Elon Musk revealed a newly assembled Starship, the latest prototype of Starship. He also shared the outlining of SpaceX’s plan to launch humans to the Moon and Mars and fast development timeline for the centerpiece vehicle.
On Saturday, Musk treated the crowd of reporters and space enthusiasts by showing them SpaceX’s development site in the rural village of Boca Chica, Texas. There he shared the animations of the Starship’s landing on the Moon and Mars, he also predicted the rockets first orbital flight which might come in next six months.
Musk, chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Inc., said that for us to become a space-faring civilization there is a critical breakthrough needed, which is making space travel similar to air travel.
The top half of Musk’s colossal rocket system, which is 387 ft tall, is designed in such a way that it can ferry humans to the Mars and moon. As he added SpaceX’s lineup of reusable launch vehicles in his latest plan.
In 2018, Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese billionaire had been named as a first private passenger of Starship by Musk.
The Boca Chica village is located to the north of Mexican border and is ground zero of the three-year experimental test program for SpaceX’s. The engine tests of the Starship have rattled two dozen homes of residents living in a remote village close to a mile away.
A question and answer session when Musk was asked to speak on the matter he said that the danger to the residents living in Boca Chica village is very low but it’s not tiny. He also said that they have already made an offer to buy the whole village.
Some residents in the village have rejected that offer by SpaceX to buy their homes for three times the market value.