ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The future of space travel might be in our own backyard.
Florida's Cape Canaveral is one of two sites nationwide SpaceX's Elon Musk is eyeing to build the company's next-generation launch system to blast humans into space.
Musk on Sunday responded to a Twitter user when asked where the vehicle, called Starship and Super Heavy, would first launch from when finished.
"Working on regulatory approval for both Boca Chica, Texas, and Cape Kennedy, Florida," Musk replied. "Will also be building Starship and Super Heavy simultaneously in both locations."
Florida Today reports SpaceX's new vehicles come in two parts: Super Heavy, a booster with 31 engines to lift Starship, a 180-foot-tall spacecraft that would carry humans and cargo beyond low-Earth orbit.
Until space travel becomes present day, SpaceX and rocket launch enthusiasts alike look forward to the next Falcon Heavy launch from Kennedy Space Center. It is scheduled sometime during the first half of April.
The company's first-ever Falcon Heavy launch, which carried Musk's red Tesla Roadster into orbit, drew thousands of people to watch the spectacle last February.
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