Elon Musk announced that the company would land Starships on Mars before 2030. He also urged Europe to aim higher with its rocket technology and to maintain its level in the space race. NASA and Elon Musk’s private aerospace company ShapeX have made a joint agreement to maintain and improve space safety.
Elon Musk said that he would focus on competitive launch systems as soon as 2030 and the European companies were trialling SpaceX. He plans to build 1000 starship rockets and launch three of them to send 1 million people to Mars. The 387-foot-long Starship rocket is meant to be fully and rapidly reusable. The most recent three prototypes have all exploded during testing. The company is planning to launch Starship serial No. 11, or SN11, this week.
In 2017 he also predicted that the company would send cargo ships to Mars in 2022 and later followed by the crewed mission. In December he said that the company had a fighting chance of launching an uncrewed rocket to the planet in 2024 and a crewed mission in 2026.
The latest prototype of SpaceX’s Starship launch vehicle- Starship SN10- launched successfully on March 03 from the company’s South Texas test site and flew to an altitude of more than 30,000 feet. It descended to a controlled vertical landing and minutes later, the rocket exploded in a fireball. However, the test flight appeared to be a major step forward in the early stages of the Starship program.