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Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
« on: January 13, 2019, 12:39:51 PM »
Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
January 11, 2019


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the first pictures of a retro-looking, steely rocket called Starship that may one day carry people to the Moon and Mars.

Musk posted pictures on Twitter late Thursday of the Starship Hopper prototype, which awaits its first flight test in Texas in the coming weeks.

"Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering," he wrote.

The prototype built in Boca Chica, along the Gulf Coast of Texas, is nine yards (eight meters) in diameter—like the future rocket will be—but is shorter.


Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2019-01-elon-musk-prototype-mars-bound-rocket.html#jCp
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Re: Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 12:40:23 PM »
Flash Gordon had one exactly like it decades ago. :silly:
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Re: Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
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Re: Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 06:51:56 PM »

@Amb. Frank Cannon
Saint Elon....I have seen that before you magnificent bastard.




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Re: Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 06:55:22 PM »
Very pretty.  It still doesn't solve the problems of radiation, (micro)meteorites, and the health effects of prolonged weightlessness, without fixes to those, a human expedition to Mars is pretty much a non-starter.
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Re: Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 06:55:51 PM »
This exploding cigar from the guy who brings us exploding cars....




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Re: Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 06:58:36 PM »
Elon goes Hitler and recreates a V2 Rocket.   News at 11.

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Re: Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 07:11:42 PM »
Very pretty.  It still doesn't solve the problems of radiation, (micro)meteorites, and the health effects of prolonged weightlessness, without fixes to those, a human expedition to Mars is pretty much a non-starter.

Or running off course, flipping over and catching on fire.
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Re: Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship
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