SpaceX test fires Starship prototype rocket in Texas

on Apr4
by | Comments Off on SpaceX test fires Starship prototype rocket in Texas |

SpaceX's Starship Hopper test vehicle sits under construction near Boca Chica, Texas.

Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images

SpaceX’s Starship Hopper test vehicle sits under construction near Boca Chica, Texas.

SpaceX fired up its prototype Starship rocket on Wednesday evening at the company’s facility in southern Texas, CEO Elon Musk confirmed in a tweet.

SpaceX is in the early stages of developing its Starship rocket. Starship, with an enormous booster called “Super Heavy,” is being built to transport up to 100 people to the moon, Mars and more.

Designed to be a fully reusable launch system, the “hopper” version of Starship is key to proving the design and mechanics of a rocket that will unlock Musk’s vision of making spaceflight more like air travel.

— This story is developing. Please check back for updates.



Previous postChip stocks can see new highs if investors stay bullish on 5G: Analyst Next postNational Burrito Day Is Back and the Deals are Delish


Los Angeles Financial times


Copyright © 2021 Los Angeles Financial times

Updates via RSS
or Email