A photo of the assembled SpaceX Starship test vehicle. (Credit: Elon Musk (Twitter)

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Here’s the SpaceX Ship Which May Take You to Mars

Elon Musk tweeted out a picture of the first Starship Hopper test vehicle.

Formerly known as the Big Falcon Rocket, SpaceX’s super heavy-lift vehicle looks to be ready for blast off.

Now known as Starship Hopper, the prototype rocket was completed this week at the company’s Texas launch site and is now ready to be used for sub-orbital testing.

We know this because Elon Musk tweeted out a photo of the finished product:

Musk also said that an orbital version of the rocket, which will be taller than the 120-foot prototype above and have thicker skins which won’t wrinkle, is on the way.

Made from a new type of stainless-steel alloy that will “look like liquid silver” as it moves through the atmosphere, the Starship can theoretically be used for point-to-point trips on Earth, flights to the moon and to the lunar surface, and journeys to Mars and back.

There’s still some fine-tuning to be done on the prototype, but if all goes as planned the Starship could begin tests flights in a couple of months.

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