Musk’s Twitter photo gives an indication of the scale of the prototype. The craft is expected to cost $ 5 billion and will be capable of taking up to 100 tons of cargo or 100 passengers as far as Mars, per The Verge. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed new details about the Starship space craft, which he believes could one day ferry up to 100 people to Mars.
Mr Musk said more details about Starship would be revealed early next year following a test flight of the prototype. The Japanese billionaire paid an undisclosed amount to ride on the company’s new Big Falcon Rocket, which SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said will cost $ 5 billion and could be ready as early as 2023. In February 2017, Musk proclaimed that two individuals had each put down a “significant deposit” to fly around the Moon on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, a larger version of the Falcon 9. The Starship will “steer” and de accelerate to where it is going ( Moon, Mars, beyond ) by using a Star’s gravitational field, so it can be called a starship. The craft is currently being developed at the Port of Los Angeles, at an expected cost of $ 5 billion.
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle – an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space, the company said in a tweet.
He will be accompanied by eight artists and cultural figures on the journey around the moon. The exact details of this announcement are not yet known, however, in an answer to Twitter followers’ questions about when this might occur, Musk said the company is aiming for the first orbital flight of this modification by June 2019.
It’s Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire founder of online fashion retailer Zozo. Yusaku Maezawa is the first passenger to book a trip to the moon on a SpaceX rocket. Maezawa, who is also an avid art collector, says he will be offering six to eight artists free seats for the flight in the hope that they will be inspired to create work based on the trip. Musk said that SpaceX’s NASA and national security commitments remain the company’s priority, with less than 5 percent of SpaceX resources currently going towards BFR. Maezawa was formally revealed as SpaceX’s first space tourist at an event in Los Angeles.
Maezawa, 42, will take his trip round the moon in SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket ( BFR ) spaceship and will be the first man to travel to Earth’s only natural satellite since the US ended its Apollo missions in 1972.