In a hastened effort to accomplish the prototype model of its orbital spacecraft Starship, Space X is almost ready to make a huge impact on the attendees ahead of its major update event to be held on Saturday (tomorrow). Space X’s CEO Elon Musk will be delivering a speech on the progress of its space human-traveling rocket Starship, and then what steps will be taken in the future on this ambitious project by Space X.
According to the latest update today, the prototype model of Starship has successfully seen the joining of its top and bottom halves to its middle body. The prototype of Starship is named as “Mk 1,” and it is really something out of a Marvel Cinematic Universe spaceship with its silvery-reflective glassy look. Space X has been working on this prototype of Starship at its base located in Boca Chica, Taxes. This prototype will be tested for high-altitude flight, powered by its three Raptor engines which will be installed in the final product, and its top/bottom halves been mated as well before the event.
The prototype which Elon Musk will be unveiled at tomorrow’s event is, however, a bit different from the original conceptual designs shared by the American tech innovator in its early days. The original design of the Starship has not shown any fins at the top or the bottom of the spacecraft, but they are added now in the prototype. The fins will be utilized to keep the Starship stable during the flight in space and its descent back to the Earth. Starship will be one of a kind of spacecraft that is designed to be fully re-usable; talk about Elon Musk’s commitment to sustainability!
With the arrival of the 21st century, humans are envisioning travel beyond our moon and right into the hearts of nearest unexplored planets, such as the Mars. No one knows what will tomorrow be like, but the efforts which are underway today by some of the brilliant minds on Earth, humans should now start to expect all those sci-fi things, which we used to read in books as a child, turning into the realms of reality. One can only hope that as time goes by, every human on Earth should get a piece of what it likes to travel in the vast darkness of space – unless one can afford it!