On Thursday, Elon Musk on Twitter unveiled SpaceX, a rocket that he said would one day transport people to Mars.
The rocket has a kind of retro feel that resembles rockets shown in early science fiction. A mousetrain image has a person in a space stand next to it to illustrate its scale.
The rocket – renamed from the original Big Falcon Rocket – is actually a "funnel" and part of the two-piece ship that Musk hopes will bring a man to the red planet.
An orbital star ship will be similar to Falcon rockets, as there will be two levels: Super Heavy Booster, which will go back to Earth after being away from the Earth's gravitational pull, and then Starcraft that will lead people to Mars.
Just as the Falcon 9 levels were tested for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), Starship will be so, which means it will not take any longer flights. Musk told the tweet that the trial run should begin in the next four to eight weeks.
If everything goes well, the spacecraft will be sitting at the top of the Super Heavy, like the Falcon Heavy, which started successfully in February 2018 and set off for Mars. This star, Musk is tweetal, "he is taller, has thicker skin (he will not wrinkle) and a smoothly bent part of the nose."
SpaceX is preparing for a test drive of its Crew Dragon, which will take the astronaut to the International Space Station. In 2014 NASA awarded both SpaceX and Boeing for the construction of a spacecraft to get the astronauts into space from the US territory. Since 2011, the agency has relied on Russian Soyuz missiles with an estimated price of about $ 80 million per year. The launch was scheduled for January 17, but it was postponed until February due to the US government's blockade.