Musk reveals design of Mars starship to be launched from Texas site

A prototype of Elon Musk’s new SpaceX Starship in Texas.

Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularly.

In a live-streamed speech from SpaceX’s launch facility near the southern tip of Texas, Musk said on Saturday that the space venture’s Starship is expected to take off for the first time in about one or two months and reach 19,800 meters (65,000ft) before returning to Earth and landing.

He said it was essential for the viability of space travel to be able to reuse spacecraft, adding it was important to take steps to extend consciousness beyond our planet.
The launch site near Boca Chico at the mouth of the Rio Grande River will see the lift-off of the Buck Rogers style rocket.


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