Yesterday, Elon Musk gave an update of his SpaceX Starship program. During the presentation, the SpaceX CEO announced he would like his Starship spacecraft to make it to orbit in six months, the Verge reports.

“This is going to sound totally nuts, but I think we want to try to reach orbit in less than six months,” Musk said. “Provided the rate of design improvement and manufacturing improvement continues to be exponential, I think that is accurate to within a few months.”

During the presentation at SpaceX’s testing facility near Boca Chica, Texas, Musk presented an updated design of the rocket, which indicated that the ship will have a length of 50 meters and a diameter of nine meters, and should eventually be able to lift a payload of 150 tons. Musk also revealed plans for in-orbit fuelling. This would involve the Starship meeting a similarly-sized vehicle during its Earth orbit to refuel before it goes on the long trip to another planet.

Elon Musk reiterated his plans to make life "multiplanetary," and his hopes for the program to allow humans to "inhabit other worlds."

Last month, SpaceX's Starman Roadster, Musk's space-bound electric sports car, completed its first orbit of the sun.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.