Elon Musk announces new SpaceX spaceship preview at the IAC 2016 in Mexico.
SpaceX will give a preview of its interplanetary spaceship at the International Astronautical Congress 2016 (IAC 2016) kicking off in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 26. Elon Musk twitted the announcement with a scene from the Lego movie where Benny shouts Spaceship!!!!!!
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Musk hinted that the new SpaceX Spaceship is not just designed to go to Mars, it can go beyond Mars.
Elon Musk sourced some suggestions for names of the new interplanetary transport system. Indestructible II, Multi-planetary Colonial Transport (MCT) instead of Mars Colonial Transporter. Elon Musk's throws in "Ultimate Spaceship, Version 2". He likes about that name that there is no version 1.
The manned Mars mission will use the Falcon Heavy rocket. Elon Musk says about the big brother of Falcon 9 that it can bring a Dragon spacecraft to pretty much anywhere in our solar system.
We will get a glimpse of the SpaceX future in about 10 days. The IAC 2016 begins on September 26. The Conference program starts on September 22. It is not clear yet at which specific date Elon Musk will unveil the new SpaceX spaceship.
SpaceX has not yet released any more details on what caused the explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket on September 2. The last update was a call to the public to send in video and audio material from the explosion. This was a week ago. SpaceX needs to find the root cause of the anomaly to be able to fly the next mission. Elon Musk admitted that this is the most difficult and complex failure SpaceX had ever had in 14 years.
So, who wants to go to Mars?