To help humanity achieve its goal of becoming a truly interstellar civilisation, SpaceX has developed the Starship Super Heavy, a reusable rocket ship.
On Monday, SpaceX will conduct the first launch of the Starship Super Heavy. This will be the first orbital voyage beyond Earth’s orbit for the world’s most powerful rocket ever built.
The Starship Super Heavy is the largest and most powerful rocket ever constructed, and its aspirations include transporting humans to the moon and Mars. No astronauts will be needed to guide the spacecraft throughout the launch and landing phases of the automated orbital mission.
The FAA approved Elon Musk’s company on Friday, and Musk himself is worth an estimated $20 billion. This will be the maiden voyage of the reunited Starship. The upper stage, which looks like something out of a science fiction movie, was first launched a few years ago and crashed four times before finally landing upright in 2021.
On Monday between 7 and 9 o’clock in the evening, the Starship Super Heavy will take off. SpaceX won’t try to land the rocket or spaceship during the demonstration. The world is about to collapse into the ocean.
I can’t promise orbit, but I can promise excitement. It won’t be dull at all. Musk said at a Morgan Stanley conference last month, “I think it’s got, I don’t know, hopefully about a 50% chance of reaching orbit.”
With its 33 main engines and 16.7 million pounds of thrust, the stainless steel Starship is a formidable opponent. During a launch pad test in January, all but two of the methane-fueled, first-stage engines ignited, which Musk said was good enough to reach orbit.