Elon Musk is set to reveal a stunning presentation of SpaceX Starship, the fully reusable space vehicle that will sit on top of SpaceX’s SuperHeavy. The event is planned for Saturday September 28, and will show the world the break-neck speed at which SpaceX has been developing humanities hope for conquering the solar system and beyond. The reusable rocket project has taken a huge step forward and according to recent filings with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) a test of SpaceX Starship will take place at Boca Chica and will consist of an “experimental launch, landing, and recovery of the Starship suborbital test vehicle from Boca Chica in South Texas”. Elon Musk was in Boca Chica, over the weekend to oversee key construction activities in the assembly of the company’s newest Starship prototype. He is just less than a week away from giving an updated Starship presentation and the SpaceX company is working relentlessly to get the spacecraft as close to a finished product as possible. A sneak preview came in a flurry of tweets addressing some of the finer design points for SpaceX Starship Mk1, which looks like a silvery silo equipped with rocket fins as it sits at SpaceX’s Boca Chica facility. Two of SpaceX's Starship Mk1’s actuating wings were installed on Sunday, 22nd September, revealing a serious departure from the original design unveiled by Musk, and SpaceX revealed almost exactly a year ago. That's a significant improvement over the first-generation "Starhopper" prototype, which was retired in recent weeks after making just two short "hops" topping out at 490 feet (150 meters). Elon Musk tweeted a tantalizing image of SpaceX Starship being prepared on its Boca Chica Launch pad and partially described some of those design changes and the reasoning behind them. He tweeted: “Adding the rear moving fins to Starship Mk1 in Boca Chica, Texas.” In this video, Engineering Today will discuss SpaceX Starship Mk1 which gets finned ahead of Elon Musk's latest update. A cross between a Dragon, Falcon and skydiver which is coming together quickly in Texas.
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