Billionaire technologist and probable supervillain Elon Musk has shown off the latest upgrades to his fleet of commercial space rockets. And he’s drawn inspiration from a galaxy far, far away…
In a Twitter post, the CEO of SpaceX revealed a new steering technology for the company’s reusable rocket engines. The four small fins are designed to control the descent of their Falcon 9 rockets:
Yes, those are mobile landing platforms for spaceships, designed to move across the ocean on their own and catch falling rockets.
Impressive. Most impressive.