SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed the first photos of a retro-looking, steely rocket considered Starship that may one day convey people to the Moon and Mars.
Elon Musk Posted First Pictures Of Mars-Bound Rocket Starship
Musk posted pictures on Twitter late Thursday of the Starship Hopper model, which anticipates its first flight test in Texas in the coming weeks.
“Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering,” he wrote.
The first implicit Boca Chica, along with the Gulf Coast of Texas, is nine yards (eight meters) in breadth — like the future rocket will be — yet is shorter.
Its first experimental drills — suborbital “hops” achieving a few miles (kilometers) noticeable all around before arriving back on Earth — could come in March or April. An orbital model is expected in June. That variant will be matched with a monstrous rocket promoter known as the Super Heavy.
SpaceX has said the pair would one be able to day transport individuals from city to city on Earth, just as drive travelers around the Moon, to the lunar surface, and even to Mars and back.
SpaceX right now launches traditional supply missions to the space travelers living at the International Space Station, using its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon payload container. The organization is chipping away at another Dragon team case that could begin conveying people to the circling station soon.