SpaceX is building another Starship spacecraft in Florida


SpaceX has been working since the beginning of 2019 on a test rocket near Boca Chica Texas called the Starship hopper, but now it appears SpaceX is building another identical version in Florida.

"SpaceX is doing simultaneous competing builds of Starship in Boca Chica Texas & Cape Canaveral Florida." - Elon Musk

It appears the dual builds are a way for SpaceX to test different parts of the future rocket faster. With Two testbeds, they can check the launch and landing systems, along with other features like the eventual internal crew life support which will be needed when they plan on sending a rocket around the moon in 2023.

With only four years to go before the projected liftoff of the first tourist trip around the Moon SpaceX has a lot of work to do. Its been years since the Dragon Crew Capsule began development and they still haven't flown a single crew into space with it.

See what others are saying: Engadget, Futurism

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