SpaceX fires up giant Starship rocket engines in key test
SpaceX has completed a hot fire test of its massive Super Heavy rocket, clearing the way for a launch attempt in the near future. The test, which was conducted at the company’s facilities in Texas, involved firing all 31 of the rocket’s engines simultaneously.
This was the first time that the Super Heavy rocket, which is designed to be capable of launching huge payloads into space, has been tested at full power. The test was designed to ensure that the rocket is ready for its first launch attempt, which is expected to take place in the coming weeks.
The Super Heavy rocket is a key part of SpaceX’s plans to send humans to Mars in the future. The rocket is designed to be powerful enough to lift huge payloads of equipment and supplies that will be needed for a manned mission to the red planet.
The hot fire test is a significant milestone for SpaceX, and brings the company one step closer to its goal of sending humans to Mars.