Private Trips to the Moon, Mars and Beyond: SpaceX’s New Starship Plans

An aerial view of SpaceX's Starship Mk1 prototype.(Image: © SpaceX)

In an event held in BOCA CHICA Village, Texas – Elon Musk reveals his ambitious plans for SpaceX to reach the other worlds.

Elon Musk revealed a prototype for SpaceX’s massive reusable launch system along side a towering Starship Mk1. On the 11th Anniversary of the first successful orbital launch of SpaceX’s first rocket – Falcon 1, Musk detailed his plans for an interplanetary travel. Starship Mk2 with Super Heavy Boosters will be able to carry 100 people to moon, Mars or other destinations in space or around the Earth. It will be a massive 118 meters high and will be completely reusable.

“This is, I think, the most inspiring thing I have ever seen. Wow, what an incredible job by such a great team to build this incredible vehicle. I’m so proud to work with such a great team.” Musk told to a crowd of about 200 SpaceX employees, guests and reporters.

Musk has long said that the main goal of SpaceX, since its founding in 2002, has been to help make humanity a multi-planet species. The company has developed reusable Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, as well as reusable Dragon cargo capsules and a new Crew Dragon ship for astronauts. It has launchpads in Florida, California and now Boca Chica, where the company broke ground on its test site in 2014. But Mars, Musk has said, has remained the true objective. “This is the fastest path to a self-sustaining city on Mars,” he said Saturday night, referring to the Starship-Super Heavy architecture.


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