Elon Musk is a man of many projects, who are expected to adopt some of his ambitious plans, these are just plans. But on Sunday, Musk tweeted a photo of a prototype of a "spaceship" designed by Musk to make space travel a possibility for many.
The image has been commented by many to look comically retro-futuristic, or for some it looks almost too simple and too cartoony.
The image he tweets is not a full size prototype, even though it's about that diameter. But Musk predicts that the starship will be much larger, eventually rising above Falcon Heavy.
Stainless steel spaceship pic.twitter.com/rRoiEKKrYc
̵1; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 24, 2018
Stainless steel spaceship is resistant to buckling
In the tweets Pictures will be & # 39; Stainless Steel Starship & # 39; It is expected that most spacecraft materials will be made of durable materials.
Although much heavier than carbon fiber, the Falcon 9 consists of. Stainless steel provides a much more robust surface needed to withstand the rigors of a long-range space flight.
The material that Musk will choose is not earthbound stainless steel, but a mix of new alloys and a new design It over the previous stainless steel rocket designs. Musk says rocket design is "delightfully catchy."
The heavy metal will help the rocket to jerk, especially if on the launcher and not pressurized. The use of stainless steel marks the point on the design journey when Musk threw away the typical blueprint and started with a design he had described as "delightfully catchy".
At this time he also rebelled the Big Falcon project on a rocket to the spaceship. Musk has hinted earlier that he believes she will get along with three Raptor engines, adding that they have been "radically transformed."
BFR takes you to anywhere in the world in less than 60 minutes. Https://t.co/ HWt9BZ1FI9
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 29, 2017
The SpaceX website describes the project as follows:
"SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy Rocket represent a fully reusable transportation system that also meets all Earth orbit requirements The two-stage vehicle – consisting of the super heavy rocket (booster) and the spaceship (ship) – will eventually replace Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon. 19659015] In a variety of markets, SpaceX may redirect resources from Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Dragon to Starship, which is fundamental to the affordability of the system. "
Other interesting design features include the fact that the Starship was not completed after its completion will be painted because it is too hot for it. It could get a shiny finish for maximum reflectivity, but for the time being, carbide contributes to the retro-futuristic vibes.
Musk believes the prototype will be ready for test flights as early as March next year, when it will bring the world up to date with the rest of its plans to make humanity interplanetary.