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SpaceX has two Starship prototypes on the pad at the very same time

SpaceX has two Starship prototypes on the pad at the very same time

SpaceX’s Starship SN10 prototype (still left) rolls out to its take a look at stand whilst the company’s Starship SN9 stands on its have pad at the firm’s South Texas facility around Boca Chica Village on Jan. 29, 2021. (Impression credit rating: SpaceX/Elon Musk by using Twitter)

It seems to be like a scene from science fiction: Two gleaming silver rocket ships standing side-by-aspect beneath the Texas sunlight awaiting their flip to fly. 

But the shiny, finned SpaceX rockets — Starship SN9 and SN10 prototypes — in fact exist and fulfilled at the pad for the 1st time Friday (Jan. 29) at the company’s South Texas facility close to Boca Chica Village. The SN10 motor vehicle, SpaceX’s most current in a line of new reusable Starship prototypes, rolled out to the pad as its SN9 counterpart awaits its individual test flight, which could start as before long as Monday (Feb. 1).