SpaceX To Attempt 33-Engine Super Heavy Hot-Fire Test Feb. 9

Starship full stack.

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SpaceX will attempt to test-fire the 33 Raptor engines of its first Starship/Super Heavy booster on Feb. 9, bringing the company a step closer to an orbital flight test. “Tomorrow is a big day for SpaceX,” President Gwynne Shotwell said at the FAA Commercial Space Transportation conference underway...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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