Under construction! Drone images show the SpaceX Starship from Elon Musk, which plans to bring passengers and cargo to Mars, built with stainless steel towers that glisten in the Florida sun
- Aerial photo images show how SpaceX prototypes from SpaceX come together
- Stainless steel bodies are at different stages of construction
- Progress confirms a claim by Elon musk that a test flight is imminent
A bird's eye view of three of SpaceX & # 39; s shiny spaceship spaceship shows that the ships are slowly but surely coming together.
In aerial footage made by videographer John Winkopp, the shimmering stainless steel body of the spaceship can be seen aboard the ship at the Cocoa, Florida plant.
As reported by CNBC, the video also shows the first stainless steel tires of another prototype from Starship, the Mark 4, being assembled.
The progress gives rise to a claim from SpaceX CEO and Tesla founder, Elon Musk, who claimed that the next generation vessel will be ready for test flights between October and November.
In September, an FCC application emerged showing that SpaceX requested permission to fly Starship more than 12 miles in orbit and then put the vessel back on the same spot.
Although SpaceX employees are working hard in Florida, a team in Texas has built their own prototype at the same time.
The company wants to build on a series of successful Starhopper tests, in which the vessel recently floated more than 100 meters into the air and returned safely to the launch platform.
The spaceship is expected to perform commercial flights in orbit around 2021 around 2021, with the aim of traveling to Mars for one day. An FCC application emerged in September showing that SpaceX is ready to start the next test phase for its Starship
SpaceX hopes that its reusable rocket style will represent a major breakthrough in space technology that will ultimately make exploration cheaper and more sustainable.
Ultimately, Musk hopes that the company's Starship could help people reach Mars for the first time and has set an optimistic timeline for when the experimental vessel could do this.
The first manned Red Planet mission for the rocket and the 100-passenger Starship could come as early as the mid-2020s if development and testing went well, Musk said.
Additional missions may even include tourist trips to the moon by 2024, according to the CEO.
WHAT IS ELON MUSK & # 39; S & # 39; BFR & # 39 ;?
The BFR (Big F *** ing Rocket), now known as Starship, will complete all missions and is smaller than the one that Musk announced in 2016.
The SpaceX CEO said the rocket would make its first voyage to the red planet in 2022 and only transport cargo, followed by a manned mission in 2024, claiming that other SpaceX products are cannibalized & # 39; would be to pay for it.
The rocket would be partially reusable and could fly directly from Earth to Mars.
Once built, Musk believes the rocket could be used for traveling on Earth – saying that passengers could get anywhere within an hour.
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