, created in Boca Chica (along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico), is 9 meters in diameter, but shorter than the future rocket. The first tests are suborbital “jumps”, reaching several kilometers in the air before landing on Earth. They should be held in March or April. The prototype orbital flight is scheduled for June. It should use a massive rocket booster Super Heavy.
In SpaceX reported that this duet will once be able to deliver passenger tourists to the Moon and Mars.