SpaceX's "Mars ship" for 100 people will fly in the coming months


Space company SpaceX intends to test launch the Starship in February next year. According to Elon Musk, the first flight involves the launch of the device into Earth orbit and its subsequent return.


The founder of the company said that by the end of this month, engineers and builders will complete the construction of the launch pad and launch tower, after which several tests of the launch vehicle will be carried out.

The first launch always carries the greatest risk that things don't go according to plan. Therefore, there is no 100% certainty of success. Nevertheless, we intend to add significant progress to the program

Musk said.

Starship accommodates 100 crew members and, together with the launch vehicle, is intended to become a universal transport system for the colonization of Mars.

On the basis of Starship, it is also planned to create a "lunar version" of the spacecraft, which, in the role of a shuttle, will transport crews from low-earth orbit to a station in the lunar orbit.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 18 November 2021 15: 21
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    The spacecraft should start from orbit, and there cargo and people should be supplied by a cosmolift.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 18 November 2021 15: 53
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    I put on fireworks. smile
  3. Face Offline Face
    Face (Alexander Lik) 18 November 2021 16: 05
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    Only anthropoid people will believe in this. But they will quickly forget.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 18 November 2021 20: 06
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    Even if it doesn't work out in February, in the photo in the distance there is still a spare rocket stage. It looks like there will be a continuation. Luck loves such stubborn people.
  5. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 20 November 2021 06: 07
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    Today, the platform designed by Musk is the most progressive and it's nothing that he did not find it himself, but he puts it into practice. Our remaining Zarya on paper now flies like Crew Dragon. His Starship is our unfulfilled Crown. And what? The Ministry of Finance is not a decree to him, the money itself is enough to strive for the goal. Will bypass Boeing how to drink.
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 22 November 2021 10: 38
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      His Starship is our unfulfilled Crown.

      What do the two-stage Starship and the one-stage Crown have in common?

      Yes, and "Zarya" with "Dragon" is only similar in form.
  6. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 20 December 2021 01: 19
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    A ship for 100 people. Everything. Further it was possible not to read. The person who wrote the article was a complete layman and completely out of topic.