A surprising SpaceX animation launched Thursday (Feb. 10) reveals the Starship system on a future voyage to Mars.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched the five-minute video throughout this system’s first major update since 2019. He spoke of the fully stacked Starship prepared for an orbital journey in (he expects) later 2022 and his hopes to scale back Mars launch prices by way of frequent liftoffs of Starship and its accompanying Super Heavy rocket.
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Starship, Musk stated within the livestreamed tackle, “is capable of getting getting a million tons to the surface of Mars, and creating a self sustaining city. I think we should try to do that as soon as we can.”
The new video reveals what such a voyage might seem like, with dramatic lighting and musical results that really feel similar to the futuristic visions that the franchises “Blade Runner” and “Tron” have confirmed moviegoers over the a long time.
Accompanied by Nineteen Eighties-sounding synthesizers, the video portrays a future Starship sitting on the launch pad throughout twilight. Panning up the ship, the digicam reveals steam coming off the system and fading into the encircling space.
As the sun rises, the spacecraft system lifts off and provides its smoke to the misty environment. We see Starship attain orbit, then flying over Earth whereas the daylight glints off the ocean beneath. Then the spacecraft makes its solution to Mars, with our planet getting smaller and smaller within the background and the Red Planet getting larger and greater.
The previous few seconds of the video present a attainable imaginative and prescient for a Mars base. Based on the imagery, it seems Musk want to embody a greenhouse, together with a number of Starship launch and touchdown pads and floor autos, to assist potential settlers do science and exploration.
“The sales pitch for going to Mars is that it’s going to be cramped, dangerous, difficult, very hard work. You might die,” Musk stated in his speech. “That’s the sales pitch. I hope you like it.”