In events that have left the scientific community awestruck, the world’s biggest rocket ever was briefly assembled in the American state of Texas. The American SpaceX company was involved in the stacking of this gigantic rocket. The rocket is likely to provide twice the amount of thrust involved in sending men to the moon.
The rocket has two segments which are – an upper-stage called Starship and a booster called Super Heavy. They were connected at the firm’s Starbase R&D facility, in Boca Chica. The rocket stands at a height of 120 m (400 ft), drawing over all other launch systems to date. The creation was a sight to behold, as a reminder of another magnificent human feat. For joining the two distinct parts, a massive crane was employed that held the two pieces together for about an hour. Then, the parts were disassembled. However, before its inaugural launch, SpaceX will be engaged in many trials and tests for several weeks, even months.
Elon Musk, (company CEO), is certain that once the system has been fully developed, it will be more than capable to take humans to the moon and Mars. NASA is engaged in conversation with SpaceX to produce a version of Starship Upper-Stage that will help land astronauts near the lunar south pole in the immediate future.
The main aim of the remaining trials is to ensure controlled touchdowns on both land and/or sea platforms for future re-use. Boca Chica was witness to the creation of the biggest rocket ever to appreciate the significant changes made in the world of space and science.
Alongside its use of taking people to the moon and planets, the new design will also be beneficial to put satellites in orbits. Additionally, it may be involved in ferrying people rapidly around the globe.
At Starbase, engineers have been actively making several prototypes. Discussions have been revolving around how to design and manufacture the huge stainless steel spaceship. By launching from a high altitude, the engineers also hope to gain insight into the flight experience.
Before the launch of the segmented pair, the organization would need a license from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Currently, the organization is involved in conducting an environmental analysis that will also have a 30-days public consultation.
Elon Musk, the man behind this mission called it a “dream come true”. This is an unsurpassable human feat and the hope now is to see the rocket launch with its full force.