New pictures came out on Tuesday showing the new project of SpaceX. The photos were of the new spaceship which is being built up in the industrial park situated near Kennedy Space Center.
After some time, when the photos were out, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX posted a tweet in which he gave the confirmation about the new starship being built in Florida. He tweeted, “Both sites will make many Starships, This is a competition to see which location is most effective. The answer might be both.”
He also said that it is going to be a random A and B test whose results are going to be shared with one another and the surprise element is that the report that will be shared with another team, will not be allowed to use any of it. Starship is just a prototype which is being built with the concept that it could take off and land anywhere whether it is the Moon, Mars or anywhere else, though the concept is way far from the tech world.
The type of rocket that SpaceX is building will need a lot of engines. SpaceX is building Raptor engines which will be used to power the rocket and starship as well. For testing the Starship SpaceX will be using only 3 of their engines. The engines are being prepared in Hawthorne, California and are already done with four of the engines.
The state highway 4 which starts from Oklahoma Avenue to Boca Chica Beach will stay closed from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. as SpaceX is going to test the Starship on May 28, 29, and 30. SpaceX has marked the year 2020 to launch the Starship officially in the outer space and building something in the absence of government funding is totally next level because of which every eye in the world from the field of aerospace is on the projects that are being initiated by SpaceX.