SpaceX‘s Starship Launch – Second Attempt April 20
Space X is making its second attempt at a launch of its Starship rocket on April 20th. The rocket is designed to carry up to 100 people to the Moon and Mars, and will be the first of its kind to attempt a long-distance journey.
The first attempt was made in February, but was unsuccessful due to an engine malfunction. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has stated that the second attempt will be more successful due to improved fuel mix and other modifications.
The rocket launch will be the first of its kind, and is expected to be a historic event. Musk has also stated that he believes the project is key to making humanity a multi-planetary species.
The rocket will be carrying a payload of scientific instruments and could reach an altitude of 12.5 miles. If successful, the mission will be a major milestone for SpaceX and for space exploration.
SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, has unveiled its highly–anticipated Starship rocket. The rocket stands at 50 meters tall and is designed to make life multi–planetary by taking people to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
The Starship rocket is powered by SpaceX’s Raptor engines, using liquid methane and liquid oxygen for propellant. It will be able to carry up to 100 metric tons of cargo and up to 100 passengers per flight. The rocket is expected to be fully reusable, with the ability to make up to six flights per day, land and take off again within an hour.
The Starship rocket is part of SpaceX’s broader mission to make space travel more accessible and affordable. The company plans to launch its first test flights later this year, with the first operational flights scheduled for 2021.
Space X is also developing its own rocket fuel production facility to reduce the cost of space travel. With the Starship rocket, SpaceX hopes to revolutionize space exploration, taking us to places we’ve only dreamed of before.