Assembled the prototype of the “Spaceship” showed on the pictures
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, has posted on Twitter a photo of the assembled prototype of a new space transportation system.
Not so long ago, Musk showed a picture of the prototype under construction, and has now published the already assembled test apparatus. We are talking about a new space transport system SpaceX, which was originally called the BFR (Big Falcon Rocket), but was later renamed: booster got the name Super Heavy (eng. “Heavyweight”), and the spacecraft was renamed Starship (eng. “Starship”).
The rocket in the picture is suborbital. This is the first version of the system later, according to the Mask, will be built by orbital version, which will, in particular, longer. First the flight, a suborbital version, as it is supposed, may pass within one to two months.
Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering. pic.twitter.com/k1HkueoXaz
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2019
Recall, the new transport system SpaceX was announced in the fall of 2017. As reported then, the system will be designed for missions to the moon and Mars, and for the quick flights on the Ground. Recently, the company Mask found the first tourist who will go to the Starship flying around the moon.