SpaceX shows off epic photo of Starship SN20 engine test

This SpaceX photo shows the first test-firing of six Raptor engines on the company’s Starship SN20 rocket prototype on Nov. 12, 2021 at the Starbase facility in near Boca Chica Village in South Texas. A Starship Super Heavy booster stands at right. (Image credit: SpaceX)

When SpaceX’s newest Starship prototype fired up its six engines last week, you can bet the cameras were on.

A new SpaceX photo captures the moment of ignition for the new Starship SN20 rocket, the first of SpaceX’s shiny, silver Starship prototypes designed to launch into orbit. In the photo, the Starship’s six Raptor engines belch fire and exhaust on a test stand while another rocket, a prototype for SpaceX’s Super Heavy booster, stands idle nearby.

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