SpaceX’s Starship Could, Someday, Bring Travelers To Mars And Back

The private space company unveiled the Starship prototype over the weekend, which is intended to be used for repeat trips into space.

By Jill AmentSeptember 30, 2019 10:58 am

Over the weekend, the private space company SpaceX unveiled the prototype for its newest spaceship at its launch site near Boca Chica Village, on the Texas Gulf Coast. SpaceX says the craft – which it’s calling “Starship” – could someday bring travelers to Mars.

Eric Berger is senior space editor for Ars Technica, and says a massive rocket will propel Starship so that it could travel to the moon or even Mars, and then return back to Earth.

“That is the idea, at least,” Berger says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How SpaceX has been testing crafts similar to Starship to see if they could function properly

– What the purpose of Starship will be, and how that will change over time

– How Starship differs from the crafts that NASA and other organizations have sent into space before

– When Starship will likely make its first orbit around the Earth


Written by Caroline Covington.