An attempt to launch the most powerful rocket ever by Elon Musk SpaceX Starshipinto space has been postponed for at least 48 hours.
The vehicle, known as Starship, has been built by US entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.
According to information received by Honestynewsgh.com, the uncrewed mission on Monday was called off minutes before the planned launch from Boca Chica, Texas.
The Starship measures nearly 120m (400ft) high and its designed to have the most double thrust of any rocket ever.
The aim is to send the upper-stage of the vehicle eastward, to complete almost one circuit of the globe.
Before the launch was postponed, Mr Musk had appealed for everyone to temper their expectations. It’s not uncommon for a rocket to experience some kind of failure on its initial outing.
“It’s the first launch of a very complicated, gigantic rocket, so it might not launch. We’re going to be very careful, and if we see anything that gives us concern, we will postpone the launch,” he had told a Twitter Spaces event.
Garrett Reisman, a professor of astronautical engineering at the University of Southern California, says Mr Musk has the ambition to go even deeper into the Solar System.
“He sees Starship as potentially another giant paradigm shift, an incredible increase in capability – the capability to truly bring people on large scale to Mars,” the SpaceX advisor and former astronaut told BBC News.
“There’s a lot of potential benefit, but there’s also a lot of potential risk because this is very difficult. Nobody’s built a rocket anywhere near this big – twice as big as the next nearest thing.”
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