Elon Musk Provides Peek Inside Starship Factory – Futurism

Elon Musk Provides Peek Inside Starship Factory – Futurism

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Hard at WorkIn an image uploaded to Twitter on Sunday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a rare glimpse at the inside of his space company SpaceX’s Starship production facility in Boca Chica, Texas.And the progress since the company’s scaled-down “Starhopper” prototype flew for the last time only nine months ago is impressive.Back in Boca pic.twitter.com/RjiWpW28PT— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 9, 2020 The image shows three bulkheads, which are parts of the rocket’s fuselage. It also shows what Teslarati reports are parts of the bottom of the tank dome, which will later be outfitted with Raptor engines.Midsection of Starship propellant tanks pic.twitter.com/Aa8yKPJEFS— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 10, 2020 Rocket FactoryThe goal is to finish a working prototype of the massive Starship rocket — designed to one day carry up to 100 tons or 100 passengers to the Moon or Mars — for a suborbital test flight that could happen as soon as March.Towering at 165 feet tall without boosters, Starship is a gigantic reusable spacecraft. We’ve already gotten a glimpse of a full-scale mockup during a September unveiling by Musk.Going SuborbitalPlenty of work remains. So far, the company has only launched its down-scaled prototype Spacehopper to a height of around 500 ....


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