The SpaceX Super Heavy rocket is monstrous and Elon Musk didn’t wait to share the beast with his millions of followers on Twitter. The shared picture showed a group of Raptor engines mounted to the bottom of the rocket which was lifted on a crane as its being transported to a launchpad.
The company continues to work hard on its Starship prototype which is built for longer interplanetary missions such as Earth to Mars or even beyond that depending on the human’s ambition in years to come.
The main role of the Super Heavy booster rocket – just as its name is to help push the Starship farther away from Earth’s gravitational pull. The ambitious mission is supposed to get humans to the red planet as soon as possible even though many critics still doubt if the time frame is feasible.
“Moving rocket to orbital launch pad,” Musk tweeted along with the photos showing the massive Super Heavy rocket dangling in the air from a crane.
Musk shared recently shared some views of the 29 Raptor engines which were installed on the rocket to give it the unimaginable thrust needed to escape Earth’s gravity when the development is finally ready. The picture showed the Super Heavy rocket at the company’s Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas.
Engine fans will also enjoy a Musk tweet from Tuesday with a look at the business side of the first orbital Starship and the six engines mounted there.
SpaceX has continued to test a series of prototypes some of which exploded during major testing and some landing successfully. The purpose of the Super Heavy booster is to be reusable which will, in turn, make space missions far more affordable.
The space transportation company is planning to carry a group of artists around the moon as well as develop a new lunar lander for NASA and in fact, take things further by landing the first homo sapiens on the red planet Mars.
While the Starship and Super Heavy rocket combo are making progress, there’s no launch date set yet.