SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted this photo of the Starship Mk1 prototype on 25 September 2019. Image credit: Elon Musk via Twitter
Elon Musk is doling out more and more details about SpaceX’s next Starship prototype ahead of his big presentation.
On 28 September 2019, Musk will reveal the latest design of Starship and Super Heavy, the reusable spaceship and rocket that SpaceX is developing to take people to the Moon, Mars and other distant destinations.
The presentation will take place at SpaceX’s South Texas facilities near the village of Boca Chica, where the company is building a Starship prototype called the Mk1, or Mark 1. SpaceX aims to fly this vehicle for the first time next month (October 2019), on an uncrewed test jaunt that will reach an altitude of about 20 kilometres (12 miles), Musk has said.
The billionaire entrepreneur, who founded SpaceX back in 2002, has been giving us looks at the construction of Starship Mk1 via Twitter over the past few weeks. On 25 September, for example, he tweeted out two photos of the partly finished stainless-steel vehicle being lifted onto a transporter.
Lifting lower section of Starship pic.twitter.com/bfW17i469a
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September ...