Video: SpaceX reveals its Interplanetary Transport System
SpaceX released a video about its new Interplanetary Transport System. More details are being presented at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today (Sept. 27) at 2:30 p.m. EDT (18:30 GMT). Watch it live at www.spacex.com/mars.
Musk tweeted that the rocket booster will be 39 feet (12 meters) in diameter whereas the spaceship will be 56 feet (17 meters) wide. The whole stack will be 400 feet (122 meters) tall. It will launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.
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Derek Richardson is a student studying mass media with an emphasis in contemporary journalism at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. He is currently the managing editor of the student run newspaper, the Washburn Review. He also writes a blog, called Orbital Velocity, about the space station. His passion for space ignited when he watched space shuttle Discovery leap to space on Oct. 29, 1998. He saw his first in-person launch on July 8, 2011 when the space shuttle launched for the final time. Today, this fervor has accelerated toward orbit and shows no signs of slowing down. After dabbling in math and engineering courses in college, he soon realized that his true calling was communicating to others about space exploration and spreading that passion.