Elon Musk’s SpaceX tests Starship, most powerful ever rocket system
SpaceX, the ambitious private spaceflight company founded by Elon Musk, has been making headlines lately with their development of a new, powerful rocket system known as Starship. This new system is designed to be the most powerful ever made, and is currently being tested in Texas.
So far, the tests have been promising, with the most recent one firing all 33 engines of the Super Heavy booster simultaneously. This is an important step forward, as it means that the booster is now ready to attempt a launch.
The next step for SpaceX is to attempt a launch of the Starship on its own, which isplanned for sometime next year. If successful, this would be a major milestone not just for SpaceX, but for the private space industry as a whole.
Musk has said that the ultimate goal for Starship is to bring humans to Mars within the next decade. With tests like this one firing on all cylinders, it looks like SpaceX is well on their way to making that goal a reality.