Elon Musk renamed the great future rocket from the Big Falcon Rocket – BFR – to Starship. The spacecraft was under construction back then at the port of Los Angeles and was reported to cost $5 billion. It was also believed that the rocket would be able to carry hundreds of passengers or store hundreds of tons of cargo to Mars and back.
The SpaceX Starship
Elon Musk has released a teaser of the SpaceX Starship, and many are intrigued and trying to take the perfect picture of yet another marvel from SpaceX. The Starship test vehicle has surprised people, and they are left wondering that if this test vehicle is such an amazing piece of art, just how remarkable will the spacecraft be once it is completed.
As of now, it is being assembled at its launch facility of Boca Chica, Texas. According to various sources, the real thing is supposed to be much better when compared with this prototype. The Starship test vehicle is quite a sight to watch, however; it doesn’t feature windows and is actually shorter than the actual production ship.
The company has plans of using this prototype as its first launch vehicle. As per the tweet by Elon Must, ‘Starship test vehicle under assembly will look similar to this illustration when finished. Operational Starships would obv have windows, etc.”
He also went on to share a mock-up photo of the Starship test vehicle in his tweet. He intends to carry out testing of Starship hopper within the next four weeks and also told that the primary hopper engine is most likely to fire next month as well.
The Reaction Of The Fans
The Musk fans took to Twitter for sharing their excitement on the latest development that has been put forward by SpaceX in the form of Starship.
Cowboy Dan has shared a beautiful photo of the spacecraft during sunrise. Another fan named ‘Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future’ also suggested a different name to Musk; ‘The Starship Bonestell’ or ‘The Chesley.’
This recent development has rendered the fans quite excited in the hopes of what is to come. It is being said that the final design will be even better than the prototype. What’s more is that the final spacecraft will have a width of 30 feet and will be much taller than the prototype.
If all goes well, testing is scheduled to begin in March 2019. We have our fingers crossed to see what SpaceX has in store for us!