Successful SpaceX Raptor Engine Test Video

2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, January 23 2019 Jan 23, 2019 January 23, 2019 12:01 PM January 23, 2019 in News - Local
By: Daisy Martinez

UPDATE (2/4): Half of the SpaceX rocket stands with scaffolds around it as workers make repairs.

On Sunday, Elon Musk shared a video on social media, a short video of the successful test firing of one of the raptor engines that would eventually propel the starship.

For more information watch the video above.


WESLACO – The founder and CEO of SpaceX says the rocket at Boca Chica Beach is now under repairs after it was blown over by Tuesday’s heavy winds.

Elon Musk replied to a tweet saying, “50 mile per hour winds broke the mooring blocks late last night and fairing was blown over, will take a few weeks to repair.”

The starship hopper is 180 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to the spokesperson for the launch site and we’re waiting to hear back.

Watch the video above for more information.

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