Elon Musk renamed the glorious future rocket from the Big Falcon Rocket – BFR – to Starship. The spacecraft was under development back then at the port of Los Angeles and was told to cost $5 billion. It was also thought that the rocket would be able to take hundreds of passengers or store hundreds of tons of cargo to Mars and back.
Elon Musk has published a teaser of the SpaceX Starship, and many are interested and trying to take the picture of yet another miracle from SpaceX. The Starship test vehicle has startled people, and they are left questioning that if this test vehicle is such an astonishing piece of art, just how extraordinary will the spacecraft be once it is finished.
As of now, it is being constructed at its launch facility of Boca Chica, Texas. According to multiple sources, the real thing is thought 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 really 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.”
Starship test vehicle under assembly will look similar to this illustration when finished. Operational Starships would obv have windows, etc. pic.twitter.com/D8AJ01mjyR
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 5, 2019
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 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 (@CowboyDanPaasch) January 5, 2019
Cowboy Dan has given a wonderful photo of the spacecraft during sunrise. Another fan named ‘Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future’ also recommended a different name to Musk; ‘The Starship Bonestell’ or ‘The Chesley.’
This new development has rendered the fans quite moved in the hopes of what is to come. It is being said that the final draft will be even greater 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.