Elon Musk’s Starship is looking seriously cool.
Despite the fact that it may not look as much at the moment, Starship, formerly called Big F***ing Rocket, is coming together in new images posted on social networks.
Starship is SpaceX’s spacecraft that aims to not only take humans to Mars but is aimed to help explore the solar system and cosmos beyond.
According to tweets posted by the head of Tesla and SpaceX, the spacecraft could begin testing in March, April of 2019.
The latest images provided of the mighty spacecraft show two components of Starship being built, as engineers work around the nose of the ship, and another large component.
A thread posted on the NASA Spaceflight forum shows an image where a large United States flag can be seen next to one of the massive cylinders that will make up Starship.
In December of 2018, Musk tweeted an image of a component of its futuristic spacecraft and captioning it simply: Stainless Steel Starship.
The caption led to a number of questions being asked on Twitter.
Eventually, Musk responded and confirmed that Starship would be made of stainless steel, just as the Atlas Rocket Family but added that it will feature an entirely different mixture of alloys and a brand new architecture.
“Unlike Atlas, Starship is buckling stable on launchpad even when unpressurized,” Musk wrote.
“I will do a full technical presentation of Starship after the test vehicle we’re building in Texas flies, so hopefully March/April,” he added.
Elon Musk also recently posted an image of what the Spaceship could look like once finished:
Starship test vehicle under assembly will look similar to this illustration when finished. Operational Starships would obv have windows, etc,” Musk Tweeted posting an image of the potential look of the spacecraft.
Starship test vehicle under assembly will look similar to this illustration when finished. Operational Starships would obv have windows, etc. pic.twitter.com/D8AJ01mjyR
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 5, 2019
People who traveled near the facility where Starship is currently being assembled posted images of the progress on Twitter:
The base section is getting shiny. pic.twitter.com/tlENYL5kMR
— Andrew Goetsch (@Nomadd2029) January 6, 2019
— Cowboy Dan (@CowboyDanPaasch) January 5, 2019