"This is what world leadership in astronautics looks like!", - writes technical expert Vadim Lukashevich in his blog.
In the Texas village of Boca Chica, where the SpaceX spaceport of the famous American entrepreneur Elon Musk is located, the largest rocket in the world has been mounted. Musk has already posted photos and a video showing a giant 140-meter tower with a mechanized arm, called "Mechazilla" (Mechazilla), with which the Super Heavy launch vehicle and the Starship spacecraft will be "caught" upon landing.
The rocket, consisting of the Super Heavy booster and the Starship spacecraft, is designed to deliver cargo and people to the Moon and Mars.
Thus, the company has completed the construction of a full-fledged Starship prototype and the rocket is ready for the first orbital flight. It successfully connected the Starship 20 prototype with the latest Super Heavy Booster.
Its total height is 120 meters.
Experts also note that this assembly was made specifically for the presentation that Ilon held the night before. Then they will take it apart again and continue to test the ship and the first stage separately. When the company receives permission for the first, test flight, it will be assembled again.