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SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk reveals render of ‘floating superheavy-class’ oil rig platforms

SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk reveals render of ‘floating superheavy-class’ oil rig platforms
SPACEX has released a render of oil rigs it intends to transform into spaceports for the space company's Mars-bound Starship spacecraft.

SpaceX is building floating, superheavy-class spaceports for Mars, Moon & hypersonic travel around Earth But in order to get Elon Musk’s plan off the ground, SpaceX needs to first construct spaceports at sea.SpaceX launch: Elon Musk has revealed renders of ‘floating superheavy-class’ oil rig spaceports Sign up for FREE for the biggest new releases, reviews and tech hacks SUBSCRIBE We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters.SpaceX head Elon Musk confirmed the floating spaceport news via Twitter last year READ MORE SpaceX Starship launch LIVE stream: How to watch SN9 launch this week These spaceports have been named Phobos and Deimos, after the two satellites of red planet Mars, These are reportedly already undergoing major modifications in a bid to conduct SpaceX Starship launches as soon as possible.SpaceX head Elon Musk confirmed this news via Twitter shortly afterwards.

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