Elon Musk shows off newly-assembled Starship - BGR Bgr.com - Fri 11 Jan 23:47 GMT
NASA might still be waiting for its first real test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft — which was recently pushed back into February for unspecified reasons — but that’s not the only s…
Now, SpaceX boss Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to show off the very first fully assembled Starship, and it sure does look like it comes from the future.
“Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the SpaceX Texas launch site,” Musk wrote in a tweet.
Musk and SpaceX have remained quiet on their immediate plans for Starship testing, but suborbital “hops” are expected to take place sooner rather than later.
In a followup Tweet, Musk clarified that this isn’t what the orbital version of the ship will look like due to a different exterior skin.
Originally called the BFR — which stood for either “Big Falcon Rocket” or “Big F*cking Rocket,” depending on what version of Musk’s naming scheme you preferred — Musk announced he was officially changing the name to “Starship” not long ago.