A giant first-stage
booster for its next gen Starship deep space transportation system.
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.
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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