According to Elon Musk’s plans, Starship rockets are going to be used for flights to Mars.Photos from Twitter NasaSpaceflight
The CEO of the company explained that the wind at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour broke the blocks used to hold the rocket on the ground. Because of this, the upper part of the ship, the fairing, fell, but the fuel tanks survived .
The prototype of the Starship began to build in March 2018, and finished in January 2019. It was going to be used for tests of takeoff and landing within a month after construction, but now the dates have shifted.
The test sample differs from the final version of the ship: it is slightly shorter and is equipped with only three engines instead of seven. As planned, Starship Musk will consist of two stages: the top, with a manned spacecraft, and the bottom, with the Super Heavy accelerator.
The entrepreneur announced the construction of a super-heavy rocket in September 2017, at first it was called BFR (Big Falcon Rocket), and then renamed. Starships are going to be used for exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as for orbital flights.