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Musk expects Starship to make its first flight in two to three months

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Musk expects Starship to make its first flight in two to three months

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The first flight of the Space X Starship spacecraft, designed to carry cargo and people to the moon and Mars, is due to take place "with luck" within "two or three months," according to Elon Musk.

The billionaire and visionary American, who is also CEO of Tesla, returned later this year to use his Twitter account to reveal some more Starship details.

On the same social network, Musk shared a video showing the construction of the nave's dome, realizing that he worked all night on its production, saying that this is the “most complicated part of the primary structure”.

Starship "will be the most powerful launch vehicle in the world ever developed, capable of transporting more than 100 tons into Earth's orbit," reads the official website of the US space systems company.

Last November, it is recalled, Space X suffered a setback: the first prototype of the life-size spaceship ((the Starship Mk1) exploded during a test at the company's facilities in the US state of Texas.

At the time, Musk revealed that Space X will now focus on developing more advanced prototypes and will not repair Mk1.

Recently, Elon Musk has revealed how much each Starship mission will cost operationally. According to the businessman, the cost will be less than that of a small rocket.

According to the businessman's estimates, the ship will spend $ 900,000 on fuel alone to leave Earth and go into orbit. “If we consider operating costs, it might be $ 2 million,” said Musk.

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