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Fly to Mars on Elon Musk’s Starship

Team StoryWeavers|November 15, 2019, 09:10 IST| 18

Did you know that soon humans will be able to settle on Mars? 

Maybe in 2020!

Yes! America’s private aerospace manufacturer SpaceX is working progressively towards building a spacecraft called Starship. Through this, SpaceX is aiming for interplanetary transportation, building a civilization on the planet Mars, and much more! And to make it happen, they are building this rocket-spacecraft combo, which can launch about 100 hundred passengers and large amounts of cargo at one go. 

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

Let’s learn more about SpaceX Starship and its mission.

Putting Boots on Mars

The year was 2007. SpaceX’s founder and lead designer Elon Musk came up with the idea to colonize Mars, explore other planets, and help make humans a multi-planet species. Soon the idea started taking form. By 2012, the company started designing the Raptor Rocket Engine, which would propel all versions of the launch vehicle called Super Heavy and the spacecraft called Starship.  

Let’s look at the parts of this space vehicle.

Two stages of Mars vehicle architecture

Stage One: The booster

Known as Super Heavy, this booster is the first stage of the Starship vehicle. Measuring  63 meters (207 ft) long and 9 meters (30 ft) in diameter, this booster has stainless steel tanks that hold the subcooled liquids – methane and liquid oxygen (CH4/LOX) propellants. The design of the booster will enable it to successfully return to its launching mount. The primary purpose of the first-stage booster is to propel the Starship to orbital altitudes and beyond.

Stage Two: The Starship

A fully reusable, second stage space vehicle, the Starship is developed by SpaceX. It is designed to carry heavy amounts of cargo as well as passengers for a long duration. Along with the booster, the spacecraft will be used on orbital launches as a two-stage-to orbit launch vehicle.  According to SpaceX, this Starship will be the ‘world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever made. 

 Starship missions

Although each Starship mission will vary, some of its common missions will be:

  • To help humans settle on Mars.
  • To explore the moon and other deep-space destinations.
  • To launch a large portion of SpaceX satellites.
  • To make interplanetary travels easy and cost-effective.

Ticket to Mars

Did you know that SpaceX has already handpicked its first passenger for the ‘Moon Loop’ mission?

Yes! Japanese entrepreneur, artist and founder of Zozotown, Yusaku Maezawa has signed a deal to be the first private customer to ride around the moon. He would also select a handful of artists who would accompany him on this mission. 

With SpaceX Starship coming alive, a lot of space exploration will become easier. And who knows, humans may discover other living species in faraway planets. 

What do you think about SpaceX Starship? Tell us in the comments below. 

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About the Author

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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July 14, 2020

But if we settle on Mars we will have water shortage , food shortages


June 6, 2020

Hi, byju’s can you make a DIY of spider man mask please

Beetantani Halder

May 30, 2020

Nice information .very helpful for eary arospace eingeer.


April 23, 2020

I think the school will take us on field trips or camping on Mars ????????????⚗?⚠️☢☣♾⁉️❓❔❕❗➰➿〰️??


February 14, 2020

Wow that’s awesome ?????


February 8, 2020

Wish it happens soon ??

Aditya Tomar

February 6, 2020

Yes it can come alive

Abhinav LG

January 27, 2020

Hope it will be true

K advaith

January 23, 2020

Wow interesting


January 19, 2020

I’ll think that it’s impossible to survive in Mars
Because there is no existence of oxygen

Adila bashar

January 7, 2020

Wish to settle on mars


November 26, 2019

I think it is a good idea, but…. Before planning for Mars if they could use this spacecraft and help the earth escape from the astroid which is going to your the earth on 2023 or the is an other asteroid called apophis which will surely not the earth on 14 June of 2019


November 24, 2019

If we had a step on mars than than our next aim is to settle there. Since they have already found the fossil of bacteria.
And even the water in the mars as ice and underground water, even as the stream of river by the rower

Trishan Saha

November 21, 2019



November 17, 2019

One day our schools will take us to a trip on Moon with SpaceX??


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