SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teases the starship offering his vision of the spacecraft on both the Moon and Mars.
The billionaire took to social media platform Twitter to share graphical representations of the SpaceX Starship showing the shiny SpaceX sitting on the bare ground on the Moon and Mars.
Such a vision is quite similar to the less shiny renderings that came out a couple of years ago when Musk laid out the architecture for the Starship launch system which was then known as the BFR at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia.
Last December, Musk promised to provide a full technical presentation about the Starship program once the StarHopper starts flying. His release of updated renderings could be a signal that he’s gearing up for that presentation. The fact that today’s freshened-up renderings have numbers in the upper right corner suggests the slideshow is in the works.
SpaceX already plans to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and 8-10 artists of his choice on the first Starship mission around the Moon that could be expected to happen as early as 2023. But will necessarily be preceded by at least one uncrewed demonstration of Starship’s performance in deep space.