The event is planned for Saturday September 28, and will show the world the break-neck speed at which SpaceX has been developing humanities hope for conquering the solar system and beyond. The reusable rocket project has taken a huge step forward and according to recent filings with the FAA (The Federal Aviation Administration) a test of Starship will take place at Boca Chica and will consist of an “experimental launch, landing, and recovery of the Starship suborbital test vehicle from Boca Chica TX”. Mr Musk tweeted a tantalising image of Starship being prepared on its Boca Chica, Texas launchpad.
He tweeted: “Adding the rear moving fins to Starship Mk1 in Boca Chica, Texas.”
Musk explained how the company is working relentlessly to get the spacecraft as close to a finished product as possible.
In the last 48 hours, this burst of effort was marked by the installation of two of Starship Mk1’s actuating fins, or wings,
These images reveal a definite departure from the design Musk and SpaceX revealed almost exactly a year ago.
Space X Starship (Image: GETTY)
SpaceX Starhopper (Image: GETTY)
Adding to this SpaceX photographer Austin Barnard reported the developments on twitter, he said: “StarShip looks absolutely gorgeous.
“The future is in our hands and thank you for helping bring it.”
The system is designed to be fully reusable, with both Super Heavy and Starship capable of landing on their own propulsion.
During last year’s presentation, Musk announced that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had purchased a flight to send Maezawa and several artists around the Moon.
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Elon Musk beside Crew Dragon Capsule (Image: GETTY)