Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Musk announces new name of BFR rocket


Posted on Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 | Comment icon 11 comments

The Big Falcon Rocket now has a new name. Image Credit: SpaceX / Elon Musk
SpaceX' upcoming BFR or 'Big Falcon Rocket' has been renamed to reflect its lofty interplanetary ambitions.
Designed to be a fully reusable launch vehicle and spacecraft system capable of carrying astronauts all the way to the Red Planet, the BFR, which has been in development for years, will be able to lift 100,000kg in to Earth's orbit and could see its first test flight as early as 2020.

The vehicle has undergone several name changes since it was first announced, having previously transitioned from Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT) to Interplanetary Transport System (ITS).

Now in a new Tweet, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed its latest name - Starship.
The rocket component has also been renamed Super Heavy, presumably to keep it consistent with the company's existing lineup of rockets with the most recent being the Falcon Heavy.

Musk has described the $5bn project as "very exciting" and "delightfully counter-intuitive."

Given the delays however, it is unlikely that Starship will be ready to go for quite some time.

Source: BBC News | Comments (11)


Tags: BFR, Starship


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by Vlad the Mighty on 20 November, 2018, 18:00
Heh heh, steadily reducing his ambitions from colonizing Mars to short sub-orbital hops for ridiculously wealthy Japanese tourists.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 20 November, 2018, 19:33
Wrong for multiple reasons. The ridiculously wealthy Japanese tourist is not going to make a sub-orbital hop, he is (as it clearly says in the article) going tofly around the moon. The profits from the flight will help finance the colonisation of Mars. Musk is a self-madebillionaire, so it should be obvious,even to someone with an irrational hatredof the man, that he knows how to run a business
Comment icon #4 Posted by joc on 21 November, 2018, 4:16
I have no irrational hatred of the man. But he is obviously having some problems internally. Just because he is a billionaire doesn't mean that he is not 'unhinged'. My prediction is that he will never fly anywhere near the moon much less around it. My prediction is also that in ten years there will be virtually no more Tesla's sold. Even though I would love to own one...I couldn't possibly afford one...and if it were not for the subsidizing Federal Government...only a handful of people would be able to afford one. I'm just not really impressed with his business models. I don't think he... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Coil on 21 November, 2018, 7:22
Money from a tourist is not enough to finance a flight to Mars. Sending one person to Mars (they plan to send 5 people) costs 10 billion dollars so that the Mask will not have enough money to fly to a financially unprofitable Mars, besides, he has already been removed from his post as head of the company so that he can hardly manage its finances considering how hard he is went into profit.And the government will not allocate such money to NASA ?onsidering that greedy Trump does not even want refugees to enter the country in order not to spend money on expenses, so theoretically they can make p... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by third_eye on 21 November, 2018, 7:39
Next will be to try one way tickets to Mars ... cheap cheap ... ~
Comment icon #7 Posted by Farmer77 on 21 November, 2018, 7:45
A smart man would auction off the naming rights to rich egomaniacs so it would be called The Starship Joe Blow (Who was dumb enough to give me a billion dollars to name it after him)
Comment icon #8 Posted by Timothy on 21 November, 2018, 20:57
You just build a straw man city with this post.
Comment icon #9 Posted by fred_mc on 25 November, 2018, 9:13
Well, calling it Starship doesn't make it a starship.
Comment icon #10 Posted by DieChecker on 25 November, 2018, 10:22
Maybe he should change the name again to Jefferson Starship?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Jon the frog on 25 November, 2018, 14:03
IF they build it and make it fly, at least it's a step forward. We need people to do forward steps so we can go further. Sweet talk maybe, but they are building something and take risk doing so. Hats off !


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6811465
283421
186482

 
Trump may inadvertently veto UFO task force
11-24-2020
The US President is threatening to veto a defense bill that includes funding for the Pentagon's UFO task force.
Mystery '2001' monolith found in Utah desert
11-24-2020
A real-life version of the monolith from '2001: A Space Odyssey' has shown up in the middle of nowhere.
US Air Force base is guarded by robotic dogs
11-23-2020
Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida is replacing human guard patrols with a new type of four-legged robot.
Medieval soldier found in Lithuanian lake
11-23-2020
Scientists have uncovered the remarkably well-preserved remains of a medieval man with an iron sword.
Stories & Experiences
The voice of something not human
11-17-2020 | Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles
 
Shadow figure demon ?
11-14-2020 | USA
 
Ghost following me
9-18-2020 | Iowa
 
Mysterious glowing cube
8-23-2020 | Alabama
 
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 3 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
 
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
 
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
 
Adam Savage and Spot
Posted 2-14-2020 | 4 comments
Adam Savage tests out Boston Dynamics' impressive Spot robot.
 
NASA 2020: Are you ready ?
Posted 1-1-2020 | 3 comments
A look at what's coming up in the world of spaceflight this year.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ