Elon Musk has shown off an interesting starship concept courtesy of SpaceX!
Musk is considered by many to be an innovative visionary for a number of reasons. It's not just his knowledge and idea for Tesla that make him so well-known — he's come up with a laundry list of inventions that have created plenty of buzz and controversy respectively. SpaceX is only one more project that Musk devotes a lot of time and energy into whenever possible. Progress continues to be made with SpaceX- and now we know what exactly.
As reported by Daily Mail, Musk decided to tweet out prototypes of the Starship- a project currently in development by SpaceX with the caption, "Stainless Steel Starship." The prototypes seen were just two parts of the so-called "test hopper". Musk also went as far to admit that test flights on the Starship could occur sometime in the coming spring.
The Starship is a project that's been in development by SpaceX for quite some time now. It's said to be the groundwork for Musk's ultimate plan to send human beings off to Mars. Previously referred to as BFR — which stands for both Big Falcon Rocket or Big F***ing Rocket—the Starship will more than likely make a massive impact in the worlds of space and technology.
Musk's tweets stirred up a lot of questions from followers who caught glimpses of the prototypes on his profile. Fortunately for them, Musk was more than happy to answer any questions that came his way. He revealed that, like Space X's Atlas rocket family, the Starship will be made out of stainless steel. Having said that, it would also be made of what Musk described as, "different mixture of alloys & new architecture." The Starship will also buckle stable on a launchpad, even when it wasn't pressurized. As for when people would see more, Musk estimated that it would occur between March or April of 2019.
It seems as though Musk's tweets have done for the most part is make people even more excited for the Starship to finally come out. After all, what better way to make people eager to see the end product than to show off the building process? It'll only make the final revelation that much more exciting.