While his Mars-bound rocket is now on the launch pad, Elon Musk tweeted a perplexing message. Musk may be correct that human missions from Earth will eventually reach our red neighbor in the Solar System, but NASA believes that we have already accomplished this.
Space enthusiasts were alerted to a tweet from Erc X just after the S24-dubbed (or SN24) Starship was put on the launch site. Although the name Endeavour on the side could raise some eyebrows and doubts, the depicted picture of SpaceX’s Starship completely reusable launch system receives credit for the artwork. Aside from honoring its namesake’s historical history, the spacecraft is shown in the very obvious NASA “white jacket black tie” style.
Many of the artist’s Twitter followers were quick to recognize the killer (whale) aesthetics of the ErcXSpace-rendered Starship. In addition to the rendering’s vibrant likeness to the marine creature, it serves as a reminder of the enormous challenge that Musk has embarked on. But given his track record of tenacity, it is reasonable to believe that the billionaire will at least attempt to reach Mars, if not send a person there. Be it with NASA or without.
The S24 is now in place and ready for its maiden orbital trip, but its specifications are equally remarkable. The Superheavy Starship design, which is said to be the most powerful spacecraft ever built, destroys any forerunner with 16 million pounds of thrust.
Humanity will reach Mars in your lifetime
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 6, 2022
The enormous rocket will make it possible to conduct effective long-term space exploration, including traveling safely to Mars, which is of the highest importance for space exploration. back again
— Erc X (@ErcXspace) July 5, 2022
But first, they will have to overcome the most challenging barrier that mankind has ever created: bureaucracy. Musk has to respect the environmental concerns that the launch location of his adored rockets is bringing up. In addition, worries about national security or foreign policy, insurance regulations, and challenges relating to public safety (such as flying in overpopulated regions and carrying dangerous payloads).