Starship, the world’s largest rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is finally set to launch today. After a clean test on Monday, the colossal space launch system is ready for its first test flight, which will take place from the company’s starbase near Boca Chica Village in South Texas.
Musk kept expectations low for the first attempt(opens in a new tab) Monday, and it was indeed justified. Following a pressurization problem, the launch was officially cancelled, made a test and postponed. Musk tweeted the update(opens in a new tab), adding “Learned a lot today, unloading propellant now, trying again in a few days.” Now, the postponed launch is scheduled for between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, though launch times may change. The broadcast will begin 45 minutes before takeoff in the YouTube stream above.
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During the test, Starship will attempt to fly around Earth and eventually land in the water near the Gulf of Mexico.
In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about SpaceX’s Starship launch.