Who is Elon Musk? I dare say that for many people, this man is better known as the head of Tesla, which produces the popular electric cars. However, electrical transport is not the most important and amazing project. Elon Musk is also CEO of SpaceX, which develops space ship Starship for fast delivery of people in a distant city, as well as to Mars and other planets. The first assembled prototype of the vehicle was introduced in early 2019, and since then the company managed carefully to test it. Soon testing will become even more so the first flight of a Starship in orbit can take place in early 2020.
This, at least, said he Elon Musk during the presentation of the new concept of the spacecraft. In the past, he accepted that his intentions are often overly optimistic, but an entrepreneur still considers them loyal. In his opinion, companies do not need to waste time, therefore, the adoption of the tight schedule of testing is best solution. Yes, testing can be a lot of unpleasant situations like fires, but the company may learn from the failures valuable lessons in the end to finally put the spacecraft in operation.
The first orbital flight of the spacecraft Starship
In previous trials, as a rule, participated harvested in South Texas prototype called the Starship (Mk1). Just beside it Elon Musk has unveiled her future plans about the project. In the next few months, the company SpaceX will launch this prototype at 20 km altitude, after which his flight will make a second prototype Starship (Mk2), which Assembly is done in Florida. The company is also working on the creation of the third prototype in the Dominican Republic, which is equipped with a Raptor engine to operate in a vacuum. In early 2020, the company will develop several versions of the spacecraft.
What you need to explore space?
Elon Musk shared that he is not sorry to spend on the project billions of dollars. He acknowledged that today in the world there are a huge number of problems that require immediate solutions. Perhaps he meant a problem especially discussed in this year of global warming and the pollution of the planet with plastic waste. But he noted that mankind also important to take steps to ultimately to stay alive. In his opinion, one of the ways our salvation is a space exploration and migration to other planets.
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The story of the creation of the spacecraft SpaceX
It will be recalled that the project on creation of a spacecraft for Intercontinental flights and explore other planets were created in the distant 2016. Then he was known as ITS (Interplanetary Transport System). A year later the project has changed: the lower tier for the withdrawal of the ship in space named Big Falcon Rocket, and which is a manned and cargo ship part was called Big Falcon Ship. In November 2018 Elon Musk again took to renaming parts of missiles: the lower degree is called Super Heavy, and the ship — Starship. Both parts are reusable, meaning they can run and land a few times.
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Notable advances in space exploration will be made by the company SpaceX in the near future. According to forecasts, Elon musk, space ship SpaceShip will land on the surface of the moon in 2021. However, the company will not venture to send people to the moon. A manned mission will take place later in 2023. It seems that in near future we can expect many interesting news from SpaceX, so I strongly recommend to subscribe to our Telegram channel, where every day come fresh announcements of material on our website.