Although SpaceX’s Starship has not yet reached orbit, Elon Musk’s company wants everyone to remember its final destination-Mars. To this end, the company posted a video on Twitter to pay tribute to its future plans.“Gateway to Mars”, SpaceX wrote in a tweet, expresses its ambitions for interstellar.
The video is a behind-the-scenes look at SpaceX’s activities at the Starbase development and launch facility in Texas. This happened after the company first launched the Raptor vacuum engine connected to the Starship prototype.
During the test, SpaceX has already allowed the Starship prototype to make a short jump, but it is still waiting for the FAA to allow it to attempt an orbital launch from Texas.
Musk wrote on Twitter on October 2nd: “If all goes well, Starship will be ready for the first orbital launch attempt next month, waiting for regulatory approval.” At the same time, the work on the orbital prototype is moving forward. Advance.
This video is a clever marketing tool designed to create momentum for Starship, but it is also a sign of progress, as SpaceX’s next-generation spacecraft is designed to make history and enter orbit for the first time. Mars is very far away from us, but a successful orbital launch will be a thunderous first step in this direction.