Elon Musk ambitious plans to send 100 people to Mars. Inside the massive spacecraft. The fourth starship prototype, called SN4.
As its name proposes, the Starship SN4 vehicle is the most recent in a progression of models SpaceX has worked to test advances required for a really enormous space dispatch framework: the 165-foot-tall (50 meters) Starship rocket and its Super Heavy megabooster. That vehicle is the one SpaceX expectations will convey up to 100 individuals one after another to space and, in the end, on to Mars
SpaceX had just secured FAA approval to fly its Starship prototype for short, suborbital test flights earlier this week. The goal was to fly this SN4 prototype for short distances following static fire testing, but that clearly won’t be possible now, as the vehicle appears to have been destroyed in the explosion following.
Rest In Peace SN4