SpaceX, a private space company, took photos of the super heavy-lift rocket which is located at its facility in Texas. They’re hoping to do some testing next week and then launch the rocket sometime the week after with approval from regulators. Elon Musk who owns SpaceX even suggested that they could possibly launch the rocket as early as next week too!
For nearly two years, people were not sure when Starship’s first flight into space would happen. In February, Elon Musk said that if the tests went well with the rocket’s fueling and engines, he expected it to launch in March. SpaceX then worked on testing all 33 of the rocket’s engines at once for the first time. However, two of them didn’t work as expected, so the attempt was not a complete success.
Recently, Elon Musk said that he expects Starship to launch on April 17th. However, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has yet to give SpaceX permission to take off. That’s a must before Starship can legally fly.