Here's Where SpaceX Will Build Its Most Powerful Rocket Yet

SpaceX Rocket Is Ready to Launch NASA's Planet Hunting Telescope

"This will sound insane, but..."

If it were anyone else, the idea might be dismissed, but as many Twitter users have pointed out, Musk has been known to transform some pretty insane ideas into reality.

SpaceX calls its existing rockets Falcons, but CEO Elon Musk refers to it simply as BFR. The upper stage is now the only major component of the rocket that the Hawthorne, California-based aerospace company has not tried to reuse in its pursuit of a fully reusable launch vehicle.

The company advertises (to potential customers) that it costs $62 million to launch a Falcon 9 rocket into space.

These photos show NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite undergoing preparations for launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. You can watch that launch live on Space.com at 6:30 p.m. EDT (2230 GMT) today.

SpaceX said it stood down to perform more analysis of the rocket's guidance, navigation and control system. Yet they can not equal a landing using a giant party balloon, according to Musk. Up until now, SpaceX has landed nine Falcon 9 rockets on earth. They are intentionally disposed of in the Pacific Ocean so they don't become space junk.

The funding comes about five months after Musk said the Boring Company would compete to fund, build and operate a "loop" to connect downtown Chicago with O'Hare Airport. "Need to retarget closer to shore & position catcher ship like Mr. Steven".

Musk has referred to the boat as a giant "catcher's mitt". However, the company needed additional space for the massive BFR. NASA has conducted several experiments using inflatable "flying saucer"-shaped inflatable heat shields for Mars landings".

In a separate exchange with a Twitter user, Musk confirmed that the device could possibly be an "ultra low ballistic entry coefficient decelerator", or what appears to be a balloon that could help control the upper stage's path back to earth.

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