Elon Officially Unveils the Starhopper – NextBigFuture.com

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Elon Musk has officially unveiled the Starhopper. It is actual images and not renderings. Nextbigfuture has been tracking the construction for the last month.

Some have noted how the shiny Starhopper rocket is from the pages of 1950s science fiction.

The story to look at is Robert Heinlein’s book The Man Who Sold the Moon and the movie Destination Moon which was released in 1950. The movie was cowritten by Heinlein and won the Academy Award for Visual Effects. The rocket ship in the movie looks very similar to the planned SpaceX Super Heavy Starship.

The film’s premise is that U.S. private industry…

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