Elon Musk: New Spacecraft Will be Tested by SpaceX to Ferry People to Mars
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed new details about the Starship spacecraft, which he believes could one day ferry up to 100 people to Mars. Elon took posted images on Twitter of the “test hopper” prototype that is currently under construction in Texas.
Following speculation from one user that the spacecraft will make use of stainless steel, Musk confirmed that it would use similar materials to the Atlas rockets first produced in the 1950s. “Stainless steel is correct, but different mixture of alloys and new architecture,” Elon Musk said.
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