Elon Musk shows off SpaceX’s shiny ‘Starship’ test-flight rocket

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX's shiny 'Starship' test-flight rocket

It may look like something straight out of Buck Rogers and the 25th Century or 1950s sci-fi favourite Destination Moon but, according to Elon Musk, the pictures he tweeted of his latest SpaceX creation are very much real.

Musk, CEO of electric car-maker Tesla, revealed that assembly of the ‘Starship Hopper’ test-flight rocket was complete and that the pictures of the silver, pointy-topped construction were ‘not a rendering’.

The 120 foot tall rocket is said to be a building block of Musk’s grand plan to land on and eventually colonise Mars, but this incarnation of the ‘Interplanetary Transport System’ is not yet ready for space flight.

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