The founder of the company SpaceX Elon Musk presented the prototype of a reusable spacecraft, designed for multiple launches to Mars and the moon with the crew aboard. Presentation on the launch complex at Boca Chica, Texas, was broadcast in the official Twitter-account of SpaceX.
The spacecraft called the Starship. Musk said that its first test flight with a height of 12 miles will probably be in a month or two. The ship is capable of carrying up to 100 people and will be the basis for the colonization of outer space objects within the Solar system.
Length Starship is 50 metres away. According to the businessman, his landing is a controlled drop — ship «begins to fall and falls, as the skydiver, just in control of himself, and then turns around and sits down».
Super-heavy carrier rocket has received seven engines of the Raptor, runs on methane and oxygen. Starship is the second stage of the created SpaceX reusable space transportation system BFR, which is designed for insertion into the earth orbit of up to 150 tons of payload and return to Earth up to 50 tons, as well as a comfortable transportation of up to 100 people to the moon and Mars.
In addition, Musk said that in the future space flights should approach the travel.
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The New York Times