AT a late-September Texas (德州) ceremony, the founder of the space exploration firm SpaceX, Elon Musk, introduced the company’s newest spacecraft, Starship. It can carry people and supplies to and from future settlements on the Moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system.
At the Texas launch site, Musk streamed his speech online and talked about the reusable spacecraft. He said that Starship could launch in one to two months’ time, and reach a height of 19,800 metres before returning to Earth.
Musk explained that if space tourism is to take off, spaceships must be reusable. Moreover, he thought it is very important to expand humanity’s knowledge beyond Earth. He added that 28 September happens to be the 11th anniversary of a SpaceX-developed rocket successfully reaching space and orbiting Earth.
(This article is published on Goodies on 16 October 2019)