SpaceX has revealed its new Starship Prototype, which is located in Boca Chica Village, Texas. The company has also indicated that the new Starship rocket will begin to be used for unmanned test flights in the next few months. The test flights will have the rocket climb for 12 miles and then return.
The Starship Prototype is over 164 feet tall and weighs 200 tonnes. The prototype is comprised of stainless steel, due to its cost-effectiveness and its thermal properties. The company's CEO Elon Musk spoke about the design to use stainless steel, “Stainless steel is by far the best design decision we have made." Elon Musk also states how the rocket has a booster that is able to increase the rockets height to approximately 387 feet.
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