For the first time, Space X is preparing to see fly a full-scale prototype of its Starship. The stainless steel vehicle will make 150m ‘ hop’ at the site in Boca Chica, Texas today after last-minute technical hitch forced launch attempt abort on Tuesday night.
WHY IT’S DISRUPTIVE:
Private space travel. Elon Musk’s Space X is preparing to fly a full-scale prototype of its Starship for the first time as it sets its sights on the moon and Mars.
This comes on the heels of Space X’s first successful manned mission to the space station this month.
Better late than never as the adage goes. It’s taken much longer than expected to get to this point as Space 2.0 points out.
“We ’re going to go to the moon, we ’re going to have a base on the moon, we ’re going to send people to Mars and make life multi planetary,” Mr Musk said as he greeted two Nasa astronauts.”[…]