SpaceX’s massive Starship test rocket shines in Boca Chica

SpaceX’s massive Starship test rocket shines in Boca Chica
The Siliconreview
30 September, 2019

SpaceX has developed a next-generation rocket, called ‘Starship’. The rocket is meant to fly hundreds of passengers to deep-space destinations which also includes Moon and Mars. The vehicle is flanked by a giant prototype which is first of its kind, and the rocket requires six months to fly to the orbit from now. It will also carry its first passengers sometime next year.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, in a recent presentation in Boca Chica, Texas, stated that the Starship is all set to take off and will fly to 65,000 feet for about 20 kilometers and it is going to land in about two months.  He also added that the entire rocket is made up of stainless steel.

The rocket is over 165 feet tall and has three Raptor engines which are attached to its base. The main aim is to test the launch and landing capabilities and to check whether the system is reusable. The high capacity engines will help the vehicle to fly to a high altitude, meant for propulsive landing.

This will be the second rocket which will be put into orbit after SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket, the staging of the Starship was symbolic since the presentation occurred on the anniversary of SpaceX’s flight to orbit with the Falcon 1. The prototype of the rocket makes for an impressive sight on the ground and will be more spectacular when it finally takes off to the skies.