Above: How SpaceX’s Starship Will Become The Most Powerful Rocket In The World | Countdown To Launch.
“When SpaceX was founded, its goal was to establish a human colony on Mars, and Starship might be the way to get there…”
In September 2019, Elon Musk unveiled the first iteration of his next-generation vehicle, Starship.
While SpaceX continues to push the limits, this next endeavor might be its most ambitious yet. SpaceX was founded with the intention of one day creating a human colony on Mars, and Elon Musk hopes that Starship and the Super Heavy rocket will be the way to get there.
Starship was built to carry 100 passengers and will serve as the spacecraft to shuttle both people and cargo to Earth’s orbit and beyond.
Starship has its six Raptors, but the real power behind this transportation system comes from the Super Heavy rocket, which has thirty-seven Raptor engines.
In its final form, the Starship and Super Heavy combination will result in the world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever developed, and SpaceX is working fast to bring this super project to life.
Find out more about SpaceX’s latest space transportation and exploration endeavor on this episode of Countdown to Launch.
Above: Elon Musk: The Story of SpaceX | Sending Humans To Mars By 2030.
SpaceX is set to turn the aerospace industry upside down. This isn’t the most amazing thing, because the real achievement is the pure ambition of Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX.
About Elon Musk: Founder Of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, And PayPal
Elon Reeve Musk (born on June 28, 1971) is a multi-billionaire South African born Canadian and American business tycoon, entrepreneur, engineer, and inventor. Elon Musk is the founder of SpaceX, co-founder of Tesla Motors, co-founder of SolarCity, co-founder of Zip2, and co-founder of PayPal. As of June 2016, he has an estimated net worth of $12.7 billion United States Dollars, ranking him among the 100 wealthiest people in the world.
Elon Musk has stated that the goals of SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla Motors revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. The goals of Elon Musk include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption (clean renewable energy), and reducing the risk of human extinction by making life multiplanetary by setting up a human colony on the planet Mars. Elon Musk has also envisioned a high speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop. The first Hyperloop would probably be developed in California with the initial goal of connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles in approximately 45 minutes (about as fast as flying in a commercial airline plane) instead of the usual 5 hour average drive by car.
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States of America. SpaceX was founded in 2002 by former PayPal founder and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of the planet Mars. SpaceX has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both designed to be reusable, and the Dragon spacecraft which is flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle to supply the International Space Station (ISS) with cargo.