SpaceX Releases Image Of Finished Spaceship

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Over the weekend, Elon Musk tweeted out images of what his completed Spaceship test vehicle will look like, and said it should be ready for first flight within weeks. The ship is 30 feet across, the same as the final vehicle, according to Engadget. It has a shiny aluminum hull, but no windows. Musk said, “Operational Starships would obviously have windows, etc.” The Starship is meant to take people to the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in the solar system, powered by a giant Super Heavy rocket, as soon as the mid-2020s, Musk has said. The Spaceship’s job will be to fly suborbital “Grasshopper” flights to prove the design.

Musk also posted current photos of his work-in-progress, including this one from Texas (below) by Maria Pointer, one of his Twitter followers. The photo shows the two sections of the hull apparently in their final stages of construction in a field. In his tweet on Saturday, Musk said he is aiming for first flight in four weeks, “which probably means eight weeks, due to unforeseen issues.” Work is also underway at SpaceX headquarters in California.