Big Falcon Rocket Ship Interior Rendered by Fan

Big Falcon Rocket ship rendering 1 photo
Photo: Nick Oberg via Business Insider
Not so long ago, Elon Musk stunned the world when he announced he's planning to build a spaceship capable of taking humans to Mars and help them establish a colony there.
With the announcement came the first images and renderings of how the Big Falcon Rocket is supposed to look. Essentially, the BFR is comprised of a booster and the capsule, or ship, that is meant to transport humans.

To those curious to know how the interior of the ship will look like, a Ph.D. candidate in the Netherlands named Nick Oberg offers the image attached above. His interpretation, if you like, on how a trip to Mars might look like from the inside of the yet unnamed ship, as it was discovered by Business Insider.

Oberg’s drawing shows sleeping quarters, showers, and the communal area. In the nose of the bullet-like construction lies a small storage area and the ship's control and navigation instruments and cabins. The main deck is accompanied by the telecommunications array. A hydroponic farm and the toilets are also to be seen in the drawing.

Officially, SpaceX did not show such a detailed image of the ship’s interior. Details on it are to some degree known, however.

The human-carrying ship measures 48 meters in length (157 feet) and has a diameter of 9 meters (30 feet). It can be configured to transport anything from humans to cargo. For the trip to Mars, the ship will hide in its nose 40 cabins for crew, as well as common areas.

Moving away from the crew area, the ship will be fitted with central storage for supplies, a galley and a shelter to protect the astronauts from solar radiations.

All of these compartments will be crammed in only a little part of the ship. More than half of it will be occupied by two tanks, one capable of holding 240 tons of fuel and the other 860 tons of liquid oxygen.

The ship needs fuel because it will be capable of flying on its own after separating from the booster rocket.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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