Elon Musk has shown the detail for the production of Big Falcon Rocket (UPDATE)

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Elon Musk has shown the detail for the production of Big Falcon Rocket (UPDATE)

Elon Musk has published on his page in Instagram photo rolls, which will be made the Central blocks of the new booster BFR, which will be used for flights to other planets. And as you can see, on the background of one part mounted next to the electric car Tesla Model 3 looks like a real baby, which, by the way, and wonder in the comments.

Recall that Big Falcon Rocket is a missile project of the new generation of the company SpaceX, which in the future should be used for missions to the moon and Mars. According to the latest plans of the company, the BFR will have to replace the current family of rockets, the Falcon Heavy, somewhere in the 2020-ies. It will be much larger than existing. Length will be about 106 meters and a diameter of 9 meters.

The rocket will Consist of two fully reusable stages with the possibility of a controlled landing on the Ground, and three payload options: interplanetary spacecraft Big Falcon Spaceship, space tanker and truck to launch satellites and missions to the ISS.

A Space ship Big Falcon Spaceship will contain 825 cubic meters of pressurized volume with accommodation for up to 40 cabin crew, common areas, warehouses, kitchens, and shelters in case of solar flares. One of the first flights of the ship will be on Mars — Elon Musk plans to send a manned mission in the first half of the 2020s.

More to read about the rocket BFR is possible .

Updated: News updated. Originally referred to the parts of the rocket BFR. As it turned out, we are not talking about the missile and parts used to create a corps of future missiles.

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