Elon Musk Tweets Photos of Big Falcon Rocket Leaving Earth, Declares OccupyMars

New photo showing the Big Falcon Rocket 3 photos
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Expect an avalanche of info on all media channels on Monday from SpaceX, Elon Musk and Co., as the space company is getting ready to announce the name of the world’s first tourist to make a trip around the Moon.
This historic journey, of which we will be learning more today, will be completed in SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a machine that if successful has all the chances of becoming the world’s first interplanetary spaceship.

Two new photos of the booster-spaceship combo were Tweeted earlier on Monday by Elon Musk, showing the ship as it exists the clouds presumably on Earth and heads for the darkness of space.

With the photos, Musk also Tweeted a new hashtag on the social network, #OccupyMars. Whether this means a new announcement about SpaceX’s Martian plans is to be madec or is just another Muskism remains to be seen.

For now, what we do know is what we learned back in 2017. Musk plans to send two BFRs packed with supplies to Mars by 2022. It will do so so that the humans which he plans to send there two years later will have enough resources to get by and, if possible, get a colony going.

The ship readied for the task is said to be capable of carrying around 100 people and be compartmentalized in 40 cabins for crew, as well as common areas. All these will be located at the nose of the ship.

Further down, more than half of the ship will be occupied by two tanks, one capable of holding 240 tons of fuel and the other 860 tons of liquid oxygen. These tanks are needed because the ship will be able to propel itself, both at sea level and in space.

Four so-called vacuum engines will provide power for space travel, while two smaller ones will be used in the atmosphere.

Stay tuned for more info the exciting announcement in the day ahead.
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