Elon Musk says to attempt Starship launch in March
FILE PHOTO: A Starship prototype being worked on is pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
(Reuters) — SpaceX may attempt a Starship rocket system launch in March, its billionaire chief Elon Musk said in a tweet on Saturday.
«If remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month,» Musk said, in a response to a user’s tweet about Starship.
Musk had in January said that there was a «real shot» at launching Starship in late February, adding that a March launch attempt appears highly likely.
SpaceX, since last year, has been looking to launch its giant Starship into orbit for the first time, a pivotal demonstration flight as it aims to fly NASA astronauts to the moon.