Elon Reeve Musk FRS, 48, is a technology entrepreneur, an investor, and an engineer as well. The founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX Elon Musk holds the South African, Canadian, and US citizenship also. Musk has recently shared new pictures of the orbital prototype of its next-gen Starship spacecraft from the Texas site. Musk announced in September 2017 that Starship is 117 meter, fully reusable second stage and space vehicle of the company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR).
SpaceX is building the Starship prototype in Florida. It would create a way to spacetravel to the red planet, Mars. Not only this, but it will also help in NASA’s mission to take astronauts back to the Moon by 2024.
A bulkhead of 9 meters!
Musk posted the pictures of the spaceship on twitter displaying its dome-shaped bulkhead and also its airframe behind the windbreak. Musk says that he is proud of his team, which made it possible to create a bulkhead of a diameter of 9 meters. In July, that is last month; Musk tweeted that the prototypes were almost ready. He added that the Starship would get ready to fly within two months, which means it would be flying by the end of this month.
In its previous success, SpaceX completed an untethered jump of Starhopper, a prototype build for takeoff and landing tests, power of a single Raptor engine.
SpaceX expands its facilities in Florida to make room for the Starship. According to a report, a rocket could launch up to 24 times a year from SpaceX’s 39A launchpad. SpaceX is bringing revolutionary changes in the space industry. From Europa Clipper to Raptor to the Mars transportation system, SpaceX has always done a fantastic job. The Starship would be one of the most significant projects of SpaceX, but it still needs to go a long way.