SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the first images of a retro-looking steel rocket, called Starship, which could one day bring people to the moon and to Mars.
Musk posted photos on Twitter on Thursday of the trial version of Starship Hopper, which is waiting for its first flight test in Texas in the coming weeks.
"The stellar flight test rocket has just finished assembling at the @SpaceX Texas launch site." This is a real image, not a rendering. "19659002] The prototype built in Boca Chica, along the Texas Gulf coast, has a diameter of nine meters – like the future rocket – but is shorter.  His first test flights – suborbital "jump" reaching several miles (kilometers) in the air before landing on Earth ̵
An orbital prototype is expected in June. combined with a gigantic rocket repeater known as Super Heavy
SpaceX said the duo could someday transport people from city to city on Earth, as well as pushing passengers around the moon, toward the lunar surface, and even on Mars and back.