Muskulang has appointed his humanity goal to become an interplanetary species, and the company's Starship plant builds the building prototypes to achieve it.
Starship was originally called BFR for Big Falcon Rocket. Musk announced the name change
in November in November on Twitter.
Musk was named the recipient of the 2019 Stephen Hawking Medal of Scientific Communication. He was going to accept the price in person, but was unable to attend due to planning conflicts. He recorded an acceptance speech, and in the video a prototype of the second Starship on the Florida plant was seen in the background.
After completion, the ship is expected to be 180 meters high and 30 meters wide. The company hopes it will be able to transport people and shipping from land to Mars one day.
There are two Star Ship facilities, with the first being located in Boca Chica, Texas. Both are developing Starship prototypes in an internal company competition to see which ones are more effective.
The Texas factory prototype was originally called Starhopper and already has a flight experience.
Musk on Twitter in May
Both places will do many Starships. This is a competition to see which placement is most effective. The answer can be both. "
" Any insight from one team must be shared with the other, but other teams not required to use them. "
Prototypes are expected to be powered by three of the company's Raptor engines.