Founder of SpaceX Elon Musk revealed
on Saturday the illustration of his new spaceship “Starship,” as he finalizes its
Through a tweet sent on Saturday on his official Twitter account, Musk shared a sneak peek gives away a look of how it will look like when it’s finished.
“Starship test vehicle under assembly will look similar to this illustration when finished,” Musk said in his tweet, adding that the operational Starships would obviously have windows, etc.
Musk’s concept artwork showed what the completed vehicle will look like. It's surprisingly pretty for a prototype, if borrowing more than a few cues from 1950s sci-fi with its gleaming stainless-steel body.
Musk has ambitious goals to send people to Mars as early as 2024 as he continues to develop his SpaceX rockets.
The Starship will be able to fly 100 people at a time to live on Mars, Musk has claimed.
He says that low altitude tests can begin as early as this year to ahead of its first human trips to Mars in 2024.
In December, he shared a photo of the giant metal sections of the BFR that shows a large nose cone and another section with what appear to be landing legs for the reusable spaceship.
Musk captioned it: "Stainless Steel Starship."
Musk plans on launching Mars-bound cargo flights as early as 2022 and the first crewed flight will hopefully take place in 2024.
He recently responded to a fan on Twitter who asked when humans would colonize the Red Planet. He said: “7 to 10 years.”
The billionaire tech mogul has admitted he would likely live on Mars and that there is a “good chance” he could die along the way.
In November 2018, Musk said on HBO’s Axios: “I know exactly what to do. I’m talking about moving there.”
When asked what the likelihood is that he will go to Mars he said: “70 per cent.”