Ilon Mask published on his page in Instagram a photo of the rolling roll with which the central blocks of the new BFR rocket will be manufactured, which in the future will be used for flights to other planets. And as you can see from the photo, against the backdrop of even one detail, the Tesla Model 3 electric car installed next to it looks like a real crumb, which, by the way, is surprised in the comments.
Recall that the Big Falcon Rocket is a project of a new generation of rockets from SpaceX, which in the future should be used for flights to the Moon and Mars. According to the company’s latest plans, BFR will have to replace the current family of Falcon Heavy missiles sometime in the 2020s. It will be much larger than nowadays. The length will be about 106 meters with a diameter of 9 meters.
The rocket will consist of two fully reusable stages with the possibility of a controlled landing to the Earth, as well as three payload options: the interplanetary spaceship Big Falcon Spaceship, a space tanker and a truck for launching satellites and flights to the ISS.
The Big Falcon Spaceship spacecraft will contain 825 cubic meters of hermetic volume, accommodating up to 40 crew cabins, public areas, warehouses, kitchens, and shelters for solar flares. One of the first flights of the ship will be on Mars – Ilon Mask plans to send there a manned mission in the first half of 2020.
Read more about the BFR rocket in one of our previous articles .
Updated: The news has been updated. Initially, it was said about the details of the BFR rocket itself. As it turned out, this is not a part of the rocket, but the details used to create the hull of the future missile.