The founder of SpaceX Elon Musk urged his subordinates to sharply accelerate the development of ship Starship, which is designed for missions to the moon and Mars. About this he wrote in an email to staff, whose contents became known to TV channel CNBC.
“Please note that the top priority of SpaceX (in addition to everything that may reduce the risk of the return of the Dragon) is a Starship,” wrote Musk.
The company has not yet commented on the correspondence.
May 29, the fourth prototype of the new generation spaceship Starship crashed on the tests. Earlier prototypes exploded at the site in November 2019, February and April 2020.
Run Starship with a cargo of Mars was tentatively scheduled for 2022. In the summer of 2016, Musk said that intends to launch a manned spacecraft to Mars in 2024.
30 may created in SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched into orbit the spacecraft Crew Dragon with two astronauts. May 31 Crew Dragon successfully docked to the International space station in automatic mode. It was the first ever launch of the manned spacecraft developed by a private company.