SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) is a fully reusable car designed to bring people and supplies to Mars and dramatically reduce travel time on Earth. The company’s CEO Elon Musk announced that the company is working Get a new name for Starship.
“Rename BFR to Starship,” Musk said in a tweet on Monday night.
This two-stage vehicle – consisting of boosters and ships – is designed to eventually replace the company’s Falcon 9, Falcon heavy and dragon-type spacecraft.
It is designed to meet all Earth orbital needs as well as the needs of the Moon and Mars.
In a tweet, Musk explained that the Starship will be the name of the spacecraft/upper layer, and the super heavy will be the rocket booster needed to escape the deep gravity of the Earth.
However, all of Musk’s 23.5 million fans on Weibo were not impressed.
Although one Twitter user called the new name “boring”, another user was “very disappointed.” Some users like to change their name.
On September 17, SpaceX announced that Japanese billionaire Yesaku Maezawa will become the company’s first private passenger to fly around the company’s BFR rocket in 2023.
In response, unless this “interplanetary spacecraft” is sent to another galaxy’s mission, it cannot be called a “starship,” and Musk said “late version (rocket) will.”
In a tweet on the weekend, Musk said SpaceX no longer plans to upgrade Falcon 9 to the second phase of reusability.
Rather than upgrading Falcon 9 for more reusability, SpaceX is now focused on “accelerating BFR.”
“The new design is very exciting! It’s a pleasant counter-intuition,” he said.