SpaceX fires up engines on  ahead of orbital test flight

huge Starship booster

A giant first-stage

 booster for its next gen Starship deep space transportation system.

SpaceX's South

 Texas facility, was unannounced and initially had people speculating

That landmark mission

 could lift off in the next few months, if all goes according to plan.

The Starship system

 consists of Super Heavy and a 165-foot-tall (50 meters) upper-stage spacecraft called Starship

Starship is powered by

 SpaceX's brawny new Raptor engine - 33 for the booster and six for the upper-stage spacecraft.

SpaceX has

 launched several upper-stage Starship prototypes on high-altitude test flights,

SpaceX is developing

 Starship to take people and cargo to the moon, Mars and other faraway destinations.

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