Elon Musk Unveils Shiny New Concept Art For SpaceX's Starship
Credit: Elon Musk on Twitter
The concept for the test vehicle is said to be similar to the final version of the Starship spacecraft (previously called the BFR). Musk said in his tweet that the final version will be taller and that some of the design elements will change, but comparing the concept art to photos taken (presumably by civilian photographers) from outside of the facility in Texas show that the real test ship is looking more like the futuristic art every day. Twitter user @Davis_404 reshared images originally posted by reddit user named u/BocaChicaGal that show the rocket being erected piece by piece, with the shiny metal panels and USA flag added as a final layer.
According to Tech Crunch, SpaceX plans to launch the test vehicle in March or April to prove that it works. That launch will be suborbital, but the final version of Starship will be launched into orbit at some point in 2020, that is if all goes well in the next few months.
Reddit u/BocaChicaGal pics this morning:- Davis (@Davis_404) January 6, 2019
Shiny layer on the bottom almost done in 24 hours! This is how you build a rocket!#spacex #BocaChicaTEXAS #starship
#starhopper #bocachica#LiveLikeYouWillDieTomorrow pic.twitter.com/Evwu3mKN4U