Elon Musk, founder, CEO and major designer of SpaceX wants to have humans on Mars in the coming decades. His desire is to colonize Mars so that the human species can be preserved in the event of a third world war.
Apart from this year's chaotic satellite launch schedule, SpaceX took a big step towards CEO Elon Musk's ultimate goal of sending humans to Mars.
Accordingly, CEO Elon Musk took to social media early Christmas Eve to share photos of new rockets that would bring humans to Mars.
Post on Twitter, he showed the construction of a prototype spacecraft at the SpaceX facility in Boca Chica, Texas. This prototype spacecraft is also known as BFR (short for Big Falcon Rocket) – part of the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket system that is fully reusable, which also includes a 219-foot booster rocket which Musk called Super Heavy.
Stainless Steel Space Ships pic.twitter.com/rRoiEKKrYc
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 24, 2018
The model produced is basically a variant shorter than the Starship rocket, but its diameter is full: 30 feet. The Super Heavy model will be full scale and will drive 5,400 tons of thrust, far greater than the 2,500 tons of Falcon Heavy.
As per the report, SpaceX will begin testing new rockets in 2019 with "hopper" flights. This will only test the system rocket, launch it into the air and then go straight back down.
He said"There is a 60% chance and rises quickly" that a complete spacecraft can be launched into orbit by 2020. "