Everything humans have been able to achieve until now has been a result of our curious nature. While we have discovered and invented some radical things on Earth, there’s a longing for interplanetary travel and space exploration that propels us forward. The billionaire technology entrepreneur, investor, and CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, has a goal of initiating commercial space flights and colonising Mars, and Musk recently unveiled the SpaceX Starship rocket that will be used for ferrying humans and cargo in Moon and Mars missions.
Starship’s first orbital flight
Elon Musk unveiled the new Starship rocket at SpaceX’s rocket development site of Boca Chica, Texas. The spacecraft is aimed at being a fully reusable transportation system with a quick turnaround time that is designed to carry crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond. Starship is touted to be the world’s most powerful launch vehicle upon completion. Musk said that the first orbital flight of the Starship could happen in the next six months and following that it is likely to be used for space missions with humans onboard.