Company SpaceX began construction of another prototype passenger spaceship Starship, designed to fly to the moon and Mars. This writes Engadget.
In January, the company showed the first real photo of its “spaceship” – a suborbital prototype, intended only for testing the technology of vertical take-off and landing. It is on the SpaceX private spaceport in the village of Boca Chica, Texas.
Now a similar ship near the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida took a picture of one of the users of the forum NASASpaceFlight.
Elon Musk announced that two prototypes are being built simultaneously by different teams of engineers. According to him, the company is going to check who will be more effective.
As Focus wrote:
- Recently SpaceX has conducted the first test firing of the engine of the Raptor, designed for ship Starship.
- Elon Musk published an illustration of how will look future spaceship Starship on the moon.
- Already in 2023 Starship needs to go to the moon with space tourists on Board. However, to sit on the surface ship will not only circled around the satellite.