SpaceX set to launch its latest Starship prototype 60,000 FEET into the air ...

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the SN8 Startship rocket is set to launch 60,000 feet into the air – the highest any of the prototypes have flown.

The craft will also be the first to sport the flaps and nose cone, which are currently under construction, but are said to be ready by next week for the flight test.

SN8 follows its predecessors, SN5 and SN6, which have successfully completed 500-foot ‘hops,’ along with controlled landings.

Musk shared on the social media platform that the event will see a static fire test of the Raptor engine, which some say there will be three inside the vehicle to increase its power and soar 18,300 miles above the surface.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the SN8 Startship rocket is set to launch 60,000 feet into the air – the highest any of the prototypes have flown. The craft will also be the first to sport the flaps and nose cone, which are currently under construction, but are said to be ready by next week for the flight test

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the SN8 Startship rocket is set to launch 60,000 feet into the air – the highest any of the prototypes have flown. The craft will also be the first to sport the flaps and nose cone, which are currently under construction, but are said to be ready by next week for the flight test

The day of these test flights, SpaceX has to shut down the roads surroundings its facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

The firm will conduct a series of tests including static fire, which is crucial to undergo before launching.

SN8 will also be the first of SpaceX’s prototypes to be fitted with flaps that are used for steering and the nose cone, which will one-day hold cargo and humans traveling into space.

The firm is expected to use three of its massive Raptor engines to launch the 260,000-pound rocket 60,000 feet into the air, which is set for some time next week.

SN6 made its 500-foot ‘hop’ earlier this month and SN5 in August.

Unlike its predecessor, which

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