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SpaceX Wants To Build Floating Spaceports To Send Rockets To The Moon And Mars

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SpaceX Wants To Build Floating Spaceports To Send Rockets To The Moon And Mars

SpaceX is hiring talent for its Offshore Operations in Brownsville, Texas, to build floating spaceports from which its Super Heavy-class rockets will be launched into space.

What Happened

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, acknowledged that the company is building floating spaceports on a Twitter thread on Tuesday.

The Super Heavy rocket booster is coupled with SpaceX’s Starship and is being built for hypersonic space travel that would considerably reduce travel time to heavenly bodies such as Mars and the Moon, reported Techcrunch.

Why It Matters

Details on the developments of the spaceports remain sketchy, but Musk confirmed on Twitter that refurbished oil platforms may be involved.

According to TechCrunch, SpaceX is looking for Offshore Operations Engineers as it seeks to expand testing and development at its Texas facility.

SpaceX also aims to use the same fully reusable space vehicles to reduce the cost of point-to-point travel on Earth and make it possible to travel between any city on the planet within an hour.

Earlier this month, Musk asked SpaceX employees to “accelerate Starship progress.” He also asked employees to spend more time in Boca Chica, Texas, where the spacecraft is being developed.

Image: SpaceX

 

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