“This is a real photo, no computer imaging”, wrote Musk in the picture. Starship is the name for SpaceX’ new missile, which has the name "Big Falcon Rocket". That would be 100 passengers and 150 tons of cargo to Mars. In Boca Chica, Texas, where SpaceX a lanceringsbasis were also images of the Starship taken and shared on social media.
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SpaceX first Starship hopper under Texas Boca Chica Beach's cloudy sky.@elonmusk #Starship #SpaceX pic.twitter.com/hVg5Ken7VpEvelyn Janeidy Arevalo(@ JaneidyEve) link
The Starship is the successor of the Falcon 9, the current rocket the company and vertical countries. At the end of last year was still a Falcon 9 with a GPS satellite of a half a billion board successfully put into the air from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
SpaceX wants the Starship to the moon and later to Mars to fly. This first version of the rocket is still just a prototype that only up and down. That trial is Musk the ‘test hopper’. Musk revealed on Twitter that the Starship hopper in the same manner will be tested as the Falcon 9 five years ago. The rocket can not, therefore, to an orbit around the earth. That should later versions be able to. Who hopes SpaceX later this year to present.
Starship Hopper will do vertical flight tests similar to the Falcon 9 Hopper https://t.co/5dCrGFqymRElon Musk(@ elonmusk) link
In October last year announced a Musk that is, the first people to Mars should be able to leave about six years.