LAST UPDATED: June 8, 2020, 11:56 a.m. EDT: Last week, Two astronauts ware launched to space using a SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle with Falcon 9 rocket. Just after sending astronauts for the very first time to Space, Elon Musk wants SpaceX employees to work on the “Starship rocket”. An email sends by Elon Musk to all the employees of the SpaceX, uncovers Sparship rocket to be “the top SpaceX priority.”
What is Starship Rocket?
Starship rocket is the first of its kind of rocket that can send as many as 100 people to Mars and Moon. Starship rocket is no new project to SpaceX but its development is steady due to dramatic setbacks. Elon Musk wants to make this rocket to be reusable. Right now, a rocket can be used for one time only.
Starship rocked got hype after the NASA chief Jim Bridenstine posted a tweet about SpaceX.
Starship serves as a large, long-duration spacecraft capable of carrying passengers or cargo to Earth orbit, planetary destinations, and between destinations on Earth pic.twitter.com/NoNoOjBW50
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 29, 2019
Elon has told in an email to speed up the progress of the super-heavy rocket saying:
“Please consider the top SpaceX priority (apart from anything that could reduce Dragon return risk) to be Starship,” CNBC quotes from Musk’s email.
Starship rocket is supposed to be next generation travel vehicle that will be used for traveling space stations and far distant planets. Elon has told employees to fast the process of rocket making, but it does not mean that other projects will be neglected.
Starship Production Complex
Boca Chica, Texas pic.twitter.com/pd4ka93bv5
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2020
The company’s Boca Chica team is working on the starship rocket and Musk urges them to fast the work process as much as they can. SpaceX has raised nearly $1.7 billion since 2019, and its valuation has risen to $36 billion this year. Elon told employees to spend more time in Boca Chica, where the starship rocket project is running.