Race to Orbit
On 28 September 2019 the prototype Starship Mk 1 was presented to the world public by Elon Musk. Starship will be a space rocket system with the aim to give humans easier access to space and to populate other planets and moons in the solar system. Starship MK1 is 50 meters high and 9 meters in diameter and will provide space for up to 100 people on interplanetary flights.
Two prototypes have been under construction in parallel since spring 2019. A prototype (MK 1) is being built in Boca Chica, Texas and another (MK 2) in Cocao, Florida. Both teams compete with each other, but exchange production techniques. Starship consists of stacked and welded stainless steel rings.
For several months, Space fans have been able to follow the assembly of the first two prototypes in forums and social networks. This competition was officially called RACE TO ORBIT by Elon Musk. Inspired by this event, the concept for a board game was created.