Elon Musk reveals 'crucial fact' about all-powerful Starship

Musk’s Starship is 100 feet taller than Statue of Liberty

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Tech billionaire and CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk has revealed a major fact about his company's ambitious Starship rocket that is intended to take humans to the Moon and eventually to Mars.

The 394-ft tall Starship was built in 2019 and several of its prototypes have been tested since then. The last test was conducted in March this year when Elon Musk’s aerospace company lifted off the giant. It entered the space for the first time.

Musk’s spacecraft is 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty and 31 feet higher than the Saturn V — the second tallest rocket.

On Monday, a video of the 400-foot-tall Starship appeared on Musk’s platform X, formerly Twitter, in which the ship’s stack was on the truck and was being moved.

Musk — who is also the chief engineer at SpaceX — wrote in the comment section: "The Starship stack is the largest flying object by far at ~5000 metric tons."

Elon Musk reveals crucial fact about all-powerful Starship

The third-flight test — powered by truck-sized 33 raptor engines and powerful than Nasa’s Space Launch System — was regarded major success on March 14, as it lifted off from Boca Chica, Texas.

The 52-year-old congratulated after the flight in March saying: "Starship reached orbital velocity! Congratulations SpaceX team!!"

The Starship is covered with a coating of 18,000 lightweight ceramic hexagonal tiles to enable its survival while reentering the atmosphere reentry.

The rocket is developed to take Nasa's astronauts to the Moon. The billionaire has also set an objective to make the spacecraft reusable in the foreseeable future.

After the test flights, SpaceX studies the loopholes and makes improvements for normal flights in the future.