Space – SpaceX flies a new prototype of its future rocket for Mars

The Starship prototype, SpaceX’s future rocket to colonize Mars, has just completed a flight of less than a minute.

The Starship prototype is, at this point, very crude: a large metal cylinder that remains smaller than the future rocket. (Screenshot)

SpaceX on Tuesday in Texas completed a flight of less than a minute of the largest ever tested prototype of the future Starship rocket with which the company wants to one day colonize Mars.

“Mars is starting to get believable,” SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted in response to a fan.

The Starship prototype is, at this stage, very crude: it is a large metal cylinder, built in a few weeks by SpaceX teams on the Texas coast, in Boca Chica, and which remains smaller than the future rocket.

Several prototypes exploded during ground tests, in an assumed process of trial and error and learning from error.

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