Elon Musk’s Mars Rocket Prototype

Elon Musk teased a few images this week of a massive protoype spaceship capable of traveling to other planets, under construction at a SpaceX testing site in Boca Chica, Texas

The peek comes ahead of an event that Musk will host at that location on September 28. He’s expected to give the most detailed presentation in two years about SpaceX’s plans for interplanetary travel.

The first prototype SpaceX built was nicknamed “Starhopper.” It was used to conduct the hop flights over the past few months. Those tests in Boca Chica were designed to check the spacecraft’s ability to make controlled landings, an important task if Starship will one day land on Mars, like Musk hopes.

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