Elon Musk launched a photograph of his newest rocket, and it already delivers on his promise of trying like liquid silver

Elon Musk tweeted a picture of an experimental rocket that can assist him get to mars. The so-called "check hopper" is not going to enter orbit when it launches within the coming weeks, however will inform how SpaceX works towards a full-scale prototype of the Mars Starship. Musk has described Starship as a "Tintin" rocket, referring to the well-known 20th-century Belgian comics collection. Elon Musk has revealed a photograph of an experimental rocket that can assist him obtain his mission of conquering Mars. After teasing the spaceship earlier this month, Musk posted an image of the car — dubbed the "check hopper" — in actual life on Friday from SpaceX's facility in Boca Chica, Texas. Starship check flight rocket simply completed meeting on the @SpaceX Texas launch web site. That is an precise image, not a rendering. pic.twitter.com/k1HkueoXaz — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2019 As Enterprise Insider's Dave Mosher famous earlier this month, the rocket carries the check hopper moniker as a result of it's not designed to orbit the earth. As an alternative, the windowless ship will rocket on "hops" that go not more than about 16,400 ft within the air. In easy phrases, it is an experimental car whose successes (or failures) will inform how SpaceX works towards a full-scale, orbit-ready prototype of Starship, which may sooner or later ferry as much as 100 individuals and 150 tons of cargo to Mars. Learn extra: Elon Musk mentioned SpaceX is on observe to launch individuals to Mars inside 6 years — this is the complete timeline of his plans to colonize the purple planet In a tweet explaining the rocket, Musk made clear it's for "suborbital" checks. The orbital model might be "taller, has thicker skins (will not wrinkle) & a easily curving nostril part," Musk added. The operational ship can even have home windows as soon as it's full. In a tweet earlier this month, Musk mentioned the rocket would run its first check in between 4 to eight weeks, practically a yr forward of schedule. Musk has mentioned the ultimate Starship rocket will appear like "liquid silver" throughout the blazing-hot reentry into Earth's or Mars' ambiance. However due to check hopper's imperfections, just like the ridges between the metal panels, it already has a liquid silver shine. SpaceX followers have additionally been posting photos of the ship: #SpaceX ♡ pic.twitter.com/snpFuCwYy2 — Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo (@JaneidyEve) January 10, 2019 A full-scale Starship is scheduled to launch individuals for the primary time in 2023. Musk has mentioned he hopes to launch the primary crews to Mars within the mid-2020s, maybe as early as 2024, to reach on the purple planet in 2025. He has described Starship as a "Tintin" rocket, referring to the well-known 20th-century Belgian comics collection. "I like the 'Tintin' rocket design, so I type of needed to bias it in the direction of that," he mentioned throughout a press convention in September. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says SpaceX is constructing a stainless-steel rocket ship in Texas that can 'appear like liquid silver' and may launch in February Be a part of the dialog about this story » NOW WATCH: We put the 7 greatest smartphones of 2018 head-to-head and there was a transparent winner for the most effective worth