SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Saturday that the Starship spacecraft will be ready for orbital flight in the coming weeks. This should bring Musk one step closer to the dream of interplanetary travel.
In May, SpaceX successfully landed its prototype Starship SN15, a heavy-lift spacecraft that will eventually be able to deliver astronauts and oversized cargo to the Moon and Mars. Prior to that, four attempts to land the prototype ended in explosions.
The first Starship orbiter should be ready to fly in a few weeks when regulatory clearance is obtained. - Elon Musk
Recall that SpaceX Starship is a manned reusable spacecraft, developed by SpaceX in 2012. Also under this name is the Starship launch vehicle of the same name, which includes the first Super Heavy stage. The total height of the structure is over 120 m.
Earlier, Elon Musk confirmed that in the future, the process of returning the Space Heavy launch vehicle and the Starship spacecraft to Earth will occur approximately as shown in the visualization.