SpaceX is constantly improving, making huge progress in building the very first flightworthy prototype of its in-house Starship booster, commonly called Super Heavy.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is currently developing the "Gateway to Mars" in the heart of Boca Chica Beach, South Texas. At the Starbase facility, he works together with SpaceX's engineers in developing a Starship launch vehicle.
Elon Musk's High Bay
On June 15, Musk shared a video clip of their rocket factory. He tweeted, "From the top of Starbase high bay."
From the top of Starbase high bay pic.twitter.com/kRtJBrwrqW— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2021
Musk's tweet shows a stunning view right at the top of SpaceX's 265-feet-high vehicle assembly area. He mentioned enhancing the high bay's top portion, transforming it into a bar area.
According to Tesmanian, Musk said SpaceX is creating a futuristic bar on top of the high bay, which will feature 360-degree windows paired with a glass floor overlooking the rocket factory.
The enormous high bay is still being constructed based on the video, and the windows are not yet in place.
SpaceX's Enormous Starship Rocket Booster
On June 15, Elon Musk also tweeted a photo of SpaceX's enormous starship rocket booster.
He shared that there are two stainless-steel prototypes under construction inside the high bay areas. The CEO tweeted "Stacking Super Heavy Aft Section" along with a stunning image of the booster.
Stacking Super Heavy Aft Section pic.twitter.com/itydacQ4hM— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2021
Super Heavy, the rocket, will propel the Starship spacecraft to the Earth's orbit. SpaceX aims to perform its first orbital flight test before 2021 ends, and Futurism reported that it could occur in July.
The Future of SpaceX
SpaceX's CEO, Elon Musk, has an ambitious target to have an orbital flight attempt. Futurism also stated that SpaceX is looking for authorization to launch the Starship from Boca Chica Beach, orbit officially, and land it off Kauai, Hawaii's coast.
The company is also quickly building an orbital launch tower that's 400-foot-tall, which will support Starship's launch and stacking operation atop Super Heavy booster. The final height of the vehicle will be 230-feet once stacking is completed.
SpaceX is planning to transform a small portion of Boca Chica Beach into a spaceport and resort. As a result, employees could enjoy while working on the spacecraft's development. Once finished, Tesmanian reported that the spacecraft would help in transforming humans into a multiplanet species.
SpaceX is dedicated to develop a revolutionary space technology that will allow humans to live on whatever planet they would like.
As of June, SpaceX still has not yet jumpstarted the resort's construction. However, a shiny outdoor restaurant built from Starship's stainless-steel fins is located on Highway-4 road.
Tesmanian also reported that SpaceX continuously buys lands around the Starbase facility, which could be future supporting areas for SpaceX's operations.
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Written by Fran Sanders