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 has a degree in mass media, with an emphasis in contemporary journalism, from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. While at Washburn, he was the managing editor of the student run newspaper, the Washburn Review. He also has a website about human spaceflight called Orbital Velocity. You can find him on twitter @TheSpaceWriter.