Space X Tests A Rocket In Texas That Could Take Humans To Mars

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by Yogita Chainani
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Do you ever fancy about how living on Mars would be? If yes, then we have news for you. Thanks to Space X, you soon will be able to go to Mars. Yep, SpaceX is already looking forward to testing its next-generation rocket and spacecraft system- Starship. Read on to know more.

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The Starship Is Going To Be The Most Powerful Rocket Ever Created

Starship which is going to be 396-foot-tall, 30-foot-wide stainless steel body with fins is going to be a highly advanced spacecraft. About its durability, it is going to the most powerful rocket ever created. Its engines will generate some 16 million pounds of thrust that will send crew and cargo to far-off places like the Moon and Mars. Considering that it is a SpaceX spacecraft, the system is designed to be reusable and therefore very cost-effective. It’s estimated that a Starship launch will cost $2 million once it’s flying regularly.

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The Testing For The Same Will Be Live Streamed Soon

Well, we have to wait for its operational missions- however, the testing for this rocket has already begun at SpaceX’s rocket production and launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas, located near the Mexican border. So far, there have been three test flights of Starship. This week, SpaceX also plans to try its first high-altitude test flight, sending the rocket to an altitude of 41,000 feet (15 kilometres). The spacecraft will also attempt a landing flip manoeuvre, a technically challenging procedure that has never been performed by a rocket this large.

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What’s more, you ask? Well, SpaceX will also Livestream this for the first time. So all you space enthusiast will be able to watch it live. The exact launch time is not out yet, but we are sure that the test will be quite a show. And if everything goes right, then you’ll still get to witness a mighty impressive test flight of a brand-new rocket.

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