Elon Musk reveals next-gen Starship to reach heights greater than Great Pyramids

World's largest rocket to become larger.
  • Elon Musk have ambitious plans for the next generation of Starship
  • The Starship will reach the height of 140 meters
  • It makes the Starship taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza

Published on May 12, 2024 at 12:28AM (UTC+4)

Last updated on May 12, 2024 at 12:28AM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain

Elon Musk, the brains behind SpaceX, is making headlines again, and this time it is about the SpaceX Starship rocket.

He seems to have ambitious plans for the next generation of the SpaceX rockets.

These rockets are set to stand taller than the Great Pyramids of Giza.

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The potential size of the next Starship rocket was revealed after Musk responded to a post on X (formerly Twitter) comparing the sizes of various rockets.

Elon Musk responded “The Starship stack will probably approach ~140m (currently ~120m) over time”

It is a few meters more than The Great Pyramid of Giza, which is 137 meters tall.

This makes the Starship the biggest rocket in the world.

Always one to dream big, Musk envisions these rockets as more than just a means of transportation.

With projects like Starship and plans to send people to Mars, SpaceX is a game changer in the space industry.

Currently standing at an impressive height of 120 meters, it dwarfs other rockets in size and power.

With a thrust capacity of 7.5 million kilograms, it’s roughly double that of NASA’s Space Launch System, making it the largest and most powerful rocket ever built.

But Musk isn’t stopping here.

He predicts that Starship will eventually reach a staggering height of around 140 meters, surpassing even the Great Pyramid of Giza.

This bold statement is just another example of Musk’s visionary thinking, reminiscent of his predictions for the future in a 1998 interview.

Despite its monumental size, the spacecraft is designed for practicality.

The company has even secured massive contracts from NASA.

Seems like Musk wouldn’t stop before achieving his ultimate goal of establishing a permanent human colony on Mars.

He is not one to shy away from bold statements, and his vision for the future of space travel is no exception.

With the next generation of Starship rockets, he’s aiming higher than ever before, quite literally.

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