SpaceX rolls Starship prototype to launch pad ahead of orbital test flight (photos)

We may not have to wait too much longer for the first-ever orbital test flight of SpaceX’s Starship deep-space transportation system.

SpaceX is developing Starship to carry people and cargo to Mars, the moon and other far-flung destinations. The system consists of two elements, both of which are designed to be fully and rapidly reusable: a huge first-stage booster called Super Heavy and a 165-foot-tall (50 meters) upper-stage spacecraft called Starship.



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