Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Forget the Super Bowl, SpaceX just fired its Mars rocket engine

Forget the Super Bowl, SpaceX just fired its Mars rocket engine

Elon Musk has been at SpaceX's test site for its rocket engines in central Texas this weekend. The facility near McGregor is where the company both tests Merlin engines for Falcon 9 flights and also performs some experimental firings. Due to a variety of reasons, including financial pressures, SpaceX is pushing hard on the development of its next-generation Super Heavy rocket and Starship spacecraft.

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