SpaceX has just carried out a key test and has fired all six engines of the prototype of the Starship spacecraft.
The one in charge of future human missions to the Moon and Mars .
SpaceX continues to test its latest prototype Starship spacecraftfor a historic orbital test flight, which will mark the official start of upcoming human missions to the Moon and Mars .
The Starship SN20 vehicle ignited all six Raptor engines in a brief “static fire” test at the SpaceX facility near Boca Chica in southern Texas.
It’s the first time a Starship prototype has fired all six engines: three Raptor engines designed to propel it into orbit and three optimized to travel through the vacuum of space.
First 6-engine static fire test of Starship pic.twitter.com/Bq3uryxEnl
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SpaceX continues to upgrade the Starship spacecraftto carry humans and payload to the Moon, Mars, and other destinations in the solar system.
The Elon Musk- owned company has already released prototypes, but this latest test of the SN20 is vital in preparing the first-stage booster called Super Heavy . The next crucial test will be to place the Starship in Earth’s orbit.