Elon Musk tweeted an image of an experimental rocket that will help him get to mars.
The so-called "test hopper" will not enter orbit when it launches in the coming weeks, but will inform how SpaceX works toward a full-scale prototype of the Mars Starship.
Musk has described Starship as a "Tintin" rocket, referring to the famous 20th-century Belgian comics series.
Elon Musk has published a photo of an experimental rocket that will help him achieve his mission of conquering Mars.
After teasing the spaceship earlier this month, Musk posted a picture of the vehicle — dubbed the "test hopper" — in real life on Friday from SpaceX's facility in Boca Chica, Texas.
As Business Insider's Dave Mosher noted earlier this month, the rocket carries the test hopper moniker because it is not designed to orbit the earth.