SpaceX plans to launch a giant spaceship around the moon. But how will it land back on Earth?


The giant 100-passenger spaceship that SpaceX plans to load with a billionaire and a clutch of artists may one day circle the moon, perhaps as soon as 2023.

But the ship also has to land safely back on Earth. 

While presenting wealthy lunar-enthusiast and future SpaceX passenger Yusaku Maezawa to the public on Monday, CEO Elon Musk also showed a simulation of how the forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, will fall through the sky like a plummeting rock and eventually land upright back on Earth. 

“It’s very counterintuitive,” Musk said. “It’s not like anything people are familiar with. It’s not like an airplane.” Read more…

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