SpaceX Starship SN4 Cryogenics
Photo credit: Elon Musk
Elon Musk announced that Starship prototype SN4 successfully passed a cryogenics test on Sunday at a SpaceX site in Texas. This is a milestone for the project as it will eventually send payload to the Red Planet. It also marks the first full-scale Starship prototype to pass this critical test involving filling the ship with liquid nitrogen to ensure it’s capable of surviving in-flight pressure conditions.



Starship’s ultimate goal is to be a fully reusable transportation system for payloads and in the not too distant future, humans. It will have the technology to safely reach the Moon, Mars and beyond, thanks to its two-stage vehicle that uses the boosting capabilities of the Super Heavy rocket.

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Starship will be the world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever developed, with the ability to carry in excess of 100 metric tons to Earth orbit. Drawing on an extensive history of launch vehicle and engine development programs, SpaceX has been…iterating on the design of Starship with orbital-flight targeted for 2020,” said a SpaceX representative.

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