SpaceX must obtain a licence from US authorities before the rocket can take off
By Sarwat Nasir
A prototype of Elon Musk’s Mars rocket, known as Starship, was moved to its launch pad on Wednesday in preparation for an orbital test flight.
Images published by SpaceX showed Ship 24 being taken to a pad in Starbase, the launch site the company uses in Boca Chica, Texas.
Starship is set to be the world’s most powerful rocket and SpaceX plans to use it to send humans and cargo to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
“Ship 24 was transported to the pad at Starbase in preparation for the first orbital flight test of Starship,” SpaceX said on Twitter.
Starship has been in development for many years and has completed high-altitude tests, but it has not yet completed an orbital flight.Continue reading… “Elon Musk’s Mars rocket Starship moves to launch pad as orbital test flight looms”