SpaceX has finished assembling its tallest rocket

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  • SpaceX has finished assembling its tallest rocket

  • SpaceX has finished assembling its tallest rocket

  • SpaceX has finished assembling its tallest rocket

  • SpaceX has finished assembling its tallest rocket

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SpaceX has completed the assembly of the Starship spacecraft at the private Boca Chica launch site in Texas, its head, Elon Musk, said on Twitter.

“Starship is fully assembled,” the message says.

The ship, along with the carrier super-heavy rocket, is a reusable transport system, it is capable of delivering people and cargo to low-earth orbit, the Moon and Mars, according to the company's website. “Starship will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever built in the world, capable of delivering more than 100 tons into low-earth orbit,” the ship's description says.

In case of a successful launch, Starship, together with the carrier, will become the tallest spacecraft in the world. The Starship's total height is 120 meters, which is more than the height of the Saturn V – its length is 111 meters.

Musk previously announced the installation of 29 Raptor methane engines.

The missile was successfully tested in early May; during previous tests at the end of March, the prototype of the ship exploded a minute before vertical landing. After the incident, Musk reported on the ensuing “hundreds” of design changes in the structure of the spacecraft.

Musk said late last year that SpaceX would be able to get a human to Mars for the first time by 2026. “If we're lucky, maybe in four years,” he added.

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