In his Twitter head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk wrote that hosted the first burn of the rocket engine Raptor, designed for spacecraft Starship. In this regard, he thanked the team of SpaceX for their successful work.
Musk posted the video, which is seen escaping from the chimney fire. Indicate that tests were conducted at the plant in Texas.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019
The Raptor engine the company developed within a few years, but in December of last year Musk announced that his new version in a completely new design. The founder of SpaceX, expressed his hope that modernization of the engine will bring flight to the moon. Musk believes that such a trip is possible in 2023, and Japanese billionaire Yusaku of Maezawa had already purchased tickets for a flight around the moon.
In the future, Musk hopes that their rocket can reach Mars, where it will be possible to build a shelter in case of global war. This businessman acknowledged that such a journey is risky.