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According to Business Insider (This article and its images were originally posted on Business Insider September 22, 2018 at 09:24AM.)
- Elon Musk recently announced plans to launch a Japanese billionaire around the moon in a new SpaceX launch system.
- Musk shared new illustrations of the system, called Big Falcon Rocket or BFR, along with photographs of its hardware.
- The pictures reveal some of the techniques SpaceX is using to construct the BFR out of carbon-fiber composites.
- Aerospace experts also say the images could attract wealthy individuals to invest in SpaceX.
Elon Musk has provided several new, rare, and telling glimpses into how his rocket company, SpaceX, is building a spacecraft to reach Mars.
On September 17, Musk announced that SpaceX would fly Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa around the moon on the company’s Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. During that event, Musk showed off new renderings of the launch system, along with a few photos of the work going on inside SpaceX’s spaceship-building tent at the Port of Los Angeles.
These were the first new details about SpaceX’s rocket construction we’d gotten since April, when Musk posted a photo that revealed SpaceX was building the spacecraft using a 40-foot-long, 30-foot-wide cylindrical tool.
“SpaceX main body tool for the BFR interplanetary spaceship,” Musk said on Instagram.
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