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Elon Musk is building a spaceship that's so ambitious, some experts call it 'science fiction.' Here's what SpaceX and its engineers are up against

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Elon Musk plans to blast a tourist around the moon in a ship made by his rocket company, SpaceX .
The private lunar mission is meant to demonstrate a new two-part launch system called Big Falcon Rocket , which is designed to eventually bring humans to Mars .
Engineers are said to be building a prototype of the BFR's spaceship primarily out of carbon-fiber composites.
Exactly how SpaceX is building that spaceship isn't publicly known, but industry experts have some guesses.
Aerospace engineers, astronauts, and Musk himself...
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