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Elon Musk outlines plans for vehicle he expects to take humans to Mars

The goal is to make "space travel like air travel", Musk said, during a highly technical presentation from the company's Boca Chica test site near Brownsville, Texas

SpaceX’s Elon Musk gives an update on Starship in Texas 	Photo: REUTERS
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SpaceX’s Elon Musk gives an update on Starship in Texas Photo: REUTERS

Dana Hull | Bloomberg San Francisco
Elon Musk gave space fans an outline of plans for ‘Starship’, the next-generation vehicle his Space Exploration Technologies expects to use to eventually take humans to Mars.

The goal is to make “space travel like air travel”, Musk said, during a highly technical presentation from the company’s Boca Chica test site near Brownsville, Texas. “We’re really right on the cusp of what’s physically possible.”
 
Closely-held SpaceX currently flies its workhorse Falcon 9 and more powerful Falcon Heavy rockets for customers that include Nasa, commercial satellite operators and the US military. Nasa has contracted with Boeing and SpaceX to

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First Published: Sep 30 2019 | 2:44 AM IST

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