Elon Musk’s BFR project has undergone a name change- it will henceforth be called the Starship. At a mighty hundred odd meters in length with a projected payload of 100 passengers and crew, if successful, it will live up to its name.
You could split hairs and say that a “starship” is an interstellar vessel, but I think it’s a pretty cool name and a vast improvement over other competing designs. Plus, I thought BFR was kind of a funky name.
Production is due to start next year, with initial flight testing to begin in 2020 or so. If all goes well, and its a big if, there’s supposed to be a moon tourist flight by 2023.
Long time readers know that I’m a fan of Mr. Musk’s accomplishments and plans. I’ve really got my fingers crossed that this one will pan out.
Beats the hell out of some billionaire buying yet another yacht.